New Zealand GFS Surface Temperature/Wind +72 hour Chart

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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Snowy Hydro credit rating downgraded because of global downturn and low rainfall forecasts

12:28 EST

Snowy Hydro is facing an uphill battle, struggling against mounting costs for its landmark Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, the global economic downturn affecting energy prices, and poor short-term rainfall projections.

From dust and despair to "the crop of a lifetime"

10:06 EST

The dramatically contrasting satellite images say it all.