Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 5.12 pm ( ST) Friday 01 August 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 05:00 pm 20.9 22.6 18.4 18.4 70 15.2 N 22
Cape Byron 05:00 pm 19.9 22.9 18.6 17.4 85 17.1 N 26
Casino 05:00 pm 25.1 20.3 16.0 19.3 15 -1.6 W 19
Evans Head 05:00 pm 23.5 19.9 15.6 18.1 25 1.2 NW 19
Grafton 05:00 pm 24.1 20.1 15.8 18.9 20 0.4 WNW 17
Lismore 05:00 pm 25.5 20.8 16.6 19.9 20 0.2 WNW 19
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 05:00 pm 23.0 18.9 14.4 17.7 15 -3.3 WNW 15
Kempsey Airport 05:00 pm 23.0 18.8 14.3 16.3 15 -4.1 NW 22
Port Macquarie Airport 05:00 pm 21.8 18.8 14.4 16.1 25 0.4 WSW 20
Taree Airport 05:00 pm 20.0 18.0 13.6 13.8 30 1.9 W 24
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 05:00 pm 14.4 13.8 8.8 8.2 25 -4.8 W 19
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 05:00 pm 11.6 12.4 7.2 6.7 35 -3.3 WNW 13
Murrurundi Gap 05:00 pm 9.4 11.5 6.1 1.9 45 -1.3 WNW 28
Nobbys Head 05:00 pm 15.8 15.2 10.5 8.4 35 -0.4 W 28
Norah Head 05:00 pm 14.3 14.2 9.4 10.4 35 -1.3 W 9
Scone 05:00 pm 12.5 13.0 7.9 5.6 35 -2.5 W 24
Tocal 05:00 pm 14.7 14.1 9.2 8.0 25 -3.9 WNW 22
Williamtown 05:00 pm 15.0 14.4 9.6 8.5 30 -2.5 W 22
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 05:00 pm 12.9 13.2 8.2 4.5 35 -2.6 WNW 32
Bankstown 05:09 pm 13.9 13.5 8.5 6.0 25 -4.8 WNW 28
Canterbury 05:00 pm 14.1 13.6 8.6 6.9 25 -5.1 WNW 24
Holsworthy 05:00 pm 13.7 13.2 8.0 6.7 25 -6.8 W 22
Horsley Park 05:00 pm 13.1 13.1 8.1 7.0 30 -4.1 WNW 19
Lucas Heights 05:00 pm 12.8 13.0 7.9 3.7 30 -3.6 W 35
Penrith 05:00 pm 13.5 13.5 8.6 6.6 30 -2.8 WNW 24
Richmond Airport 05:00 pm 13.6 13.5 8.5 5.1 30 -3.6 W 32
Sydney City 05:00 pm 14.5 13.9 9.0  *  25 -4.2    
Sydney Airport 05:00 pm 15.0 13.7 8.7 5.1 20 -8.2 W 37
Sydney Olympic Pk 05:00 pm 14.2 14.0 9.1 5.8 30 -2.7 WNW 32
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 05:00 pm 13.2 13.3 8.3 3.8 30 -3.1 WNW 37
Camden 05:00 pm 12.7 13.0 7.9 4.2 30 -3.5 WNW 32
Moss Vale 05:00 pm 4.9 8.8 2.9 -4.8 60 -2.0 WSW 39
Nowra 05:00 pm 10.2 12.1 6.9 -0.2 50 -0.3 WNW 44
Pt Perpendicular 05:00 pm 11.6 13.0 8.1 5.5 45 0.7 W 22
Wollongong Airport 05:00 pm 12.0 13.0 8.0 2.9 40 -0.8 W 37
South Coast
Bega 05:00 pm 12.0 12.7 7.6 4.0 35 -2.6 W 30
Braidwood 05:00 pm 2.4 7.7 1.7 -4.9 85 0.1 NW 28
Green Cape 05:00 pm 13.2 13.6 8.7 6.1 35 -1.2 WNW 26
Merimbula Airport 05:00 pm 12.6 13.0 7.9 6.0 35 -3.2 W 22
Montague Island 05:00 pm 13.7 13.7 8.8 4.4 35 -2.3 W 37
Moruya Airport 05:00 pm 12.3 13.0 7.9 6.8 35 -2.0 NW 17
Ulladulla 05:00 pm 11.1 12.4 7.3 7.6 40 -1.3 WNW 7
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 05:01 pm 11.9 12.6 7.2 -0.4 35 -3.1 WNW 52
Glen Innes 05:00 pm 13.0 13.1 7.8 3.5 30 -3.7 W 37
Inverell Research Centre 05:00 pm 14.9 14.5 9.5 9.8 30 -1.6 WNW 15
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 05:07 pm 5.4 9.3 3.5 -2.0 65 -0.8 WNW 28
Mount Boyce 05:00 pm 3.0 7.5 1.1 -5.6 60 -3.8 WSW 32
Mudgee 05:00 pm 9.1 11.3 5.9 3.7 50 -1.3 WNW 17
Nullo Mountain 05:00 pm 3.5 7.7 1.4 -2.2 60 -4.0 WNW 17
Orange 05:00 pm 2.4 7.8 1.8 -3.1 85 0.5 W 19
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 05:00 pm 4.6 8.3 2.2 -3.2 55 -3.9 WNW 28
Cooma Airport 05:00 pm 1.1 6.7 0.3 -4.3 80 -1.6 SSW 17
Goulburn 05:12 pm 2.4 7.9 1.9 -5.5 90 0.9 W 32
Thredbo 05:00 pm -6.8 1.5 -7.0 -17.4 95 -7.5 W 41
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 05:00 pm 12.9 14.0 9.1 6.6 45 1.6 W 24
Moree Airport 05:00 pm 18.0 16.7 12.2 11.2 30 1.1 WSW 26
Narrabri Airport 05:00 pm 14.5 15.4 10.8 9.0 50 4.2 SW 22
Tamworth 05:00 pm 12.4 13.6 8.7 5.7 45 1.4 W 26
Walgett 05:00 pm 15.9 14.6 9.7 9.1 25 -5.2 SW 22
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 05:00 pm 11.1 12.5 7.4 4.0 45 -1.0 W 26
Coonabarabran Airport 05:00 pm 9.1 11.1 5.7 3.0 45 -2.2 WSW 20
Coonamble Airport 05:00 pm 13.6 13.4 8.4 7.3 30 -4.1 WSW 20
Dubbo Airport 05:00 pm 11.1 12.5 7.4 4.8 45 -0.7 W 22
Forbes 05:00 pm 9.1 11.9 6.8 3.3 60 2.2 WSW 22
Parkes Airport 05:00 pm 9.9 12.0 6.8 3.4 50 0.3 W 24
Trangie 05:00 pm 11.9 13.1 8.1 6.3 45 0.1 W 19
West Wyalong Airport 05:00 pm 8.7 11.6 6.4 1.6 60 1.6 WSW 28
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 05:03 pm 7.1 11.3 6.2 2.6 85 4.4 WNW 17
Cabramurra 05:00 pm -3.7 3.7 -3.7 -12.4 100 -3.8 W 33
Khancoban 05:00 pm 3.8 9.2 3.8 1.1 100 3.7 NNE 7
Wagga Wagga 05:00 pm 6.5 10.4 5.1 -0.8 75 2.2 WNW 30
Young 05:00 pm 7.0 10.8 5.6 1.6 75 2.7 WNW 20
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 05:00 pm 6.3 10.6 5.4 0.3 85 3.6 WSW 24
Griffith Airport 05:00 pm 9.2 12.0 6.9 0.5 60 2.3 WSW 37
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 05:00 pm 9.0 11.7 6.5 2.3 60 1.2 SW 26
Yanco 05:00 pm 6.4 10.8 5.7 2.3 85 4.2 W 15
Yarrawonga 05:00 pm 6.8 11.0 5.9 0.2 85 4.1 WSW 28
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 05:00 pm 15.1 14.3 9.3 7.6 25 -4.2 WSW 26
Cobar 05:00 pm 12.8 12.4 7.1 3.8 20 -8.7 W 32
Cobar Airport 05:01 pm 13.1 13.1 8.0 5.2 30 -4.5 W 28
Tibooburra Airport 05:00 pm 14.9 14.4 9.5 6.5 30 -2.5 SSW 32
Wilcannia Airport 05:00 pm 14.7 14.0 9.0 6.4 25 -4.6 SW 30
Lower Western
Broken Hill 05:00 pm 12.6 13.1 8.0 3.6 35 -2.4 WSW 35
Ivanhoe Airport 05:04 pm 12.2 13.0 7.9 3.9 40 -1.7 WSW 32
Mildura 05:00 pm 6.5 10.9 5.7 2.8 85 4.2 SW 13
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 05:00 pm 19.8 22.5 18.3 18.4 80 16.5 NNW 19
Norfolk Island 05:00 pm 18.1 21.5 17.3 16.5 90 16.4 NNE 20
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 05:00 pm 2.8 8.2 2.3 -4.3 90 1.3 NW 28
Tuggeranong 05:00 pm 3.5 8.5 2.8 -1.5 85 1.1 WNW 17

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).