Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 10.12 pm (EST) Thursday 22 August 2019
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 10:00 pm 17.0 -- 14.5 11.0 65 10.8 S 33
Cape Byron 10:00 pm 16.7 -- 14.2 7.4 65 10.5 S 50
Casino 10:00 pm 15.2 -- 13.0 13.4 70 9.6 S 9
Evans Head 10:03 pm 15.7 -- 13.7 8.5 70 10.7 SSE 39
Grafton 10:00 pm 13.9 -- 11.2 10.6 60 6.5 SSE 13
Lismore 10:00 pm 15.7 -- 13.5 13.3 70 10.2 S 13
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 10:00 pm 14.4 -- 11.2 10.6 55 5.7 W 15
Kempsey Airport 10:00 pm 14.8 -- 11.1 9.8 50 4.5 SSW 20
Port Macquarie Airport 10:00 pm 14.7 -- 11.1 9.0 50 4.7 WSW 24
Taree Airport 10:00 pm 13.6 -- 9.9 8.8 45 2.5 SW 17
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 10:00 pm 11.7 -- 8.4 7.5 50 1.6 SSW 13
Gosford 10:00 pm 13.1 -- 9.9 9.6 55 3.7 SW 11
Mangrove Mt 10:00 pm 9.3 -- 6.6 6.7 55 1.0 SW 4
Murrurundi Gap 10:00 pm 7.1 -- 5.9 1.5 80 3.5 SSE 22
Nobbys Head 10:00 pm 15.0 -- 11.5 5.6 50 5.2 S 44
Norah Head 10:00 pm 14.7 -- 11.6 6.1 55 6.3 S 41
Scone 10:00 pm 9.8 -- 7.4 6.5 60 2.4 S 9
Tocal 10:00 pm 13.0 -- 9.6 9.8 50 3.1 SW 9
Williamtown 10:00 pm 14.4 -- 10.5 6.8 45 2.9 S 32
Singleton TA (Defence) 10:00 pm 11.5 -- 8.5 8.2 55 2.5 S 9
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 10:00 pm 8.3 -- 5.9 5.1 60 0.5 SW 7
Bankstown 10:00 pm 10.0 -- 7.2 5.7 55 1.1 WSW 13
Canterbury 10:00 pm 11.9 -- 8.5 8.4 50 1.5 SW 9
Holsworthy 10:00 pm 8.9 -- 6.4 5.0 60 1.1 SW 11
Holsworthy (Defence) 10:00 pm 9.6 -- 6.9 6.5 55 1.3 SSW 7
Horsley Park 10:00 pm 9.2 -- 6.4 5.9 55 0.1 SW 7
Lucas Heights 10:00 pm 10.5 -- 7.6 5.2 55 1.7 S 19
Penrith 10:00 pm 10.5 -- 7.9 8.2 60 2.8 WSW 4
Richmond Airport 10:00 pm 11.4 -- 8.2 8.0 50 1.6 SW 9
Sydney City 10:00 pm 13.3 -- 9.4  *  45 1.3    
Sydney Airport 10:00 pm 13.8 -- 10.6 5.6 55 4.9 SSW 37
Sydney Olympic Pk 10:00 pm 9.1 -- 7.1 6.4 65 2.9 W 6
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 10:00 pm 10.9 -- 7.7 5.4 50 0.9 SW 19
Camden 10:00 pm 7.6 -- 5.5 5.7 60 0.8   Calm
Jervis Bay Airfield (Defence) 10:10 pm 11.6 -- 8.0 4.4 45 0.4 SSW 28
Moss Vale 10:00 pm 0.8 -- 0.1 -3.9 85 -1.8 W 13
Nowra 10:00 pm 8.3 -- 5.3 3.2 50 -2.0 S 15
Pt Perpendicular 10:11 pm 12.1 -- 8.0 3.7 40 -1.4 SSW 33
Wollongong Airport 10:00 pm 10.4 -- 7.9 7.7 60 2.7 SSW 6
South Coast
Bega 10:00 pm 8.8 -- 5.9 3.5 50 -0.8 WSW 17
Braidwood 10:00 pm 1.3 -- -0.3 -1.7 65 -4.7 W 2
Green Cape 10:00 pm 10.6 -- 8.7 1.7 70 5.2 WSW 41
Merimbula Airport 10:00 pm 8.9 -- 6.3 4.5 55 0.6 SW 13
Montague Island 10:00 pm 10.6 -- 7.4 0.3 50 0.3 SW 44
Moruya Airport 10:00 pm 6.0 -- 3.8 1.7 55 -1.9 SSW 11
Ulladulla 10:00 pm 10.4 -- 6.2 4.2 35 -4.4 SW 19
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 10:00 pm 4.5 -- 3.0 -0.4 70 -0.3 W 15
Glen Innes 10:00 pm 4.1 -- 2.4 0.6 65 -1.5 SW 7
Inverell Research Centre 10:00 pm 9.0 -- 6.3 5.4 55 0.7 SW 9
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 10:00 pm 4.4 -- 3.4 1.5 80 1.4 SSE 6
Marrangaroo (Defence) 10:00 pm 5.8 -- 4.3 3.6 70 1.2 SSW 2
Mount Boyce 10:00 pm 4.3 -- 3.3 1.2 80 1.2 E 7
Mudgee 10:00 pm 9.2 -- 6.7 6.1 60 1.4 SE 7
Nullo Mountain 10:00 pm 4.9 -- 3.6 1.9 75 1.0 SE 6
Orange 10:00 pm 3.2 -- 2.4 -2.3 85 0.6 SSW 19
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 10:00 pm 2.3 -- 1.2 -2.0 75 -1.5 WSW 11
Cooma Airport 10:00 pm 1.2 -- 0.4 -7.6 85 -1.4 SW 35
Goulburn 10:00 pm 2.3 -- 0.7 -3.4 65 -3.8 SSW 17
Thredbo 10:00 pm -6.8 -- -6.9 -10.4 95 -7.2 NNE 4
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 10:00 pm 12.5 -- 8.1 6.7 35 -1.8 SSW 19
Moree Airport 10:00 pm 13.0 -- 9.2 7.6 45 1.4 SSW 19
Narrabri Airport 10:00 pm 9.1 -- 6.2 7.1 50 -0.2   Calm
Tamworth 10:00 pm 7.6 -- 5.3 4.3 60 0.1 SW 7
Walgett 10:00 pm 11.2 -- 8.0 6.2 50 1.2 S 17
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 10:00 pm 9.6 -- 6.7 4.8 55 0.5 SSW 15
Coonabarabran Airport 10:00 pm 8.3 -- 5.4 2.4 50 -1.0 S 20
Coonamble Airport 10:00 pm 11.5 -- 8.4 6.6 55 2.3 SSW 17
Dubbo Airport 10:00 pm 9.5 -- 6.4 4.2 50 -0.4 S 17
Forbes 10:00 pm 8.7 -- 6.4 5.3 60 1.6 S 9
Parkes Airport 10:00 pm 5.1 -- 3.6 1.8 70 0.1 SSW 7
Trangie 10:00 pm 10.2 -- 6.7 5.2 45 -1.2 S 15
West Wyalong Airport 10:00 pm 8.3 -- 6.2 3.0 65 1.7 SSW 19
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 10:00 pm 5.9 -- 4.9 4.0 80 2.7 SSE 2
Cabramurra 10:00 pm -2.6 -- -3.2 -5.6 85 -4.8 WNW 2
Khancoban 10:00 pm 2.3 -- 1.6 -0.8 85 -0.1 NE 6
Wagga Wagga 10:00 pm 6.4 -- 5.5 4.3 85 3.7 ESE 4
Young 10:00 pm 5.7 -- 4.7 1.6 80 2.5 SSW 13
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 10:00 pm 2.5 -- 2.1 -1.4 90 1.3 S 11
Griffith Airport 10:00 pm 7.9 -- 6.0 4.5 65 2.0 S 9
Hay 10:00 pm 4.9 -- 3.8 0.6 75 1.2 SSW 13
Kapooka (Defence) 10:00 pm 4.8 -- 4.2 1.2 90 3.0 S 11
Swan Hill 10:00 pm 4.9 -- 3.8 2.0 75 1.2 S 6
Yanco 10:00 pm 7.0 -- 5.5 2.6 75 2.5 SSW 15
Yarrawonga 10:00 pm 4.4 -- 3.8 0.3 85 2.4 SW 13
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 10:00 pm 12.2 -- 9.0 8.9 50 2.6 SW 9
Cobar 10:00 pm 12.0 -- 9.0 8.5 55 3.3 SSW 11
Cobar Airport 10:00 pm 12.4 -- 9.3 8.1 55 3.4 SSW 15
Tibooburra Airport 10:00 pm 13.3 -- 9.5 8.8 45 1.9 SSE 15
Wilcannia Airport 10:00 pm 7.9 -- 5.8 3.6 65 1.3 SSW 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 10:00 pm 10.6 -- 8.3 6.4 65 3.9 S 15
Ivanhoe Airport 10:00 pm 11.7 -- 9.1 8.0 60 4.2 S 13
Mildura 10:00 pm 10.9 -- 9.3 8.3 75 6.3 SW 9
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 10:00 pm 14.9 -- 12.2 6.6 65 7.9 SW 41
Norfolk Island 10:11 pm 18.2 -- 16.0 11.8 70 13.1 WNW 39
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 10:00 pm 4.0 -- 1.9 0.4 55 -3.7 NW 6
Tuggeranong 10:00 pm 5.0 -- 2.6 2.1 55 -3.8 SSW 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).

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).