Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for the Northern Territory

Issued at 11.42 pm (CST) Thursday 24 April 2014
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

CST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Darwin-Daly
Darwin Airport 11:30 pm 27.8 -- 26.4 32.2 85 25.1 W 11
Batchelor AWS 11:30 pm 22.6 -- 21.2 26.1 85 19.6   Calm
Delamere          *         
Douglas River 11:30 pm 23.6 -- 22.3 27.8 85 21.0   Calm
Jabiru Airport 11:30 pm 27.2 -- 25.4 31.7 80 23.7 ESE 6
Middle Point 11:30 pm 24.1 -- 23.3 28.0 90 22.5 NW 6
Point Fawcett 11:30 pm 26.5 -- 25.3 30.8 85 24.2 SW 9
Port Keats 11:30 pm 24.8 -- 23.1 27.8 80 21.3 ENE 7
Tindal 11:30 pm 24.2 -- 21.9 26.4 75 19.5 SE 7
Arnhem
Gove 11:30 pm 24.7 -- 24.4 29.3 95 24.1 S 7
Groote Eylandt 11:30 pm 25.2 -- 25.1 30.5 100 25.0 ESE 6
Maningrida Airport 11:30 pm 25.2 -- 25.2 31.8 100 25.2   Calm
Milingimbi 11:30 pm 25.0 -- 24.5 29.5 95 24.0 S 7
Warruwi 11:30 pm 27.2 -- 25.9 32.1 85 24.7 SE 7
Roper-McArthur
Borroloola 11:30 pm 24.3 -- 22.6 25.6 80 20.8 ESE 15
McArthur River Mine 11:30 pm 26.0 -- 23.9 29.2 75 21.7 SE 7
Victoria River
Lajamanu 11:30 pm 21.2 -- 15.5 19.1 40 6.7 SSE 7
Victoria River Downs 11:30 pm 22.7 -- 19.4 24.4 65 15.3   Calm
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

CST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Barkly
Tennant Creek 11:30 pm 26.0 -- 18.1 22.7 30 6.4 ESE 13
Alice Springs
Alice Springs 11:30 pm 15.8 -- 12.8 15.4 60 8.3   Calm
Yulara 11:30 pm        *         

Note: Calculation of the sun WBGT has been suppressed for this hour because the approximation used is not valid at these times.

The shade WBGT is calculated for an environment shaded from direct (and strong reflected) solar radiation and where surfaces are not significantly hotter or colder than the indicated air temperature.

* The calculation of AT requires an observation of temperature, humidity, and wind. If any of these are unavailable, the AT field is left blank.

The WBGT values displayed here should be used in conjunction with guidelines provided by Sports Medicine Australia (SMA).

Sports Medicine Australia may also provide additional regional guidelines. The AT values displayed here are the Steadman Apparent Temperatures measured in the shade. The Apparent Temperature is an estimation of what the temperature "feels like" to an appropriately dressed adult. Direct exposure to the afternoon sun would add as much as 8C to the AT.

Further information About Thermal Comfort Observations including Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and Apparent Temperature (AT).