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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
10:28 EST A Northern Territory farmer has stopped growing bananas after his plantation was severely damaged by two cyclones in that hit north east Arnhem Land in February and March.