Australia GFS Surface Dew Point/Wind Summary
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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
Drought concessional loan scheme "on the cusp" of being reopened: Federal Government drought co-ordinator
A new "drought coordinator" working on the border of Victoria and South Australia says the next round of drought concessional loans are "on the cusp" of reopening and funding boosts will be announced for a list of service providers.
Chartering flights to outback races and getting city folk to enjoy some bush hospitality is one innovative approach to fundraising being adopted by a community group in parched western Queensland.
Tasmanian Police are urging drivers to be selective about where they travel today, with snow falling again to about 100 metres in the state's south and 400 metres in the north.