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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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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 fires 'will not go out' for weeks commissioner warns as firefighters continue uphill battle

11:26 EDT

The fire emergency facing Queensland is still not over and it won't be for weeks, according to the Acting Fire Commissioner who says it will take a heavy dose of rainfall to get the 70-odd blazes under control.

Severe storm hits South East Queensland, bringing giant hailstones and destructive winds

11:01 EDT

Hailstones the size of cricket balls fell in the Sunshine Coast hinterland as parts of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast were hit by storms on Sunday afternoon.

See how the winds are affecting bushfire conditions around the country

10:21 EDT

Strong and changeable winds can have a huge impact on how bushfires start and spread and how firefighters are able to try and contain them.