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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
17:31 EST The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and the Bureau of Meteorology are at odds over the reasons the Pilbara town of Exmouth was struck by damaging winds that caught many by surprise.