Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 11.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 28 July 2015
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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 11:00 am 16.4 17.0 12.7 12.4 50 6.5 SSW 17
Cape Byron 11:00 am 14.7 15.8 11.3 9.1 55 5.2 SW 24
Casino 11:00 am 16.0 15.8 11.3 12.3 40 2.1 S 11
Evans Head 11:00 am 15.7 16.5 12.1 11.0 50 5.9 SSW 20
Grafton 11:00 am 14.9 15.5 10.9 11.0 45 3.4 SW 13
Lismore 11:00 am 15.9 16.5 12.1 12.8 50 5.5 SSW 11
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 11:00 am 15.4 14.9 10.2 8.4 35 -0.8 SSW 26
Kempsey Airport 11:00 am 16.1 15.5 10.9 10.4 35 0.3 SSW 20
Port Macquarie Airport 11:00 am 14.8 15.1 10.5 8.6 40 2.0 SW 24
Taree Airport 11:00 am 13.7 14.4 9.7 9.1 45 1.4 WSW 15
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 11:00 am 11.6 13.3 8.5 7.1 50 2.1 NW 15
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 11:00 am 11.7 13.4 8.6 8.8 55 2.5 W 7
Murrurundi Gap 11:00 am 6.2 9.9 4.3 1.4 65 0.1 ESE 15
Nobbys Head 11:00 am 13.8 14.9 10.3 9.2 50 3.6 NW 17
Norah Head 11:00 am 13.9 14.6 10.0 10.2 45 2.2 WSW 11
Scone 11:00 am 11.1 12.9 8.0 8.2 50 1.4 N 6
Tocal 11:00 am 12.6 13.6 8.7 7.8 45 0.4 W 15
Williamtown 11:00 am 12.8 13.8 9.0 7.2 45 1.1 W 20
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 11:00 am 13.4 14.5 9.8 9.8 50 2.9 WSW 11
Bankstown 11:00 am 13.6 14.0 9.2 8.3 40 -0.4 WSW 17
Canterbury 11:00 am 13.2 14.3 9.6 8.4 50 2.4 WSW 17
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 11:00 am 13.1 14.4 9.7 9.9 50 3.2 WSW 9
Lucas Heights 11:00 am 13.3 14.4 9.7 8.9 50 2.8 SW 15
Penrith 11:00 am 12.7 14.1 9.3 10.4 50 2.8 SSW 4
Richmond Airport 11:00 am 12.5 14.2 9.6 9.9 55 4.0 SE 7
Sydney City 11:00 am 12.7 13.9 9.1  *  45 1.7    
Sydney Airport 11:00 am 14.1 14.6 9.9 8.5 40 1.2 W 20
Sydney Olympic Pk 11:00 am 13.7 14.9 10.3 9.9 50 4.0 W 13
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 11:00 am 15.1 15.2 10.6 9.8 40 1.6 SSW 19
Camden 11:00 am 14.2 14.7 10.0 8.8 40 1.5 WSW 19
Moss Vale 11:00 am 8.2 11.1 5.8 2.1 60 0.7 WSW 22
Nowra 11:00 am 14.0 15.0 10.4 10.1 50 3.5 WNW 13
Pt Perpendicular 11:00 am 13.3 14.5 9.9 9.4 50 3.4 WSW 13
Wollongong Airport 11:00 am 15.1 15.5 11.0 9.4 45 3.0 WSW 22
South Coast
Bega 11:00 am 15.3 16.1 11.7 10.0 50 5.2 WSW 22
Braidwood 11:00 am 10.4 12.3 7.1 5.2 50 0.2 SSW 17
Green Cape 11:00 am 13.2 15.6 11.2 4.4 70 7.9 WSW 44
Merimbula Airport 11:00 am 14.8 16.0 11.6 10.3 55 5.9 SW 19
Montague Island 11:00 am 15.3 16.1 11.7 10.4 50 5.2 SW 20
Moruya Airport 11:00 am 15.7 16.5 12.1 13.1 50 5.9 SW 9
Ulladulla 11:00 am 15.2 15.6 11.1 12.1 45 3.4 WSW 9
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 11:00 am 7.6 10.1 4.4 2.7 45 -3.3 E 13
Glen Innes 11:00 am 8.6 10.7 5.0 3.7 45 -3.3 SE 13
Inverell Research Centre 11:00 am 11.4 12.0 6.6 6.7 30 -5.2 SE 11
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 11:00 am 6.5 10.2 4.7 2.5 65 0.8 SSW 11
Mount Boyce 11:00 am 5.2 9.3 3.5 1.1 70 -0.2 W 11
Mudgee 11:00 am 9.8 12.1 6.9 4.3 55 0.9 S 19
Nullo Mountain 11:00 am 6.2 9.1 3.1 2.3 45 -4.8 ESE 7
Orange 11:00 am 5.1 9.6 4.0 -1.2 80 1.8 SSW 24
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 11:00 am 7.3 11.6 6.6 2.1 85 5.3 WSW 22
Cooma Airport 11:00 am 8.3 11.6 6.5 1.9 70 3.0 SSW 26
Goulburn 11:00 am 7.6 11.1 5.9 2.4 70 2.3 NW 19
Thredbo 11:00 am -2.3 4.6 -2.3 -9.9 100 -2.4 WSW 28
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 11:00 am 9.4 11.8 6.7 5.8 55 0.8 ESE 9
Moree Airport 11:00 am 10.7 12.7 7.8 7.3 55 1.8 SW 9
Narrabri Airport 11:00 am 9.8 12.2 7.2 3.5 55 1.7 SSE 24
Tamworth 11:00 am 8.6 11.3 6.0 5.5 55 0.3 NNE 6
Walgett 11:00 am 11.0 13.2 8.4 5.0 60 3.3 S 24
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 11:00 am 10.5 13.4 8.7 7.3 70 5.3 S 11
Coonabarabran Airport 11:00 am 8.1 11.2 5.9 1.8 60 1.3 S 24
Coonamble Airport 11:00 am 11.4 13.9 9.2 5.7 65 5.1 S 24
Dubbo Airport 11:00 am 11.0 13.2 8.4 5.4 60 3.3 S 22
Forbes 11:00 am 9.8 13.2 8.5 6.5 80 6.3 S 13
Parkes Airport 11:00 am 10.2 13.0 8.2 5.2 65 4.4 S 20
Trangie 11:00 am 10.1 13.2 8.4 6.2 70 5.3 S 15
West Wyalong Airport 11:00 am 10.5 13.4 8.7 7.0 70 5.3 S 13
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 11:00 am 10.1 13.1 8.4 8.6 70 5.1 E 2
Cabramurra 11:00 am 0.0 6.3 -0.0 -3.7 100 -0.1 SW 9
Khancoban 11:00 am 7.5 11.7 6.7 6.1 85 5.3 NNW 2
Wagga Wagga 11:00 am 8.5 12.2 7.3 7.4 80 4.9   Calm
Young 11:00 am 9.4 12.5 7.6 4.9 70 4.2 SW 17
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 11:00 am 7.9      *      W 9
Griffith Airport 11:00 am 9.9 13.2 8.5 7.6 75 5.9 WSW 7
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 11:10 am 7.4 12.0 7.2 4.5 95 6.7 SW 11
Yanco 11:00 am 10.0 13.4 8.7 7.4 80 6.3 S 9
Yarrawonga 11:00 am 9.8 13.4 8.8 8.3 80 6.9 SW 4
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 11:00 am 11.8 13.7 8.9 7.1 55 3.3 SSE 17
Cobar 11:00 am 10.4 12.4 7.4 5.7 50 1.0 S 15
Cobar Airport 11:00 am 10.2 12.7 7.8 5.5 60 3.0 S 17
Tibooburra Airport 11:00 am 12.3 13.6 8.7 5.6 45 1.3 ESE 26
Wilcannia Airport 11:00 am 12.7 14.1 9.4 8.7 50 2.8 SE 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 11:00 am 10.8 12.8 7.9 6.6 55 1.9 S 13
Ivanhoe Airport 11:00 am 11.3 14.2 9.6 7.7 75 6.6 S 15
Mildura 11:00 am 11.5 14.2 9.6 10.2 70 6.2 SW 2
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 11:00 am 17.2 17.9 13.6 11.4 55 7.9 SW 28
Norfolk Island 11:00 am 18.2 19.8 15.6 13.5 70 12.1 SW 28
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 11:00 am 8.3 11.5 6.3 5.5 65 2.3 W 6
Tuggeranong 11:00 am 8.0 11.2 5.9 5.1 65 1.6 NW 6

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).