Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 10.12 pm ( DT) Saturday 25 February 2017
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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 10:00 pm 24.0 -- 20.9 23.3 65 17.3 S 17
Cape Byron 10:00 pm 24.1 -- 21.4 21.3 70 18.3 S 30
Casino 10:00 pm 20.3 -- 18.2 21.0 75 15.5 SSW 6
Evans Head 10:00 pm 23.4 -- 20.7 22.2 70 17.6 SSE 20
Grafton 10:00 pm 22.4 -- 20.3 23.9 75 18.0 SSE 7
Lismore 10:00 pm 20.2 -- 18.6 22.4 80 16.6   Calm
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 21.8 24.0 70 18.5 SSE 20
Kempsey Airport 10:00 pm 21.5 -- 19.6 23.0 80 17.5 SSE 6
Port Macquarie Airport 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 20.4 23.4 95 20.0 W 6
Taree Airport 10:00 pm 22.9 -- 20.5 23.5 75 17.8 S 11
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 10:00 pm 20.6 -- 18.9 19.7 80 16.8 S 17
Gosford 10:00 pm 19.7 -- 19.0 21.8 90 18.2 WSW 4
Mangrove Mt 10:00 pm 17.2 -- 17.2 18.5 100 17.2 S 6
Murrurundi Gap 10:00 pm 17.2 -- 16.5 11.3 90 15.7 SSE 41
Nobbys Head 10:00 pm 21.9 -- 20.4 19.7 80 18.7 SE 28
Norah Head 10:00 pm 20.2 -- 19.9 20.5 95 19.5 SSW 17
Scone 10:00 pm 20.2 -- 18.5 16.7 80 16.4 S 30
Tocal 10:00 pm 20.2 -- 20.0 22.4 95 19.7 S 7
Williamtown 10:00 pm 21.9 -- 20.7 22.8 85 19.3 ESE 13
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 10:00 pm 19.8 -- 18.0 20.1 80 15.9 S 9
Bankstown 10:00 pm 20.3 -- 18.1 20.3 75 15.3 SW 9
Canterbury 10:00 pm 18.5 -- 17.7 20.8 90 16.7   Calm
Holsworthy 10:00 pm 19.3 -- 17.5 19.3 75 15.2 SW 9
Horsley Park 10:00 pm 19.3 -- 17.5 18.9 75 15.2 SSW 11
Lucas Heights 10:00 pm 18.6 -- 17.2 17.9 80 15.4 S 13
Penrith 10:00 pm 18.7 -- 18.6 20.9 100 18.4 N 4
Richmond Airport 10:00 pm 18.3 -- 18.2 19.4 100 18.0 WSW 9
Sydney City 10:00 pm 19.2 -- 18.1  *  85 16.8    
Sydney Airport 10:00 pm 20.1 -- 19.2 18.8 90 18.1 SSW 22
Sydney Olympic Pk 10:00 pm 18.8 -- 18.3 21.5 95 17.8   Calm
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 10:06 pm 18.9 -- 18.2 17.7 90 17.4 SSW 20
Camden 10:00 pm 20.0 -- 17.4 19.2 70 14.1 SSW 11
Moss Vale 10:00 pm 14.5      *      SSE 19
Nowra 10:00 pm 17.5 -- 17.5 16.9 100 17.5 S 17
Pt Perpendicular 10:00 pm 18.5 -- 18.5 20.2 100 18.5 E 7
Wollongong Airport 10:11 pm 18.4 -- 18.4 20.1 100 18.4 SSW 7
South Coast
Bega 10:00 pm 17.0 -- 15.3 15.1 80 13.1 WSW 15
Braidwood 10:00 pm 13.9 -- 13.3 11.8 90 12.5 SSE 15
Green Cape 10:00 pm 18.9 -- 16.2 15.1 65 12.4 ESE 24
Merimbula Airport 10:00 pm 18.7 -- 15.4 16.0 60 10.5 SE 15
Montague Island 10:00 pm 19.8 -- 17.4 15.8 70 14.2 SE 28
Moruya Airport 10:11 pm 20.0 -- 17.4 17.1 70 13.9 S 22
Ulladulla 10:00 pm 18.0 -- 18.0 19.5 100 18.0 ESE 7
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 10:00 pm 17.1 -- 16.0 14.0 85 14.6 E 24
Glen Innes 10:00 pm 17.2 -- 16.0 13.7 85 14.5 E 26
Inverell Research Centre 10:00 pm 20.1 -- 17.7 20.5 70 14.8 N 6
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 10:00 pm 16.5 -- 15.0 13.8 80 13.0 SE 19
Mount Boyce 10:00 pm 13.1 -- 13.0 11.9 100 12.9 E 11
Mudgee 10:00 pm 19.3 -- 17.2 16.6 75 14.6 SE 22
Nullo Mountain 10:00 pm 13.1 -- 13.1 8.8 100 13.1 ESE 28
Orange 10:00 pm 13.9 -- 13.4 11.5 95 12.8 E 17
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 10:00 pm 11.2 -- 10.6 8.7 90 9.8 ESE 13
Cooma Airport 10:10 pm 13.3 -- 12.0 10.5 80 10.1 NE 15
Goulburn 10:00 pm 15.4 -- 14.2 11.2 85 12.5 SSE 26
Thredbo 10:00 pm 6.7 -- 6.7 2.7 100 6.6 E 17
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 10:00 pm 22.9 -- 19.6 19.1 65 15.7 SSE 30
Moree Airport 10:00 pm 25.2 -- 20.4 21.7 50 14.6 ESE 26
Narrabri Airport 10:00 pm 25.4 -- 20.8 23.4 55 15.4 SE 20
Tamworth 10:00 pm 25.0 -- 19.4 20.7 45 12.2 ESE 26
Walgett 10:00 pm 26.4 -- 21.4 24.0 50 15.4 E 22
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 10:00 pm 26.9 -- 20.9 24.8 45 13.6 SSE 17
Coonabarabran Airport 10:00 pm 19.3 -- 17.9 19.7 80 16.2 SE 9
Coonamble Airport 10:00 pm 26.5 -- 20.7 24.0 45 13.6 E 19
Dubbo Airport 10:00 pm 21.2 -- 18.5 18.8 70 15.3 E 22
Forbes 10:00 pm 23.1 -- 19.0 19.0 55 13.8 ESE 28
Parkes Airport 10:00 pm 22.3 -- 18.9 21.3 60 14.7 E 13
Trangie 10:00 pm 25.5 -- 20.4 23.1 50 14.3 ESE 20
West Wyalong Airport 10:00 pm 23.4 -- 18.7 20.4 50 12.7 ESE 20
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 10:00 pm 23.9 -- 18.6 21.2 45 11.6 SE 17
Cabramurra 10:00 pm 9.6 -- 9.4 1.6 95 9.0 ESE 41
Khancoban 10:00 pm 19.3 -- 15.4 18.0 55 9.8 SW 7
Wagga Wagga 10:08 pm 22.2 -- 17.1 16.2 45 10.0 ENE 32
Young 10:00 pm 19.3 -- 16.3 16.2 65 12.3 ESE 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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 10:00 pm 19.6 -- 14.4 15.1 40 6.0 S 19
Griffith Airport 10:00 pm 24.9 -- 17.8 21.0 30 7.1 S 17
Hay 10:00 pm 21.1 -- 14.6 16.0 30 2.9 S 19
Swan Hill 10:00 pm 19.0 -- 12.9 15.2 30 1.5 S 11
Yanco 10:00 pm 25.7 -- 19.4 22.8 40 11.1 E 17
Yarrawonga 10:00 pm 21.4 -- 17.3 18.7 55 11.7 SW 17
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 10:00 pm 30.2 -- 18.8 25.4 10 -2.3 SSW 13
Cobar 10:00 pm 28.1 -- 17.3 22.4 10 -3.9 S 17
Cobar Airport 10:00 pm 27.8 -- 17.6 21.8 15 -1.2 S 20
Tibooburra Airport 10:00 pm 27.1 -- 16.5 21.9 10 -5.9 S 13
Wilcannia Airport 10:00 pm 25.3 -- 16.0 20.2 15 -2.3 S 15
Lower Western
Broken Hill 10:00 pm 23.4 -- 15.4 17.4 25 1.1 S 22
Ivanhoe Airport 10:00 pm 24.1 -- 16.3 20.1 25 2.9 S 13
Mildura 10:00 pm 21.9 -- 14.5 17.9 25 0.4 SSE 11
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 10:00 pm 22.3 -- 21.3 23.7 90 20.3 NE 13
Norfolk Island 10:00 pm 21.6 -- 19.4 20.3 75 16.9 E 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
ACT
Canberra Airport 10:00 pm 16.5 -- 14.4 14.5 70 11.4 SE 13
Tuggeranong 10:00 pm 16.9 -- 14.5 16.0 70 11.2 SE 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).