Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 5.07 pm ( ST) Thursday 17 April 2014
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 05:00 pm 21.6 22.5 18.3 20.4 60 14.0 SSE 13
Cape Byron 05:00 pm 21.9 24.4 20.0 20.5 80 17.9 S 22
Casino 05:00 pm 21.5 22.0 17.8 18.8 60 12.9 E 19
Evans Head 05:00 pm 20.2 22.0 17.8 18.9 70 14.8 SSE 15
Grafton 05:00 pm 21.1 22.2 18.0 19.9 65 14.0 ESE 13
Lismore 05:00 pm 21.4 24.4 20.0 22.3 85 18.4 SE 11
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 05:00 pm 21.7 22.6 18.4 18.1 60 14.1 S 26
Kempsey Airport 05:00 pm 21.1 20.8 16.7 18.0 50 10.3 SSE 17
Port Macquarie Airport 05:00 pm 20.1 22.1 17.9 17.6 75 15.1 S 22
Taree Airport 05:00 pm 20.0 21.7 17.5 18.6 70 14.4 S 15
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 05:00 pm 19.8 20.9 16.7 17.8 65 12.6 SE 15
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 05:00 pm 17.9 20.0 15.8 17.5 75 13.0 SE 7
Murrurundi Gap 05:00 pm 15.8 17.1 12.6 13.2 60 7.8 S 11
Nobbys Head 05:00 pm 19.9 21.8 17.6 16.9 70 14.7 S 24
Norah Head 05:00 pm 19.6 22.3 18.1 16.8 80 16.3 SSE 26
Scone 05:00 pm 19.0 19.8 15.6 18.9 60 10.8 SW 2
Tocal 05:00 pm 19.5 21.7 17.5 18.6 75 14.9 SE 13
Williamtown 05:00 pm 19.5 21.4 17.2 17.3 70 14.3 S 19
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 05:00 pm 20.0 20.5 16.3 17.9 55 11.2 ESE 13
Bankstown 05:00 pm 20.4 21.0 16.8 16.4 60 11.9 SSE 24
Canterbury 05:00 pm 19.9 21.1 17.0 16.7 65 13.1 S 22
Holsworthy 05:00 pm 19.5 20.7 16.5 15.7 65 12.4 SSE 24
Horsley Park 05:00 pm 19.4 20.2 16.1 17.0 60 11.4 SE 15
Lucas Heights 05:00 pm 18.8 20.5 16.4 15.6 70 13.1 SSE 22
Penrith 05:00 pm 21.1 21.0 16.9 18.9 50 10.9 ESE 13
Richmond Airport 05:00 pm 20.1 20.2 16.1 17.7 55 10.2 E 13
Sydney City 05:00 pm 20.3 21.1 17.0  *  60 12.5    
Sydney Airport 05:00 pm 20.0 21.9 17.7 14.9 70 14.9 S 35
Sydney Olympic Pk 05:00 pm 20.1 21.5 17.4 18.1 65 13.8 SSE 17
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 05:00 pm 19.7 21.4 17.2 14.3 70 13.9 S 35
Camden 05:00 pm 19.5 19.9 15.7 17.1 55 10.2 SE 13
Moss Vale 05:00 pm 13.4 16.0 11.6 9.4 75 8.9 SSE 20
Nowra 05:00 pm 18.5 19.5 15.3 16.3 60 10.8 S 13
Pt Perpendicular 05:00 pm 18.8 20.6 16.4 16.2 70 13.2 S 19
Wollongong Airport 05:00 pm 19.4 21.1 16.9 16.9 70 13.6 S 19
South Coast
Bega 05:00 pm 17.7 19.3 15.1 15.7 65 11.5 ESE 13
Braidwood 05:00 pm 13.9 16.2 11.8 11.5 70 8.7 ESE 11
Green Cape 05:00 pm 18.2 20.0 15.8 14.8 70 12.6 S 22
Merimbula Airport 05:00 pm 18.9 20.1 15.9 17.0 65 11.7 SSE 13
Montague Island 05:00 pm 19.0 20.8 16.6 14.4 70 13.4 SSE 30
Moruya Airport 05:00 pm 19.4 20.2 16.1 16.6 60 11.4 SSE 17
Ulladulla 05:00 pm 19.2 20.2 16.0 15.9 60 11.5 S 20
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 05:00 pm 15.1 15.8 11.1 10.7 50 4.5 SSW 17
Glen Innes 05:00 pm 16.7 16.8 12.2 13.5 45 5.0 SSW 11
Inverell Research Centre 05:00 pm 19.9 18.9 14.5 17.9 40 6.1 SSW 6
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 05:00 pm 16.2 16.7 12.1 12.7 50 5.5 WSW 13
Mount Boyce 05:00 pm 14.3 16.1 11.6 12.6 65 7.4 E 6
Mudgee 05:00 pm 19.8 19.5 15.2 17.0 50 8.5 WSW 13
Nullo Mountain 05:00 pm 13.2 14.8 10.0 11.2 55 4.6 WSW 4
Orange 05:00 pm 13.5 15.5 10.9 10.7 65 6.8 SW 11
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 05:00 pm 13.0 15.7 11.2 10.6 75 8.5 SSE 11
Cooma Airport 05:00 pm 13.6 15.4 10.8 10.6 60 6.2 SSW 11
Goulburn 05:00 pm 16.9 17.5 13.1 14.2 55 7.3 WSW 11
Thredbo 05:00 pm 5.7 9.9 4.3 2.8 75 1.6 WSW 6
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 05:00 pm 22.0 20.7 16.4 19.5 40 8.2 WSW 11
Moree Airport 05:00 pm 24.4 21.1 16.8 19.6 30 4.5 SSW 19
Narrabri Airport 05:00 pm 22.3 21.0 16.8 20.7 40 8.8 SE 7
Tamworth 05:00 pm 20.2 18.8 14.4 16.2 35 4.7 SSW 15
Walgett 05:00 pm 24.8 21.7 17.5 21.1 30 6.1 SSW 15
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 05:00 pm 21.9 20.6 16.4 20.1 40 8.1 SW 7
Coonabarabran Airport 05:00 pm 17.6 18.0 13.6 14.1 50 7.4 S 15
Coonamble Airport 05:00 pm 21.7 19.8 15.5 16.9 35 5.6 S 20
Dubbo Airport 05:00 pm 21.0 20.2 16.0 18.2 45 8.6 SSW 13
Forbes 05:00 pm 20.8 20.5 16.2 19.1 50 9.7 S 9
Parkes Airport 05:00 pm 19.6 19.2 14.9 15.5 45 7.7 SSW 19
Trangie 05:00 pm 22.0 21.0 16.8 20.5 45 9.2 S 7
West Wyalong Airport 05:00 pm 20.4 19.8 15.5 17.5 45 8.1 S 13
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 05:00 pm 20.2 20.3 16.1 17.9 55 10.3 WNW 13
Cabramurra 05:00 pm 10.2 13.2 8.3 7.4 70 5.2 W 9
Khancoban 05:00 pm 18.3 19.1 14.9 17.0 60 9.9 N 7
Wagga Wagga 04:30 pm 20.9 20.1 15.9 18.8 45 8.4 SW 9
Young 05:00 pm 18.3 18.9 14.6 16.4 55 9.1 SSW 9
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 05:00 pm 22.7 21.0 16.8 21.1 40 8.0 SW 6
Griffith Airport 05:00 pm 20.4 19.8 15.6 18.3 45 8.4 S 9
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 05:00 pm 23.6 20.8 16.6 20.4 30 5.3 N 11
Yanco 05:00 pm 20.6 20.5 16.3 18.6 50 10.1 SSW 11
Yarrawonga 05:00 pm 21.0 20.8 16.6 19.1 50 10.5 WSW 11
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 05:00 pm 26.0 21.9 17.6 22.6 25 3.9 SSW 11
Cobar 05:00 pm 24.2 20.7 16.4 21.0 25 3.2 SSW 9
Cobar Airport 05:00 pm 24.2 21.1 16.8 20.6 30 5.1 SSW 13
Tibooburra Airport 05:00 pm 26.1 21.7 17.4 20.7 20 2.7 SSW 20
Wilcannia Airport 05:00 pm 24.7 21.3 17.0 21.0 25 4.5 SSW 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 05:00 pm 24.4 21.5 17.2 21.4 30 6.2 W 11
Ivanhoe Airport 05:00 pm 24.3 21.4 17.2 21.7 30 6.1 SSW 9
Mildura 05:00 pm 23.5 21.5 17.3 20.9 35 7.9 W 11
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 05:00 pm 21.0 22.2 18.0 17.0 65 14.1 SSW 28
Norfolk Island 05:00 pm 20.7 23.2 18.9 18.5 80 16.8 W 24
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

ST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 05:00 pm 16.6 17.9 13.6 13.2 60 9.1 NW 17
Tuggeranong 05:00 pm 17.2 18.2 13.8 14.9 60 8.9 WNW 11

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).