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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Queensland drought stopping Indigenous elder Steve Kemp from making Boomerangs

10:26 EDT

An Indigenous elder says he has been unable to make traditional weapons or instruments for months because the drought is causing the wood he uses to crack.

Very wet weekend for central QLD

10:15 EDT

Severe weather is likely for central and western parts of QLD on Sunday, with a further possible 100mm of rain expected to fall across already heavily saturated areas.  A low pressure system located over the state's southwest will continue to maintain a surface trough over the remainder of the weekend.

Queensland's first cyclone of the season predicted to form in the Gulf

16:52 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says it expects Queensland's first cyclone this season will form by Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Carpentaria, near the Northern Territory-Queensland border.