Australia GFS MSL Pressure/Thickness/Rainfall +72 hour Chart
Global Forecast System. The operational numerical weather forecasting model run by NCEP. The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based. Forecast data from the GFS is available out to 180 hours at full resolution and 16 days at a reduced resolution.
Brisbane and a handful of other Queensland cities have experienced their hottest August night on record.
Sydney is having the wettest year-to-date in 18 years and will receive another soaking in the next 24 hours.
Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.