New Zealand GFS Surface Temperature/Wind +144 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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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.
Heavy rain in the Melbourne area has caused traffic problems, and flooded train station underpasses at Blackburn and Burnley, after a wintry blast swept across the state.
Night-time temperatures will drop well below average in the Capital from Wednesday.
Warmer-than-normal oceans have contributed to a late end to a big wet season across the southern hemisphere.