Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 10.12 pm ( DT) Friday 31 October 2014
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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 10:00 pm 23.0 -- 21.3 21.9 80 19.4 N 24
Cape Byron 10:00 pm 21.4 -- 20.5 18.8 90 19.5 N 32
Casino 10:00 pm 24.5 -- 20.8 24.6 60 16.5 N 11
Evans Head 10:00 pm 21.8 -- 20.6 21.3 85 19.2 N 20
Grafton 10:00 pm 21.5 -- 20.4 23.7 85 19.1 E 6
Lismore 10:00 pm 22.8 -- 20.2 22.8 70 17.3 NNE 13
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 20.7 21.8 80 18.7 NNE 20
Kempsey Airport 10:00 pm 20.2 -- 19.1 22.9 85 17.8   Calm
Port Macquarie Airport 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 21.1 22.4 85 19.5 N 19
Taree Airport 10:00 pm 23.1 -- 20.8 24.3 75 18.2 E 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 10:00 pm 20.1 -- 15.9 18.0 50 9.9 WSW 11
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 18.3 22.5 35 9.1 NE 11
Murrurundi Gap 10:00 pm 19.2 -- 16.5 11.8 70 13.2 NW 44
Nobbys Head 10:00 pm 21.3 -- 19.9 21.0 85 18.3 NE 17
Norah Head 10:00 pm 20.2 -- 19.6 18.5 90 18.9 NNE 26
Scone 10:00 pm 27.4 -- 20.2 18.9 35 10.6 WNW 46
Tocal 10:00 pm 27.8 -- 20.9 27.5 35 11.9    
Williamtown 10:00 pm 23.9 -- 21.0 23.8 70 17.8 NNE 15
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 10:00 pm 21.0 -- 16.6 20.0 50 10.5 S 6
Bankstown 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 18.1 23.7 35 8.3 ENE 4
Canterbury 10:00 pm 23.3 -- 20.2 23.1 65 16.6 NE 13
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 10:00 pm 22.7 -- 16.4 21.9 35 6.5   Calm
Lucas Heights 10:00 pm 22.8 -- 18.3 21.5 50 12.5 NE 11
Penrith 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 18.4 23.1 55 13.0 SSW 2
Richmond Airport 10:00 pm 21.8 -- 17.8 22.6 55 12.6   Calm
Sydney City 10:00 pm 22.2 -- 20.3  *  80 18.2    
Sydney Airport 10:00 pm 23.2 -- 20.9 22.6 75 18.4 NE 19
Sydney Olympic Pk 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 19.9 24.3 50 13.7 SSE 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
Illawarra
Bellambi 10:00 pm 19.7 -- 18.6 22.2 85 17.3   Calm
Camden 10:00 pm 19.8 -- 16.1 18.9 55 10.8 SSW 6
Moss Vale 10:00 pm 20.0 -- 14.7 15.1 40 6.7 N 22
Nowra 10:00 pm 20.9 -- 16.6 20.0 50 10.7 NNW 6
Pt Perpendicular 10:00 pm 21.4 -- 19.2 20.0 75 16.6 NNE 19
Wollongong Airport 10:00 pm 18.0 -- 16.8 19.8 85 15.4   Calm
South Coast
Bega 10:00 pm 17.5 -- 17.2 19.9 95 16.9   Calm
Braidwood 10:00 pm 15.4 -- 12.0 14.6 55 6.7   Calm
Green Cape 10:00 pm 17.9 -- 17.4 18.2 95 16.9 N 11
Merimbula Airport 10:00 pm 16.3 -- 15.8 18.0 95 15.2   Calm
Montague Island 10:00 pm 20.0 -- 18.8 18.4 85 17.4 N 22
Moruya Airport 10:00 pm 17.8 -- 17.8 20.1 100 17.8 W 2
Ulladulla 10:00 pm 21.4 -- 18.4 20.0 65 14.6 N 15
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 10:00 pm 22.3 -- 15.8 17.6 35 6.1 N 20
Glen Innes 10:00 pm 20.5 -- 15.1 18.1 40 7.2 NNE 9
Inverell Research Centre 10:00 pm 25.3 -- 17.7 19.6 30 6.7 NW 26
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 10:00 pm 19.1 -- 13.5 15.4 40 4.5 NE 13
Mount Boyce 10:00 pm 19.2 -- 13.0 15.9 35 2.6 NE 9
Mudgee 10:03 pm 21.9 -- 18.2 16.9 60 13.5 NNW 32
Nullo Mountain 10:00 pm 20.3 -- 15.1 15.2 45 7.7 WNW 24
Orange 10:00 pm 21.1 -- 14.5 17.3 30 3.8 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 10:00 pm 15.0 -- 12.0 13.3 60 7.5 W 6
Cooma Airport 10:00 pm 12.6 -- 9.4 11.2 55 3.8   Calm
Goulburn 10:00 pm 14.8 -- 12.0 13.9 65 7.8 ENE 2
Thredbo 10:04 pm 13.3 -- 7.9 1.8 35 -2.6 WNW 48
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 10:00 pm 22.4 -- 18.8 19.2 60 14.3 W 24
Moree Airport 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 19.7 21.3 50 13.4 E 24
Narrabri Airport 10:00 pm 22.0 -- 19.5 21.3 70 16.5 S 15
Tamworth 10:00 pm 22.8 -- 18.1 17.2 50 12.1 WNW 33
Walgett 10:11 pm 25.9 -- 20.4 20.0 45 13.7 WNW 37
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 10:00 pm 28.0 -- 20.3 20.6 30 9.8 N 39
Coonabarabran Airport 10:00 pm 17.8 -- 17.2 17.1 90 16.5 N 15
Coonamble Airport 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 19.8 20.3 85 18.6 E 19
Dubbo Airport 10:00 pm 22.9 -- 19.2 20.6 60 14.7 N 20
Forbes 10:00 pm 28.1 -- 20.0 20.8 30 8.9 N 37
Parkes Airport 10:00 pm 25.2 -- 19.5 17.1 45 12.1 N 46
Trangie 10:00 pm 23.2 -- 19.4 21.5 60 14.7 N 17
West Wyalong Airport 10:00 pm 22.4 -- 15.2 20.9 30 3.0   Calm
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 10:00 pm 24.6 -- 16.5 21.0 25 2.7 NNW 11
Cabramurra 10:00 pm 18.5 -- 11.1 11.5 20 -3.6 NW 24
Khancoban 10:00 pm 15.8 -- 13.6 15.6 70 10.3 N 2
Wagga Wagga 10:00 pm 23.4 -- 15.9 20.3 25 3.5 NNE 9
Young 10:00 pm 16.4 -- 12.6 14.5 50 6.5 SSW 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 10:00 pm 24.5 -- 16.0 20.2 20 0.8 N 13
Griffith Airport 10:00 pm 28.8 -- 17.9 22.7 15 -2.3 N 20
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 10:00 pm 26.7 -- 16.9 21.3 15 -1.4 N 17
Yanco 10:00 pm 26.9 -- 17.4 22.5 20 0.6 N 13
Yarrawonga 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 16.2 19.9 35 6.3 N 9
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 10:00 pm 23.2 -- 20.0 20.8 65 16.3 ENE 24
Cobar 10:00 pm 26.3 -- 19.8 22.2 40 11.4 NE 24
Cobar Airport 10:00 pm 26.8 -- 20.3 23.3 40 12.1 NE 22
Tibooburra Airport 10:00 pm 31.4 -- 19.8 25.8 15 -0.3 WNW 19
Wilcannia Airport 10:00 pm 25.9 -- 16.5 21.3 15 -1.0 NNE 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 10:00 pm 31.0 -- 19.4 26.5 15 -0.6 N 13
Ivanhoe Airport 10:00 pm 27.2 -- 17.3 22.6 15 -0.8 NNE 13
Mildura 10:00 pm 25.6 -- 17.7 22.0 25 5.2 NNE 13
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 10:00 pm 20.5 -- 19.0 19.2 80 17.2 NNE 20
Norfolk Island 10:00 pm 16.5 -- 14.4 14.1 70 11.3 E 15
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 10:00 pm 18.8 -- 13.3 16.2 40 4.2 SSW 7
Tuggeranong 10:00 pm 18.1 -- 13.3 16.4 45 5.7 E 4

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).