Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 5.12 am ( ST) Friday 25 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 05:10 am 7.9 -- 7.9 7.4 100 7.8   Calm
Cape Byron 05:00 am 14.3 -- 13.2 13.1 85 11.5 NW 9
Casino 05:00 am 5.1 -- 4.8 2.7 95 4.1 WNW 6
Evans Head 05:00 am 10.5 -- 10.4 8.9 100 10.2 N 9
Grafton 05:00 am 8.6 -- 8.6 6.9 100 8.5 W 7
Lismore 05:00 am 6.8 -- 6.8 4.7 100 6.7 N 7
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 05:00 am 11.3 -- 10.8 10.0 90 10.1 NNW 7
Kempsey Airport 05:00 am 3.7 -- 3.4 2.2 95 2.8   Calm
Port Macquarie Airport 05:00 am 7.6 -- 7.4 5.6 95 7.0 N 7
Taree Airport 05:00 am 6.7 -- 6.6 5.9 100 6.4   Calm
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 05:00 am 3.3 -- 3.3 1.9 100 3.3   Calm
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 05:00 am 11.0 -- 9.9 9.8 85 8.2 N 4
Murrurundi Gap 05:00 am 12.6 -- 9.9 7.4 60 5.3 N 22
Nobbys Head 05:00 am 10.4 -- 10.1  *  95 9.6    
Norah Head 05:00 am 11.0 -- 10.4 9.8 90 9.4 NNW 6
Scone 05:00 am 8.3 -- 8.3 6.2 100 8.2 N 9
Tocal 05:00 am 5.7 -- 5.7 3.6 100 5.7 W 6
Williamtown 05:11 am 5.8 -- 5.7 4.8 100 5.6   Calm
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 05:00 am 4.6 -- 4.6 2.3 100 4.6 N 6
Bankstown 05:00 am 4.8 -- 4.4 3.4 90 3.6   Calm
Canterbury 05:00 am 5.9 -- 5.8 4.9 100 5.6   Calm
Holsworthy 05:00 am 4.4 -- 4.3 1.4 100 4.2 WSW 9
Horsley Park 05:00 am 7.5 -- 7.3 6.0 95 6.9 W 4
Lucas Heights 05:00 am 7.2 -- 6.6 4.5 90 5.5 WNW 9
Penrith 05:00 am 5.4 -- 5.2 3.8 95 4.7 SE 2
Richmond Airport 05:00 am 3.2 -- 3.1 1.7 100 2.9   Calm
Sydney City 05:00 am 10.1 -- 9.2  *  85 7.7    
Sydney Airport 05:00 am 9.6 -- 8.8 7.3 85 7.5 N 9
Sydney Olympic Pk 05:00 am 6.4 -- 6.3 5.5 100 6.1   Calm
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 05:00 am 12.8 -- 10.9 10.9 70 7.7 WNW 7
Camden 05:00 am 2.3 -- 2.3 0.7 100 2.2   Calm
Moss Vale 05:00 am 8.4 -- 7.3 6.0 80 5.2 N 7
Nowra 05:00 am 6.5 -- 6.5 5.7 100 6.4   Calm
Pt Perpendicular 05:00 am 12.1 -- 11.1 9.2 85 9.5 N 15
Wollongong Airport 05:00 am 4.5 -- 4.5 3.3 100 4.4   Calm
South Coast
Bega 05:00 am 3.8 -- 3.8 2.0 100 3.7 SSW 2
Braidwood 05:00 am 0.0 -- -0.2 -2.1 95 -0.6   Calm
Green Cape 05:00 am 11.2 -- 10.1 9.6 80 8.2 NW 6
Merimbula Airport 05:05 am 4.9 -- 4.7 3.6 95 4.3   Calm
Montague Island 05:00 am 13.8 -- 12.9 9.8 85 11.7 NNW 24
Moruya Airport 05:00 am 3.9 -- 3.9 1.8 100 3.8 W 4
Ulladulla 05:00 am 13.4 -- 11.7 11.9 75 9.1 N 7
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 05:00 am 9.5 -- 7.6 4.6 70 4.3 NNW 19
Glen Innes 05:00 am 4.5      *  100 5.2 SSE 11
Inverell Research Centre 05:00 am 9.3 -- 8.2 7.1 80 6.2 N 7
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 05:08 am 1.7 -- 1.7 -0.4 100 1.6 ENE 2
Mount Boyce 05:00 am 9.3 -- 7.8 5.3 75 5.1 NW 15
Mudgee 05:00 am 5.1 -- 5.0 1.8 100 4.8 W 11
Nullo Mountain 05:00 am 9.3 -- 7.7 4.0 75 4.9 NNW 22
Orange 05:00 am 4.7 -- 4.4 0.9 95 3.7 N 13
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 05:00 am 3.8 -- 3.7 1.1 100 3.5 N 7
Cooma Airport 05:00 am 1.3 -- 1.3 -3.0 100 1.2 N 13
Goulburn 05:00 am -1.5 -- -1.6 -3.7 95 -1.9   Calm
Thredbo 05:00 am 0.6 -- 0.6 -16.1 100 0.5 W 78
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 05:00 am 7.8 -- 6.9 4.2 85 5.1 S 13
Moree Airport 05:00 am 13.1 -- 11.3 8.2 75 8.5 NNE 24
Narrabri Airport 05:00 am 16.1 -- 13.1 8.7 60 8.3 NNE 37
Tamworth 05:00 am 8.6 -- 7.5 6.3 80 5.5 SSE 7
Walgett 05:00 am 15.6 -- 11.8 10.3 50 5.2 NNE 22
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 05:00 am 6.7 -- 6.1 5.6 90 5.0   Calm
Coonabarabran Airport 05:00 am 11.1 -- 9.2 5.2 70 6.0 N 26
Coonamble Airport 05:00 am 14.5 -- 11.3 8.6 55 5.8 NNE 26
Dubbo Airport 05:00 am 13.2 -- 11.7 10.2 75 9.3 N 15
Forbes 05:00 am 7.9 -- 7.9 6.3 100 7.8 NNE 6
Parkes Airport 05:00 am 11.1 -- 9.9 7.4 80 7.8 N 17
Trangie 05:00 am 11.6 -- 11.0 10.0 90 10.2 N 9
West Wyalong Airport 05:00 am 3.7 -- 3.7 2.3 100 3.6   Calm
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 05:00 am 3.4 -- 3.4 2.0 100 3.4   Calm
Cabramurra 05:00 am 3.2 -- 3.2 -2.8 100 3.1 N 24
Khancoban 05:00 am 4.9 -- 4.9 3.0 100 4.9 E 4
Wagga Wagga 05:00 am 3.8 -- 3.8 0.7 100 3.8 ESE 9
Young 05:00 am 1.4 -- 1.4 -1.7 100 1.3 SSW 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 05:00 am 7.7 -- 6.9 4.6 85 5.5 N 11
Griffith Airport 05:00 am 4.2 -- 4.2 2.9 100 4.1   Calm
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 05:00 am 8.5 -- 8.0 5.0 90 7.0 N 15
Yanco 05:00 am 8.2 -- 7.7 6.3 90 6.8 N 6
Yarrawonga 05:00 am 6.0 -- 6.0 3.9 100 5.9 NNE 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 05:00 am 12.7 -- 10.4 10.8 65 6.5 NW 6
Cobar 05:00 am 12.2 -- 9.0 9.3 50 2.7 ENE 7
Cobar Airport 05:00 am 11.8 -- 9.0 8.7 55 3.6 ENE 9
Tibooburra Airport 05:00 am 9.8 -- 7.4 6.1 60 2.6 W 11
Wilcannia Airport 05:00 am 5.1 -- 4.1 0.6 80 1.9 NNE 15
Lower Western
Broken Hill 05:00 am 8.8 -- 7.2 5.4 75 4.2 NNW 11
Ivanhoe Airport 05:00 am 5.7 -- 4.9 2.1 85 3.2 N 11
Mildura 05:00 am 9.0 -- 8.1 6.9 85 6.6 NW 7
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 05:00 am 13.9 -- 12.0 12.5 70 8.9 N 6
Norfolk Island 05:00 am 14.5 -- 11.2 11.0 55 5.4 S 13
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 05:00 am -0.8 -- -0.8 -3.7 100 -0.9 N 4
Tuggeranong 05:00 am 1.9 -- 1.9 0.2 100 1.8   Calm

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).