Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 7.12 am ( DT) Sunday 26 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 07:00 am 20.0 -- 18.5 20.6 80 16.8 WSW 9
Cape Byron 07:00 am 21.0 -- 20.0 20.6 85 18.8 SW 19
Casino 07:00 am 16.8 -- 16.3 18.7 95 15.7   Calm
Evans Head 07:00 am 20.3 -- 19.0 19.7 85 17.5 SSW 17
Grafton 07:00 am 19.7 -- 19.1 21.4 95 18.5 WSW 7
Lismore 07:00 am 15.9 -- 15.6 17.6 95 15.1   Calm
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 07:00 am 20.7 -- 19.7 20.9 90 18.6 SW 15
Kempsey Airport 07:00 am 20.3 -- 19.3 22.4 85 18.1 S 4
Port Macquarie Airport 07:03 am 19.7 -- 19.4 21.2 95 19.0 NW 9
Taree Airport 07:00 am 20.4 -- 19.7 22.3 90 18.9 WSW 7
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 07:00 am 19.8 -- 18.5 19.7 85 17.0 S 13
Gosford 07:00 am 19.8 -- 18.6 20.9 85 17.2 S 7
Mangrove Mt 07:00 am 16.7 -- 16.7 18.2 100 16.7 S 4
Murrurundi Gap 07:00 am 15.5 -- 15.5 10.3 100 15.5 SE 37
Nobbys Head 07:00 am 21.6 -- 19.7 18.5 75 17.4 SSE 30
Norah Head 07:00 am 20.9 -- 19.5 17.6 85 17.9 S 32
Scone 07:00 am 18.7 -- 17.7 16.3 85 16.5 S 24
Tocal 07:00 am 19.2 -- 18.9 21.9 95 18.6 WSW 2
Williamtown 07:00 am 21.9 -- 19.8 20.6 75 17.3 SE 20
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 07:00 am 17.3 -- 16.9 17.7 95 16.3 SSW 9
Bankstown 07:00 am 18.2 -- 17.5 19.3 90 16.7 S 6
Canterbury 07:00 am 17.8 -- 17.3 20.1 95 16.7   Calm
Holsworthy 07:00 am 17.5 -- 16.8 18.2 90 16.0 SW 7
Horsley Park 07:00 am 17.3 -- 16.5 17.8 90 15.5 S 7
Lucas Heights 07:00 am 17.1 -- 16.3 16.0 90 15.2 SE 15
Penrith 07:00 am 17.9 -- 17.8 18.5 100 17.6 WSW 11
Richmond Airport 07:00 am 17.9 -- 17.8 18.5 100 17.7 SW 11
Sydney City 07:00 am 18.6 -- 17.4  *  85 16.0    
Sydney Airport 07:00 am 20.4 -- 18.3 17.4 75 15.8 SSE 26
Sydney Olympic Pk 07:00 am 18.1 -- 18.0 20.5 100 17.9 W 2
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 07:00 am 20.7 -- 18.0 16.9 70 14.6 SSE 28
Camden 07:00 am 17.3 -- 16.9 19.4 95 16.3   Calm
Moss Vale 07:00 am 13.3 -- 13.3 11.9 100 13.3 SE 13
Nowra 07:00 am 16.5 -- 16.5 17.0 100 16.5 SW 9
Pt Perpendicular 07:00 am 19.8 -- 17.3 18.2 70 14.0 SSE 15
Wollongong Airport 07:00 am 17.9 -- 17.3 18.4 90 16.6 WSW 9
South Coast
Bega 07:00 am 13.4 -- 13.2 13.9 95 12.9 N 2
Braidwood 07:00 am 12.3 -- 12.0 11.1 95 11.5 S 9
Green Cape 07:00 am 17.8 -- 15.1 15.3 65 11.1 ESE 15
Merimbula Airport 07:00 am 15.6 -- 14.6 16.6 85 13.3   Calm
Montague Island 07:00 am 18.8 -- 16.3 15.9 70 12.8 SE 20
Moruya Airport 07:00 am 16.9 -- 15.2 14.9 75 12.8 SW 15
Ulladulla 07:00 am 16.5 -- 16.5 15.8 100 16.5 SW 15
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 07:00 am 15.1 -- 15.0 13.8 100 14.9 ESE 15
Glen Innes 07:00 am 15.3 -- 14.3 12.1 85 13.0 ESE 22
Inverell Research Centre 07:00 am 16.8 -- 15.5 16.7 85 13.9 E 7
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 07:00 am 16.3 -- 14.5 12.8 75 12.1 ESE 22
Mount Boyce 07:00 am 11.9 -- 11.8 11.1 100 11.7 E 7
Mudgee 07:00 am 18.5 -- 16.4 15.5 75 13.6 SE 22
Nullo Mountain 07:00 am 12.7 -- 12.7 9.9 100 12.7 ESE 19
Orange 07:00 am 13.7 -- 13.2 10.9 95 12.6 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
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 07:00 am 11.0 -- 10.7 10.0 95 10.2 E 6
Cooma Airport 07:01 am 10.6 -- 9.4 10.0 80 7.5   Calm
Goulburn 07:00 am 13.5 -- 13.0 11.4 95 12.4 SE 15
Thredbo 07:00 am 3.7 -- 3.7 -1.3 100 3.6 NNW 19
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 07:00 am 18.4 -- 16.8 16.8 80 14.9 SE 17
Moree Airport 07:00 am 19.6 -- 18.1 19.3 80 16.4 ESE 13
Narrabri Airport 07:00 am 19.2 -- 17.2 16.9 75 14.7 SSE 20
Tamworth 07:00 am 16.0 -- 14.5 14.7 80 12.4 S 11
Walgett 07:00 am 20.9 -- 18.4 19.8 70 15.4 E 15
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 07:00 am 18.9 -- 16.8 16.9 75 14.0 ESE 17
Coonabarabran Airport 07:00 am 15.0 -- 14.6 14.3 95 14.2 S 11
Coonamble Airport 07:00 am 20.1 -- 18.1 19.5 75 15.7 ENE 13
Dubbo Airport 07:00 am 18.5 -- 16.4 15.5 75 13.8 E 22
Forbes 07:00 am 18.2 -- 15.9 16.6 70 12.9 ESE 13
Parkes Airport 07:00 am 19.2 -- 16.5 16.5 65 12.9 E 19
Trangie 07:00 am 19.9 -- 17.5 18.5 70 14.5 E 15
West Wyalong Airport 07:00 am 18.1 -- 16.0 15.5 75 13.2 ESE 19
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 07:00 am 15.4 -- 13.6 14.6 75 11.0 SSE 6
Cabramurra 07:00 am 6.8 -- 6.8 0.3 100 6.7 ESE 30
Khancoban 07:00 am 11.9 -- 10.7 10.5 80 8.9 SE 6
Wagga Wagga 07:00 am 17.3 -- 14.3 15.6 60 10.0 E 9
Young 07:00 am 16.5 -- 14.4 13.1 70 11.4 SE 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 07:00 am 16.3 -- 14.2 13.8 70 11.2 E 15
Griffith Airport 07:00 am 18.6 -- 16.0 15.6 70 12.6 E 20
Hay 07:00 am 14.3 -- 12.2 12.4 70 8.9 ESE 9
Swan Hill 07:00 am 9.3 -- 8.0 7.0 75 5.5 SSE 7
Yanco 07:00 am 18.3 -- 16.0 16.0 70 13.0 E 17
Yarrawonga 07:00 am 14.4 -- 13.2 14.1 80 11.4 SE 4
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 07:00 am 24.5 -- 19.8 22.0 50 14.0 E 20
Cobar 07:00 am 20.8 -- 17.8 19.2 65 14.0 ESE 15
Cobar Airport 07:00 am 21.2 -- 18.1 19.7 65 14.1 E 15
Tibooburra Airport 07:00 am 20.9 -- 13.9 15.4 25 0.7 S 19
Wilcannia Airport 07:00 am 14.4 -- 10.1 9.8 40 1.7 SW 15
Lower Western
Broken Hill 07:00 am 12.5 -- 8.8 8.6 45 1.2 S 11
Ivanhoe Airport 07:00 am 15.1 -- 11.8 12.1 55 6.1 S 11
Mildura 07:00 am 11.8 -- 10.1 9.0 75 7.1 S 11
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 07:00 am 23.2 -- 20.9 23.3 75 18.4 ENE 15
Norfolk Island 07:00 am 21.4 -- 19.8 20.6 80 17.9 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 07:00 am 13.5 -- 11.2 10.8 65 7.5 SSE 11
Tuggeranong 07:00 am 11.0 -- 9.7 10.4 80 7.5   Calm

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).