Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 3.32 am (EDT) Friday 29 January 2021
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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 03:30 am 23.7 -- 21.5 24.6 75 19.2 ESE 13
Cape Byron 03:30 am 24.5      *      ENE 35
Casino 03:30 am 21.1 -- 20.7 25.0 95 20.3   Calm
Evans Head 03:30 am 23.6 -- 21.6 23.3 80 19.5 ESE 20
Grafton 03:30 am 21.1 -- 20.4 23.3 90 19.6 SSW 7
Lismore 03:30 am 20.3 -- 19.7 23.2 90 19.0 SSE 2
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 03:30 am 21.3 -- 20.6 24.9 90 19.8   Calm
Kempsey Airport 03:30 am 21.6 -- 21.6 26.1 100 21.6   Calm
Port Macquarie Airport 03:30 am 21.0 -- 20.9 25.1 100 20.8   Calm
Taree Airport 03:30 am 20.9 -- 20.9  *  100 20.9    
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 03:30 am 19.3 -- 19.0 20.7 95 18.6 SE 9
Gosford 03:30 am 19.1 -- 19.1 22.4 100 19.1   Calm
Mangrove Mt 03:30 am 17.3 -- 17.3 18.5 100 17.3 ESE 7
Murrurundi Gap 03:30 am 15.6 -- 15.6 14.6 100 15.6 SE 15
Nobbys Head 03:30 am        *      E 39
Norah Head 03:30 am 21.1 -- 20.1 19.4 85 18.9 ESE 26
Scone 03:30 am 18.6 -- 18.5 17.8 100 18.4 S 20
Tocal 03:30 am 19.6 -- 19.3 20.7 95 18.9 SE 11
Williamtown 03:30 am 20.7 -- 20.1 19.6 90 19.4 ESE 24
Singleton TA (Defence) 03:30 am 19.1 -- 18.7 18.8 95 18.3 SE 17
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 03:30 am 17.8 -- 17.7 19.3 100 17.6 SSW 6
Bankstown 03:30 am 19.6 -- 18.3 19.1 85 16.8 E 15
Canterbury 03:30 am 18.5 -- 18.0 18.6 95 17.5 SE 13
Holsworthy 03:30 am 19.0 -- 18.5 20.5 95 18.0 ESE 7
Holsworthy (Defence) 03:30 am 17.6 -- 17.2 18.8 95 16.8 SSE 6
Horsley Park 03:30 am 18.1 -- 17.9 20.4 95 17.6 S 2
Lucas Heights 03:15 am 18.4 -- 17.5 18.8 90 16.4 SE 9
Penrith 03:30 am 18.4 -- 18.3 19.5 100 18.1 SW 9
Richmond Airport 03:30 am 18.0 -- 17.9 19.4 100 17.8 SSW 7
Sydney Observatory Hill 03:30 am 18.8 -- 18.6  *  95 18.3    
Sydney Airport 03:30 am 19.0 -- 18.6 19.0 95 18.2 ESE 15
Sydney Olympic Pk 03:30 am 18.7 -- 18.7 20.1 100 18.7 SE 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 03:30 am 19.6 -- 18.2 18.0 85 16.6 ENE 20
Camden 03:30 am 18.0 -- 17.9 20.7 100 17.7   Calm
Jervis Bay Airfield (Defence) 03:30 am 18.9 -- 18.1 17.8 90 17.2 E 19
Moss Vale 03:30 am 14.5 -- 14.3 13.7 95 14.0 E 11
Nowra 03:30 am 17.3 -- 17.3 17.3 100 17.3 S 13
Pt Perpendicular 03:30 am 20.3 -- 18.2 18.4 75 15.7 E 20
Wollongong Airport 03:30 am 20.8 -- 19.4 21.1 85 17.8 ESE 13
South Coast
Bega 03:30 am 15.7 -- 15.6 17.1 100 15.5 NW 2
Braidwood 03:30 am 13.1 -- 12.9 12.8 95 12.6 SSE 6
Green Cape 03:30 am 19.4 -- 17.6 12.0 75 15.3 NE 48
Merimbula Airport 03:30 am 19.1 -- 16.6 16.9 70 13.3 NE 17
Montague Island 03:30 am 19.1 -- 17.5 14.7 80 15.6 ENE 33
Moruya Airport 03:30 am 16.6 -- 16.2 17.4 95 15.8 W 6
Ulladulla 03:30 am 18.8 -- 17.3 18.5 80 15.5 E 11
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 03:30 am 14.1 -- 14.0 12.1 100 13.9 E 17
Glen Innes 03:30 am 15.5 -- 14.6 12.0 90 13.5 E 24
Inverell Research Centre 03:30 am 17.1 -- 15.6 17.0 80 13.8 S 7
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 03:30 am 16.0 -- 14.7 14.1 85 13.1 SE 15
Marrangaroo (Defence) 03:30 am 13.3 -- 13.0 12.9 95 12.5 ESE 6
Mount Boyce 03:30 am 12.7 -- 12.6 12.3 100 12.5 E 6
Mudgee 03:30 am 18.6 -- 16.9 16.9 80 14.7 SE 17
Nullo Mountain 03:30 am 13.2 -- 13.2 9.3 100 13.2 E 26
Orange 03:30 am 13.7 -- 13.1 9.9 90 12.4 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 03:30 am 11.6 -- 11.5 8.8 100 11.4 ENE 17
Cooma Airport 03:30 am 11.4 -- 11.4 7.7 100 11.4 NE 22
Goulburn 03:30 am 13.9 -- 13.8 13.0 100 13.7 E 11
Thredbo 03:30 am 6.3 -- 6.2 0.4 100 6.0 NNE 26
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 03:30 am 18.6 -- 17.3 16.9 85 15.7 SSE 19
Moree Airport 03:30 am 21.7 -- 18.1 19.6 60 13.6 E 17
Narrabri Airport 03:30 am 19.7 -- 17.8 18.2 75 15.4 SSE 17
Tamworth 03:30 am 19.7 -- 18.7 20.2 85 17.5 S 11
Walgett 03:30 am 23.4 -- 20.0 21.6 65 16.0 ENE 20
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 03:30 am 16.4 -- 15.7 13.0 90 14.8 SE 26
Coonabarabran Airport 03:30 am 16.3 -- 15.8 16.3 95 15.3 SSW 9
Coonamble Airport 03:30 am 22.6 -- 19.7 20.2 70 16.4 E 24
Dubbo Airport 03:30 am 20.9 -- 18.2 17.2 70 15.0 E 28
Forbes 03:30 am 16.1 -- 16.0 14.2 100 15.8 ESE 20
Parkes Airport 03:30 am 17.6 -- 16.4 15.0 85 14.9 ESE 22
Trangie 03:30 am 22.1 -- 18.8 19.4 65 14.7 ENE 22
West Wyalong Airport 03:30 am 16.0 -- 15.5 13.4 95 14.9 ENE 22
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 03:30 am 18.7 -- 17.9 19.7 90 16.9 ENE 7
Cabramurra 03:30 am 9.1 -- 9.1 1.5 100 9.0 E 39
Khancoban 03:30 am 15.9 -- 15.3 16.6 90 14.6 ENE 4
Wagga Wagga 03:30 am 15.4 -- 15.3 11.7 100 15.1 ENE 28
Young 03:30 am 15.5 -- 15.5 16.9 100 15.5 N 2
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 03:30 am 17.6 -- 16.4 14.6 85 14.9 ENE 24
Griffith Airport 03:30 am 17.1 -- 16.7 13.5 95 16.3 NE 30
Hay 03:30 am 18.9 -- 18.1 16.4 90 17.2 NE 26
Kapooka (Defence) 03:30 am 15.6 -- 15.0 12.0 90 14.1 ENE 26
Swan Hill 03:30 am 20.3 -- 18.7 17.3 80 16.7 NE 28
Yanco 03:30 am 16.8 -- 16.8 12.8 100 16.8 NE 33
Yarrawonga 03:30 am 18.0 -- 16.6 15.8 80 14.9 NE 20
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 03:30 am 28.0 -- 22.4 25.4 50 16.0 E 24
Cobar 03:30 am 22.3 -- 19.5 21.9 70 16.3 ESE 13
Cobar Airport 03:30 am 22.4 -- 19.8 22.7 70 16.9 ESE 11
Tibooburra Airport 03:30 am 27.4 -- 24.1 26.9 65 20.7 SSE 24
Wilcannia Airport 03:30 am 22.0 -- 21.1 21.2 90 20.1 E 24
Lower Western
Broken Hill 03:30 am 23.3 -- 22.0 22.0 85 20.6 NNE 28
Ivanhoe Airport 03:30 am 19.1 -- 19.0 16.2 100 18.9 ENE 32
Mildura 03:30 am 23.7 -- 21.7 21.9 80 19.6 NE 28
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 03:30 am 21.2 -- 21.2 18.5 100 21.2 E 37
Norfolk Island 03:30 am 21.4 -- 19.7 21.3 80 17.8 ESE 15
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 03:30 am 13.4 -- 13.3 13.1 100 13.2 SSE 7
Tuggeranong 03:30 am 13.4 -- 13.4 14.1 100 13.4 S 2

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).