Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 9.02 pm ( ST) Saturday 23 July 2016
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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 09:00 pm 17.8 -- 12.8 12.6 40 3.7 W 20
Cape Byron 09:00 pm 18.0 -- 12.5 11.8 35 2.3 W 24
Casino 09:00 pm 15.3 -- 11.3 10.8 45 4.1 NW 17
Evans Head 09:00 pm 16.0 -- 11.5 11.7 40 3.1 NW 15
Grafton 09:00 pm 15.4 -- 11.0 11.0 40 2.6 W 15
Lismore 09:00 pm 16.9 -- 12.0 12.2 40 2.9 WNW 17
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour          *         
Kempsey Airport 09:00 pm 9.1 -- 7.5 6.2 75 4.5 W 9
Port Macquarie Airport 09:00 pm 14.8 -- 9.8 11.0 35 -0.9 W 9
Taree Airport 09:00 pm 14.1 -- 9.7 9.8 40 0.7 W 13
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 09:00 pm 10.6 -- 8.0 5.8 60 2.7 NW 17
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 09:00 pm 8.4 -- 5.8 4.3 55 0.1 W 11
Murrurundi Gap 09:00 pm 5.4 -- 4.0 -1.0 75 1.0 NNW 24
Nobbys Head 09:00 pm 12.3 -- 9.2 7.2 55 3.3 WNW 19
Norah Head 09:00 pm 11.0 -- 8.1 8.0 55 2.3 WNW 7
Scone 09:00 pm 10.2 -- 7.3 6.3 55 1.3 N 11
Tocal 09:00 pm 12.3 -- 8.6 7.2 45 0.9 NW 17
Williamtown 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 8.1 6.3 50 1.3 W 17
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 09:00 pm 8.3 -- 6.0 5.7 60 0.8 E 4
Bankstown 09:00 pm 10.0 -- 6.9 6.7 50 0.1 S 7
Canterbury 09:00 pm 11.1 -- 7.4 6.9 45 -1.0 S 11
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 09:00 pm 8.1 -- 5.6 4.8 55 0.1 SSW 7
Lucas Heights 08:45 pm 9.6 -- 6.3 3.8 45 -1.3 WSW 19
Penrith 09:00 pm 10.7 -- 7.2 8.2 45 -0.7 SE 2
Richmond Airport 09:00 pm 10.7 -- 7.4 5.0 50 0.4 W 20
Sydney City 09:00 pm 11.9 -- 7.8  *  40 -1.6    
Sydney Airport 08:30 pm 12.1 -- 8.0 6.2 40 -1.1 WSW 20
Sydney Olympic Pk 09:00 pm 10.0 -- 7.2 7.1 55 1.4 SSW 6
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 09:00 pm 10.7 -- 6.8 5.2 40 -2.3 WSW 17
Camden 09:00 pm 10.5 -- 6.9 5.1 45 -1.5 WSW 17
Moss Vale 09:00 pm 4.6 -- 2.4 -6.5 55 -3.2 WNW 46
Nowra 08:30 pm 9.3 -- 6.2 3.4 50 -0.8 W 20
Pt Perpendicular 09:00 pm 10.7 -- 7.5  *  50 0.7    
Wollongong Airport 09:00 pm 10.8 -- 7.3 4.9 45 -0.6 SW 20
South Coast
Bega 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 7.0 4.3 35 -3.2 W 24
Braidwood 09:00 pm 3.2 -- 1.5 -1.2 65 -2.7 WNW 11
Green Cape 09:00 pm 9.9 -- 7.4 1.6 60 2.3 SW 35
Merimbula Airport 09:00 pm 9.8 -- 6.4 4.7 45 -1.6 WNW 15
Montague Island 09:00 pm 11.2 -- 7.7 4.3 45 0.0 WNW 26
Moruya Airport 09:00 pm 10.5 -- 6.2 5.5 35 -4.7 WSW 13
Ulladulla 09:00 pm 9.8 -- 6.5 5.5 45 -1.3 W 11
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 09:00 pm 4.7 -- 3.4 -2.9 75 0.8 W 30
Glen Innes 09:00 pm 5.1 -- 3.5 -1.8 70 0.1 W 26
Inverell Research Centre 09:00 pm 8.4 -- 5.9 4.8 55 0.5 NW 9
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 09:00 pm 4.4 -- 3.6 -2.2 85 1.8 WSW 26
Mount Boyce 09:00 pm 1.8 -- 0.1 -7.4 65 -4.3 WSW 35
Mudgee 09:00 pm 7.1 -- 5.7 3.9 75 2.8 W 9
Nullo Mountain 09:00 pm 1.7 -- 1.2 -3.9 90 0.1 W 19
Orange 09:00 pm 2.8 -- 2.4 -3.1 90 1.5 W 22
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 09:00 pm 4.1 -- 2.1 -6.0 60 -2.7 W 41
Cooma Airport 09:00 pm 1.1 -- -0.5 -4.3 65 -4.9 WSW 15
Goulburn 09:00 pm        *         
Thredbo 09:00 pm -6.0 -- -6.1 -17.5 100 -6.3 NW 46
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 09:00 pm 7.1 -- 5.7 3.9 75 2.8 W 9
Moree Airport 09:00 pm 8.3 -- 6.9 4.5 75 4.1 S 13
Narrabri Airport 09:00 pm 8.4 -- 7.0 5.8 75 4.4 SSW 7
Tamworth 09:00 pm 8.0 -- 6.0 4.6 65 1.8 WNW 9
Walgett 09:00 pm 8.1 -- 6.9 6.5 80 4.7 S 2
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 09:00 pm 6.1 -- 5.8 3.3 95 5.1 WNW 9
Coonabarabran Airport 09:00 pm 6.5 -- 5.1 1.6 75 2.2 WSW 17
Coonamble Airport 09:00 pm 7.3 -- 7.2 5.4 95 6.9 SSW 6
Dubbo Airport 09:00 pm 5.6 -- 4.9 2.9 85 3.6 WSW 7
Forbes 09:00 pm 5.6 -- 5.0 2.5 90 3.8 WSW 9
Parkes Airport 09:00 pm 4.1 -- 3.5 1.1 90 2.3 SSW 7
Trangie 09:00 pm 6.3 -- 5.7 4.0 90 4.6 WSW 6
West Wyalong Airport 09:00 pm 4.9      *      WNW 11
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 09:00 pm 7.0 -- 5.3 3.2 70 1.5 WNW 11
Cabramurra 09:00 pm -2.9 -- -2.9 -10.6 100 -3.0 NW 28
Khancoban 09:00 pm 6.2 -- 4.9 2.1 75 2.3 N 13
Wagga Wagga 09:00 pm 4.5 -- 3.4 0.2 75 0.9 WNW 13
Young 09:00 pm 5.5 -- 3.8 1.4 65 -0.1 W 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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 09:00 pm 5.5 -- 4.2 1.6 75 1.2 NW 11
Griffith Airport 09:00 pm 3.3 -- 2.7 1.5 85 1.2   Calm
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 09:00 pm 4.1 -- 3.3 1.2 85 1.5 WSW 6
Yanco 09:00 pm 5.3 -- 3.9 2.3 70 0.7 W 6
Yarrawonga 09:00 pm 4.3 -- 3.7 1.5 85 2.3 WSW 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 09:00 pm 9.2 -- 7.9 6.8 75 5.4 SW 7
Cobar 09:00 pm 7.6 -- 6.4 4.6 80 4.2 WSW 9
Cobar Airport 09:00 pm 6.2 -- 5.9 5.1 95 5.3   Calm
Tibooburra Airport 09:00 pm 12.8      *      W 11
Wilcannia Airport 09:00 pm 7.2 -- 6.6 6.2 90 5.5   Calm
Lower Western
Broken Hill 09:00 pm 10.8 -- 9.1 9.9 70 6.0   Calm
Ivanhoe Airport 09:00 pm 7.6 -- 6.8 4.9 85 5.4 NNW 9
Mildura 09:00 pm 7.7 -- 6.8 6.2 85 5.2 NW 2
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 09:00 pm 18.7 -- 15.2 12.1 55 10.1 WSW 35
Norfolk Island 09:00 pm 19.8 -- 17.6 16.5 75 14.9 WNW 26
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 09:00 pm 5.0 -- 3.0 -1.4 60 -1.9 W 22
Tuggeranong 09:00 pm 5.0 -- 2.7 -1.2 55 -3.0 W 20

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).

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).