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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
19:20 EST Despite the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey pushing privatisation incentives, Tasmania's Liberals are sticking with their pre-election promise of not selling public assets, for this term at least.