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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Exceptionally hot air on the horizon for Australia

11:29 EDT

A large mass of hot air will spread over Australia during the next 10 days, causing a widespread and intense heatwave that looks set to challenge records.

Hot weather on the horizon for Adelaide but don't call it a 'heatwave' — not yet

09:45 EDT

With several days of hot weather forecast for Adelaide next week, it might be tempting to call it a "heatwave", but what is a heatwave? Is it as simple as hot weather that hangs about for days on end? The short answer is no.

Australia could see hottest day on record next week as Perth heatwave conditions travel east

09:19 EDT

Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a hot air mass building in Western Australia makes its way east.