Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 6.12 am ( ST) Thursday 16 August 2018
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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 06:00 am 5.7 -- 5.4 4.5 95 4.8   Calm
Cape Byron 06:00 am 14.5 -- 11.0 9.7 50 4.8 NNW 19
Casino 06:00 am 6.4 -- 4.9 3.0 70 1.7 WNW 9
Evans Head 06:00 am 14.3 -- 9.8 8.8 40 0.6 NNW 19
Grafton 06:00 am 4.3 -- 3.2 2.0 75 0.5 N 2
Lismore 06:00 am 4.3 -- 3.7 0.2 90 2.5 N 13
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 06:00 am 8.8 -- 6.5 4.2 60 1.5 SW 15
Kempsey Airport 06:00 am 0.8 -- 0.3 -1.3 90 -1.0   Calm
Port Macquarie Airport 06:00 am 0.6 -- 0.2 -2.8 90 -0.7 NNE 7
Taree Airport 06:00 am 5.6 -- 4.4 2.5 75 1.7 WSW 7
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 06:00 am 14.6 -- 9.1 10.4 30 -3.7 N 9
Gosford 06:00 am 10.4 -- 7.6 8.7 55 1.8   Calm
Mangrove Mt 06:00 am 13.1 -- 8.2 9.6 30 -3.2 WNW 6
Murrurundi Gap 06:00 am 9.1 -- 5.0 1.9 35 -5.2 NW 24
Nobbys Head 06:00 am 17.9 -- 11.7 9.7 25 -1.3 WNW 32
Norah Head 06:00 am 13.9 -- 9.8 10.1 45 1.5 NNW 11
Scone 06:00 am 13.8 -- 8.4 9.2 30 -4.4 NW 11
Tocal 06:00 am 13.8      *      W 4
Williamtown 06:00 am 15.8 -- 10.0 8.8 25 -3.1 WNW 24
Singleton TA (Defence) 06:00 am 15.6 -- 9.8 10.0 25 -3.3 NW 17
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 06:00 am 13.0 -- 8.3 9.5 35 -2.5 ESE 6
Bankstown 06:00 am 7.0 -- 4.8 3.8 60 -0.2 S 6
Canterbury 06:00 am 8.3 -- 5.8 6.0 55 0.3 SSW 2
Holsworthy 06:00 am 15.5 -- 10.0 10.8 30 -2.0 SW 13
Holsworthy (Defence) 06:00 am 9.0 -- 6.0 5.5 50 -1.1 S 7
Horsley Park 06:00 am 13.6 -- 8.5 9.9 30 -3.2 SW 7
Lucas Heights 06:00 am 9.0 -- 5.7 3.5 45 -2.2 S 17
Penrith 06:00 am 17.4 -- 11.3 11.9 25 -1.8 WNW 17
Richmond Airport 06:00 am 10.5 -- 6.9 8.3 45 -1.2   Calm
Sydney City 06:00 am 15.6 -- 10.2  *  30 -1.4    
Sydney Airport 06:00 am 12.0 -- 9.6 9.6 65 5.4 SE 7
Sydney Olympic Pk 06:00 am 8.3 -- 6.7 6.9 70 3.4   Calm
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 06:00 am 15.3 -- 10.7 9.8 40 1.8 WSW 20
Camden 06:00 am 8.9 -- 5.9 6.4 50 -1.2 SSE 2
Moss Vale 06:00 am 8.0 -- 5.6 1.2 60 0.7 SW 26
Nowra 06:00 am 12.2 -- 9.1 8.3 55 3.2 WSW 13
Pt Perpendicular 06:00 am 14.3 -- 11.1 12.1 55 5.4 W 6
Wollongong Airport 06:00 am 10.1 -- 7.7 6.1 60 2.7 W 13
South Coast
Bega 06:00 am 10.1 -- 7.0 6.1 50 0.4 SW 11
Braidwood 06:00 am 6.8 -- 4.4 3.0 60 -0.9 NW 9
Green Cape 06:00 am 8.9 -- 7.9 6.7 80 6.0 W 7
Merimbula Airport 06:00 am 6.0 -- 5.7 3.2 95 5.0 NNW 9
Montague Island 06:00 am 13.7 -- 11.0 11.7 60 6.3 W 6
Moruya Airport 06:00 am 6.2 -- 4.7 4.4 70 1.5   Calm
Ulladulla 06:00 am 13.0 -- 9.5 9.0 50 2.8 NW 13
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 06:00 am 7.3 -- 4.2 1.7 45 -3.2 WNW 17
Glen Innes 06:00 am -1.8 -- -2.6 -4.4 80 -5.1   Calm
Inverell Research Centre 06:00 am 5.0 -- 2.3 1.3 50 -5.0 SE 6
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 06:00 am 6.8 -- 4.1 2.1 55 -2.1 SW 13
Marrangaroo (Defence) 06:00 am 9.1 -- 5.7 4.7 45 -2.8 WNW 11
Mount Boyce 06:03 am 7.9 -- 4.5 -2.0 45 -3.6 WSW 39
Mudgee 06:00 am 12.8 -- 8.5 7.0 40 -0.4 N 20
Nullo Mountain 06:00 am 8.5 -- 5.2 2.6 50 -1.9 NW 19
Orange 06:00 am 5.1 -- 3.5 0.6 70 -0.1 SW 13
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 06:00 am 2.1 -- 0.9 -1.5 75 -2.0 W 7
Cooma Airport 06:00 am -1.6 -- -2.6 -5.6 75 -5.6 NNW 7
Goulburn 06:00 am 6.5 -- 5.5 0.2 80 3.7 WNW 26
Thredbo 06:00 am -4.2 -- -4.3 -17.4 95 -4.6 WNW 56
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 06:00 am -0.1 -- -1.4 -2.7 70 -5.3   Calm
Moree Airport 06:00 am 4.4 -- 2.1 -0.2 55 -4.3 ENE 11
Narrabri Airport 06:00 am 3.8 -- 1.7 1.3 55 -4.2   Calm
Tamworth 06:00 am 1.6 -- 0.1 -2.6 65 -4.1 ESE 9
Walgett 06:00 am 5.6 -- 3.1 1.1 50 -3.5 NW 11
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 06:00 am 8.5 -- 6.8 5.4 70 3.4 NW 9
Coonabarabran Airport 06:00 am 11.0 -- 6.6 5.3 35 -3.8 NW 17
Coonamble Airport 06:00 am 6.0 -- 2.9 1.6 40 -5.9 N 9
Dubbo Airport 06:00 am 10.1 -- 7.6 7.2 60 2.7 WNW 7
Forbes 06:00 am 7.7 -- 6.1 5.8 70 2.8 SW 2
Parkes Airport 06:00 am 7.2 -- 5.1 3.6 65 0.6 SSW 9
Trangie 06:00 am 13.9 -- 9.3 8.3 40 -0.2 SSW 19
West Wyalong Airport 06:00 am 7.7 -- 6.5 3.6 80 4.3 W 15
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 06:00 am 5.3 -- 5.1 1.6 95 4.6 NW 13
Cabramurra 06:00 am -0.3 -- -0.3 -7.6 100 -0.3 W 28
Khancoban 06:00 am 6.3 -- 5.6 4.6 85 4.1 E 2
Wagga Wagga 06:00 am 5.4 -- 5.3 3.2 100 5.1 WNW 6
Young 06:00 am 2.9 -- 2.9 0.2 100 2.8 W 6
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 06:00 am 4.1 -- 3.9 0.2 95 3.5 WNW 13
Griffith Airport 06:00 am 2.7 -- 2.4 -0.4 95 1.7 NW 7
Hay 06:00 am 4.9 -- 4.3 1.3 90 3.1 WNW 11
Kapooka (Defence) 06:00 am 4.0 -- 3.8 2.2 95 3.3 NNE 2
Swan Hill 06:00 am 2.5 -- 2.1 -1.8 90 1.3 WNW 13
Yanco 06:00 am 6.7 -- 5.8 4.1 85 4.0 W 7
Yarrawonga 06:00 am 3.5 -- 3.5 0.9 100 3.4 W 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 06:00 am 7.7 -- 4.3 3.8 40 -5.0 WNW 7
Cobar 06:00 am 13.6 -- 9.8 9.5 45 2.5 SSW 13
Cobar Airport 06:00 am 13.6 -- 10.1 8.0 50 3.7 SSW 22
Tibooburra Airport 06:00 am 10.0 -- 5.9 5.0 35 -4.7 SW 13
Wilcannia Airport 06:00 am 12.8 -- 9.9 8.7 55 4.5 SSW 15
Lower Western
Broken Hill 06:00 am 7.0 -- 5.9 5.6 80 3.6   Calm
Ivanhoe Airport 06:00 am 7.4 -- 6.3 4.4 80 4.2 W 9
Mildura 06:00 am 4.8 -- 4.5 1.4 95 3.9 W 11
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 06:00 am 18.7 -- 17.3 16.9 80 15.6 WNW 19
Norfolk Island 06:00 am 14.4 -- 13.9 13.7 95 13.3 WNW 9
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 06:00 am 7.0 -- 5.4 1.2 70 2.3 WNW 22
Tuggeranong 06:00 am 7.5 -- 5.6 4.1 65 1.6 WNW 9

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).