North America GFS MSL Pressure/Thickness/Rainfall +48 hour Chart
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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
The roaring forties are whipping up a monster swell in the Great Australian Bight, lashing Victoria and Tasmania.
Ferry services to South Australia's Kangaroo Island have been cancelled for the rest of the day and SES volunteers have been kept busy due to severe weather conditions across the state.
High winds with gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour are hitting Melbourne and parts of southern Victoria as part of a deep cold front moving across the state.