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Australia GFS MSL Pressure/Thickness/Rainfall +72 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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
Canberra's winemakers are hoping new weather stations will provide more reliable data for the region.
The heat currently affecting southeastern Australia is rare, not just for this time of year but even for summer, covering an unusually large area.
As South Australia continues to heat up in unseasonably hot weather, the Country Fire Service (CFS) has issued an extreme fire danger rating for the Mount Lofty Ranges and the state's lower south-east.