Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 5.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 03 May 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 05:00 am 17.3 -- 17.0 19.2 95 16.7 NW 2
Cape Byron 05:00 am 18.0 -- 18.0 18.7 100 18.0 NNW 11
Casino 05:00 am 15.4 -- 14.9 16.4 95 14.3 WNW 2
Evans Head 05:00 am 16.5 -- 16.5 16.2 100 16.5 NW 13
Grafton 05:00 am 15.4 -- 15.3 17.1 100 15.1   Calm
Lismore 05:00 am 16.1 -- 15.9 17.9 95 15.6   Calm
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour          *         
Kempsey Airport 05:00 am 12.5 -- 12.1 11.2 95 11.4 WSW 9
Port Macquarie Airport 05:00 am 14.8 -- 14.4 16.0 95 13.8   Calm
Taree Airport 05:00 am 14.4 -- 13.9 14.1 95 13.3 N 7
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 05:00 am 16.4 -- 15.4 16.4 85 14.2 NW 7
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 05:00 am 12.9 -- 12.8 13.0 100 12.7 NNW 4
Murrurundi Gap 05:00 am 13.4 -- 13.3 8.7 100 13.2 NNW 30
Nobbys Head 05:00 am 17.5 -- 16.3 17.0 85 14.8 NW 11
Norah Head 05:00 am 17.2 -- 16.1 17.6 85 14.7 SSW 6
Scone 05:00 am 14.8 -- 14.0 15.7 90 12.8   Calm
Tocal 05:00 am 15.3 -- 14.5 15.1 90 13.5 WSW 7
Williamtown 05:00 am 15.2 -- 14.7 15.1 95 14.0 NW 7
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 05:00 am 6.9 -- 6.8 5.0 100 6.6 SSW 6
Bankstown 05:00 am 8.3 -- 7.6 7.1 90 6.4 N 2
Canterbury 05:00 am 8.3 -- 7.9 7.6 90 7.1   Calm
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 05:00 am 9.2 -- 7.8 7.4 75 5.2 SW 4
Lucas Heights 05:00 am 9.7 -- 8.5 6.4 80 6.3 SW 13
Penrith 05:00 am 9.5 -- 8.8 8.2 90 7.6 S 4
Richmond Airport 05:00 am 7.4 -- 7.2 6.3 95 6.7 SW 2
Sydney City 05:00 am 13.3 -- 11.5  *  75 8.6    
Sydney Airport 05:00 am 12.4 -- 10.4 9.6 70 7.0 NNW 11
Sydney Olympic Pk 05:00 am 10.3 -- 10.1 10.3 95 9.8   Calm
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 05:00 am 15.8 -- 12.4 13.0 55 6.8 NNW 11
Camden 05:00 am 5.2 -- 5.1 3.7 100 4.9 ESE 2
Moss Vale 05:00 am 9.7 -- 7.7 2.7 65 3.9 W 30
Nowra 05:00 am 14.7 -- 10.9 10.1 50 3.8 WNW 17
Pt Perpendicular 05:00 am 11.5 -- 9.3  *  65 5.4    
Wollongong Airport 05:00 am 14.5 -- 11.5 11.2 60 6.3 N 13
South Coast
Bega 05:00 am 2.4 -- 2.3 0.7 95 2.0   Calm
Braidwood 05:00 am 7.4 -- 5.8 3.8 70 2.7 NNW 11
Green Cape 05:00 am 12.2 -- 9.1 9.0 55 2.9 NW 9
Merimbula Airport 05:00 am 5.9 -- 5.7 4.8 95 5.3   Calm
Montague Island 05:00 am 14.0 -- 11.3 10.0 60 6.6 NNW 17
Moruya Airport 05:00 am 4.5 -- 4.1 3.0 90 3.2   Calm
Ulladulla 05:00 am 14.9 -- 11.0 11.4 45 3.7 NW 11
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 05:00 am 11.0 -- 11.0 9.2 100 11.0 W 11
Glen Innes 05:00 am 11.2 -- 11.0 11.4 95 10.7   Calm
Inverell Research Centre 05:00 am 12.1 -- 12.1 12.8 100 12.1   Calm
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 05:00 am 6.2 -- 6.2 4.2 100 6.1 NNE 6
Mount Boyce 05:00 am 7.9 -- 6.1 1.8 70 2.8 W 24
Mudgee 05:00 am 13.4 -- 13.3 12.7 100 13.1 NNW 9
Nullo Mountain 05:00 am 10.2 -- 10.2 8.6 100 10.2 WNW 9
Orange 05:00 am 4.7 -- 4.3 2.9 90 3.4 NNW 2
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 05:00 am 1.1 -- 0.9 -2.1 95 0.5 NW 7
Cooma Airport 05:00 am 8.5 -- 6.3 3.0 65 1.9 WNW 20
Goulburn 05:00 am 5.3 -- 4.5 1.3 85 2.8 WNW 13
Thredbo 05:00 am 0.5 -- 0.4 -14.8 95 0.1 NW 70
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 05:00 am 15.9 -- 15.3 16.2 90 14.6 NNW 6
Moree Airport 05:00 am 15.6 -- 15.2 14.7 95 14.8 NNE 13
Narrabri Airport 05:00 am 15.7 -- 15.0 15.3 90 14.1 NE 9
Tamworth 05:00 am 14.7 -- 14.1 14.4 90 13.2 NNE 7
Walgett 05:00 am 17.2 -- 17.1 18.4 100 16.9 NW 6
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 05:00 am 7.2 -- 7.1 6.5 100 6.9   Calm
Coonabarabran Airport 05:00 am 14.1 -- 13.9 12.8 95 13.6 NNW 13
Coonamble Airport 05:00 am 16.8 -- 16.7 17.3 100 16.6 N 9
Dubbo Airport 05:00 am 14.8 -- 14.0 15.4 90 13.0 W 2
Forbes 05:00 am 6.9 -- 6.8 6.1 100 6.6   Calm
Parkes Airport 05:00 am 7.3 -- 7.0 5.3 95 6.4 N 6
Trangie 05:00 am 12.2 -- 12.1 12.8 100 12.0   Calm
West Wyalong Airport 05:00 am 6.7 -- 6.7 5.9 100 6.7   Calm
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 05:00 am 7.2 -- 6.6 6.2 90 5.5   Calm
Cabramurra 05:00 am 3.7 -- 3.2 -4.2 90 2.1 WNW 33
Khancoban 05:00 am 8.2 -- 7.6 7.4 90 6.5   Calm
Wagga Wagga 05:00 am 8.4 -- 7.0 5.1 75 4.3 ESE 11
Young 05:00 am 5.8 -- 5.7 3.6 95 5.4 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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 05:00 am 10.8 -- 8.8 6.1 70 5.1 N 19
Griffith Airport 05:00 am 8.4 -- 7.7 6.5 90 6.5 W 6
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 05:00 am 10.9 -- 8.7 6.1 65 4.6 N 19
Yanco 05:00 am 10.3 -- 9.0 8.2 80 6.6 N 7
Yarrawonga 05:00 am 11.0 -- 9.9 7.7 85 8.2 N 15
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 05:00 am 16.1 -- 15.8 17.5 95 15.5 NW 2
Cobar 05:09 am 9.6 -- 9.5 7.8 100 9.4 N 9
Cobar Airport 05:00 am 9.7 -- 9.7 8.5 100 9.6 ENE 6
Tibooburra Airport 05:00 am 12.9 -- 9.4 8.8 50 2.5 WNW 13
Wilcannia Airport 05:00 am 10.7 -- 9.3 7.5 80 7.0 NNW 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 05:00 am 13.9 -- 10.4 9.0 50 3.9 NNW 19
Ivanhoe Airport 05:00 am 10.7 -- 9.4 8.0 80 7.2 N 11
Mildura 05:00 am 11.2 -- 8.6 7.7 60 3.5 N 11
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 05:00 am 20.3 -- 19.5 21.7 90 18.7 N 9
Norfolk Island 05:00 am 20.7 -- 18.4 19.4 75 15.7 ENE 17
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 05:00 am 7.7 -- 6.1 4.1 70 3.0 N 11
Tuggeranong 05:00 am 6.1 -- 4.8 4.0 75 2.0 ENE 2

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).