Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 4.12 am ( ST) Friday 25 April 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 04:00 am 14.1 -- 13.9 14.9 95 13.6 WNW 2
Cape Byron 04:00 am 19.8 -- 19.8 21.7 100 19.8 NNW 9
Casino 04:00 am 11.9 -- 11.4 11.7 90 10.6 NW 2
Evans Head 04:00 am 16.8 -- 16.7 17.3 100 16.5 NNW 9
Grafton 04:00 am 15.9 -- 15.7 15.6 95 15.4 WNW 11
Lismore 04:10 am 12.9 -- 12.9 12.1 100 12.9 N 9
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 04:00 am 15.8 -- 15.4 15.3 95 14.9 N 11
Kempsey Airport 04:00 am 11.0 -- 10.6 10.6 95 9.9 WNW 2
Port Macquarie Airport 04:00 am 12.0 -- 11.4 11.1 90 10.6 WSW 6
Taree Airport 04:00 am 14.8 -- 13.4 13.5 80 11.4 WSW 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 04:00 am 20.1 -- 18.1 20.7 75 15.7 SE 7
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 04:00 am 16.8 -- 16.4 18.0 95 16.0 SE 4
Murrurundi Gap 04:00 am 15.6 -- 13.4 12.5 70 10.4 WNW 17
Nobbys Head 04:00 am 21.5 -- 19.5 15.8 75 17.1 SE 43
Norah Head 04:00 am 20.3 -- 18.7 15.9 80 16.7 ENE 35
Scone 04:00 am 13.3 -- 12.5 13.7 90 11.4   Calm
Tocal 04:00 am 18.8 -- 18.1 21.3 90 17.3   Calm
Williamtown 04:00 am 20.6 -- 18.8 17.1 80 16.6 ESE 30
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 04:00 am 17.0 -- 15.9 16.0 85 14.5 SSW 13
Bankstown 04:00 am 18.4 -- 16.5 18.4 75 14.1 SE 7
Canterbury 04:00 am 19.7 -- 17.0 17.5 65 13.4 S 17
Holsworthy 04:00 am 17.3 -- 16.0 17.0 85 14.3 SW 9
Horsley Park 04:00 am 17.4 -- 16.0 17.4 80 14.3 SSW 7
Lucas Heights 04:00 am 17.4 -- 15.8 16.1 80 13.8 SE 13
Penrith 04:00 am 18.2 -- 17.3 18.2 90 16.2 SSW 11
Richmond Airport 04:00 am 17.4 -- 17.3 18.2 100 17.2 WSW 9
Sydney City 04:00 am 19.8 -- 17.2  *  70 13.7    
Sydney Airport 04:00 am 20.2 -- 17.3 15.2 65 13.4 SE 32
Sydney Olympic Pk 04:00 am 19.7 -- 17.8 19.4 75 15.4 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
Illawarra
Bellambi 04:00 am 17.1 -- 15.7 15.8 80 13.8 SW 13
Camden 04:00 am 16.8 -- 15.3 16.5 80 13.3 S 7
Moss Vale 04:00 am 11.5 -- 11.1 8.8 95 10.4 SSE 15
Nowra 04:00 am 15.6 -- 13.7 13.4 75 10.8 S 13
Pt Perpendicular 04:00 am 17.8 -- 15.2 14.7 65 11.6 SSE 19
Wollongong Airport 04:00 am 16.5 -- 15.2 15.5 80 13.4 SSW 11
South Coast
Bega 04:00 am 7.2 -- 6.6 5.4 90 5.3 NNE 4
Braidwood 04:00 am 8.9 -- 8.1 6.4 85 6.7 ESE 9
Green Cape 04:00 am 11.4 -- 9.5 7.3 70 6.1 WNW 17
Merimbula Airport 04:00 am 8.8 -- 7.6 6.1 80 5.4 W 9
Montague Island 04:00 am 14.4 -- 11.5 8.7 60 6.5 SSW 26
Moruya Airport 04:00 am 12.5 -- 10.1 10.2 65 5.9 WSW 7
Ulladulla 04:00 am 17.2 -- 14.5 12.9 65 10.6 S 24
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 04:00 am 9.6 -- 8.3 7.0 80 6.1 ENE 9
Glen Innes 04:00 am 4.8 -- 4.6 1.8 95 4.1 ESE 9
Inverell Research Centre 04:00 am 13.3 -- 10.6 11.7 60 6.2 SE 4
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 04:00 am 12.2 -- 12.1 9.0 100 11.9 ENE 20
Mount Boyce 04:00 am 11.5 -- 11.3 10.5 95 11.0 E 7
Mudgee 04:00 am 14.0 -- 12.8 11.5 80 11.0 NNW 15
Nullo Mountain 04:00 am 11.1 -- 10.9 7.5 95 10.6 ESE 20
Orange 04:00 am 7.9 -- 7.5 5.8 95 6.8 ENE 7
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 04:00 am 1.3 -- 1.3 -1.6 100 1.2 NW 6
Cooma Airport 04:00 am 5.4 -- 4.8 4.0 90 3.7   Calm
Goulburn 04:00 am 11.4 -- 10.8 8.9 90 9.8 ESE 13
Thredbo 04:00 am 1.2 -- -1.3 -8.0 50 -8.6 NW 33
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 04:00 am 15.9 -- 14.9 14.2 85 13.6 SE 15
Moree Airport 04:00 am 20.3 -- 15.7 17.2 50 9.0 SSE 15
Narrabri Airport 04:00 am 16.9 -- 15.7 14.6 85 14.2 ENE 19
Tamworth 04:00 am 17.3 -- 14.4 13.6 65 10.2 SW 20
Walgett 04:00 am 16.1 -- 13.6 14.8 65 9.8 NE 7
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 04:00 am 7.1 -- 6.2 5.1 85 4.4 S 4
Coonabarabran Airport 04:00 am 14.8 -- 12.5 12.5 70 9.0 N 11
Coonamble Airport 04:00 am 13.3 -- 12.3 11.5 85 10.7 E 11
Dubbo Airport 04:00 am 12.1 -- 11.0 9.5 85 9.3 SE 13
Forbes 04:00 am 8.6 -- 7.8 6.1 85 6.4 SSW 9
Parkes Airport 04:00 am 9.5 -- 9.0 7.9 90 8.1 ENE 6
Trangie 04:00 am 11.7 -- 10.9 10.3 85 9.6 SE 7
West Wyalong Airport 04:00 am 6.2 -- 5.5 3.6 85 4.2 SW 7
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 04:00 am 5.8 -- 5.4 3.5 90 4.6 NW 6
Cabramurra 04:00 am 4.6 -- 4.2 -1.8 90 3.4 ENE 26
Khancoban 04:00 am 5.1 -- 4.8 3.8 95 4.2   Calm
Wagga Wagga 04:00 am 8.0 -- 7.5 4.7 90 6.5 E 13
Young 04:00 am 7.9 -- 7.2 4.1 85 5.9 S 15
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 04:00 am 5.3 -- 4.2 1.1 75 1.6 SSE 13
Griffith Airport 04:00 am 9.2 -- 8.3 5.2 85 6.8 SE 17
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 04:00 am 5.4 -- 4.5 1.7 80 2.5 SE 11
Yanco 04:00 am 9.5 -- 8.5 6.6 80 6.6 ESE 11
Yarrawonga 04:00 am 3.4 -- 3.3 1.1 95 3.0 SW 4
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 04:00 am 14.5 -- 11.8 12.2 65 7.5 SE 9
Cobar 04:00 am 13.4 -- 10.2 10.5 55 4.4 SE 9
Cobar Airport 04:00 am 11.3 -- 9.3 9.2 70 5.8 ESE 6
Tibooburra Airport 04:00 am 16.5 -- 12.0 12.7 45 3.9 S 13
Wilcannia Airport 04:00 am 9.4 -- 7.9 6.6 75 5.2 SSW 9
Lower Western
Broken Hill 04:00 am 12.4 -- 10.7 9.8 75 7.9 SE 11
Ivanhoe Airport 04:00 am 9.8 -- 9.1 7.2 90 7.9 SSE 11
Mildura 04:00 am 9.4 -- 7.6 6.4 70 4.2 E 9
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 04:05 am 17.7 -- 17.3 20.1 95 16.9   Calm
Norfolk Island 04:00 am 18.8 -- 17.2 17.3 80 15.2 ENE 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
ACT
Canberra Airport 04:00 am 7.8 -- 7.1 5.7 85 5.8 SE 6
Tuggeranong 04:00 am 9.6 -- 8.6 8.9 85 7.0   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).