Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 1.12 am ( DT) Friday 06 March 2015
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 01:00 am 23.9 -- 20.8 21.1 65 17.2 SSE 28
Cape Byron 01:00 am 23.8 -- 20.8 18.9 65 17.3 SSE 39
Casino 01:00 am 23.2 -- 20.2 23.4 65 16.7 SSE 11
Evans Head 01:00 am 22.8 -- 20.3 20.5 70 17.5 S 26
Grafton 01:00 am 21.0 -- 19.4 19.8 80 17.6 SE 20
Lismore 01:00 am 23.2 -- 20.5 22.5 70 17.4 SSE 17
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 01:00 am 20.8 -- 18.4 19.3 70 15.4 SW 17
Kempsey Airport 01:00 am 19.4 -- 16.8 18.7 70 13.3 S 9
Port Macquarie Airport 01:00 am 19.8 -- 16.6 18.1 60 12.3 S 13
Taree Airport 01:00 am 20.0 -- 16.4 20.5 60 11.5   Calm
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 01:00 am 18.2 -- 16.0 19.2 70 13.1   Calm
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 01:00 am 13.2 -- 12.5 13.3 90 11.4 NNW 2
Murrurundi Gap 01:00 am 13.1 -- 12.3 7.8 90 11.2 SSE 30
Nobbys Head 01:00 am 20.4 -- 16.6 19.1 55 11.3 SE 9
Norah Head 01:00 am 19.9 -- 16.7 19.5 60 12.4 ESE 6
Scone 01:00 am 16.2 -- 14.1 14.1 70 11.2 S 13
Tocal 01:00 am 19.4 -- 16.4 18.9 65 12.2 E 6
Williamtown 01:00 am 19.7 -- 15.9 18.2 55 10.4 NE 9
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 01:00 am 14.1 -- 12.5 13.4 75 10.1 S 4
Bankstown 01:00 am 15.6 -- 13.2 15.1 65 9.5 WSW 2
Canterbury 01:00 am 15.7 -- 13.1 15.5 65 9.1   Calm
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 01:00 am 14.4 -- 12.6 13.6 75 9.8 W 4
Lucas Heights 01:00 am 15.1 -- 13.1 12.3 70 10.0 WSW 15
Penrith 01:00 am 16.3 -- 13.7 15.5 65 9.7 W 4
Richmond Airport 01:00 am 15.4 -- 13.8 15.9 80 11.6   Calm
Sydney City 01:00 am 18.4 -- 15.2  *  60 10.5    
Sydney Airport 01:00 am 17.9 -- 14.6 15.0 60 9.8 W 15
Sydney Olympic Pk 01:00 am 15.9 -- 14.6 15.4 80 12.8 NW 7
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 01:00 am 16.1 -- 13.6 13.6 65 9.8 WNW 13
Camden 01:00 am 12.9 -- 11.6 12.9 80 9.7   Calm
Moss Vale 01:00 am 8.3 -- 7.9 6.3 90 7.1 NNW 7
Nowra 01:00 am 13.5 -- 11.9 10.5 75 9.4 NW 15
Pt Perpendicular 01:00 am 15.2 -- 13.6 13.9 75 11.2 NNW 9
Wollongong Airport 01:00 am 12.8 -- 11.8 11.2 85 10.3 WSW 9
South Coast
Bega 01:00 am 9.3 -- 8.1 8.4 80 6.0   Calm
Braidwood 01:00 am 6.7 -- 5.9 5.5 85 4.5   Calm
Green Cape 01:00 am 13.6 -- 10.9 11.4 60 6.2 WNW 7
Merimbula Airport 01:00 am 9.8 -- 8.7 9.0 80 6.7   Calm
Montague Island 01:00 am 17.0 -- 12.5 13.0 45 4.7 N 15
Moruya Airport 01:00 am 11.6 -- 10.5 10.5 80 8.6 NW 4
Ulladulla 01:00 am 15.4 -- 12.9 13.5 65 9.1 NNW 9
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 01:04 am 13.2 -- 13.1 10.3 100 12.9 E 20
Glen Innes 01:00 am 14.8 -- 14.2 13.1 90 13.5 SE 15
Inverell Research Centre 01:00 am 17.8 -- 12.1 14.0 35 2.0 SSE 11
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 01:00 am 9.4 -- 6.2 5.2 50 -0.8 SW 11
Mount Boyce 01:00 am 8.9 -- 8.3 6.2 90 7.4 NE 11
Mudgee 01:00 am 12.0 -- 7.6 9.7 35 -2.2   Calm
Nullo Mountain 01:00 am 7.7 -- 7.4 6.2 95 7.0 E 4
Orange 01:00 am 9.1 -- 5.5 3.0 45 -2.5 SW 20
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 01:00 am 6.6 -- 5.3 4.3 75 2.7 N 4
Cooma Airport 01:00 am 10.5 -- 6.4 4.5 40 -2.8 WNW 19
Goulburn 01:00 am 8.8 -- 7.5 6.0 80 5.2 NNW 9
Thredbo 01:00 am 1.8 -- -1.0 -12.4 45 -9.1 NW 59
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 01:00 am 19.0 -- 14.7 15.3 50 8.1 S 17
Moree Airport 01:00 am 21.2 -- 14.4 15.8 30 2.5 SSW 20
Narrabri Airport 01:00 am 19.6 -- 12.5 15.2 25 -2.1 SSE 11
Tamworth 01:00 am 18.2 -- 15.4 16.2 65 11.5 SE 13
Walgett 01:00 am 19.8 -- 12.2 12.7 20 -4.5 S 24
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 01:00 am 13.5 -- 8.4 9.9 30 -3.3 WSW 6
Coonabarabran Airport 01:00 am 14.5 -- 8.8 7.5 30 -3.8 SSW 24
Coonamble Airport 01:00 am 18.7 -- 11.3 11.8 20 -6.1 SSW 22
Dubbo Airport 01:00 am 16.3 -- 10.9 10.1 35 0.0 SSW 22
Forbes 01:00 am 11.8 -- 7.4 8.1 35 -3.1 N 7
Parkes Airport 01:00 am 10.6 -- 6.8 7.2 40 -1.8 WSW 6
Trangie 01:00 am 16.1 -- 10.2 10.5 25 -2.9 SSW 17
West Wyalong Airport 01:00 am 14.1 -- 9.0 9.3 30 -2.3 SW 13
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 01:00 am 13.7 -- 9.8 10.0 45 2.3 NW 11
Cabramurra 01:00 am 4.7 -- 2.5 -0.5 60 -2.4 WNW 15
Khancoban 01:00 am 9.0 -- 7.0 6.4 65 3.0 SW 6
Wagga Wagga 01:00 am 13.5 -- 8.7 9.2 35 -1.8 SW 11
Young 01:00 am 12.0 -- 7.7 7.3 40 -1.9 SW 13
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 01:00 am 12.2 -- 7.7 7.8 35 -2.8 WSW 11
Griffith Airport 01:00 am 12.0 -- 7.8 9.4 40 -1.9 N 2
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 01:00 am 15.7 -- 11.5 9.4 45 3.8 SW 26
Yanco 01:00 am 13.9 -- 9.2 11.8 35 -0.9   Calm
Yarrawonga 01:00 am 11.4 -- 8.8 7.9 60 3.7 WSW 11
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 01:00 am 20.8 -- 12.8 14.0 15 -5.1 SSW 22
Cobar 01:00 am 16.9 -- 10.0 11.6 20 -7.1 SSW 13
Cobar Airport 01:00 am 16.1 -- 10.1 11.6 25 -3.4 SSW 11
Tibooburra Airport 01:00 am 20.4      *      S 22
Wilcannia Airport 01:00 am 15.9 -- 9.7 10.8 25 -5.2 SW 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 01:00 am 13.6 -- 8.3 9.4 30 -4.1 SSW 9
Ivanhoe Airport 01:00 am 15.7 -- 9.6 11.0 25 -4.8 WSW 11
Mildura 01:00 am 15.5 -- 11.4 10.6 45 3.9 SSW 19
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 01:00 am 22.3 -- 18.1 18.5 55 12.5 SSW 24
Norfolk Island 01:00 am 20.3 -- 19.7 22.2 90 19.0 NW 7
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 01:00 am 8.5 -- 6.8 5.9 70 3.4 NNE 6
Tuggeranong 01:00 am 9.5 -- 7.2 7.9 60 2.6   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).