New Zealand GFS Surface Temperature/Wind +120 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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
Victorians are being urged to batten down the hatches ahead of severe winds expected overnight.
Australia's alps will receive more late-season snow this weekend, helping to maintain the best late-season cover in over 20 years.
A big, thick fur coat isn't usually any good for the Top End's muggy climate but it is about to come in handy for some.