Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 5.12 pm (EDT) Tuesday 23 October 2018
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
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  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 05:00 pm 23.5 25.7 21.2 22.4 75 18.6 NE 22
Cape Byron 05:00 pm 25.6 27.0 22.3 24.6 65 18.8 ENE 22
Casino 05:00 pm 28.3 27.7 23.1 27.0 50 17.2 E 20
Evans Head 05:00 pm 24.1 26.1 21.5 24.4 70 18.7 NNE 15
Grafton 05:00 pm 25.9 27.3 22.6 25.6 65 19.1 E 19
Lismore 05:00 pm 25.9 26.5 22.0 23.9 60 17.5 NE 24
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 05:00 pm 23.1 25.4 20.9 20.8 75 18.4 NNE 28
Kempsey Airport 05:00 pm 25.2 25.9 21.4 24.8 60 17.1 ENE 15
Port Macquarie Airport 05:00 pm 23.4 25.7 21.2 22.7 75 18.7 NE 20
Taree Airport 05:00 pm 25.4 26.5 21.9 24.1 65 18.1 ENE 22
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 05:00 pm 32.2 26.9 22.5 29.3 25 9.7 WNW 15
Gosford 05:00 pm 24.4 25.8 21.3 25.1 65 17.9 ENE 11
Mangrove Mt 05:00 pm 27.0 27.1 22.5 27.5 55 17.5 NE 11
Murrurundi Gap 05:00 pm 26.2 23.1 18.6 20.5 30 8.2 NNW 28
Nobbys Head 05:00 pm 20.1 21.7 17.5 15.7 70 14.2 ENE 30
Norah Head 05:00 pm 19.9 23.3 19.0 16.1 90 18.0 NE 35
Scone 05:00 pm 31.3 25.8 21.4 28.7 25 7.7 WNW 11
Tocal 05:00 pm 30.1 27.9 23.3 30.6 40 15.5 E 7
Williamtown 05:00 pm 27.8 27.5 22.8 25.8 55 17.3 ENE 24
Singleton TA (Defence) 05:00 pm 32.3 26.6 22.3 30.6 25 8.5 NW 7
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 05:00 pm 29.4 28.3 23.6 28.6 50 17.2 ENE 17
Bankstown 05:00 pm 27.6 27.3 22.7 26.3 55 17.2 ENE 20
Canterbury 05:00 pm 24.7 25.3 20.9 23.1 60 16.4 NE 20
Holsworthy 05:00 pm 26.8 26.8 22.2 25.0 55 17.0 E 22
Holsworthy (Defence) 05:00 pm 27.6 26.7 22.2 27.1 50 15.9 NE 13
Horsley Park 05:00 pm 28.6 27.9 23.2 28.2 50 17.2 ENE 15
Lucas Heights 05:00 pm 26.1 26.5 21.9 25.0 60 17.2 NE 19
Penrith 05:00 pm 33.1 26.7 22.4 29.6 20 7.1 W 15
Richmond Airport 05:00 pm 33.3 27.0 22.7 30.4 20 8.0 W 13
Sydney City 05:00 pm 23.2 24.0 19.7  *  60 15.5    
Sydney Airport 05:00 pm 25.3 25.9 21.4 20.3 60 17.0 NE 39
Sydney Olympic Pk 05:00 pm 26.5 26.7 22.2 25.8 55 17.3 E 17
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
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WBGT
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  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 05:00 pm 19.6 22.4 18.1 18.1 80 16.4 N 19
Camden 05:00 pm 29.4 27.5 23.0 28.4 45 15.5 E 15
Moss Vale 05:00 pm 24.5 20.7 16.2 18.4 25 2.6 W 24
Nowra 05:00 pm 25.9 25.5 21.1 23.8 50 15.3 SE 20
Pt Perpendicular 05:00 pm 20.4 23.0 18.7 17.8 80 16.8 NNE 26
Wollongong Airport 05:00 pm 23.7 25.2 20.8 22.6 70 17.4 NE 19
South Coast
Bega 05:00 pm 26.7 26.6 22.1 26.6 55 16.9 ESE 13
Braidwood 05:00 pm 25.8 20.4 15.8 18.4 15 -3.7 NW 26
Green Cape 05:00 pm 17.7 20.6 16.4 13.0 85 14.8 S 33
Merimbula Airport 05:00 pm 21.4 23.3 19.0 21.0 70 16.1 E 13
Montague Island 05:00 pm 19.4 22.8 18.5 16.3 90 17.4 NNE 30
Moruya Airport 05:00 pm 20.7 22.6 18.4 17.6 70 15.5 NE 26
Ulladulla 05:00 pm 20.0 22.2 18.0 18.0 75 15.6 NNE 20
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 05:00 pm 23.2 22.4 17.9 21.1 45 11.3 NW 13
Glen Innes 05:00 pm 24.0 21.8 17.3 21.5 35 8.0 WNW 11
Inverell Research Centre 05:00 pm 27.8 24.7 20.2 26.8 35 10.5 WSW 6
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 05:00 pm 26.2 22.0 17.5 20.7 25 4.1 WNW 22
Marrangaroo (Defence) 05:00 pm 24.8 21.1 16.5 21.7 25 3.5 WNW 9
Mount Boyce 05:02 pm 23.7 20.0 15.3 16.6 25 1.4 WSW 28
Mudgee 05:00 pm 28.4 24.0 19.6 24.5 25 7.1 W 17
Nullo Mountain 05:00 pm 22.2 19.4 14.7 18.9 25 2.3 NW 9
Orange 05:00 pm 22.5 19.6 15.0 17.3 25 2.6 WNW 19
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 05:00 pm 23.8 20.2 15.6 18.3 25 2.0 WNW 20
Cooma Airport 05:00 pm 23.7 19.8 15.1 17.6 20 0.1 WNW 22
Goulburn 05:00 pm 26.7 21.4 16.9 19.0 15 -0.3 NW 30
Thredbo 05:00 pm 12.1 13.1 7.7 1.7 40 -0.4 NNW 44
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 05:00 pm 29.7 25.5 21.2 26.5 30 9.8 NW 17
Moree Airport 05:00 pm 30.8 27.0 22.5 29.8 30 12.2 NNW 9
Narrabri Airport 05:00 pm 30.7 26.0 21.7 27.8 25 9.6 NW 15
Tamworth 05:00 pm 29.0 25.0 20.6 25.2 30 9.2 WNW 19
Walgett 05:00 pm 34.7 26.4 22.1 30.6 15 2.3 WNW 13
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 05:00 pm 33.4 24.7 20.4 28.5 10 -3.7 WNW 13
Coonabarabran Airport 05:00 pm 28.1 23.8 19.3 23.2 25 6.8 W 22
Coonamble Airport 05:00 pm 33.1 25.5 21.2 27.8 15 2.1 W 19
Dubbo Airport 05:00 pm 30.6 23.9 19.5 25.5 15 1.0 N 17
Forbes 05:00 pm 32.2 23.9 19.5 25.8 10 -4.6 NW 20
Parkes Airport 05:00 pm 31.1 23.5 19.1 25.1 10 -2.8 NW 19
Trangie 05:00 pm 32.3 24.0 19.6 26.5 10 -4.6 NW 17
West Wyalong Airport 05:00 pm 31.8 23.4 19.0 24.5 10 -6.5 WNW 24
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 05:00 pm 27.8 22.8 18.5 21.8 20 3.5 W 24
Cabramurra 05:09 pm 18.3 16.2 11.0 10.6 25 -3.2 WNW 28
Khancoban 05:00 pm 27.5 24.6 20.2 25.3 35 10.7 WNW 13
Wagga Wagga 05:00 pm 31.0 23.1 18.7 21.7 10 -5.5 WNW 35
Young 05:00 pm 30.3 22.6 18.2 23.8 10 -6.1 WNW 20
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 05:00 pm 25.3 20.7 16.4 17.6 20 0.0 WSW 30
Griffith Airport 05:00 pm 28.9 23.5 19.2 22.6 20 3.7 W 26
Hay 05:00 pm 26.3 21.9 17.7 19.2 25 3.5 WSW 30
Kapooka (Defence) 05:00 pm 30.2 23.4 19.1 24.0 15 -0.2 W 22
Swan Hill 05:07 pm 23.1 19.4 15.0 14.0 20 -0.4 WSW 37
Yanco 05:00 pm 28.6 23.2 19.0 23.0 20 3.5 W 22
Yarrawonga 05:00 pm 26.2 22.3 18.0 20.2 25 5.2 W 26
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 05:00 pm 34.8 26.1 21.8 30.3 10 0.0 SW 13
Cobar 05:00 pm 33.3 24.2 19.8 26.9 5 -7.1 W 19
Cobar Airport 05:00 pm 33.7 24.7 20.3 27.5 10 -5.1 WNW 19
Tibooburra Airport 05:00 pm 35.1 24.5 20.1 28.1 5 -16.4 WSW 19
Wilcannia Airport 05:00 pm 29.6 23.0 18.7 22.6 15 -0.7 SW 26
Lower Western
Broken Hill 05:00 pm 25.2 21.4 17.1 19.3 25 3.8 SSW 24
Ivanhoe Airport 05:00 pm 28.6 23.1 18.8 22.5 20 2.7 WSW 24
Mildura 05:00 pm 25.3 20.4 16.1 19.3 15 -1.5 SW 20
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 05:00 pm 21.0 24.0 19.6 18.5 85 18.0 ENE 28
Norfolk Island 05:00 pm 19.0 22.2 18.0 17.1 85 16.8 ENE 22
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 05:00 pm 28.1 21.7 17.1 19.9 10 -3.9 NW 30
Tuggeranong 05:00 pm 27.4 21.9 17.4 20.9 15 0.2 NW 24

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).

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).