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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
07:55 EDT Farmers in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory could be able to apply for concessional loans "within weeks", under the Commonwealth's Farm Finance scheme.