Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 11.12 am ( ST) Monday 15 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 11:00 am 24.6 23.5 19.3 21.5 45 12.2 NW 20
Cape Byron 11:00 am 22.6 23.0 18.8 22.1 60 13.9 N 9
Casino 11:00 am 25.2 23.9 19.6 22.3 45 12.4 WNW 19
Evans Head 11:00 am 23.6 24.1 19.8 22.8 60 15.1 SW 13
Grafton 11:00 am 23.4 23.2 19.0 22.7 55 13.3 SSE 9
Lismore 11:00 am 25.4 24.6 20.3 23.8 50 13.9 NW 15
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 11:00 am 20.2 21.8 17.6 18.3 70 14.3 S 17
Kempsey Airport 11:00 am 22.7 22.3 18.1 21.6 50 12.0 SE 9
Port Macquarie Airport 11:00 am 21.9 22.8 18.6 19.7 65 14.5 S 19
Taree Airport 11:00 am 21.9 22.1 17.9 20.6 55 12.5 SSW 11
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 11:00 am 20.5 20.4 16.2 18.8 50 10.0 NNE 9
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 11:00 am 18.8 19.2 14.9 17.5 55 9.3 NNE 6
Murrurundi Gap 11:00 am 18.4 17.5 13.0 15.7 40 3.8 NW 7
Nobbys Head 11:00 am 19.1 21.1 16.9 18.3 75 14.1 SSE 11
Norah Head 11:00 am 19.7 21.4 17.3 19.3 70 14.1 SE 9
Scone 11:00 am 19.1 20.0 15.8 18.2 60 11.2 E 7
Tocal 11:00 am 20.5 21.0 16.9 20.0 60 11.9 ENE 6
Williamtown 11:00 am 18.6 20.4 16.3 17.1 70 13.1 SE 13
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 11:00 am 19.1 19.7 15.5 17.9 55 10.4 NNE 7
Bankstown 11:00 am 19.4 19.5 15.3 18.4 50 9.0 NE 4
Canterbury 11:00 am 18.8 19.2 15.0 17.3 55 9.3 WSW 7
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 11:00 am 18.9 19.3 15.1 17.1 55 9.4 N 9
Lucas Heights 11:00 am 18.7 19.6 15.4 17.6 60 10.6 N 7
Penrith 11:00 am 20.4 19.8 15.6 18.9 45 8.4 NE 6
Richmond Airport 11:00 am 19.5 19.8 15.6 17.8 55 10.0 SE 9
Sydney City 11:00 am 19.2 19.7 15.5  *  55 10.2    
Sydney Airport 11:00 am 18.0 19.1 14.9 15.7 60 10.3 SE 13
Sydney Olympic Pk 11:00 am 20.1 21.3 17.2 19.8 65 13.3 ESE 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
Illawarra
Bellambi 11:00 am 18.1 19.8 15.6 15.9 70 12.1 ENE 15
Camden 11:00 am 19.4 19.5 15.2 17.5 50 9.0 N 9
Moss Vale 11:00 am 14.5 15.7 11.1 12.3 55 5.3 NW 6
Nowra 11:00 am 18.7 19.0 14.7 16.7 50 8.7 NNE 9
Pt Perpendicular 11:00 am 15.9 17.9 13.7 14.0 70 10.4 E 11
Wollongong Airport 11:00 am 19.1 20.2 16.1 16.1 65 11.9 ENE 19
South Coast
Bega 11:00 am 18.3 19.6 15.4 17.0 65 11.4 NE 9
Braidwood 11:00 am 13.1 15.5 11.0 11.8 70 7.8 NE 4
Green Cape 11:11 am 17.2 18.7 14.5  *  65 10.6    
Merimbula Airport 11:00 am 16.5 17.6 13.3 13.6 60 8.2 E 13
Montague Island 11:00 am 16.8 18.6 14.4 14.6 70 10.9 N 13
Moruya Airport 11:00 am 17.6 19.6 15.5 15.2 70 12.5 ENE 17
Ulladulla 11:00 am 17.4 19.1 14.9 16.1 70 11.4 NE 9
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 11:00 am 17.6 17.5 12.9 12.8 45 5.5 W 20
Glen Innes 11:00 am 16.7 17.6 13.1 12.4 55 7.9 NW 20
Inverell Research Centre 11:00 am 21.0 20.4 16.1 17.2 45 9.1 N 19
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 11:00 am 15.1 16.4 11.9 13.6 55 6.7 WSW 4
Mount Boyce 11:00 am 13.8 14.3 9.3 10.2 40 0.8 NW 9
Mudgee 11:00 am 18.0 17.8 13.4 15.7 45 5.9 NW 7
Nullo Mountain 11:00 am 13.9 14.3 9.3 11.2 40 0.5 WNW 4
Orange 11:00 am 15.2 15.5 10.7 12.5 45 2.7 S 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
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 11:00 am 12.9 14.8 10.2 10.8 60 5.6 NNW 6
Cooma Airport 11:00 am 13.4 14.8 10.1 10.4 55 4.3 E 9
Goulburn 11:00 am 13.6 15.6 11.1 11.8 65 7.2 SE 6
Thredbo 11:00 am 2.7 7.8 1.7 -4.7 80 -0.4 W 28
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 11:00 am 22.2 20.1 15.8 20.1 35 5.6 ESE 6
Moree Airport 11:00 am 25.3 21.6 17.3 22.0 25 4.5 N 11
Narrabri Airport 11:00 am 24.7 21.9 17.6 20.8 30 6.9 NNW 17
Tamworth 11:00 am 22.1 19.9 15.6 19.3 35 5.1 NNW 9
Walgett 11:00 am 26.4 20.9 16.6 21.6 15 -2.3 N 13
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 11:00 am 24.1 19.9 15.5 18.2 20 -0.9 NNE 20
Coonabarabran Airport 11:00 am 20.4 18.1 13.4 16.8 25 0.8 N 9
Coonamble Airport 11:00 am 25.5 20.7 16.4 22.1 20 -0.5 N 7
Dubbo Airport 11:00 am 21.3 20.0 15.7 18.2 40 7.2 E 13
Forbes 11:00 am 21.9 20.2 15.9 17.9 35 6.6 N 17
Parkes Airport 11:00 am 21.4 19.9 15.6 18.1 40 6.5 N 13
Trangie 11:00 am 23.6 20.6 16.3 19.9 30 4.5 NE 13
West Wyalong Airport 11:00 am 20.6 19.0 14.7 15.7 35 5.0 NNE 20
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 11:00 am 16.3 17.8 13.6 13.7 65 9.5 E 13
Cabramurra 11:00 am 9.5 12.0 6.7 4.9 55 1.4 WNW 15
Khancoban 11:00 am 15.5 17.5 13.2 15.5 70 9.8   Calm
Wagga Wagga 11:00 am 17.1 18.1 13.8 14.7 60 8.8 ENE 11
Young 11:00 am 17.8 17.8 13.4 14.5 45 6.3 N 13
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 11:00 am 18.7 18.3 14.0 14.2 45 6.2 ENE 19
Griffith Airport 11:00 am 23.2 19.8 15.4 17.3 25 1.5 N 22
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 11:00 am 20.4 17.8 13.3 13.4 25 -0.8 NNE 26
Yanco 11:00 am 21.7 19.4 15.1 17.1 30 3.9 N 17
Yarrawonga 11:00 am 16.9 18.3 14.0 13.3 65 9.8 ENE 19
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 11:00 am 27.0 21.1 16.7 21.7 15 -3.7 N 15
Cobar 11:00 am 23.0 19.7 15.3 17.6 25 1.5 NNE 19
Cobar Airport 11:00 am 23.8 19.9 15.5 18.2 20 0.2 NNE 19
Tibooburra Airport 11:02 am 29.1 22.5 18.2 20.7 15 -2.1 NNW 32
Wilcannia Airport 11:00 am 25.5 20.2 15.8 18.1 15 -3.9 N 26
Lower Western
Broken Hill 11:00 am 21.2 18.4 14.0 13.2 25 0.4 W 32
Ivanhoe Airport 11:00 am 25.9 20.7 16.4 18.7 15 -1.8 N 26
Mildura 11:00 am 18.2 17.5 13.2 13.4 40 4.4 W 19
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 11:00 am 20.4 22.0 17.8 17.3 70 14.4 W 24
Norfolk Island 11:00 am 17.1 17.5 13.1 13.8 50 6.6 S 13
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 11:00 am 13.5 15.7 11.2 11.6 65 7.5 WNW 7
Tuggeranong 11:00 am 14.4 16.2 11.7 12.7 65 7.5 SW 6

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).