Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 1.12 am (EST) Monday 10 August 2020
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 01:00 am 9.3 -- 8.3 6.8 80 6.4 NNW 9
Cape Byron 01:00 am 12.4 -- 10.0 7.2 65 5.6 WNW 22
Casino 01:00 am 11.3 -- 9.1 6.9 65 5.0 NNW 17
Evans Head 01:00 am 8.6 -- 7.2 4.5 75 4.4 NNW 15
Grafton 01:00 am 10.2 -- 8.0 6.4 65 3.7 WNW 13
Lismore 01:00 am 10.0 -- 8.1 5.5 70 4.4 NW 17
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 01:00 am 5.7 -- 5.2 2.4 90 4.3 WNW 11
Kempsey Airport 01:00 am 6.5 -- 6.3 3.9 95 5.9 W 9
Port Macquarie Airport 01:00 am 6.8 -- 6.7 4.6 95 6.4 W 7
Taree Airport 01:00 am 11.1 -- 8.8 7.8 65 4.6 W 11
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 01:00 am 7.6 -- 7.3 5.7 95 6.9 NW 6
Gosford 01:00 am 8.5 -- 8.5 8.1 100 8.4   Calm
Mangrove Mt 01:00 am 7.5 -- 7.5 6.9 100 7.5   Calm
Murrurundi Gap 01:00 am 3.4 -- 3.4 -2.6 100 3.4 NNW 24
Nobbys Head 01:00 am 8.4 -- 8.3 4.7 100 8.1 WNW 17
Norah Head 01:00 am 9.3 -- 9.2 7.9 100 9.0 WNW 6
Scone 01:00 am 7.4 -- 7.4 5.4 100 7.3 N 7
Tocal 01:00 am 7.2 -- 6.7 5.5 90 5.7 SW 4
Williamtown 01:00 am 6.8 -- 6.7 4.3 100 6.5 W 9
Singleton TA (Defence) 01:00 am 7.2 -- 7.1 6.1 95 6.8 NNW 2
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 01:00 am 12.0 -- 11.9 10.1 100 11.8 S 13
Bankstown 01:08 am 13.8 -- 12.3 8.5 80 10.0 SSE 28
Canterbury 01:00 am 14.4 -- 12.6 9.5 75 9.8 SSE 26
Holsworthy 01:00 am 13.1 -- 12.0 7.9 85 10.3 SSE 28
Holsworthy (Defence) 01:00 am 12.3 -- 11.4 8.1 85 9.9 SSE 22
Horsley Park 01:00 am 12.3 -- 11.4 10.3 85 10.0 S 11
Lucas Heights 01:00 am 12.6 -- 11.4 4.7 80 9.4 SE 41
Penrith 01:00 am 11.6 -- 11.5 9.5 100 11.3 SSW 13
Richmond Airport 01:00 am 12.2 -- 11.9 9.0 95 11.4 SSW 19
Sydney Observatory Hill 01:00 am 13.2 -- 12.4  *  85 11.1    
Sydney Airport 01:00 am 14.2 -- 12.5 5.1 75 10.0 SSE 48
Sydney Olympic Pk 01:00 am 14.3 -- 12.7 10.8 75 10.3 SSE 19
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 01:00 am 14.4 -- 13.0 4.9 80 11.0 SSE 52
Camden 01:00 am 12.4 -- 11.5 9.6 85 10.0 S 15
Jervis Bay Airfield (Defence) 01:11 am 12.7 -- 12.5 6.7 95 12.2 SSE 35
Moss Vale 01:00 am 8.1 -- 7.8 -0.7 95 7.2 SSE 43
Nowra 01:00 am 11.8 -- 11.8 6.7 100 11.8 SSE 30
Pt Perpendicular 01:00 am 12.7 -- 11.9 5.2 90 10.8 SSE 41
Wollongong Airport 01:10 am 13.6 -- 12.8 10.0 90 11.7 SSE 22
South Coast
Bega 01:00 am 10.9 -- 9.7 7.5 80 7.6 SW 15
Braidwood 01:03 am 7.3 -- 6.5 0.5 85 5.1 S 30
Green Cape 01:00 am 12.9 -- 11.6 5.4 80 9.5 S 39
Merimbula Airport 01:00 am 11.6 -- 10.4 9.1 80 8.3 SSW 11
Montague Island 01:00 am 14.2 -- 12.1 4.1 70 8.8 S 52
Moruya Airport 01:00 am 13.7 -- 11.6 7.2 70 8.1 S 32
Ulladulla 01:00 am 14.7 -- 12.6 6.2 70 9.3 SSE 44
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 01:06 am 2.6 -- 2.6 -5.1 100 2.5 WNW 32
Glen Innes 01:00 am 2.9 -- 2.6 -4.5 95 1.9 W 30
Inverell Research Centre 01:00 am 4.4 -- 4.3 1.0 95 4.0 NW 11
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 01:00 am 7.1 -- 7.1 4.0 100 7.1 SSW 13
Marrangaroo (Defence) 01:00 am 6.9 -- 6.5 4.2 95 5.8 SE 9
Mount Boyce 01:00 am 5.9 -- 5.9 1.7 100 5.8 SE 17
Mudgee 01:00 am 7.4 -- 7.2 3.8 95 6.8 W 15
Nullo Mountain 01:00 am 4.8 -- 4.8 -0.2 100 4.8 SSE 20
Orange 01:07 am 5.3 -- 5.3 -1.1 100 5.2 S 28
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 01:00 am 5.5 -- 5.5 0.9 100 5.4 SSE 19
Cooma Airport 01:00 am 4.3 -- 4.3 -0.8 100 4.2 S 20
Goulburn 01:06 am 7.7 -- 7.4 1.7 95 7.0 SSE 28
Thredbo 01:00 am -2.8 -- -2.9 -5.2 100 -3.1   Calm
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 01:00 am 6.6 -- 6.0 2.6 90 4.8 WNW 15
Moree Airport 01:00 am 7.0 -- 6.6 3.2 90 5.8 W 15
Narrabri Airport 01:00 am 4.3 -- 3.8 0.7 90 2.8 N 11
Tamworth 01:08 am 6.4 -- 6.4 2.3 100 6.3 NW 17
Walgett 01:00 am 4.5 -- 4.5 1.6 100 4.4 W 9
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 01:00 am 7.8 -- 7.8 4.8 100 7.8 WSW 13
Coonabarabran Airport 01:00 am 4.6 -- 4.5 -1.6 95 4.2 SW 26
Coonamble Airport 01:00 am 6.6 -- 6.6 3.3 100 6.6 W 13
Dubbo Airport 01:00 am 7.6 -- 7.3 4.0 95 6.9 WSW 15
Forbes 01:00 am 8.3 -- 8.3 5.8 100 8.3 SSW 11
Parkes Airport 01:00 am 7.5 -- 7.5 3.7 100 7.4 SSW 17
Trangie 01:00 am 8.1 -- 8.1 5.6 100 8.0 WSW 11
West Wyalong Airport 01:00 am 7.8 -- 6.8 3.0 80 4.9 S 19
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 01:00 am 10.2 -- 7.8 5.9 60 3.0 SSE 15
Cabramurra 01:00 am 0.9 -- 0.6 -13.1 90 -0.2 ESE 63
Khancoban 01:00 am 10.9 -- 7.5 5.7 50 0.3 SE 17
Wagga Wagga 01:00 am 5.4 -- 5.2 1.4 95 4.8 SW 15
Young 01:00 am 5.5 -- 5.5 2.8 100 5.5 WSW 9
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 01:00 am 3.9 -- 3.9 0.8 100 3.8 SSW 9
Griffith Airport 01:00 am 6.4 -- 5.9 2.0 90 4.9 ESE 17
Hay 01:00 am 5.1 -- 5.1 2.3 100 5.0 SSW 9
Kapooka (Defence) 01:00 am 4.7 -- 4.3 1.2 90 3.4 S 11
Swan Hill 01:00 am 5.0 -- 4.7 2.0 95 4.1 SSW 9
Yanco 01:00 am 6.7 -- 6.6 3.4 100 6.4 SSE 13
Yarrawonga 01:00 am 4.5 -- 4.3 2.0 95 3.9 SSW 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 01:00 am 7.0 -- 6.5 4.7 90 5.6 WSW 7
Cobar 01:00 am 8.7 -- 8.4 5.7 95 7.9 SW 13
Cobar Airport 01:00 am 9.2 -- 9.2 6.5 100 9.1 SW 13
Tibooburra Airport 01:00 am 7.7 -- 7.7 5.1 100 7.7 SSW 11
Wilcannia Airport 01:00 am 7.4 -- 6.8 4.0 90 5.7 SW 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 01:00 am 6.0 -- 5.6 3.5 90 4.8 W 7
Ivanhoe Airport 01:00 am 8.8 -- 8.8 5.3 100 8.7 WSW 17
Mildura 01:00 am 6.9 -- 6.9 4.1 100 6.9 WSW 11
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 01:00 am 17.1 -- 15.8 11.3 80 14.0 W 37
Norfolk Island 01:08 am 17.5 -- 17.1 14.5 95 16.7 N 28
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 01:00 am 8.7 -- 7.1 4.2 75 4.1 S 17
Tuggeranong 01:00 am 8.1 -- 6.7 2.2 75 3.9 S 24

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).

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).