Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 6.12 pm ( DT) Wednesday 22 October 2014
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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 06:00 pm 20.1 20.6 16.4 18.0 55 11.3 E 13
Cape Byron 06:00 pm 19.8 20.4 16.3 16.0 60 11.3 ESE 22
Casino 06:00 pm 21.3 21.0 16.8 17.7 50 10.5 E 20
Evans Head 06:00 pm 19.0 20.2 16.0 16.3 65 11.8 E 17
Grafton 06:00 pm 21.0 21.4 17.3 18.5 55 12.2 E 17
Lismore 06:00 pm 21.1 21.2 17.0 18.7 55 11.4 E 15
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 06:00 pm 19.6 20.8 16.6 17.2 65 12.6 ENE 17
Kempsey Airport 06:00 pm 20.1 20.9 16.7 17.1 60 12.1 ENE 19
Port Macquarie Airport 06:00 pm 19.6 20.9 16.7 16.9 65 12.8 NE 19
Taree Airport 06:00 pm 20.1 20.9 16.7 16.2 60 12.1 ENE 24
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 06:00 pm 23.0 21.9 17.8 20.3 45 10.4 E 15
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 06:00 pm 19.0 20.3 16.1 17.3 65 12.3 ENE 13
Murrurundi Gap 06:00 pm 21.7 20.5 16.2 17.7 40 8.2 ESE 19
Nobbys Head 06:00 pm 19.2 20.9 16.8 15.0 70 13.6 ENE 28
Norah Head 06:00 pm 18.8 20.7 16.6 13.9 70 13.6 NNE 32
Scone 06:00 pm 26.3 23.2 18.9 24.2 30 8.3 SSE 9
Tocal 06:00 pm 23.0 22.8 18.5 21.8 50 12.7 SE 11
Williamtown 06:00 pm 20.8 20.9 16.7 17.3 55 10.9 ENE 20
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 06:00 pm 23.8 22.5 18.3 22.4 45 10.8 NNE 9
Bankstown 06:00 pm 21.7 21.4 17.3 18.5 50 11.1 ENE 19
Canterbury 06:00 pm 19.7 20.6 16.5 16.1 60 12.0 NNE 22
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 06:00 pm 22.4 22.3 18.1 21.1 55 12.4 NE 11
Lucas Heights 06:00 pm 20.2 21.0 16.8 17.7 60 12.3 NE 17
Penrith 06:00 pm 25.2 23.0 18.8 23.5 40 9.9 NE 9
Richmond Airport 06:00 pm 25.0 23.3 19.1 22.9 40 11.2 ENE 13
Sydney City 06:00 pm 19.5 20.3 16.2  *  60 11.5    
Sydney Airport 06:00 pm 21.3 21.3 17.1 13.9 55 11.3 NNE 41
Sydney Olympic Pk 06:00 pm 21.0 21.9 17.7 19.2 60 13.4 NE 15
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 06:00 pm 18.4 20.5 16.4 11.8 75 13.7 NE 41
Camden 06:00 pm 22.3 21.9 17.7 19.5 50 11.4 ENE 17
Moss Vale 06:00 pm 18.3 19.6 15.4 14.9 65 11.4 NE 20
Nowra 06:00 pm 21.2 21.7 17.5 19.2 60 12.6 E 15
Pt Perpendicular 06:00 pm 18.5 20.5 16.3 12.2 70 13.4 NNE 39
Wollongong Airport 06:00 pm 19.8 21.2 17.1 16.3 65 13.5 NNE 24
South Coast
Bega 06:00 pm 20.8 21.7 17.6 19.4 60 13.3 E 13
Braidwood 06:00 pm 23.3 23.6 19.2 23.3 55 14.3 NNW 7
Green Cape 06:00 pm 17.4 20.0 15.9 14.8 80 13.9 N 20
Merimbula Airport 06:00 pm 19.1 20.6 16.4 16.7 65 12.8 NNE 17
Montague Island 06:00 pm 18.3 20.9 16.8 12.8 80 14.8 NNE 37
Moruya Airport 06:00 pm 19.2 21.7 17.6 16.5 80 15.5 NNE 24
Ulladulla 06:00 pm 18.3 20.7 16.5 15.1 75 14.2 NE 24
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 06:00 pm 20.8 18.9 14.3 16.6 35 4.0 SSW 15
Glen Innes 06:00 pm 19.6 19.0 14.5 17.2 45 7.0 E 9
Inverell Research Centre 06:00 pm 25.5 21.8 17.3 22.6 25 4.7 S 9
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 06:00 pm 23.4 22.5 18.2 22.5 45 11.5 W 7
Mount Boyce 06:00 pm 19.2 19.9 15.5 17.7 60 10.7 ENE 9
Mudgee 06:00 pm 26.8 24.0 19.6 24.8 35 10.1 WNW 11
Nullo Mountain 06:00 pm 20.0 19.7 15.3 18.6 50 8.7 W 6
Orange 06:00 pm 20.9 21.4 17.1 19.5 60 12.3 NNW 11
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 06:00 pm 21.2 22.2 17.9 20.0 65 13.9 SE 13
Cooma Airport 06:00 pm 22.3 21.4 17.1 19.9 45 10.1 SW 13
Goulburn 06:00 pm 22.6 22.6 18.3 20.6 55 12.8 NW 15
Thredbo 06:00 pm 13.2 14.9 10.1 9.3 60 5.4 WSW 15
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 06:00 pm 28.0 24.0 19.7 25.8 30 7.8 NNE 9
Moree Airport 06:00 pm 28.9 24.5 20.2 28.4 25 7.9   Calm
Narrabri Airport 06:00 pm 28.4 24.5 20.2 27.0 30 8.7 N 6
Tamworth 06:00 pm 27.1 23.0 18.7 24.9 25 6.0 SSE 7
Walgett 06:00 pm 31.9 26.5 22.1 30.3 25 8.8 NNW 7
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 06:00 pm 32.0 25.4 21.1 30.4 20 4.7 WNW 2
Coonabarabran Airport 06:00 pm 25.5 23.4 19.0 22.8 40 10.5 N 15
Coonamble Airport 06:00 pm 30.1 25.2 20.9 27.9 25 7.9 NE 9
Dubbo Airport 06:00 pm 29.3 25.2 20.8 27.1 30 9.4 NW 11
Forbes 06:00 pm 29.3 25.3 21.0 28.0 30 9.9 ENE 7
Parkes Airport 06:00 pm 29.1 25.0 20.7 27.6 30 9.3 NNE 7
Trangie 06:00 pm 31.5 26.3 22.0 29.2 25 9.1 N 11
West Wyalong Airport 06:00 pm 31.2 26.1 21.7 29.8 25 8.8 N 6
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 06:00 pm 27.2 25.7 21.3 26.1 45 14.2 SSE 13
Cabramurra 06:00 pm 17.2 17.6 13.0 13.3 50 7.0 W 17
Khancoban 06:00 pm 27.5 25.5 21.1 28.5 40 13.1   Calm
Wagga Wagga 06:00 pm 29.1 24.9 20.6 27.1 30 8.8 E 9
Young 06:00 pm 27.4 24.4 20.0 25.4 35 10.2 N 11
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 06:00 pm 31.7 26.1 21.8 27.4 25 8.0 E 20
Griffith Airport 06:00 pm 32.7 26.4 22.0 30.3 20 6.8 ESE 9
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 06:00 pm 27.0 23.9 19.7 22.0 35 9.5 SSW 26
Yanco 06:00 pm 32.0 26.2 21.8 31.1 20 7.6 WSW 2
Yarrawonga 06:00 pm 30.1 25.5 21.2 28.6 25 9.1 E 7
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 06:00 pm 28.9 24.9 20.6 23.8 30 9.1 WNW 26
Cobar 06:00 pm 33.0 24.8 20.4 28.7 10 -1.6 NW 11
Cobar Airport 06:00 pm 33.1 25.5 21.2 28.6 15 2.0 WNW 15
Tibooburra Airport 06:03 pm 31.7 25.2 20.9 24.2 20 4.5 NE 33
Wilcannia Airport 06:00 pm 22.9 24.1 19.7 20.0 65 16.0 S 26
Lower Western
Broken Hill 06:00 pm 35.7 26.7 22.3 29.6 10 0.7 NW 22
Ivanhoe Airport 06:00 pm 36.4 27.0 22.6 31.9 10 -0.1 NNW 13
Mildura 06:00 pm 35.7 26.7 22.4 31.4 10 0.7 E 13
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 06:00 pm 17.3 19.0 14.8 15.2 65 11.2 E 13
Norfolk Island 06:00 pm 15.7 17.6 13.3 13.6 70 9.8 S 11
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 06:00 pm 23.4 23.0 18.7 20.1 50 12.7 NNW 22
Tuggeranong 06:00 pm 23.7 23.1 18.8 21.7 50 12.7 N 15

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).