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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Tropical Cyclone Esther makes landfall in Gulf of Carpentaria

19:21 EDT

Tropical Cyclone Esther has made landfall near the border of NT and Queensland as a category one system.

Storms break Perth's dry weather spell this week ahead of Cyclone Esther's arrival in WA

18:57 EDT

Severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones will loom as a feature over Perth and WA's south-west for much of this week, as the state's north braces for another cyclone.

Late-summer snow in Tasmania

16:20 EDT

A dusting of snow could settle on mountain tops in Tasmania during the middle of this week.