Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 1.12 am ( DT) Friday 24 March 2017
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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 01:00 am 21.5 -- 21.4 25.1 100 21.2 W 4
Cape Byron 01:00 am 21.3 -- 21.1 21.6 95 20.8 WSW 20
Casino 01:00 am 22.1 -- 21.4 26.1 90 20.6   Calm
Evans Head 01:00 am 21.9 -- 21.6 23.7 95 21.2 WSW 13
Grafton 01:00 am 21.8 -- 21.5 24.3 95 21.1 W 9
Lismore 01:00 am 21.8 -- 21.4 26.0 95 21.0   Calm
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 01:00 am 21.9 -- 21.3 24.2 95 20.7 WSW 9
Kempsey Airport 01:00 am 21.1 -- 20.3 24.5 90 19.4   Calm
Port Macquarie Airport 01:00 am 20.5 -- 20.3 22.5 95 20.0 WSW 9
Taree Airport 01:00 am 20.5 -- 20.5 23.1 100 20.5 WNW 7
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 01:00 am 20.3 -- 19.2 20.2 85 17.9 S 15
Gosford 01:00 am 19.9 -- 19.2 20.8 90 18.4 SW 11
Mangrove Mt 01:00 am 17.4 -- 17.4 18.6 100 17.4 S 7
Murrurundi Gap 01:00 am 17.0 -- 17.0 14.5 100 17.0 SE 26
Nobbys Head 01:00 am 20.7 -- 20.1 19.6 90 19.4 SSW 24
Norah Head 01:00 am 20.2 -- 19.9 20.8 95 19.5 SW 15
Scone 01:00 am 19.8 -- 19.3 20.1 95 18.8 S 15
Tocal 01:00 am 20.2 -- 19.7 23.5 95 19.1   Calm
Williamtown 01:00 am 20.5 -- 19.9 22.1 90 19.2 SW 9
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 01:00 am 18.1 -- 18.1 19.6 100 18.1 SSW 7
Bankstown 01:00 am 18.8 -- 18.0 19.9 90 17.1 S 7
Canterbury 01:00 am 18.8 -- 18.1 20.2 90 17.3 S 6
Holsworthy 01:00 am 18.3 -- 17.8 19.4 95 17.1 W 7
Horsley Park 01:00 am 18.1 -- 17.3 19.1 90 16.4 S 6
Lucas Heights 01:00 am 17.7 -- 17.0 17.3 90 16.1 SSE 13
Penrith 01:00 am 18.7 -- 18.5 19.5 95 18.2 SSW 11
Richmond Airport 01:00 am 18.7 -- 18.4 18.3 95 18.0 SW 17
Sydney City 01:00 am 19.1 -- 18.2  *  90 17.1    
Sydney Airport 01:00 am 20.1 -- 19.8 19.9 95 19.4 SSE 19
Sydney Olympic Pk 01:00 am 18.9 -- 18.8 22.0 100 18.7   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 01:00 am 18.3 -- 17.8 17.5 95 17.1 SW 17
Camden 01:00 am 17.9 -- 17.5 20.3 95 17.1   Calm
Moss Vale 01:00 am 14.6      *      S 13
Nowra 01:00 am 17.7 -- 17.7 16.8 100 17.7 S 19
Pt Perpendicular 01:00 am 18.1 -- 18.1 18.5 100 18.1 S 13
Wollongong Airport 01:11 am 18.6 -- 18.4 19.7 95 18.1 SW 9
South Coast
Bega 01:00 am 16.4 -- 16.1 17.2 95 15.8 SW 6
Braidwood 01:00 am 14.2 -- 13.9 13.2 95 13.6 SSE 11
Green Cape 01:00 am 16.6 -- 16.4 14.8 95 16.1 W 20
Merimbula Airport 01:00 am 16.6 -- 16.2 17.3 95 15.6 W 6
Montague Island 01:00 am 17.8 -- 17.5 17.8 95 17.2 SW 13
Moruya Airport 01:08 am 17.1 -- 16.7 15.9 95 16.1 SW 17
Ulladulla 01:00 am 17.9 -- 17.9 19.0 100 17.9 WSW 9
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 01:00 am 16.9 -- 16.9 16.8 100 16.9 E 13
Glen Innes 01:00 am 17.5 -- 16.7 17.0 90 15.8 E 13
Inverell Research Centre 01:00 am 20.7 -- 20.0 22.8 90 19.3 ENE 7
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 01:00 am 16.1 -- 16.1 16.0 100 16.1 SSE 11
Mount Boyce 01:00 am 13.2 -- 13.1 12.4 100 13.0 SE 9
Mudgee 01:00 am 18.8 -- 17.9 17.9 90 16.9 SSE 17
Nullo Mountain 01:00 am 13.8 -- 13.8 11.4 100 13.8 ENE 19
Orange 01:00 am 15.0 -- 14.5 13.0 95 13.9 E 17
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 01:00 am 12.4 -- 12.4 11.4 100 12.4 SSE 9
Cooma Airport 01:00 am 12.0 -- 11.9 11.2 100 11.8 S 7
Goulburn 01:00 am 14.5 -- 14.2 13.3 95 13.9 SSE 13
Thredbo 01:00 am 6.2      *      ENE 15
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 01:00 am 20.6 -- 19.2 20.0 85 17.6 SE 17
Moree Airport 01:00 am 25.5 -- 22.6 26.2 70 19.6 NNE 15
Narrabri Airport 01:00 am 21.9 -- 20.2 24.1 80 18.3 SE 4
Tamworth 01:00 am 21.0 -- 19.0 20.8 75 16.8 SSE 13
Walgett 01:00 am 25.2 -- 22.0 25.3 65 18.4 NE 15
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 01:00 am 20.5 -- 20.4 21.9 100 20.3 E 13
Coonabarabran Airport 01:00 am 19.7 -- 18.8 20.3 90 17.8 E 11
Coonamble Airport 01:00 am 23.9 -- 21.7 24.9 75 19.4 ENE 13
Dubbo Airport 01:00 am 19.7 -- 18.8 17.9 90 17.8 ENE 24
Forbes 01:00 am 19.0 -- 18.4 18.5 95 17.8 E 17
Parkes Airport 01:00 am 20.0 -- 19.3 20.2 90 18.5 E 15
Trangie 01:00 am 20.9 -- 19.9 21.2 90 18.8 E 15
West Wyalong Airport 01:00 am 18.5 -- 16.7 16.3 75 14.4 ESE 19
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 01:00 am 16.2 -- 15.0 16.1 85 13.3 NNW 6
Cabramurra 01:00 am 9.1 -- 9.1 0.7 100 9.0 ESE 43
Khancoban 01:00 am 11.9 -- 11.9 12.5 100 11.9   Calm
Wagga Wagga 01:00 am 16.5 -- 15.2 15.1 80 13.5 SSE 13
Young 01:00 am 17.2 -- 15.6 15.1 80 13.5 SE 17
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 01:00 am 18.4 -- 16.6 17.3 75 14.3 ESE 13
Griffith Airport 01:00 am 18.4 -- 17.1 16.6 85 15.5 ESE 19
Hay 01:00 am 18.6 -- 17.5 18.2 85 16.2 SE 13
Swan Hill 01:00 am 20.0 -- 17.4 18.8 70 14.1 SE 13
Yanco 01:00 am 18.2 -- 16.8 17.4 80 15.1 ESE 13
Yarrawonga 01:00 am 16.6 -- 15.9 17.1 90 15.0 SE 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 01:00 am 25.9 -- 22.2 27.0 60 18.1 ENE 9
Cobar 01:00 am 26.6 -- 21.7 26.6 55 16.2 N 11
Cobar Airport 01:00 am 27.3 -- 22.4 27.2 55 16.9 N 13
Tibooburra Airport 01:00 am 26.6 -- 18.9 24.0 30 7.6 SSW 11
Wilcannia Airport 01:00 am 26.8 -- 20.8 25.3 45 13.2 SSE 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 01:00 am 24.2 -- 19.4 21.7 50 13.4 S 19
Ivanhoe Airport 01:00 am 24.2 -- 21.4 23.9 70 18.2 SE 17
Mildura 01:00 am 22.2 -- 19.1 21.8 65 15.3 SSE 11
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 01:00 am 23.2 -- 22.2 23.7 90 21.1 W 20
Norfolk Island 01:00 am 20.0 -- 16.6 18.9 60 11.9 NE 9
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 01:00 am 14.9 -- 14.6 14.9 95 14.3 ESE 7
Tuggeranong 01:00 am 15.4 -- 14.3 14.2 85 12.9 SSE 11

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).