Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 5.12 am ( DT) Sunday 02 October 2016
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 05:00 am 9.7 -- 8.4 8.8 75 5.9   Calm
Cape Byron 05:00 am 16.8 -- 12.3 11.3 45 4.2 W 22
Casino 05:00 am 11.4 -- 9.5 7.7 70 6.1 NW 15
Evans Head 05:00 am 12.3 -- 9.9 10.0 65 5.7 NW 7
Grafton 05:00 am 9.5 -- 8.5 7.6 85 6.8 WNW 6
Lismore 05:00 am 8.7 -- 7.8 5.0 85 6.2 N 15
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour          *         
Kempsey Airport 05:00 am 5.6 -- 5.1 3.2 90 4.2 WNW 6
Port Macquarie Airport 05:00 am 5.9 -- 5.6 4.8 95 4.9   Calm
Taree Airport 05:00 am 8.6 -- 8.1 6.2 90 7.1 W 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 05:00 am 8.9 -- 7.9 6.7 85 6.2 NNE 7
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 05:00 am 10.6 -- 8.9 8.4 75 6.0 WNW 7
Murrurundi Gap 05:00 am 8.6 -- 7.4 3.8 80 5.4 NW 20
Nobbys Head 05:00 am 13.5 -- 11.4 10.5 70 7.9 NW 13
Norah Head 05:00 am 13.7 -- 11.4 11.8 65 7.7 WNW 7
Scone 05:00 am 5.8 -- 5.5 3.5 95 4.8 N 6
Tocal 05:00 am 10.5 -- 9.2 9.8 80 6.9   Calm
Williamtown 05:00 am 10.6 -- 9.3 7.5 80 7.1 NW 13
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 05:00 am 5.4 -- 5.4 4.3 100 5.3   Calm
Bankstown 05:00 am 6.3 -- 5.8 5.1 90 4.8   Calm
Canterbury 05:00 am 7.5 -- 7.0 6.6 90 6.1   Calm
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 05:00 am 8.4 -- 7.5 7.4 85 5.7   Calm
Lucas Heights 05:00 am 7.5 -- 6.4 4.5 80 4.3 N 9
Penrith 05:00 am 7.7 -- 7.3 6.9 95 6.6   Calm
Richmond Airport 05:00 am 9.5 -- 8.5 6.2 80 6.6 N 13
Sydney City 05:00 am 12.7 -- 10.3  *  65 6.1    
Sydney Airport 05:00 am 12.3 -- 10.1 9.7 65 6.2 N 9
Sydney Olympic Pk 05:00 am 8.2 -- 8.0 7.6 95 7.6   Calm
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 05:00 am 11.7 -- 10.0 9.3 75 7.0 NNW 9
Camden 05:00 am 4.2 -- 4.0 2.4 95 3.6 NNW 2
Moss Vale 05:00 am 7.9 -- 6.6 2.1 80 4.3 NNW 24
Nowra 05:00 am 9.9 -- 8.2 7.0 70 4.9 ENE 9
Pt Perpendicular 05:00 am 15.1 -- 12.0 13.0 55 6.7 WSW 7
Wollongong Airport 05:00 am 15.4 -- 12.1 9.6 55 6.4 WSW 26
South Coast
Bega 05:00 am 3.1 -- 3.1 0.5 100 3.0 SSW 6
Braidwood 05:00 am 8.9 -- 6.7 5.2 65 2.3 NNW 11
Green Cape 05:00 am 10.7 -- 9.9 9.0 85 8.5 WNW 7
Merimbula Airport 05:00 am 5.4 -- 5.2 3.8 95 4.7 WNW 2
Montague Island 05:00 am 14.7 -- 11.0 10.2 50 4.4 WNW 17
Moruya Airport 05:00 am 6.2 -- 5.4 3.7 85 3.9 WNW 6
Ulladulla 05:00 am 11.0 -- 8.7 9.0 65 4.5 WSW 4
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 05:00 am 5.0 -- 4.8 1.3 95 4.4 W 13
Glen Innes 05:00 am 3.6 -- 3.1 1.9 90 2.0   Calm
Inverell Research Centre 05:00 am 7.3 -- 6.5 4.4 85 4.9 S 9
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 05:00 am 3.5 -- 3.5 2.1 100 3.4   Calm
Mount Boyce 05:00 am 6.4 -- 5.5 0.5 85 3.9 WSW 24
Mudgee 05:00 am 4.2 -- 4.1 2.9 100 3.9   Calm
Nullo Mountain 05:00 am 7.0 -- 5.9 2.8 80 4.0 WNW 15
Orange 05:00 am 5.6 -- 5.1 1.8 90 4.1 NW 13
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 05:00 am 2.0 -- 2.0 -0.8 100 1.9 NW 6
Cooma Airport 05:00 am 6.6 -- 4.6 2.2 65 0.5 NNW 13
Goulburn 05:00 am 6.2 -- 5.8 1.5 90 5.0 W 19
Thredbo 05:00 am -0.9 -- -0.9 -9.7 100 -1.0 NW 35
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 05:00 am 3.2 -- 2.9 1.6 95 2.2   Calm
Moree Airport 05:00 am 7.1 -- 6.5 4.0 90 5.4 ENE 11
Narrabri Airport 05:00 am 11.0 -- 8.9 6.7 65 5.1 ENE 17
Tamworth 05:00 am 3.9 -- 3.3 1.1 85 1.9 S 6
Walgett 05:00 am 5.5 -- 5.1 2.9 90 4.2 N 7
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 05:00 am 9.1 -- 8.7 5.8 90 7.9 N 15
Coonabarabran Airport 05:00 am 9.2 -- 7.7 6.4 75 5.0 N 9
Coonamble Airport 05:00 am 5.5 -- 5.5 3.1 100 5.4 E 7
Dubbo Airport 05:00 am 6.0 -- 5.8 2.5 95 5.4 ESE 13
Forbes 05:00 am 5.9 -- 5.8 3.6 100 5.6 NE 7
Parkes Airport 05:00 am 4.2 -- 4.1 0.8 100 3.9 NE 11
Trangie 05:00 am 8.4 -- 7.8 5.9 90 6.7 NE 9
West Wyalong Airport 05:00 am 6.1 -- 5.8 5.0 95 5.2   Calm
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 05:00 am 7.2 -- 7.2 6.5 100 7.1   Calm
Cabramurra 05:00 am 2.4 -- 2.4 -2.8 100 2.4 WNW 19
Khancoban 05:00 am 7.9 -- 7.9 7.0 100 7.9 ENE 2
Wagga Wagga 05:00 am 7.3 -- 7.0 4.4 95 6.4 ESE 11
Young 05:00 am 2.4 -- 2.4 -0.4 100 2.3 S 6
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 05:00 am 8.4 -- 8.1 5.0 95 7.6 NE 15
Griffith Airport 05:00 am 5.9 -- 5.8 3.6 100 5.6 ENE 7
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 05:00 am 8.9 -- 7.8 5.1 80 5.8 NNE 15
Yanco 05:00 am 9.8 -- 8.8 7.4 85 7.1 NE 9
Yarrawonga 05:00 am 9.0 -- 8.8 5.8 95 8.4 ENE 15
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 05:00 am 7.1 -- 6.1 4.1 80 4.1 NE 9
Cobar 05:00 am 9.3      *      NNE 15
Cobar Airport 05:00 am 8.6 -- 7.2 4.9 75 4.6 NE 13
Tibooburra Airport 05:00 am 12.6 -- 9.5 7.6 55 3.8 N 19
Wilcannia Airport 05:00 am 13.0 -- 10.0 8.0 55 4.4 N 20
Lower Western
Broken Hill 05:00 am 17.2 -- 11.6 9.6 35 0.8 N 30
Ivanhoe Airport 05:00 am 9.3 -- 8.0 5.9 80 5.7 NNE 13
Mildura 05:00 am 12.1 -- 9.8 7.5 65 5.7 NNE 19
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 05:00 am 18.4 -- 15.8 14.5 65 12.1 W 24
Norfolk Island 05:00 am 19.4 -- 18.9 18.7 95 18.3 W 19
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 05:00 am 7.0 -- 6.4 2.7 90 5.3 N 17
Tuggeranong 05:00 am 9.3 -- 7.4 6.6 70 3.7 WNW 7

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).