Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 12.07 pm ( ST) Saturday 20 September 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 12:00 pm 20.1 19.8 15.6 16.6 50 8.8 SSE 17
Cape Byron 12:00 pm 19.1 19.2 15.0 15.2 50 8.7 ESE 19
Casino 12:00 pm 20.9 19.6 15.3 18.0 40 6.4 SSE 11
Evans Head 12:00 pm 20.6 20.8 16.6 17.7 55 11.0 S 17
Grafton 12:00 pm 19.7 20.2 16.0 18.6 55 10.7 N 7
Lismore 12:00 pm 21.4 20.3 16.1 18.9 40 8.0 S 11
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 12:00 pm 18.8 18.5 14.3 14.9 45 7.0 SE 17
Kempsey Airport 12:00 pm 22.1 19.9 15.7 19.7 35 5.1 NNE 7
Port Macquarie Airport 12:00 pm 20.6 19.3 15.1 16.5 40 6.2 SE 17
Taree Airport 12:00 pm 19.8 18.4 14.1 17.2 35 4.3 E 7
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 12:00 pm 20.0 19.2 15.0 18.0 45 7.1 ENE 7
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 12:00 pm 16.7 17.3 12.9 14.3 50 6.8 SSE 9
Murrurundi Gap 12:00 pm 15.8 14.9 10.0 9.9 30 -2.2 SSE 19
Nobbys Head 12:00 pm 17.7 18.6 14.4 13.8 60 9.3 S 20
Norah Head 12:00 pm 17.8 19.2 15.0 14.5 65 10.9 S 19
Scone 12:00 pm 19.1 17.4 12.9 15.6 30 1.1 SE 9
Tocal 12:00 pm 19.7 18.8 14.5 17.1 40 6.0 SE 9
Williamtown 12:00 pm 18.7 18.1 13.8 13.1 40 5.5 SSE 24
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 12:00 pm 17.1 17.5 13.1 14.6 50 6.6 SSE 9
Bankstown 12:00 pm 17.9 17.6 13.3 13.7 45 5.5 ESE 17
Canterbury 12:00 pm 17.2 17.5 13.1 12.8 50 6.4 SSE 19
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 12:00 pm 17.4 17.6 13.2  *  50 6.3    
Lucas Heights 12:00 pm 16.5 17.3 12.9 12.6 55 7.1 SSE 17
Penrith 12:00 pm 19.6 18.3 13.9 16.6 35 4.1 WSW 9
Richmond Airport 12:00 pm 19.2 18.3 14.0 17.0 40 5.3 E 6
Sydney City 12:00 pm 19.1 18.6 14.3  *  45 6.6    
Sydney Airport 12:00 pm 16.6 17.2 12.9 10.1 50 6.6 S 30
Sydney Olympic Pk 12:00 pm 17.5 18.5 14.3 14.5 60 9.4 SSE 15
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 12:00 pm 16.7 18.0 13.7 12.0 60 9.1 SSE 24
Camden 12:00 pm 19.6 18.7 14.5 17.5 40 6.0 NE 6
Moss Vale 12:00 pm 12.5 14.3 9.6 10.0 60 4.5 ENE 7
Nowra 12:00 pm 16.9 16.5 12.1 10.9 40 3.2 SE 24
Pt Perpendicular 12:00 pm 14.6 15.5 11.0 8.8 50 4.3 S 24
Wollongong Airport 12:00 pm 17.5 17.8 13.5 13.0 50 7.0 SSE 20
South Coast
Bega 12:00 pm 18.0 17.5 13.1 13.6 40 4.6 W 17
Braidwood 12:00 pm 12.6 13.7 8.7 9.4 45 1.0 E 7
Green Cape 12:00 pm 14.7 16.7 12.4 8.3 65 8.6 SW 32
Merimbula Airport 12:00 pm 18.4 17.7 13.4 13.6 40 4.6 SW 19
Montague Island 12:00 pm 18.7 17.9 13.5 13.7 40 4.5 SW 20
Moruya Airport 12:00 pm 18.0 17.6 13.3 14.8 45 5.2 S 11
Ulladulla 12:00 pm 17.0 16.8 12.4 12.5 40 4.0 S 17
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 12:00 pm 13.1 13.7 8.6 9.0 40 -0.2 SE 11
Glen Innes 12:00 pm 14.3 14.5 9.6 10.3 40 0.5 SSE 11
Inverell Research Centre 12:00 pm 17.8 15.8 10.8 12.8 20 -4.4 N 13
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 12:00 pm 15.5 15.6 10.8 12.5 40 2.3 NW 7
Mount Boyce 12:00 pm 12.0 13.4 8.4 9.1 50 1.6 ENE 6
Mudgee 12:00 pm 17.0 15.6 10.8 13.0 25 -2.1 SW 9
Nullo Mountain 12:00 pm 12.6 13.1 7.8 9.2 35 -2.4 E 6
Orange 12:00 pm 13.4 14.1 9.1 10.2 40 0.8 NW 7
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 12:00 pm 11.1 13.5 8.6 5.2 60 4.1 SW 24
Cooma Airport 12:00 pm 9.4 12.1 7.0 4.0 60 2.3 S 20
Goulburn 12:00 pm 14.1 14.5 9.7 11.0 40 1.1 SSE 7
Thredbo 12:00 pm 4.0 7.5 0.7 -0.6 40 -8.4 SW 9
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 12:00 pm 20.5 17.1 12.4 15.3 15 -6.1 E 13
Moree Airport 12:00 pm 21.4 17.5 12.8 16.5 15 -7.3 S 11
Narrabri Airport 12:00 pm 21.0 17.5 12.9 16.7 15 -5.0 SE 9
Tamworth 12:00 pm 20.3 16.7 11.8 16.0 15 -9.0 SSE 7
Walgett 12:00 pm 21.5 18.1 13.7 16.7 20 -2.4 S 13
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 12:00 pm 18.4 16.8 12.2 12.8 30 0.1 SSW 19
Coonabarabran Airport 12:00 pm 17.0 15.0 10.0 12.5 20 -6.8 SE 9
Coonamble Airport 12:00 pm 20.8 17.2 12.5 14.4 15 -6.7 SE 19
Dubbo Airport 12:00 pm 18.4 16.3 11.6 14.9 25 -3.1 SW 6
Forbes 12:00 pm 16.9 16.8 12.3 13.6 45 4.3 S 11
Parkes Airport 12:00 pm 17.4 17.2 12.7 13.4 45 4.7 SW 15
Trangie 12:00 pm 19.2 16.9 12.3 14.1 25 -1.8 SSW 15
West Wyalong Airport 12:00 pm 17.0 16.4 11.8 13.3 35 2.2 SE 11
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 12:00 pm 15.6 16.1 11.6 12.7 50 4.6 ESE 9
Cabramurra 12:00 pm 8.7 10.8 5.0 3.4 45 -3.2 WNW 15
Khancoban 12:00 pm 15.4 16.0 11.5 12.5 50 4.5 N 9
Wagga Wagga 12:00 pm 16.5 16.8 12.4 13.8 50 5.5 SE 9
Young 12:00 pm 16.2 16.9 12.5 14.0 50 6.3 NW 7
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 12:00 pm 16.7 16.5 12.0 10.7 40 3.4 SSW 24
Griffith Airport 12:00 pm 17.2 16.2 11.7 12.1 35 0.8 SSW 17
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 12:00 pm 16.7 15.8 11.2 11.1 30 0.1 S 19
Yanco 12:00 pm 17.3 17.0 12.6 14.7 40 4.3 SW 7
Yarrawonga 12:00 pm 15.8 16.1 11.6 13.3 45 3.9 S 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 12:00 pm 20.7 17.5 13.0 14.6 20 -3.7 S 19
Cobar 12:00 pm 18.2 16.0 11.2 13.2 20 -4.6 S 13
Cobar Airport 12:00 pm 18.4 16.6 12.0 13.8 25 -0.9 SSE 13
Tibooburra Airport 12:00 pm 19.2 16.7 12.0 12.9 20 -3.6 SSE 20
Wilcannia Airport 12:00 pm 19.9 17.2 12.7 14.4 20 -2.4 SSE 17
Lower Western
Broken Hill 12:00 pm 18.1 16.2 11.5 14.4 25 -2.8 SSE 7
Ivanhoe Airport 12:00 pm 18.5 17.1 12.7 13.5 30 1.5 S 17
Mildura 12:00 pm 19.0 17.0 12.5 14.1 25 -0.8 SSE 15
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 12:00 pm 16.2 18.6 14.4 13.5 75 11.8 SW 17
Norfolk Island 12:00 pm 18.5 18.9 14.7 12.2 55 9.0 W 32
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 12:00 pm 14.7 14.7 9.9 11.4 35 0.2 SW 7
Tuggeranong 12:00 pm 14.6 14.9 10.1 11.5 40 1.5 NNE 7

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).