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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Vanuatu faces 12-month recovery as Cyclone Harold heads for Fiji

11:59 EST

Disaster officials in the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu are working around the clock to assess the damage that a category five cyclone has caused to remote islands, as Cyclone Harold heads for Fiji.

More rain on the way as parts of NSW recover from drought

10:22 EST

More than 15 percent of NSW has come out of drought since the end of last year, with more useful rain on the way in the coming days.

Warm week in Perth

16:35 EST

It seems like summer is sticking around in Perth this week, with the city heading for six straight days in the thirties.  A large and slow-moving high pressure system moving to the south of Australia this week will cause warm air to linger near the nation's west coast.