Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 10.12 pm ( DT) Monday 22 December 2014
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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 10:00 pm 21.4 -- 18.7 21.0 70 15.3 E 11
Cape Byron 10:00 pm 22.0 -- 18.9 20.4 65 15.1 E 17
Casino 10:00 pm 18.6 -- 17.1 19.2 80 15.3 S 6
Evans Head 10:00 pm 21.3 -- 18.7 20.3 70 15.6 E 15
Grafton 10:00 pm 21.4 -- 19.5 23.5 75 17.2 NE 2
Lismore 10:00 pm 20.0 -- 17.9 20.0 75 15.2 ESE 9
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 20.1 22.6 75 17.4 NE 13
Kempsey Airport 10:00 pm 21.3 -- 18.8 21.1 70 15.8 NE 11
Port Macquarie Airport 10:00 pm 21.6 -- 19.1 21.2 70 16.1 NNE 13
Taree Airport 10:00 pm 21.2 -- 18.9 21.2 75 16.2 NE 11
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 10:00 pm 22.6 -- 19.3 22.2 65 15.2 SE 11
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 10:00 pm 19.7 -- 18.7 19.8 85 17.5 ENE 13
Murrurundi Gap 10:00 pm 21.5 -- 18.1 18.2 60 13.9 S 24
Nobbys Head 10:00 pm 21.9 -- 19.9 20.4 75 17.7 NE 22
Norah Head 10:00 pm 21.5 -- 20.3 16.5 85 18.9 NNE 43
Scone 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 20.8 24.0 60 16.2 SSE 15
Tocal 10:00 pm 23.1 -- 20.0 21.1 65 16.4 NE 22
Williamtown 10:00 pm 22.4 -- 19.6 20.7 70 16.3 NE 20
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 10:00 pm 20.4 -- 19.7 23.2 90 18.9 SW 2
Bankstown 10:00 pm 22.9 -- 19.9 23.0 65 16.4 NE 11
Canterbury 10:00 pm 22.0 -- 19.7 19.8 75 16.9 NNE 24
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 10:00 pm 21.6 -- 19.3 22.7 75 16.6 ENE 6
Lucas Heights 10:00 pm 21.4      *  100 23.0 NE 17
Penrith 10:00 pm 21.2 -- 20.1 23.1 85 18.9 SW 7
Richmond Airport 10:00 pm 20.7 -- 19.9 23.6 90 19.0 W 2
Sydney City 10:00 pm 22.3 -- 20.5  *  80 18.5    
Sydney Airport 10:00 pm 23.0 -- 20.7 20.1 75 18.0 NNE 30
Sydney Olympic Pk 10:00 pm 22.8 -- 20.8 23.8 75 18.6 NE 11
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 10:00 pm 21.2 -- 19.9 18.9 85 18.4 NNE 28
Camden 10:00 pm 20.7 -- 19.0 23.1 80 17.1   Calm
Moss Vale 10:00 pm 17.3 -- 16.5 15.3 90 15.6 NNE 20
Nowra 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 19.5 22.3 85 18.0 NNE 7
Pt Perpendicular 10:00 pm 21.4 -- 20.6 19.3 90 19.7 NNE 30
Wollongong Airport 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 20.9 22.2 80 19.1 NE 19
South Coast
Bega 10:00 pm 21.1 -- 19.1 21.7 75 16.7 N 9
Braidwood 10:00 pm 16.9 -- 15.8 18.3 85 14.5   Calm
Green Cape 10:00 pm 20.1 -- 19.5 17.0 95 18.9 N 33
Merimbula Airport 10:00 pm 20.5 -- 19.3 23.3 85 17.9   Calm
Montague Island 10:00 pm 20.3 -- 19.9 17.1 95 19.5 N 35
Moruya Airport 10:00 pm 19.4 -- 19.4 22.5 100 19.4 ENE 2
Ulladulla 10:00 pm 20.2 -- 19.3 21.8 90 18.3 N 7
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 10:00 pm 16.7 -- 16.2 15.0 95 15.7 E 19
Glen Innes 10:00 pm 15.7 -- 14.6 13.5 85 13.2 ESE 17
Inverell Research Centre 10:00 pm 23.2 -- 18.2 20.5 50 11.8 E 17
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 10:00 pm 20.4 -- 16.7 20.6 60 11.9 NNW 2
Mount Boyce          *         
Mudgee 10:00 pm 21.3 -- 18.5 19.8 70 15.2 S 17
Nullo Mountain 10:00 pm 17.2 -- 16.1 15.9 85 14.7 ENE 15
Orange 10:00 pm 17.6 -- 15.9 15.6 80 13.9 N 17
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 10:00 pm 16.1 -- 16.0 16.4 100 15.9 NW 9
Cooma Airport 10:00 pm 15.8 -- 15.7 17.6 100 15.6   Calm
Goulburn 10:00 pm 20.4 -- 17.2 18.1 65 13.1 ENE 17
Thredbo 10:00 pm 9.3 -- 9.2 5.9 100 9.0 N 17
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 10:00 pm 28.8 -- 21.3 26.9 35 11.8 ESE 13
Moree Airport 10:00 pm 30.0 -- 22.2 27.0 35 12.4 ENE 20
Narrabri Airport 10:00 pm 29.1 -- 21.6 26.5 35 12.1 N 17
Tamworth 10:00 pm 25.1 -- 20.5 25.1 55 15.1 E 9
Walgett 10:00 pm 24.2 -- 22.3 26.4 80 20.3 N 9
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 10:08 pm 30.6 -- 20.9 24.6 25 7.1 WNW 28
Coonabarabran Airport 10:00 pm 19.9 -- 19.3 20.5 95 18.7 N 13
Coonamble Airport 10:00 pm 23.3 -- 22.0 23.5 85 20.6 NE 20
Dubbo Airport 10:00 pm 21.4 -- 20.6 21.2 90 19.7 ESE 20
Forbes 10:00 pm 24.6 -- 20.5 20.4 60 15.8 NNE 32
Parkes Airport 10:00 pm 21.9 -- 19.4 17.9 70 16.6 N 33
Trangie 10:00 pm 25.5 -- 21.5 25.0 60 16.9 E 15
West Wyalong Airport 10:00 pm 27.1 -- 20.6 25.4 40 12.3 ESE 13
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 10:00 pm 24.2 -- 19.9 21.9 55 14.6 E 20
Cabramurra 10:00 pm 14.1 -- 12.4 10.6 75 10.1 NNE 19
Khancoban 10:00 pm 18.2 -- 18.2 19.8 100 18.2 SSE 7
Wagga Wagga 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 19.1 20.3 65 15.0 E 20
Young 10:00 pm 23.3 -- 19.4 22.4 60 14.8 E 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 10:00 pm 25.6 -- 19.8 25.2 45 12.4 E 6
Griffith Airport 10:00 pm 32.2 -- 20.9 27.5 15 3.2 WNW 17
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 10:00 pm 27.8 -- 19.2 22.7 25 6.1 W 22
Yanco 10:00 pm 27.2 -- 21.1 23.0 45 13.5 ENE 28
Yarrawonga 10:00 pm 23.6 -- 19.7 21.0 60 14.9 E 22
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 10:00 pm 34.0 -- 22.6 31.1 20 6.3 S 11
Cobar 10:00 pm 28.9 -- 21.7 27.7 35 12.8 S 11
Cobar Airport 10:00 pm 29.0 -- 22.0 27.3 40 13.6 SW 15
Tibooburra Airport 10:00 pm 31.4      *      NE 32
Wilcannia Airport 10:00 pm 29.3 -- 20.1 24.4 25 6.7 ENE 22
Lower Western
Broken Hill 10:00 pm 26.2 -- 18.1 21.6 25 5.7 NE 19
Ivanhoe Airport 10:00 pm 30.9 -- 21.0 28.0 20 6.7 SW 11
Mildura 10:00 pm 22.4 -- 18.4 22.6 55 13.2 E 4
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 10:00 pm 21.3 -- 18.5 16.8 65 15.0 E 32
Norfolk Island 10:05 pm 20.0 -- 19.7 20.6 95 19.4 E 15
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 10:00 pm 19.5 -- 17.5 19.0 75 15.0 S 11
Tuggeranong 10:00 pm 19.2 -- 17.6 19.4 80 15.7 SW 9

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).