Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 11.12 am ( DT) Thursday 23 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 11:00 am 23.6 23.6 19.4 22.4 55 14.0 NNE 13
Cape Byron 11:00 am 21.5 21.4 17.2 18.3 50 11.2 NNE 19
Casino 11:00 am 23.5 22.8 18.7 21.3 50 12.2 NNW 15
Evans Head 11:00 am 24.8 24.4 20.1 22.9 50 14.3 N 17
Grafton 11:00 am 24.9 24.0 19.7 24.5 50 13.1 NNW 7
Lismore 11:00 am 23.1 22.6 18.4 22.0 50 12.1 NW 9
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 11:00 am 25.4 24.0 19.8 23.3 45 12.5 NNE 15
Kempsey Airport 11:00 am 24.5 24.0 19.7 24.0 50 13.7 E 9
Port Macquarie Airport 11:00 am 23.1 24.0 19.8 22.5 65 15.7 E 13
Taree Airport 11:00 am 23.2 23.7 19.4 23.6 60 14.7 SSE 6
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 11:00 am 24.3 22.8 18.6 23.3 45 10.9 NNW 7
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 11:00 am 24.7 24.4 20.1 25.0 55 14.5 WNW 6
Murrurundi Gap 11:00 am 22.3 21.3 16.9 18.4 45 9.5 NW 20
Nobbys Head 11:00 am 23.5 24.0 19.7 22.7 60 15.0 N 13
Norah Head 11:00 am 23.1 24.8 20.4 23.5 70 17.3 NE 11
Scone 11:00 am 29.6 25.3 21.0 27.0 30 9.2 WSW 13
Tocal 11:00 am 24.4 23.8 19.6 24.1 50 13.4 NE 7
Williamtown 11:00 am 24.5 23.8 19.5 23.0 50 13.1 NNW 13
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 11:00 am 24.5 24.8 20.5 25.6 60 15.7 NNE 4
Bankstown 11:00 am 25.2 24.0 19.8 24.7 45 12.8 W 7
Canterbury 11:00 am 25.4 24.7 20.4 25.4 50 14.2 N 7
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 11:00 am 25.2 24.8 20.4 26.3 50 14.6 N 2
Lucas Heights 11:00 am 25.7 25.2 20.8 25.6 50 15.0 WSW 9
Penrith 11:00 am 24.5 24.5 20.2 25.3 55 14.9 SSW 4
Richmond Airport 11:00 am 23.9 24.0 19.7 24.2 55 14.6 ESE 6
Sydney City 11:00 am 25.5 24.7 20.4 26.2 50 14.0    
Sydney Airport 11:00 am 25.9 24.7 20.4 24.9 45 13.4 NW 11
Sydney Olympic Pk 11:00 am 26.1 26.1 21.6 26.9 55 16.4 NW 7
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 11:00 am 20.3 22.8 18.6 20.4 80 16.5 SE 11
Camden 11:00 am 25.8 25.2 20.9 26.6 50 14.9 W 4
Moss Vale 11:00 am 23.5 22.5 18.2 20.1 45 11.2 SSW 20
Nowra 11:00 am 25.4 25.0 20.6 25.8 50 14.8 ESE 6
Pt Perpendicular 11:00 am 18.9 21.6 17.4 19.4 80 15.6 SSE 7
Wollongong Airport 11:00 am 25.1 25.2 20.8 25.3 55 15.7 NE 9
South Coast
Bega 11:00 am 21.6 23.7 19.4 23.5 75 16.8 SSW 2
Braidwood 11:00 am 24.3 24.0 19.7 25.6 55 14.1   Calm
Green Cape 11:00 am 20.2 22.4 18.2 22.1 75 15.8   Calm
Merimbula Airport 11:00 am 22.2 23.1 18.8 23.3 60 14.6 SW 2
Montague Island 11:00 am 19.5 22.0 17.8 20.0 80 15.6 N 7
Moruya Airport 11:00 am 20.2 22.4 18.2 20.4 75 15.8 ENE 9
Ulladulla 11:00 am 20.7 23.3 19.0 21.8 80 17.1 SSE 7
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 11:00 am 21.1 20.5 16.1 16.8 45 9.4 W 22
Glen Innes 11:00 am 20.8 20.3 15.9 17.0 45 9.1 W 19
Inverell Research Centre 11:00 am 22.3 21.3 17.0 19.8 45 9.7 NNE 13
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 11:00 am 21.9 22.4 18.1 22.2 60 13.3 WNW 4
Mount Boyce 11:00 am 20.3 20.5 16.1 17.3 55 10.7 W 17
Mudgee 11:00 am 25.9 23.6 19.3 24.9 40 10.5 SSE 6
Nullo Mountain 11:00 am 19.2 19.6 15.2 17.5 55 9.9 WSW 9
Orange 11:00 am 19.2 20.1 15.8 15.8 60 11.3 WNW 20
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 11:00 am 21.3 22.9 18.6 22.7 70 15.4 NNE 2
Cooma Airport 11:00 am 21.8 20.9 16.5 20.0 45 9.3 NE 9
Goulburn 11:00 am 23.7 23.0 18.7 21.2 50 12.4 W 17
Thredbo 11:00 am 15.0 15.5 10.5 9.4 45 3.2 WNW 22
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 11:00 am 26.4 23.2 19.0 23.2 30 8.4 WNW 15
Moree Airport 11:00 am 25.3 22.8 18.6 20.9 35 9.0 N 22
Narrabri Airport 11:00 am 26.9 23.9 19.7 22.3 35 9.7 N 24
Tamworth 11:00 am 26.2 23.1 18.8 23.3 30 8.2 N 13
Walgett 11:00 am 30.2 25.8 21.5 26.4 30 9.7 N 20
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 11:00 am 28.2 24.0 19.7 25.9 25 7.4 NNW 9
Coonabarabran Airport 11:00 am 24.8 23.2 18.8 23.0 40 11.0 NNW 11
Coonamble Airport 11:00 am 28.7 25.5 21.1 26.6 35 11.3 N 13
Dubbo Airport 11:00 am 29.1 24.9 20.5 24.6 30 8.7 W 22
Forbes 11:00 am 26.1 24.0 19.8 24.8 40 11.4 NNW 9
Parkes Airport 11:00 am 26.3 23.4 19.1 22.9 35 9.2 W 17
Trangie 11:00 am 26.2 23.3 19.1 22.8 35 9.1 N 17
West Wyalong Airport 11:00 am 27.4 23.8 19.5 25.3 30 8.3 N 9
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 11:00 am 25.3 25.1 20.7 25.3 55 15.3 SSE 9
Cabramurra 11:00 am 18.9 18.6 14.0 15.0 45 7.0 W 17
Khancoban 11:00 am 23.5 23.4 19.1 23.9 55 13.7 WNW 4
Wagga Wagga 11:00 am 27.9 25.4 21.1 25.8 40 12.4 E 15
Young 11:00 am 26.6 23.7 19.4 24.4 35 9.5 NW 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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 11:00 am 29.5 24.9 20.6 25.8 25 8.0 N 17
Griffith Airport 11:00 am 30.4 25.1 20.8 26.1 25 7.0 N 19
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 11:00 am 27.3 24.7 20.4 26.0 35 11.4 SE 9
Yanco 11:00 am 30.5 25.7 21.3 26.1 25 8.8 N 22
Yarrawonga 11:00 am 29.4 26.1 21.7 27.1 35 11.9 ENE 15
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 11:00 am 31.5 26.3 22.0 28.8 25 9.1 N 13
Cobar 11:00 am 30.0 24.3 20.0 25.6 20 4.5 NW 17
Cobar Airport 11:00 am 30.3 25.4 21.0 26.1 25 8.1 NNW 20
Tibooburra Airport 11:00 am 35.1 27.2 22.8 27.6 15 4.6 WNW 33
Wilcannia Airport 11:00 am 32.4 26.7 22.4 29.6 25 8.6 NNW 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 11:00 am 25.4 23.2 18.9 23.4 40 10.1 SSW 11
Ivanhoe Airport 11:00 am 33.1 26.7 22.3 28.6 20 7.1 WNW 20
Mildura 11:00 am 23.4 22.3 18.1 22.0 45 10.8 SW 9
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 11:00 am 18.5 19.8 15.6 16.9 65 11.5 E 11
Norfolk Island 10:30 am 18.6 19.4 15.2 14.1 60 10.2 SSW 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
ACT
Canberra Airport 11:00 am 24.1 23.4 19.0 22.9 50 12.7 NNW 11
Tuggeranong 11:00 am 24.0 23.3 19.0 22.7 50 12.6 NNW 11

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).