Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 9.12 am (EDT) Tuesday 27 October 2020
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 09:00 am 20.6 22.8 18.5 18.8 75 16.0 S 20
Cape Byron 09:00 am 19.1 23.4 19.0 16.2 100 18.9 S 32
Casino 09:00 am 20.3 22.3 18.1 19.9 75 15.3 SSE 11
Evans Head 09:00 am 21.1 22.9 18.6 18.4 70 15.6 SSE 24
Grafton 09:00 am 20.7 21.9 17.7 20.6 65 13.9 SSW 7
Lismore 09:00 am 21.3 22.9 18.7 19.5 70 15.4 S 19
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 09:00 am 19.5 21.7 17.5 18.3 75 15.0 S 15
Kempsey Airport 09:00 am 20.3 21.6 17.4 17.7 65 13.7 SW 20
Port Macquarie Airport 09:00 am 19.9 21.5 17.3 17.6 70 14.0 WSW 19
Taree Airport 09:00 am 17.1 19.2 15.1 14.6 75 12.2 W 17
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 09:00 am 15.1 18.2 14.0 13.4 85 12.4 SW 13
Gosford 09:00 am 15.9 19.6 15.5 13.9 95 14.9 S 19
Mangrove Mt 09:00 am 12.6 16.8 12.6 11.7 100 12.6 SSW 9
Murrurundi Gap 09:00 am 12.5 16.6 12.4 7.5 100 12.2 ESE 30
Nobbys Head 09:00 am 16.6 20.5 16.4 11.6 95 16.1 S 37
Norah Head 09:00 am 16.4 20.1 16.0 10.8 95 15.4 S 39
Scone 09:00 am 13.6 17.8 13.6 12.6 100 13.6 SSE 11
Tocal 09:00 am 14.0 17.8 13.6 12.9 95 13.1 W 11
Williamtown 09:00 am 16.8 20.3 16.1 13.2 90 15.2 S 28
Singleton TA (Defence) 09:00 am 14.5 17.7 13.6 13.5 85 12.2 SW 9
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 09:00 am 15.3 17.7 13.4 12.3 75 10.7 SSW 17
Bankstown 09:00 am 15.2 18.1 14.0 13.4 80 12.2 SSW 13
Canterbury 09:00 am 15.0 18.1 14.0 12.9 85 12.5 SSW 15
Holsworthy 09:00 am 15.2 18.1 13.9 13.0 80 12.0 SSW 15
Holsworthy (Defence) 09:00 am 14.8 17.4 13.2 12.6 75 10.8 S 13
Horsley Park 09:00 am 14.6 17.8 13.6 14.0 85 12.3 SSW 7
Lucas Heights 09:00 am 13.7 16.9 12.6 9.9 85 11.1 SSE 22
Penrith 09:00 am 15.4 18.3 14.1 14.4 80 12.3 SSW 9
Richmond Airport 09:00 am 14.6 17.6 13.4 11.9 85 11.7 S 17
Sydney Observatory Hill 09:00 am 16.4 19.0 14.8  *  80 12.6    
Sydney Airport 09:00 am 15.8 18.7 14.5 10.0 80 12.7 S 35
Sydney Olympic Pk 09:00 am 14.5 18.5 14.4 14.1 100 14.2 SSW 9
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 09:00 am 15.1 17.8 13.6 9.3 80 11.5 SSW 33
Camden 09:00 am 16.2 18.1 13.9 13.2 70 10.5 SSW 17
Jervis Bay Airfield (Defence) 09:00 am 13.2 17.2 13.0 9.5 95 12.7 SW 24
Moss Vale 09:00 am 9.1 13.4 8.8 3.7 95 8.2 S 26
Nowra 09:00 am 14.0 17.3 13.1 10.7 85 11.7 S 20
Pt Perpendicular 09:00 am 13.7 17.0 12.8 10.3 85 11.4 SSW 20
Wollongong Airport 09:00 am 15.8 18.3 14.2 13.1 75 11.8 SSW 17
South Coast
Bega 09:00 am 12.0 16.0 11.7 9.2 95 11.2 WSW 17
Braidwood 09:00 am 8.6 12.9 8.3 4.5 95 7.7 S 19
Green Cape 09:00 am 14.0 17.4 13.1 9.7 85 11.9 E 26
Merimbula Airport 09:08 am 12.8 16.9 12.7 11.1 100 12.5 SSW 13
Montague Island 09:00 am 12.9 17.0 12.8 9.2 100 12.6 SW 24
Moruya Airport 09:00 am 12.1 15.9 11.6 9.5 90 10.8 SW 15
Ulladulla 09:00 am 12.9 16.4 12.2 10.4 90 11.1 SW 15
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 09:00 am 12.3 15.8 11.4 10.7 85 10.2 E 9
Glen Innes 09:00 am 15.6 18.2 13.9 13.6 75 11.6 ESE 13
Inverell Research Centre 09:00 am 17.9 19.2 14.9 16.1 65 10.8 E 11
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 09:00 am 12.3 15.2 10.7 7.7 75 8.2 ESE 22
Marrangaroo (Defence) 09:00 am 9.9 13.6 8.9 8.1 85 7.3 SSE 6
Mount Boyce 09:00 am 7.5 12.2 7.5 4.8 100 7.4 ESE 11
Mudgee 09:00 am 14.4 16.8 12.5 11.1 75 9.6 ESE 17
Nullo Mountain 09:00 am 7.9 12.6 7.9 3.6 100 7.9 ESE 20
Orange 09:00 am 10.4 14.0 9.4 5.3 85 7.8 E 24
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 09:00 am 7.8 12.5 7.8 4.8 100 7.8 SSE 13
Cooma Airport 09:00 am 6.7 11.6 6.7 2.7 100 6.6 S 17
Goulburn 09:00 am 9.2 13.5 8.9 5.0 95 8.3 SSE 20
Thredbo 09:00 am -0.5 5.9 -0.6 -2.6 100 -0.8   Calm
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 09:00 am 17.6 18.7 14.5 13.1 60 10.0 SE 24
Moree Airport 09:00 am 20.5 20.8 16.6  *  55 11.2    
Narrabri Airport 09:00 am 17.6 18.8 14.6 12.8 60 10.2 SSE 26
Tamworth 09:00 am 17.8 19.2 15.0 14.6 65 11.1 SE 19
Walgett 09:00 am 18.3 19.8 15.6 16.4 65 11.8 ENE 13
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 09:00 am 15.3 17.2 12.9 11.3 65 9.2 ESE 20
Coonabarabran Airport 09:00 am 13.1 16.6 12.3 11.4 90 11.2 SE 11
Coonamble Airport 09:00 am 20.0 20.3 16.1 16.1 55 10.7 E 22
Dubbo Airport 09:00 am 16.7 18.6 14.3 12.1 70 11.0 E 26
Forbes 09:00 am 14.9 16.9 12.6 10.9 70 9.1 ESE 20
Parkes Airport 09:00 am 15.3 17.1 12.8 10.9 65 9.0 E 22
Trangie 09:00 am 17.9 18.8 14.5 14.0 60 9.5 E 20
West Wyalong Airport 09:00 am 12.8 15.4 11.0 6.7 75 8.1 E 30
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 09:00 am 14.7 16.0 11.5 10.6 55 6.0 ESE 17
Cabramurra 09:00 am 3.3 8.6 3.0 -7.4 95 2.3 E 48
Khancoban 09:00 am 14.0 15.7 11.2 12.1 60 6.6 NE 6
Wagga Wagga 09:00 am 13.6 16.3 11.9 10.6 75 9.3 ESE 15
Young 09:00 am 11.3 14.8 10.3 6.5 85 8.7 SE 24
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 09:00 am 14.0 15.7 11.2 9.4 60 6.4 ESE 20
Griffith Airport 09:00 am 12.8 16.3 12.0 9.2 85 10.7 ESE 20
Hay 09:00 am 11.9 16.2 11.9 9.6 100 11.9 ESE 15
Kapooka (Defence) 09:00 am 14.1 15.8 11.3 11.6 60 6.7 ESE 9
Swan Hill 09:00 am 13.2 15.6 11.2 9.5 70 7.9 ESE 17
Yanco 09:00 am 12.8 16.1 11.8 11.6 85 10.3 SE 7
Yarrawonga 09:00 am 13.2 15.7 11.3 11.6 70 8.1 SE 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 09:00 am 18.3 19.4 15.3 16.9 60 10.9 E 9
Cobar 09:00 am 16.8 17.9 13.6 13.3 60 8.8 E 17
Cobar Airport 09:00 am 16.5 17.9 13.6 13.9 60 9.2 E 13
Tibooburra Airport 09:00 am 15.0 15.5 10.9 10.3 45 3.2 SW 17
Wilcannia Airport 09:00 am 14.7 16.8 12.4 11.6 70 8.9 S 15
Lower Western
Broken Hill 09:00 am 11.0 14.8 10.4 8.0 90 9.4 S 15
Ivanhoe Airport 09:00 am 15.3 16.9 12.6 11.1 65 8.3 ESE 20
Mildura 09:00 am 12.2 16.0 11.7 9.3 90 10.9 ESE 17
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 09:00 am 22.6 27.2 22.4 24.5 95 22.1 W 15
Norfolk Island 09:00 am 21.4 24.2 19.8 20.0 80 18.0 NE 22
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 09:00 am 10.7 13.8 9.1 7.0 75 6.5 SSE 15
Tuggeranong 09:00 am 10.1 13.3 8.5 4.9 75 5.7 S 22

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).

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).