New Zealand GFS Surface Temperature/Wind +48 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 The GFS superceded the AVN and MRF models, on which it is largely based.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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Heatwave forecast to span Australia according to Bureau of Meteorology

20:37 EDT

Brace yourselves Australia: there is yet another heatwave on the way.

Drought-stricken WA pastoralists given much needed reprieve with donated hay

18:51 EDT

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Blake may have brought some much needed relief to northern parts of Western Australia, but for pastoralists of the southern rangelands it was barely enough to settle the dust.

Queensland rain cuts roads and prompts warnings of flash flooding

18:41 EDT

Days of monsoonal rain have cut off Queensland towns, turned one property into an inland oasis, and brought a welcome boost to rivers and dams in central and western Queensland.