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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
19:32 EST Strong winds in Melbourne have sent a roof crashing onto a footpath near the site where three people were killed in a wall collapse last year.