Australia GFS Surface Dew Point/Wind +144 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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
While many Australian farmers are nervously waiting to see how a forecast El Nino may impact farm production, to the north, Papua New Guinea is already feeling its full force.
Debt is now a bigger problem than drought for some of Australia's farming families, who say they are making the radical call for removing their debt from banks and placing it with government.
After a dry and cold start to winter the first two days of spring are set to be stormy.