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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Falling rain and rising prices bring smiles to drought-stricken Charleville

14:20 EST

Rain and high cattle prices have brought a sense of optimism to the drought stricken Queensland community of Charleville, but locals warn farmers are still struggling as the dry continues.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott tours Williamtown RAAF base in NSW Hunter as shipbuilders protest job cuts

14:00 EST

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has toured Newcastle's Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base during a visit to the New South Wales Hunter region as angry shipbuilders rallied outside over looming job cuts.

Queensland drought: Stranger amazes graziers by travelling 2,000 kilometres to lend a hand

13:37 EST

A western Queensland family has been overwhelmed by the generosity of a stranger who volunteered to help on a drought-stricken station.