Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 8.12 am ( ST) Wednesday 30 July 2014
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 08:00 am 11.9 -- 11.4 12.1 90 10.5   Calm
Cape Byron 08:00 am 15.4 -- 10.5 10.6 35 0.4 WNW 15
Casino 08:00 am 10.2 -- 7.9 6.3 60 3.3 NW 13
Evans Head 08:00 am 13.0 -- 10.4 9.9 60 5.7 N 11
Grafton 08:00 am 4.2 -- 4.2 2.5 100 4.1 WNW 2
Lismore 08:00 am 6.9 -- 6.4 3.4 90 5.4 N 13
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 08:00 am 10.9 -- 9.3 8.4 75 6.4 NNW 9
Kempsey Airport 08:00 am 7.8 -- 7.4 5.3 95 6.7 WSW 9
Port Macquarie Airport 08:00 am 8.0 -- 7.1 6.9 85 5.3   Calm
Taree Airport 08:00 am 8.7 -- 7.7 6.0 80 5.8 NNW 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 08:00 am 13.9 -- 9.8 8.3 45 1.5 NNW 20
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 08:00 am 12.9 -- 9.7 9.8 55 3.8 WNW 9
Murrurundi Gap 08:00 am 9.1 -- 6.5 2.8 60 1.3 NW 24
Nobbys Head 08:00 am 15.2 -- 11.2 8.6 45 4.0 NW 28
Norah Head 08:00 am 16.3 -- 12.7 14.4 55 6.7 NW 6
Scone 08:00 am 12.6 -- 9.3 10.3 50 3.0 N 4
Tocal 08:00 am 16.4 -- 11.4 13.4 35 1.8 NE 7
Williamtown 08:00 am 14.3 -- 10.1 9.0 40 1.6 NNW 19
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 08:00 am 12.4 -- 10.2 9.1 65 6.5 NW 13
Bankstown 08:00 am 15.7 -- 11.4 9.7 45 3.5 NW 24
Canterbury 08:00 am 14.8 -- 11.1 11.1 50 4.2 NNE 13
Holsworthy 08:00 am 14.8 -- 10.7 9.7 45 3.1 NNW 19
Horsley Park 08:00 am 13.6 -- 10.4 11.3 55 4.7 N 6
Lucas Heights 08:00 am 13.9 -- 10.7 8.6 55 5.1 NW 22
Penrith 08:00 am 11.4 -- 9.2 9.9 65 5.1 NNW 2
Richmond Airport 08:00 am 12.3 -- 10.0 8.1 65 5.9 NW 17
Sydney City 08:00 am 15.9 -- 11.7  *  45 4.0    
Sydney Airport 08:00 am 16.0 -- 11.3 10.6 40 2.4 N 20
Sydney Olympic Pk 08:00 am 15.5 -- 12.1 11.4 55 6.2 NW 17
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 08:00 am 17.8 -- 13.4 14.0 45 6.0 WSW 15
Camden 08:00 am 8.1 -- 7.0 5.3 80 5.0 NNW 9
Moss Vale 08:00 am 10.7 -- 9.1 2.8 75 6.3 W 37
Nowra 08:00 am 16.8 -- 12.9 13.9 50 6.6 NW 11
Pt Perpendicular 08:00 am 16.6 -- 13.2 13.2 55 7.8 WNW 15
Wollongong Airport 08:00 am 17.5 -- 13.8 14.1 55 7.8 WNW 15
South Coast
Bega 08:00 am 7.9 -- 6.9 6.8 80 5.0   Calm
Braidwood 08:00 am 9.7 -- 8.6 5.4 80 6.8 NW 19
Green Cape 08:00 am 16.6 -- 13.0 12.3 55 7.0 NNW 19
Merimbula Airport 08:00 am 7.4 -- 7.0 6.5 90 6.2   Calm
Montague Island 08:00 am 16.2 -- 13.4 10.3 65 9.2 NNW 30
Moruya Airport 08:00 am 14.6 -- 12.0 10.8 65 7.6 NNW 17
Ulladulla 08:00 am 16.6 -- 13.3 15.8 55 8.1 NNW 2
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 08:00 am 6.9 -- 5.0 2.6 65 1.2 WNW 13
Glen Innes 08:00 am 1.3 -- 1.2 -1.9 95 0.9 E 7
Inverell Research Centre 08:00 am 7.1 -- 5.3 5.3 65 1.4   Calm
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 08:00 am 7.0 -- 5.7 4.4 75 3.3 N 6
Mount Boyce 08:00 am 6.7 -- 5.4 0.3 75 3.0 W 26
Mudgee 08:00 am 3.8 -- 3.3 1.0 90 2.2 NE 6
Nullo Mountain 08:00 am 6.6 -- 5.3 3.0 75 2.9 W 11
Orange 08:00 am 9.0 -- 8.0 4.0 85 6.4 WSW 22
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 08:00 am 8.9 -- 7.7 5.4 80 5.5 NW 13
Cooma Airport 08:00 am 9.9 -- 7.9 6.6 70 4.3 WNW 11
Goulburn 08:00 am 9.2 -- 8.6 4.4 90 7.5 NW 22
Thredbo 08:00 am 1.3 -- 1.3 -13.6 100 1.2 W 69
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 08:00 am 4.1 -- 3.6 2.5 90 2.5   Calm
Moree Airport 08:00 am 7.0 -- 4.9 2.9 60 0.1 ENE 11
Narrabri Airport 08:00 am 3.4 -- 3.0 0.6 90 2.2 S 6
Tamworth 08:00 am 5.4 -- 4.4 1.7 80 2.1 SSE 11
Walgett 08:00 am 7.8 -- 5.7 5.2 60 1.0 NNW 4
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 08:00 am 7.7 -- 6.6 5.7 80 4.3 NW 4
Coonabarabran Airport 08:00 am 9.8 -- 6.6 5.7 50 -0.1 N 11
Coonamble Airport 08:00 am 6.1 -- 5.0 2.8 80 2.7 ENE 9
Dubbo Airport 08:00 am 6.6 -- 5.8 3.6 85 4.3 ENE 9
Forbes 08:00 am 6.2 -- 5.6 1.4 90 4.5 NNE 19
Parkes Airport 08:00 am 5.0 -- 4.4 1.8 90 3.2 ENE 9
Trangie 08:00 am 7.9 -- 6.5 5.4 75 3.6 N 6
West Wyalong Airport 08:00 am 10.0 -- 8.6 7.4 75 6.0 NNW 9
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 08:00 am 12.6 -- 11.8 9.0 90 10.7 NNW 20
Cabramurra 08:00 am 4.0 -- 4.0 -5.1 100 4.0 WNW 41
Khancoban 08:00 am 12.1 -- 11.7 9.2 95 11.0 NNW 17
Wagga Wagga 08:00 am 12.1 -- 10.8 9.0 80 8.7 WNW 15
Young 08:00 am 9.3 -- 8.4 7.2 85 6.7 NNW 7
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 08:00 am 11.1 -- 10.4 8.1 90 9.4 NNW 15
Griffith Airport 08:00 am 10.1 -- 9.0 7.7 80 7.2 NNW 9
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 08:00 am 10.9 -- 10.3 7.2 90 9.3 NW 19
Yanco 08:00 am 10.7 -- 9.7 8.6 85 8.1 NW 9
Yarrawonga 08:00 am 12.0 -- 11.9 9.3 100 11.7 NW 17
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 08:00 am 7.8 -- 5.3 4.6 55 -0.7 WNW 6
Cobar 08:00 am 9.7 -- 6.6 6.4 50 -0.2 N 7
Cobar Airport 08:00 am 6.2 -- 4.4 3.1 65 0.1 ENE 6
Tibooburra Airport 08:00 am 12.7 -- 9.0 10.9 45 1.4   Calm
Wilcannia Airport 08:00 am 9.7 -- 7.4 5.7 60 2.6 NW 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 08:00 am 11.2 -- 8.5 8.0 60 3.3 NNW 9
Ivanhoe Airport 08:00 am 9.2 -- 7.1 4.8 65 2.8 NNW 15
Mildura 08:00 am 9.7 -- 8.6 7.2 80 6.7 NW 9
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 08:00 am 18.8 -- 16.1 15.3 65 12.3 W 22
Norfolk Island 07:30 am 16.7 -- 14.6 14.0 70 11.7 S 17
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 08:00 am 10.5 -- 9.7 5.6 85 8.4 NNW 24
Tuggeranong 08:00 am 10.6 -- 9.8 8.1 85 8.4 NNW 11

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).