Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 10.12 pm (EDT) Friday 13 December 2019
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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
North Coast
Ballina Airport 10:00 pm 21.9 -- 21.3 24.6 95 20.7 SSE 7
Cape Byron 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 19.7 22.6 85 18.4 WNW 6
Casino 10:00 pm 22.2 -- 20.6 24.0 80 18.8 S 7
Evans Head 10:00 pm 21.3 -- 20.2 20.8 85 19.0 S 20
Grafton 10:00 pm 21.2 -- 19.6 23.2 80 17.8 E 4
Lismore 10:04 pm 21.7 -- 20.6 23.4 85 19.3 S 9
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 10:00 pm 19.5 -- 19.0 19.7 95 18.5 WSW 15
Kempsey Airport 10:00 pm 19.0 -- 18.9 20.5 100 18.8 WSW 9
Port Macquarie Airport 10:00 pm 19.0 -- 18.9 20.8 100 18.7 WNW 7
Taree Airport 10:00 pm 18.4 -- 17.6 19.5 90 16.6 NW 6
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 10:00 pm 20.0 -- 17.5 19.3 70 14.4 SE 11
Gosford 10:00 pm 19.2 -- 17.4 20.5 75 15.1 NE 2
Mangrove Mt 10:00 pm 17.3 -- 16.1 17.5 85 14.6 E 7
Murrurundi Gap 10:00 pm 19.0 -- 15.6 15.6 60 11.1 SE 20
Nobbys Head 10:00 pm 20.4 -- 18.8 19.2 80 17.0 ENE 19
Norah Head 10:00 pm 20.2 -- 18.9 19.5 85 17.4 NE 17
Scone 10:00 pm 21.7 -- 17.9 18.1 60 13.1 S 24
Tocal 10:00 pm 20.1 -- 17.9 19.7 75 15.1 E 11
Williamtown 10:00 pm 20.4 -- 18.1 19.6 70 15.2 ENE 13
Singleton TA (Defence) 10:00 pm 19.9 -- 17.4 18.0 70 14.3 ESE 17
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 10:00 pm 19.9 -- 17.3 20.4 70 14.0 E 4
Bankstown 10:00 pm 20.6 -- 18.1 21.4 70 14.9 ESE 4
Canterbury 10:00 pm 20.3 -- 17.7 20.4 70 14.4 ENE 7
Holsworthy 10:00 pm 19.9 -- 17.8 20.2 75 15.1 E 7
Holsworthy (Defence) 10:00 pm 18.5 -- 16.6 19.1 75 14.2 SSE 4
Horsley Park 10:00 pm 19.6 -- 17.1 20.0 70 13.8 ENE 4
Lucas Heights 10:00 pm 18.8 -- 16.9 19.0 75 14.6 ENE 7
Penrith 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 17.9 20.8 65 14.2 ENE 7
Richmond Airport 10:00 pm 20.7 -- 17.8 20.3 65 14.1 E 9
Sydney City 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 17.8  *  65 14.0    
Sydney Airport 10:00 pm 21.1 -- 18.3 21.3 65 14.7 NNE 7
Sydney Olympic Pk 10:00 pm 20.5 -- 18.1 21.8 70 15.1 ENE 2
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
Illawarra
Bellambi 10:00 pm 19.1 -- 16.8 19.0 70 13.9 ENE 7
Camden 10:00 pm 19.4 -- 17.0 20.6 70 13.8   Calm
Jervis Bay Airfield (Defence) 10:00 pm 15.6 -- 15.5 16.0 100 15.3 SW 7
Moss Vale 10:00 pm 13.4 -- 12.6 11.4 90 11.6 NE 13
Nowra 10:00 pm 15.7 -- 15.1 14.6 90 14.4 S 13
Pt Perpendicular 10:00 pm 16.5 -- 15.4 16.6 85 14.0 E 6
Wollongong Airport 10:00 pm 18.9 -- 17.0 19.1 75 14.6 E 7
South Coast
Bega 10:00 pm 15.4 -- 13.3 15.5 70 10.2   Calm
Braidwood 10:10 pm 11.4 -- 11.1 11.2 95 10.6 SSE 2
Green Cape 10:00 pm 16.5 -- 14.4 14.1 70 11.4 N 15
Merimbula Airport 10:00 pm 15.7 -- 13.3 15.3 65 9.6 N 2
Montague Island 10:00 pm 16.2 -- 14.3 15.4 75 11.6 N 7
Moruya Airport 10:00 pm 14.8 -- 13.8 15.6 85 12.5   Calm
Ulladulla 10:00 pm 15.0 -- 13.8 15.7 85 12.1   Calm
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 10:00 pm 15.1 -- 15.0 13.0 100 14.8 E 19
Glen Innes 10:04 pm 16.2 -- 15.8 14.4 95 15.4 E 19
Inverell Research Centre 10:00 pm 19.7 -- 17.6 21.4 75 15.1   Calm
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 10:00 pm 18.6 -- 12.5 14.8 30 1.6 SSW 11
Marrangaroo (Defence) 10:00 pm 14.3 -- 13.1 14.4 85 11.6 NE 2
Mount Boyce 10:00 pm 13.1 -- 12.3 11.8 90 11.3 ENE 9
Mudgee 10:00 pm 22.7 -- 17.1 20.0 40 9.1 S 13
Nullo Mountain 10:00 pm 14.8 -- 12.9 12.9 75 10.4 ESE 11
Orange 10:00 pm 16.7 -- 10.1 12.1 25 -3.9 SW 11
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 10:00 pm 11.0 -- 9.1 8.4 70 6.0 SE 9
Cooma Airport 10:00 pm 14.2 -- 11.6 12.5 65 7.5 E 6
Goulburn 10:00 pm 13.7 -- 12.5 12.3 85 10.9 E 9
Thredbo 10:00 pm 7.4 -- 5.6 3.3 70 2.3 W 13
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 10:00 pm 25.2 -- 18.4 22.4 35 8.7 S 13
Moree Airport 10:00 pm 25.9 -- 15.7 19.4 10 -5.6 WSW 20
Narrabri Airport 10:00 pm 27.6 -- 16.6 21.0 10 -6.7 SW 20
Tamworth 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 18.9 19.8 60 14.6 ESE 22
Walgett 10:00 pm 24.2 -- 14.6 17.8 10 -7.0 S 19
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 10:00 pm 23.9 -- 14.9 18.2 15 -3.4 SW 17
Coonabarabran Airport 10:00 pm 22.3 -- 12.9 16.1 10 -9.5 SW 17
Coonamble Airport 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 15.0 19.2 10 -6.5 SSW 15
Dubbo Airport 10:00 pm 23.4 -- 14.1 17.4 15 -6.5 SSW 17
Forbes 10:00 pm 23.4 -- 14.9 18.7 20 -1.5 SW 13
Parkes Airport 10:00 pm 20.7 -- 12.5 15.9 15 -6.0 SSW 11
Trangie 10:00 pm 24.4 -- 14.5 19.0 10 -7.9 SSW 13
West Wyalong Airport 10:00 pm 23.1 -- 15.2 17.5 25 0.9 SSW 20
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 15.5 15.6 40 7.4 WSW 24
Cabramurra 10:00 pm 11.7 -- 8.3 6.8 50 2.2 WSW 17
Khancoban 10:00 pm 16.0 -- 13.0 14.5 60 8.5 SE 6
Wagga Wagga 10:00 pm 21.7 -- 14.8 16.6 30 2.9 WSW 19
Young 10:00 pm 21.2 -- 13.9 16.0 25 0.4 SW 17
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 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 14.7 17.1 35 4.4 SSW 13
Griffith Airport 10:00 pm 22.8 -- 15.0 18.1 25 0.6 SSW 15
Hay 10:00 pm 23.5 -- 16.1 18.5 25 3.4 SW 19
Kapooka (Defence) 10:00 pm 21.6 -- 15.0 17.8 30 3.8 SW 13
Swan Hill 10:00 pm 22.3 -- 15.9 18.9 35 5.7 SSW 13
Yanco          *         
Yarrawonga 10:00 pm 20.5 -- 15.2 16.9 40 6.8 S 15
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 10:00 pm 27.6 -- 17.3 21.7 15 -2.3 SSW 19
Cobar 10:00 pm 24.2 -- 14.7 18.6 15 -5.9 SW 15
Cobar Airport 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 15.5 19.2 15 -2.7 SSW 17
Tibooburra Airport 10:00 pm 26.6 -- 15.9 20.9 10 -7.5 SSE 15
Wilcannia Airport 10:00 pm 24.4 -- 15.2 19.1 15 -3.9 SSW 15
Lower Western
Broken Hill 10:00 pm 23.4 -- 15.3 17.7 20 0.5 S 20
Ivanhoe Airport 10:00 pm 24.2 -- 15.7 19.7 20 -0.2 S 13
Mildura 10:00 pm 23.5 -- 16.6 18.3 30 5.4 SSW 22
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 10:00 pm 21.1 -- 20.1 23.2 85 18.9 NNE 6
Norfolk Island 10:00 pm 17.5 -- 15.8 18.6 80 13.6   Calm
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 10:00 pm 14.1 -- 12.6 13.0 80 10.5 E 7
Tuggeranong 10:00 pm 15.2 -- 13.2 13.3 75 10.4 E 11

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).

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).