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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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'Rainbow cloud' spotted over Tasmania actually snap of 'rare' cloud iridescence

12:22 EST

A rainbow-soaked cloud that appeared over Tasmanian skies this week has wowed some social media users and confused others, with many left wondering what it is and whether it is even real.

Earthquake panic in WA's north sparks calls for better emergency information

07:24 EST

A mass panic caused by Australia's equal-largest earthquake has left residents in remote Western Australia too afraid to return home days after the first shockwaves hit.

Shelter the only hope when weather turns wild in Tasmania's vast wilderness

06:28 EST

The warning sign at the start of one of Tasmania's most popular walking trails spells it out, in several languages — with photos to drive the point home.