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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
16:32 EDT More than 130 volunteers, mostly grey nomads, have cleared more than 150 kilometres of debris-clogged fencing in Central Queensland as part of the clean-up from Cyclone Marcia.