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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.

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Powerful Cyclone Marcus

14:34 EDT

Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcus became the strongest tropical cyclone in Australian waters for more than a decade this morning.

'It can be freaky': Meet the man who checks Australia's wettest rain gauge

14:05 EDT

Spiro Buhagiar takes enormous pride in being the man who checks Australia's hardest-working rain gauge.

Wood sculptor makes public art out of trees downed in Darwin by Cyclone Marcus

13:32 EDT

The term "public art" might conjure up images of graffiti or large-scale installations, but Joel Mitchell's work involves a couple of chainsaws and trees destined for the chipper.