Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 8.12 pm ( ST) Sunday 20 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 08:00 pm 19.5 -- 17.8 20.1 80 15.8 N 7
Cape Byron 08:00 pm 23.0 -- 20.8 21.8 75 18.3 N 22
Casino 08:00 pm 17.8 -- 16.4 18.1 80 14.5 NNE 6
Evans Head 08:00 pm 19.6 -- 18.1 21.8 80 16.4   Calm
Grafton 08:00 pm 17.5 -- 16.3 19.1 85 14.8   Calm
Lismore 08:00 pm 17.4 -- 17.3 17.4 100 17.2 NNW 13
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 08:00 pm 20.6 -- 18.6 19.8 75 16.1 NNW 15
Kempsey Airport 08:00 pm 15.5 -- 14.8 15.6 90 13.9 W 6
Port Macquarie Airport 08:00 pm 16.4 -- 15.7 18.0 90 14.8   Calm
Taree Airport 08:00 pm 18.4 -- 17.3 20.4 85 16.0   Calm
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 08:00 pm 11.1 -- 9.7 9.7 80 7.4 WSW 4
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 08:00 pm 15.8 -- 13.3 14.4 65 9.7 NE 7
Murrurundi Gap 08:00 pm 15.1 -- 9.7 10.1 30 -1.5 NW 15
Nobbys Head 08:00 pm 20.4 -- 18.6 19.7 80 16.4 NNE 15
Norah Head 08:00 pm 21.3 -- 19.0 18.5 75 16.3 NNE 26
Scone 08:00 pm 9.9 -- 8.3 7.5 75 5.3 NE 7
Tocal 08:00 pm 13.4 -- 12.5 12.4 85 11.1 NW 7
Williamtown 08:00 pm 17.3 -- 16.5 17.4 90 15.4 NE 9
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 08:00 pm 15.0 -- 13.7 15.6 80 11.8   Calm
Bankstown 08:00 pm 17.1 -- 15.5 18.2 80 13.4   Calm
Canterbury 08:00 pm 15.5 -- 14.6 16.5 85 13.3   Calm
Holsworthy 08:00 pm 15.4 -- 14.5 15.1 85 13.3 SSE 7
Horsley Park 08:00 pm 15.6 -- 14.5 15.8 85 12.9 ESE 4
Lucas Heights 08:00 pm 15.6 -- 14.4 15.3 85 12.7 NE 6
Penrith 08:00 pm 16.3 -- 15.8 17.6 95 15.2 SSW 2
Richmond Airport 08:00 pm 15.7 -- 14.8 15.7 85 13.5 WSW 6
Sydney City 08:00 pm 19.8 -- 17.2  *  70 13.7    
Sydney Airport 08:00 pm 20.5 -- 17.8 20.5 70 14.3 NNE 7
Sydney Olympic Pk 08:00 pm 16.7 -- 15.9 18.3 90 14.9   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 08:00 pm 18.1 -- 16.1 17.1 75 13.4 WSW 11
Camden 08:00 pm 13.3 -- 12.2 13.1 85 10.5 SSE 2
Moss Vale 08:00 pm 10.3 -- 8.6 7.2 75 5.7 W 11
Nowra 08:00 pm 15.2 -- 11.9 12.6 55 6.2 W 9
Pt Perpendicular 08:00 pm 17.2 -- 13.5 13.0 55 7.5 WSW 19
Wollongong Airport 08:00 pm 15.0 -- 13.2 12.7 75 10.6 WNW 13
South Coast
Bega 08:00 pm 14.2 -- 12.3 12.3 70 9.2 S 9
Braidwood 08:00 pm 5.5 -- 4.7 3.7 85 3.2 NNW 2
Green Cape 08:00 pm 15.5 -- 12.2 12.6 55 6.5 WNW 11
Merimbula Airport 08:00 pm 14.0 -- 11.3 11.1 60 6.6 SSW 11
Montague Island 08:00 pm 17.8 -- 14.3 13.4 55 8.9 SSE 22
Moruya Airport 08:00 pm 13.0 -- 11.7 11.3 80 9.8 W 9
Ulladulla 08:00 pm 15.7 -- 12.2 13.2 55 6.4 W 9
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 08:00 pm 11.9 -- 9.8 9.7 70 6.4 W 7
Glen Innes 08:00 pm 7.0 -- 5.8 5.6 80 3.4   Calm
Inverell Research Centre 08:00 pm 17.4 -- 12.7 14.1 45 4.8 WSW 11
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 08:00 pm 8.0 -- 6.5 4.5 75 3.5 SSW 11
Mount Boyce 08:00 pm 9.5 -- 7.8 5.1 75 4.9 W 17
Mudgee 08:00 pm 8.7 -- 7.8 5.8 85 6.3 NNE 11
Nullo Mountain 08:00 pm 8.6 -- 7.1 6.2 75 4.4 W 6
Orange 08:00 pm 6.4 -- 5.4 3.3 80 3.4 SW 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
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 08:00 pm 8.5 -- 8.0 6.7 90 7.1 SSE 6
Cooma Airport 08:00 pm 4.5 -- 3.5 1.4 80 1.5 WSW 7
Goulburn 08:00 pm 5.9 -- 5.1 2.8 85 3.6 W 9
Thredbo 08:00 pm -1.7 -- -2.8 -6.1 75 -5.7 WNW 9
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 08:00 pm 10.4 -- 7.8 6.8 60 2.7 WNW 11
Moree Airport 08:00 pm 17.1 -- 12.5 13.0 45 4.5 SSW 15
Narrabri Airport 08:00 pm 11.4 -- 8.9 9.4 60 4.2 WSW 4
Tamworth 08:00 pm 14.4 -- 11.0 12.1 55 5.0 NNE 6
Walgett 08:00 pm 14.0 -- 9.0 10.0 30 -2.4 SSW 9
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 08:00 pm 10.3 -- 8.5 8.1 70 5.1 WSW 6
Coonabarabran Airport 08:00 pm 12.3 -- 9.0 8.0 55 3.0 WSW 15
Coonamble Airport 08:00 pm 11.5 -- 8.6 8.3 55 2.8 WSW 9
Dubbo Airport 08:00 pm 11.7 -- 9.3 8.1 65 5.1 SW 13
Forbes 08:00 pm 11.1 -- 9.3 8.1 70 6.0 S 11
Parkes Airport 08:00 pm 8.3 -- 6.8 6.6 75 3.9 S 2
Trangie 08:00 pm 10.2 -- 8.3 7.9 70 4.8 SW 6
West Wyalong Airport 08:00 pm 9.9 -- 8.0 8.3 70 4.5 SSE 2
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 08:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.1 9.8 65 5.2 ENE 2
Cabramurra 08:00 pm 2.7 -- 2.4 -1.9 95 1.8 SW 15
Khancoban 08:00 pm 11.1 -- 9.9 10.6 80 7.8   Calm
Wagga Wagga 08:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.5 8.7 70 6.2 WSW 9
Young 08:00 pm 5.7 -- 5.2 4.4 90 4.2   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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 08:00 pm 10.3 -- 8.5 9.2 70 5.1   Calm
Griffith Airport 08:00 pm 9.2 -- 7.5 5.5 70 4.2 ESE 13
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 08:00 pm 12.6 -- 10.1 9.9 60 5.5 W 9
Yanco 08:00 pm 12.7 -- 9.6 10.0 55 3.9 ESE 7
Yarrawonga 08:00 pm 10.9 -- 9.4 8.8 75 6.8 E 7
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 08:00 pm 12.6 -- 9.6 11.2 55 3.8   Calm
Cobar 08:00 pm 15.6 -- 11.2 12.4 45 3.2 S 9
Cobar Airport 08:00 pm 12.9 -- 9.7 10.2 55 3.6 S 7
Tibooburra Airport 08:00 pm 20.9 -- 15.1 17.8 35 5.7 ESE 11
Wilcannia Airport 08:00 pm 15.2 -- 12.2 12.5 60 7.2 E 11
Lower Western
Broken Hill 08:00 pm 17.0 -- 13.3 15.1 55 7.4 S 7
Ivanhoe Airport 08:00 pm 14.9 -- 11.5 12.2 55 5.7 E 9
Mildura 08:00 pm 13.6 -- 11.4 13.1 70 7.9   Calm
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 08:00 pm 17.6 -- 15.8 18.7 75 13.5   Calm
Norfolk Island 08:00 pm 19.5 -- 18.1 20.4 85 16.5 WSW 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
ACT
Canberra Airport 08:00 pm 8.9 -- 7.2 4.4 70 4.1 N 17
Tuggeranong 08:00 pm 8.6 -- 7.1 6.0 75 4.4 NE 7

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).