Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 8.12 pm ( DT) Saturday 25 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 08:00 pm 21.5 -- 19.7 21.3 80 17.7 N 15
Cape Byron 08:00 pm 20.9 -- 19.7 18.1 85 18.3 N 30
Casino 08:00 pm 22.3 -- 20.3 23.8 75 18.1 ESE 7
Evans Head 08:00 pm 20.7 -- 19.6 20.4 85 18.3 N 17
Grafton 08:00 pm 22.8 -- 20.2 24.0 70 17.3 E 7
Lismore 08:00 pm 22.7 -- 20.3 22.5 75 17.6 NNE 15
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 08:00 pm 20.9 -- 19.7 21.8 85 18.3 N 11
Kempsey Airport 08:00 pm 19.9 -- 17.3 20.0 70 14.0 WSW 6
Port Macquarie Airport 08:00 pm 20.9 -- 18.6 22.8 70 15.7   Calm
Taree Airport 08:00 pm 21.1 -- 18.6 22.9 70 15.6   Calm
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 08:00 pm 22.5 -- 19.7 22.5 70 16.3 E 11
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 08:00 pm 18.1 -- 17.8 18.2 95 17.5 E 13
Murrurundi Gap 08:00 pm 24.5 -- 17.3 22.0 30 6.7 NNE 9
Nobbys Head 08:00 pm 19.6 -- 19.1 19.8 95 18.6 SSW 15
Norah Head 08:00 pm 19.6 -- 19.3 19.0 95 18.9 SSW 20
Scone 08:00 pm 24.8 -- 19.3 23.7 45 12.1 SSE 9
Tocal 08:00 pm 21.7 -- 20.0 22.8 80 18.0 SSE 9
Williamtown 08:00 pm 19.6 -- 19.1 20.6 95 18.6 S 11
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 08:00 pm 20.1 -- 18.7 20.8 85 17.1 E 9
Bankstown 08:00 pm 20.6 -- 18.7 18.6 75 16.4 SE 22
Canterbury 08:00 pm 20.1 -- 18.8 19.0 85 17.3 SE 19
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 08:00 pm 19.8 -- 18.3 19.9 80 16.6 SE 11
Lucas Heights 08:00 pm 18.5 -- 17.5 15.3 85 16.3 SE 28
Penrith 08:00 pm 20.9 -- 19.2 21.3 80 17.3 ESE 11
Richmond Airport 08:00 pm 20.5 -- 19.5 19.8 85 18.3 ESE 19
Sydney City 08:00 pm 20.7 -- 19.2  *  80 17.5    
Sydney Airport 08:00 pm 19.9 -- 19.0 17.8 90 18.0 SSE 26
Sydney Olympic Pk 08:00 pm 20.5 -- 20.0 20.8 95 19.5 ESE 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
Illawarra
Bellambi 08:00 pm 18.7 -- 17.8 16.8 90 16.8 S 22
Camden 08:00 pm 20.0 -- 18.3 20.9 80 16.2 NE 6
Moss Vale 08:00 pm 16.1 -- 15.6 16.1 95 15.1 E 9
Nowra 08:00 pm 17.7 -- 17.2 18.2 95 16.6 E 9
Pt Perpendicular 08:00 pm 17.1 -- 17.0 18.3 100 16.9 WNW 6
Wollongong Airport 08:00 pm 19.0 -- 18.0 18.8 85 16.8 SE 13
South Coast
Bega 08:00 pm 15.8 -- 15.5 16.7 95 15.0 ENE 4
Braidwood 08:00 pm 14.9 -- 14.5 14.5 95 14.1 S 9
Green Cape 08:00 pm 15.7 -- 14.9 15.6 90 13.9 S 7
Merimbula Airport 08:07 pm 16.2 -- 15.5 17.7 90 14.6   Calm
Montague Island 08:00 pm 17.4 -- 16.3 16.2 85 15.0 ESE 15
Moruya Airport 08:00 pm 17.4 -- 17.2 18.0 95 16.9 S 9
Ulladulla 08:00 pm 17.2 -- 17.1 18.8 100 17.0 E 4
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 08:09 pm 21.6 -- 15.2 14.5 35 5.5 SW 32
Glen Innes 08:00 pm 18.5 -- 12.8 15.9 35 3.2 S 6
Inverell Research Centre 08:00 pm 26.1 -- 16.8 22.9 20 0.8 S 7
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 08:00 pm 21.4 -- 16.4 18.9 45 9.6 E 13
Mount Boyce 08:00 pm 18.9 -- 16.4 18.2 70 13.3 ENE 9
Mudgee 08:00 pm 25.6 -- 18.1 24.2 30 7.2 ENE 4
Nullo Mountain 08:00 pm 18.0 -- 13.8 16.3 50 7.7 NNE 6
Orange 08:00 pm 19.3 -- 15.6 18.4 55 10.6 ENE 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
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 08:00 pm 14.4 -- 14.4 13.7 100 14.4 SE 11
Cooma Airport 08:00 pm 17.5 -- 14.8 17.9 65 11.3   Calm
Goulburn 08:00 pm 19.2 -- 17.2 19.6 75 14.7 E 6
Thredbo 08:00 pm 12.1 -- 8.9 5.4 55 3.6 WNW 28
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 08:00 pm 26.6 -- 18.2 25.5 25 5.0   Calm
Moree Airport 08:00 pm 30.7 -- 20.0 29.2 15 3.1   Calm
Narrabri Airport 08:00 pm 28.2 -- 18.5 24.5 20 2.4 E 11
Tamworth 08:00 pm 27.7 -- 18.8 23.0 25 5.3 E 19
Walgett 08:00 pm 32.6 -- 21.0 28.9 15 2.6 NNW 11
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 08:00 pm 32.9 -- 20.8 28.6 15 0.9 WNW 13
Coonabarabran Airport 08:00 pm 28.6 -- 18.1 26.7 15 0.3   Calm
Coonamble Airport 08:00 pm 28.3 -- 18.1 24.2 15 0.1 NW 11
Dubbo Airport 08:00 pm 30.5 -- 20.2 28.9 20 4.3 ESE 2
Forbes 08:00 pm 29.4 -- 20.0 26.8 25 6.1 NW 9
Parkes Airport 08:00 pm 24.5 -- 17.9 23.4 35 8.5 NE 4
Trangie 08:00 pm 31.6 -- 20.6 28.5 15 3.6 S 9
West Wyalong Airport 08:00 pm 28.7 -- 19.9 26.0 25 7.3 N 11
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 08:00 pm 23.7 -- 19.1 24.0 50 13.3 ENE 4
Cabramurra 08:00 pm 17.2 -- 12.6 14.1 45 5.5 N 11
Khancoban 08:00 pm 18.8 -- 17.1 19.3 80 14.9 S 6
Wagga Wagga 08:00 pm 27.4 -- 19.4 24.5 30 8.0 ENE 13
Young 08:00 pm 25.4 -- 18.8 24.0 35 9.7 SSW 7
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 08:00 pm 25.9 -- 19.0 22.9 35 9.3 SSW 15
Griffith Airport 08:00 pm 30.8 -- 20.8 27.4 20 6.0 N 13
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 08:00 pm 27.7 -- 18.4 23.0 20 2.9 SW 17
Yanco 08:00 pm 28.5 -- 20.0 26.8 25 7.7 NNE 6
Yarrawonga 08:00 pm 23.4 -- 18.1 21.6 45 10.8 SSW 11
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 08:00 pm 33.4 -- 21.4 30.1 15 2.3 NW 9
Cobar 08:00 pm 32.3 -- 20.9 29.1 15 3.1 ESE 9
Cobar Airport 08:00 pm 32.8 -- 21.3 29.7 15 3.7 E 9
Tibooburra Airport 08:00 pm 36.6 -- 23.2 29.0 10 2.6 WNW 32
Wilcannia Airport 08:00 pm 33.2 -- 21.5 28.9 15 3.1 SSW 15
Lower Western
Broken Hill 08:00 pm 32.5 -- 20.9 27.7 15 2.5 WSW 17
Ivanhoe Airport 08:00 pm 34.2 -- 21.6 28.2 10 0.8 WSW 22
Mildura 08:00 pm 28.8 -- 19.0 24.4 20 2.9 WSW 15
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 08:00 pm 19.0 -- 16.4 17.4 70 12.9 N 13
Norfolk Island 08:00 pm 15.5 -- 13.7 13.7 75 11.0 ESE 11
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 08:00 pm 19.1 -- 15.3 17.5 55 10.1 ENE 9
Tuggeranong 08:00 pm 20.7 -- 16.5 19.6 55 10.8 ESE 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).