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About GFS

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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Cyclone Kelvin expected to hit northern WA, posing threat to lives

08:10 EDT

Category one Cyclone Kelvin is likely to hit north Western Australia this morning, with the system bringing even more rain to the drenched region.

Cyclone threat downgraded for northern WA but record rain swamps Broome

18:12 EDT

A tropical low that is expected to build into a cyclone has dumped record-breaking rainfall on the town of Broome, swamping the town centre and prompting men to duck-dive in flooded roads to salvage cars.

Get the Bucket and Broome

12:50 EDT

Broome is fast approaching its annual rainfall record, after 1371mm has fallen in the gauge so far this year.