Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 4.02 pm ( DT) Sunday 26 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 04:00 pm 26.0 27.4 22.7 22.7 65 19.2 NNE 35
Cape Byron 04:00 pm 22.9 25.6 21.1 19.5 80 19.1 NE 35
Casino 04:00 pm 36.1 32.6 27.4 34.8 35 18.2 E 22
Evans Head 04:00 pm 27.6 28.7 23.8 26.7 65 19.9 N 24
Grafton 04:00 pm 31.1 29.7 24.9 30.2 45 18.1 ENE 20
Lismore 04:00 pm 31.1 30.7 25.5 29.4 50 19.8 ENE 28
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 04:00 pm 25.9 26.9 22.3 21.8 65 18.3 NE 37
Kempsey Airport 04:00 pm 29.5 28.1 23.5 27.6 45 16.7 E 22
Port Macquarie Airport 04:00 pm 28.1 29.1 24.2 28.6 60 20.1 ENE 17
Taree Airport 04:00 pm 31.1 30.7 25.5 31.5 50 19.8 E 17
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 04:00 pm 38.2 28.8 24.3 33.0 10 3.8 WSW 20
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 04:00 pm 30.4 28.5 23.8 29.7 45 16.4 ESE 15
Murrurundi Gap 04:00 pm 33.4 25.5 20.9 25.9 15 1.3 WNW 30
Nobbys Head 04:00 pm 21.9 24.7 20.3 21.7 80 18.5 ENE 17
Norah Head 04:00 pm 22.8 25.8 21.3 20.2 80 19.6 S 32
Scone 04:00 pm 38.6 28.2 23.8 32.1 10 0.1 WNW 24
Tocal 04:00 pm 34.8 30.2 25.4 32.5 30 14.6 SSW 20
Williamtown 04:00 pm 31.0 27.5 23.0 26.7 35 13.3 E 28
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 04:00 pm 29.9 29.0 24.2 28.9 50 18.0 E 20
Bankstown 04:00 pm 25.9 25.5 21.1 21.9 50 15.3 ESE 30
Canterbury 04:00 pm 22.9 24.3 19.9 19.7 65 16.4 SSE 28
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 04:00 pm 26.8 26.5 22.0 24.4 55 16.4 SE 24
Lucas Heights 03:45 pm 22.7 24.1 19.8 18.2 65 16.3 SSE 35
Penrith 04:00 pm 36.3 28.1 23.7 32.1 15 5.5 WNW 17
Richmond Airport 04:00 pm 36.2 28.7 24.2 31.6 20 8.1 WSW 22
Sydney City 04:00 pm 24.9 25.3 20.9  *  60 16.3    
Sydney Airport 03:30 pm 21.0 23.8 19.4 17.0 80 17.6 S 35
Sydney Olympic Pk 04:00 pm 24.5 26.4 21.8 24.1 70 18.9 ESE 19
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 04:00 pm 20.5 23.4 19.1 19.3 85 17.5 S 20
Camden 04:00 pm 29.2 27.3 22.8 26.4 45 15.3 E 24
Moss Vale 04:00 pm 26.7 23.4 18.9 21.3 30 8.2 WSW 26
Nowra 04:00 pm 22.2 23.4 19.2 19.8 65 15.5 S 22
Pt Perpendicular 04:00 pm 19.6 22.8 18.5 18.5 85 17.2 S 19
Wollongong Airport 04:00 pm 23.4 25.6 21.1 22.8 75 18.5 SE 19
South Coast
Bega 04:00 pm 18.4 21.0 16.9 17.1 80 14.9 E 15
Braidwood 04:00 pm 18.5 21.1 16.9 15.6 80 15.0 ESE 24
Green Cape 04:00 pm 16.4 19.6 15.4 12.8 85 14.1 S 26
Merimbula Airport 04:00 pm 17.3 20.2 16.0 14.9 85 14.4 SE 20
Montague Island 04:00 pm 18.3 21.5 17.3 14.3 85 16.1 SSE 32
Moruya Airport 04:00 pm 18.5 22.3 18.0 16.5 95 17.5 S 24
Ulladulla 04:00 pm 19.2 22.5 18.3 18.1 90 17.2 S 19
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 04:00 pm 31.0 24.7 20.0 25.1 20 3.9 W 24
Glen Innes 04:00 pm 31.0 24.7 20.0 25.5 20 3.9 W 22
Inverell Research Centre 04:00 pm 34.8 26.2 21.5 29.7 10 0.5 WNW 17
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 04:00 pm 28.2 24.0 19.5 23.8 25 7.4 W 20
Mount Boyce 04:00 pm 26.4 22.6 18.0 19.8 25 5.9 W 30
Mudgee 04:00 pm 34.4 26.4 21.9 27.6 15 3.1 W 28
Nullo Mountain 04:00 pm 27.7 23.3 18.7 24.3 25 5.9 W 13
Orange 04:00 pm 26.4 23.4 18.9 21.6 35 8.8 WSW 24
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 04:00 pm 16.3 19.5 15.3 13.8 85 14.1 SE 20
Cooma Airport 04:00 pm 23.3 20.8 16.2 19.5 30 5.7 W 15
Goulburn 04:00 pm 26.7 23.1 18.7 20.0 30 7.2 W 32
Thredbo 04:00 pm 12.9 14.2 9.1 3.2 50 2.7 WNW 43
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 04:00 pm 38.9 29.0 24.4 32.1 10 3.1 W 28
Moree Airport 04:00 pm 39.1 28.0 23.6 33.5 5 -3.0 W 17
Narrabri Airport 04:00 pm 40.6 29.4 24.8 32.5 10 0.0 W 32
Tamworth 04:00 pm 37.7 28.1 23.6 31.5 10 2.2 NW 24
Walgett 04:01 pm 41.6 30.1 25.5 34.0 10 0.7 WSW 30
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 04:00 pm 35.2 25.7 21.3 26.6 10 -4.0 SSW 32
Coonabarabran Airport 04:00 pm 34.7 26.2 21.6 27.2 10 1.1 W 30
Coonamble Airport 04:01 pm 38.2 27.4 23.0 29.7 5 -3.6 W 32
Dubbo Airport 04:00 pm 36.8 27.7 23.3 29.6 10 2.8 W 30
Forbes 04:00 pm 34.9 25.7 21.3 28.8 10 -2.6 SW 20
Parkes Airport 04:00 pm 34.0 25.9 21.5 28.5 15 1.7 W 20
Trangie 04:00 pm 37.3 27.6 23.2 30.5 10 0.6 SW 26
West Wyalong Airport 04:00 pm 32.9 25.6 21.2 25.3 15 2.9 WSW 32
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 04:00 pm 28.3 23.5 19.2 21.9 25 5.2 W 28
Cabramurra 04:00 pm 17.9 16.6 11.6 10.7 30 0.6 W 28
Khancoban 04:00 pm 25.5 22.8 18.5 21.6 35 8.5 WNW 19
Wagga Wagga 03:37 pm 30.6 22.8 18.5 22.6 10 -5.9 W 28
Young 04:00 pm 31.4 24.6 20.2 26.2 15 2.6 W 19
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 04:00 pm 25.5 22.0 17.8 21.3 30 5.7 W 17
Griffith Airport 04:00 pm 31.4 24.6 20.3 24.5 15 2.5 W 28
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 04:00 pm 25.6 22.2 18.0 23.1 30 6.4 N 9
Yanco 04:00 pm 30.4 24.1 19.8 23.9 15 2.6 W 26
Yarrawonga 04:00 pm 27.2 23.5 19.2 22.5 30 7.6 W 22
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 04:00 pm 40.4 29.5 25.0 33.7 10 1.4 WSW 26
Cobar 03:49 pm 37.6 26.5 22.0 29.3 5 -9.1 WSW 28
Cobar Airport 04:00 pm 37.4 27.4 23.0 30.7 10 -0.8 SSW 24
Tibooburra Airport 04:00 pm 40.7 29.7 25.2 34.4 10 1.7 W 24
Wilcannia Airport 04:00 pm 35.1 26.7 22.4 27.5 15 2.6 S 32
Lower Western
Broken Hill 04:00 pm 30.4 24.8 20.4 25.6 20 5.6 S 20
Ivanhoe Airport 04:00 pm 32.2 24.8 20.6 25.9 15 1.3 SSW 24
Mildura 04:00 pm 23.8 23.4 19.1 23.4 50 13.1 ENE 7
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 04:00 pm 21.7 22.9 18.7 20.1 65 14.9 N 17
Norfolk Island 04:00 pm 17.6 18.3 14.0 15.2 55 8.5 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 04:00 pm 28.3 24.4 19.9 23.4 30 8.6 WNW 24
Tuggeranong 04:00 pm 28.5 24.4 19.9 23.1 30 8.2 WNW 26

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).