Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 7.12 am ( DT) Tuesday 31 March 2015
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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 07:00 am 18.3 -- 18.2 20.4 100 18.0 WSW 4
Cape Byron 07:00 am 22.3 -- 19.2 22.9 65 15.4 SSE 6
Casino 07:00 am 18.4 -- 17.6 19.9 90 16.6 SE 4
Evans Head 07:00 am 19.2 -- 19.1 19.9 100 18.9 WSW 13
Grafton 07:00 am 18.9 -- 18.6 21.0 95 18.2 WSW 4
Lismore 07:00 am 17.2 -- 17.2 19.7 100 17.2   Calm
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 07:00 am 19.0 -- 18.8 21.3 95 18.5 N 4
Kempsey Airport 07:00 am 18.2 -- 17.7 19.3 95 17.0 SW 7
Port Macquarie Airport 07:00 am 18.2 -- 18.0 19.7 95 17.7 SSW 6
Taree Airport 07:00 am 18.0 -- 17.9 19.4 100 17.7 WNW 7
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 07:00 am 15.6 -- 15.4 16.1 95 15.1 S 6
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 07:00 am 16.1 -- 16.1 17.4 100 16.1 S 4
Murrurundi Gap 07:00 am 13.7 -- 13.6 10.2 100 13.5 SE 24
Nobbys Head 07:00 am 19.8 -- 18.7 16.7 85 17.4 SE 30
Norah Head 07:00 am 19.7 -- 18.9 20.0 90 18.0 SE 13
Scone 07:00 am 15.6 -- 15.5 17.3 100 15.3   Calm
Tocal 07:00 am 17.1 -- 17.0 19.5 100 16.9   Calm
Williamtown 07:00 am 19.2 -- 18.7 19.6 95 18.1 ESE 13
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 07:00 am 16.1 -- 15.9 17.2 95 15.6 WSW 4
Bankstown 07:00 am 17.7 -- 16.6 19.4 85 15.1   Calm
Canterbury 07:00 am 16.2 -- 15.6 17.8 90 14.9   Calm
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 07:00 am 16.5 -- 16.0 17.9 95 15.4 WSW 2
Lucas Heights 07:00 am 17.6 -- 17.2 17.4 95 16.7 SSE 13
Penrith 07:00 am 17.3 -- 17.2 19.7 100 17.0   Calm
Richmond Airport 07:05 am 16.9 -- 16.8 19.1 100 16.6   Calm
Sydney City 07:00 am 18.5 -- 18.0  *  95 17.3    
Sydney Airport 07:00 am 20.0 -- 18.9 20.5 85 17.5 S 11
Sydney Olympic Pk 07:00 am 18.1 -- 17.7 20.6 95 17.3   Calm
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 07:00 am 17.8 -- 16.7 17.5 85 15.4 SW 11
Camden 07:01 am 14.4 -- 14.3 15.7 100 14.1   Calm
Moss Vale 07:00 am 8.4 -- 8.2 7.9 95 8.0   Calm
Nowra 07:00 am 14.8 -- 14.7 15.5 100 14.6 W 4
Pt Perpendicular 07:00 am 18.7 -- 18.1 19.5 90 17.4 SW 9
Wollongong Airport 07:00 am 13.8 -- 13.7 14.9 100 13.6   Calm
South Coast
Bega 07:00 am 8.4 -- 8.4 8.0 100 8.3   Calm
Braidwood 07:00 am 6.6 -- 6.4 5.7 95 6.0   Calm
Green Cape 07:00 am 15.1 -- 14.7 12.8 95 14.1 W 19
Merimbula Airport 07:10 am 11.2 -- 10.9 10.6 95 10.4 SW 4
Montague Island 07:00 am 17.6 -- 16.8 16.7 90 15.9 WSW 15
Moruya Airport 07:00 am 13.2 -- 13.2 12.9 100 13.2 W 7
Ulladulla 07:00 am 16.2 -- 15.4 16.3 90 14.4 WSW 7
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 07:00 am 13.2 -- 13.2 12.1 100 13.2 E 11
Glen Innes 07:00 am 13.2 -- 12.7 11.4 95 12.1 E 13
Inverell Research Centre 07:00 am 15.5 -- 15.4 17.2 100 15.2   Calm
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 07:00 am 14.1 -- 12.6 11.4 80 10.5 E 15
Mount Boyce 07:00 am 11.3 -- 11.1 10.4 95 10.7 E 6
Mudgee 07:00 am 17.2 -- 15.3 16.0 75 12.9 S 11
Nullo Mountain 07:00 am 11.0 -- 10.7 8.3 95 10.2 E 15
Orange 07:00 am 10.3 -- 9.9 9.4 95 9.2 ESE 4
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 07:00 am 5.7 -- 5.7 3.4 100 5.7 NW 7
Cooma Airport 07:00 am 1.7 -- 1.7 -0.0 100 1.6   Calm
Goulburn 07:00 am 12.3 -- 12.2 11.6 100 12.1 SSE 7
Thredbo 07:00 am 4.1 -- 2.4 0.2 70 -1.3 N 9
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 07:00 am 13.4 -- 12.9 12.3 90 12.1 E 9
Moree Airport 07:00 am 17.9 -- 16.8 16.9 85 15.5 E 15
Narrabri Airport 07:00 am 16.4 -- 16.4 16.8 100 16.4 SSE 9
Tamworth 07:00 am 13.2 -- 12.4 11.5 90 11.3 SE 11
Walgett 07:00 am 16.2 -- 15.3 15.4 85 14.0 E 11
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 07:00 am 10.7 -- 7.7 8.9 50 1.3   Calm
Coonabarabran Airport 07:00 am 14.7 -- 14.6 14.8 100 14.4 E 7
Coonamble Airport 07:00 am 15.2 -- 14.4 14.6 90 13.4 ENE 9
Dubbo Airport 07:10 am 16.9 -- 15.6 15.3 80 13.8 ESE 15
Forbes 07:00 am 13.4 -- 11.6 11.8 75 8.7 S 7
Parkes Airport 07:00 am 15.2 -- 14.1 12.8 85 12.5 E 17
Trangie 07:00 am 14.1 -- 12.2 12.6 75 9.3 E 7
West Wyalong Airport 07:00 am 11.2 -- 8.7 9.5 60 4.0 S 2
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 07:00 am 9.2 -- 8.2 8.4 85 6.5   Calm
Cabramurra 07:00 am 9.3 -- 6.3 5.3 55 0.5 E 11
Khancoban 07:00 am 6.9 -- 6.6 6.0 95 6.0   Calm
Wagga Wagga 07:00 am 12.1 -- 9.2 8.6 55 3.6 E 11
Young 07:00 am 12.1 -- 11.0 9.5 85 9.3 S 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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 07:00 am 11.5 -- 9.6 9.5 70 6.2 ENE 6
Griffith Airport 07:00 am 14.0 -- 10.1 8.6 45 2.6 ESE 20
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 07:00 am 11.2 -- 9.1 8.4 65 5.1 SSE 9
Yanco 07:00 am 14.2 -- 10.3 10.2 45 3.1 E 13
Yarrawonga 07:00 am 11.0 -- 9.4 9.1 75 6.7 E 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 07:00 am 17.2 -- 13.9 15.3 60 8.9 SE 9
Cobar 07:00 am 16.7 -- 11.9 12.4 40 3.1 ESE 15
Cobar Airport 07:00 am 13.7 -- 9.8 11.6 45 2.0 ENE 2
Tibooburra Airport 07:00 am 17.8      *      SSW 9
Wilcannia Airport 07:00 am 12.7 -- 9.2 9.4 50 2.3 SSE 9
Lower Western
Broken Hill 07:00 am 14.4 -- 10.6 11.9 50 3.5 SSW 6
Ivanhoe Airport 07:00 am 14.7 -- 10.3 10.9 40 1.6 SE 11
Mildura 07:00 am 12.0 -- 9.4 9.5 60 4.7 S 7
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 07:00 am 21.3 -- 18.7 20.2 70 15.4 E 15
Norfolk Island 07:00 am 20.7 -- 17.2 18.3 60 12.6 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
ACT
Canberra Airport 07:00 am 9.2 -- 8.0 6.5 80 5.8 E 9
Tuggeranong 07:00 am 5.3 -- 4.9 4.0 90 4.1   Calm

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).