Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 5.02 pm ( ST) Saturday 26 July 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 05:00 pm 19.2 21.9 17.7 19.5 80 15.9 N 9
Cape Byron 05:00 pm 19.2 21.8 17.6 16.5 80 15.7 N 24
Casino 05:00 pm 18.1 20.1 15.9 17.0 70 13.0 N 11
Evans Head 05:00 pm 17.7 20.7 16.6 18.2 85 15.1 N 6
Grafton 05:00 pm 17.3 20.4 16.2 17.5 85 14.8 N 7
Lismore 05:00 pm 19.6 21.0 16.8 19.4 65 13.1 NW 6
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 05:00 pm 16.6 19.6 15.4 15.7 85 13.8 SSW 11
Kempsey Airport 05:00 pm 15.2 18.7 14.5 16.0 90 13.6 WSW 2
Port Macquarie Airport 05:00 pm 13.8 17.8 13.6 14.8 95 13.3   Calm
Taree Airport 05:00 pm 13.9 17.8 13.6 13.2 95 13.3 NNE 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 05:00 pm 13.6 16.7 12.4 11.7 80 10.6 N 11
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 05:00 pm 12.7 16.0 11.7 12.0 85 10.1 NNW 4
Murrurundi Gap 05:00 pm 11.4 14.3 9.6 9.3 75 6.7 SW 7
Nobbys Head 05:00 pm 14.4 17.5 13.3 11.7 85 11.7 WNW 17
Norah Head 05:00 pm 14.8 17.8 13.6 14.6 80 11.8 W 4
Scone 05:00 pm 14.9 17.7 13.4 14.2 80 11.3 NE 6
Tocal 05:00 pm 12.6 16.4 12.2 13.1 95 11.5   Calm
Williamtown 05:00 pm 13.5 17.0 12.7 11.5 90 11.6 WNW 13
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 05:00 pm 15.5 16.5 12.1 13.0 55 6.5 W 9
Bankstown 05:00 pm 16.5 17.0 12.6 15.6 50 6.1   Calm
Canterbury 05:00 pm 16.2 16.8 12.5 14.2 50 6.1 WNW 6
Holsworthy 05:00 pm 16.0 17.1 12.8 15.4 55 7.6   Calm
Horsley Park 05:00 pm 15.3 16.9 12.6 14.2 65 8.3 NW 4
Lucas Heights 04:45 pm 16.9 17.9 13.6 15.3 60 8.6 W 7
Penrith 05:00 pm 15.6 17.4 13.1 15.1 65 9.3 SE 2
Richmond Airport 05:00 pm 15.5 17.4 13.2 13.7 70 9.6 NE 9
Sydney City 05:00 pm 15.9 16.7 12.3  *  50 6.1    
Sydney Airport 04:30 pm 18.5 17.9 13.5 14.9 40 5.0 WNW 13
Sydney Olympic Pk 05:00 pm 13.8 16.5 12.2 13.7 75 9.6   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 pm 17.2 17.0 12.6 13.5 45 4.5 WSW 13
Camden 05:00 pm 16.3 16.2 11.8 12.0 40 3.4 WSW 15
Moss Vale 05:00 pm 10.8 13.3 8.4 6.3 65 4.0 WSW 17
Nowra 05:00 pm 14.9 15.8 11.4 10.2 50 5.1 S 19
Pt Perpendicular 05:00 pm 13.6 16.2 11.9 10.9 75 9.1 WSW 13
Wollongong Airport 05:00 pm 16.8 17.1 12.7 11.3 50 5.7 WSW 24
South Coast
Bega 05:00 pm 14.2 16.1 11.7 12.9 65 7.5 SW 4
Braidwood 05:00 pm 9.8 12.6 7.6 6.3 65 3.5 WNW 11
Green Cape 05:00 pm 14.3 16.5 12.2 7.8 70 8.9 SSW 33
Merimbula Airport 05:00 pm 14.0 16.4 12.1 13.8 70 9.0   Calm
Montague Island 05:00 pm 16.0 17.0 12.7 13.3 55 7.2 SW 11
Moruya Airport 05:00 pm 13.6 16.1 11.8 12.2 75 8.9 W 6
Ulladulla 05:00 pm 14.0 16.2 11.8 12.4 70 8.2 NW 6
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 05:00 pm 10.4 14.7 10.3 5.9 100 10.1 WNW 24
Glen Innes 05:00 pm 10.1      *  100 10.5 WNW 20
Inverell Research Centre 05:00 pm 12.7 16.8 12.5 11.7 95 12.3 N 9
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 05:00 pm 9.3 12.7 7.9 6.1 75 5.3 W 11
Mount Boyce 05:00 pm 8.0 11.2 5.9 1.4 65 1.8 WSW 26
Mudgee 05:00 pm 13.8 15.2 10.7 9.5 55 5.2 SW 17
Nullo Mountain 05:00 pm 8.1 11.3 6.0 3.9 65 1.9 WSW 13
Orange 05:00 pm 8.9 12.3 7.4 4.5 75 4.7 W 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
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 05:00 pm 8.6 12.5 7.6 6.3 85 5.9 SW 7
Cooma Airport 05:00 pm 7.7 10.9 5.5 3.0 65 1.1 W 15
Goulburn 05:00 pm 9.9 13.1 8.2 6.4 75 5.3 W 13
Thredbo 05:00 pm -0.8 5.7 -0.8 -7.9 100 -0.9 W 26
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 05:00 pm 16.3 18.1 13.9 14.4 70 10.4 WSW 11
Moree Airport 05:00 pm 21.0 20.5 16.3 18.4 50 9.5 WSW 13
Narrabri Airport 05:00 pm 18.8 19.3 15.1 14.9 55 9.6 SW 20
Tamworth 05:00 pm 13.8 16.2 11.8 9.7 70 8.8 S 20
Walgett 05:00 pm 19.5 18.4 14.1 14.7 40 4.8 SSW 19
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 05:00 pm 15.8 16.8 12.4 11.5 55 6.8 WSW 19
Coonabarabran Airport 05:00 pm 13.1 14.7 10.0 8.7 55 4.5 SW 17
Coonamble Airport 05:00 pm 17.3 17.5 13.1 13.2 50 6.2 SSW 17
Dubbo Airport 05:00 pm 15.3 16.2 11.7 11.1 50 5.5 SW 17
Forbes 05:00 pm 13.9 16.2 11.8 11.1 70 8.5 SW 13
Parkes Airport 05:00 pm 13.4 15.5 11.1 10.7 65 7.2 SSW 11
Trangie 05:00 pm 16.5 17.0 12.7 13.2 50 6.3 SSW 13
West Wyalong Airport 05:00 pm 13.5 16.0 11.7 11.1 75 8.8 SSW 11
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 05:00 pm 12.5 15.7 11.3 10.3 80 9.5 WNW 11
Cabramurra 05:00 pm 2.0 7.8 2.0 -3.5 100 1.9 WSW 20
Khancoban 05:00 pm 10.5 14.8 10.4 9.9 100 10.3 NW 4
Wagga Wagga 04:30 pm 12.9 15.7 11.4 10.2 75 8.9 W 13
Young 05:00 pm 12.3 15.3 10.9 9.5 80 8.6 SW 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 05:00 pm 14.1 16.3 12.0 10.5 70 8.5 WSW 17
Griffith Airport 05:00 pm 14.2 16.4 12.0 11.0 70 8.6 WSW 15
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 05:00 pm 14.2 16.3 12.0 11.7 70 8.4 WSW 11
Yanco 05:00 pm 12.6 16.3 12.0 12.6 90 11.2 SW 2
Yarrawonga 05:00 pm 11.5 15.5 11.2 10.0 95 10.7 WSW 9
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 05:00 pm        *      WSW 13
Cobar 05:00 pm        *         
Cobar Airport 05:00 pm 18.2 17.0 12.5 13.6 35 1.7 SW 15
Tibooburra Airport 05:00 pm 19.2 17.4 12.9 14.5 30 0.8 SSW 15
Wilcannia Airport 05:00 pm 18.3 17.5 13.1 13.3 40 3.8 SW 19
Lower Western
Broken Hill 05:00 pm 16.1 15.9 11.4 11.7 40 2.5 SW 15
Ivanhoe Airport 05:00 pm 18.1 18.0 13.7 15.2 45 6.6 SW 11
Mildura 05:00 pm 16.0 16.7 12.3 13.4 50 6.0 SSW 9
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 05:00 pm 18.3 20.1 15.9 17.4 70 12.7 N 9
Norfolk Island 04:30 pm 15.0 16.7 12.3 12.5 65 8.0 SE 11
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 pm 10.4 13.0 8.1 6.9 65 3.7 W 11
Tuggeranong 05:00 pm 10.5 12.9 8.0 7.3 60 3.3 SW 9

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).