Australian Community Climate and Earth-System Simulator (ACCESS). Based upon the UK Met Office Unified Model system. ACCESS R is the regional numerical forecast model operated by the BoM. It is run twice daily (00Z and 12Z) and provides forecast data out to 72 hours with a horizontal resolution of 37.5km and 50 vertical layers.
09:24 EDT Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a broadening of disaster payments for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia while touring clean-up sites in Rockhampton.