Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 2.12 pm (EDT) Tuesday 11 December 2018
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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 02:00 pm 26.5 27.9 23.2 26.4 65 19.6 E 19
Cape Byron 02:00 pm 27.9 29.2 24.3 29.0 65 20.5 E 15
Casino 02:00 pm 30.1 28.1 23.5 28.4 40 15.8 ESE 19
Evans Head 02:00 pm 25.3 26.1 21.6 24.3 60 17.5 NE 19
Grafton 02:00 pm 28.2 27.9 23.2 28.4 55 17.7 ESE 13
Lismore 02:00 pm 28.1 27.9 23.3 28.0 55 17.9 ESE 15
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 02:00 pm 24.3 27.1 22.4 25.4 80 20.4 S 15
Kempsey Airport 02:00 pm 23.8 25.6 21.2 22.9 70 18.2 S 20
Port Macquarie Airport 02:00 pm 24.5 26.3 21.7 25.5 70 18.7 SSW 11
Taree Airport 02:00 pm 23.8 25.6 21.2 23.5 70 18.2 SSW 17
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 02:00 pm 21.8 23.9 19.6 22.1 75 17.0 E 11
Gosford 02:00 pm 21.1 23.2 18.9 21.5 75 16.3 S 9
Mangrove Mt 02:00 pm 19.9 22.4 18.1 21.1 80 16.0 SE 4
Murrurundi Gap 02:03 pm 16.4 20.6 16.4 15.3 100 16.4 SE 17
Nobbys Head 02:00 pm 20.4 23.6 19.3 20.0 85 18.0 S 17
Norah Head 02:00 pm 20.9 23.7 19.3 20.7 80 17.5 S 15
Scone 02:00 pm 20.0 24.1 19.7 21.7 95 19.3 SSE 9
Tocal 02:00 pm 21.3 24.0 19.6 21.9 80 17.7 ESE 11
Williamtown 02:00 pm 21.2 24.1 19.7 20.8 80 18.0 S 17
Singleton TA (Defence) 02:00 pm 21.1 23.6 19.3 21.4 80 17.1 ESE 11
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 02:00 pm 22.8 22.0 17.8 20.6 45 10.9 E 13
Bankstown 02:00 pm 22.5 22.0 17.8 19.1 50 11.3 ESE 20
Canterbury 02:00 pm 21.6 22.6 18.4 19.7 65 14.3 ESE 17
Holsworthy 02:00 pm 21.9 21.9 17.8 19.7 55 12.2 ESE 15
Holsworthy (Defence) 02:00 pm 21.3 22.0 17.8 20.6 60 13.2 SSE 9
Horsley Park 02:00 pm 22.4 21.2 17.0 19.8 45 9.2 ESE 13
Lucas Heights 02:00 pm 20.9 21.8 17.6 19.4 60 13.2 E 13
Penrith 02:00 pm 23.7 22.9 18.7 23.6 50 12.0 NNE 4
Richmond Airport 02:00 pm 23.6 23.5 19.3 24.0 55 13.8 NE 4
Sydney City 02:00 pm 22.3 22.8 18.6  *  60 13.9    
Sydney Airport 02:00 pm 21.1 23.2 18.9 20.0 75 16.3 S 17
Sydney Olympic Pk 02:00 pm 22.1 22.8 18.5 21.3 60 14.0 ESE 11
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
Illawarra
Bellambi 02:00 pm 21.8 23.3 19.0 21.6 70 15.6 ESE 11
Camden 02:00 pm 23.2 21.9 17.7 20.8 45 9.9 E 13
Jervis Bay Airfield (Defence) 02:00 pm 20.8 21.9 17.7 19.5 65 13.7 SE 13
Moss Vale 02:00 pm 18.7 20.1 15.8 16.1 65 12.0 ENE 17
Nowra 02:00 pm 21.2 22.4 18.2 19.8 65 14.4 SE 15
Pt Perpendicular 02:00 pm 20.7 21.7 17.5 19.7 65 13.4 SE 11
Wollongong Airport 02:00 pm 22.1 23.0 18.7 21.1 60 14.5 ESE 13
South Coast
Bega 02:00 pm 20.9 21.7 17.5 19.0 60 13.1 NE 15
Braidwood 02:00 pm 17.0      *      NNE 2
Green Cape 02:00 pm 21.8 23.1 18.8 21.4 65 15.2 ENE 11
Merimbula Airport 02:00 pm 21.3 22.6 18.4 20.3 65 14.7 E 13
Montague Island 02:00 pm 19.5 21.7 17.5 19.0 75 15.0 S 11
Moruya Airport 02:00 pm 19.9 21.5 17.3 18.7 70 14.0 SSE 13
Ulladulla          *         
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 02:00 pm 19.1 21.1 16.8 17.6 75 14.1 SE 15
Glen Innes 02:00 pm 24.7 22.7 18.3 21.8 40 9.8 ESE 15
Inverell Research Centre 02:00 pm 29.2 24.9 20.5 27.8 30 8.8 ESE 6
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 02:00 pm 16.3 20.5 16.3 15.9 100 16.3 N 13
Marrangaroo (Defence) 02:00 pm 16.2 19.2 15.0 16.2 85 13.5 NNW 6
Mount Boyce 02:00 pm 14.7 18.0 13.8 13.8 85 12.6 NE 9
Mudgee 02:00 pm 18.9 23.1 18.8 20.6 100 18.6 SE 7
Nullo Mountain 02:00 pm 14.4 18.3 14.2 15.6 95 13.9   Calm
Orange 02:00 pm 15.6 19.5 15.3 14.8 95 15.0 NNE 13
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 02:00 pm 18.8 20.5 16.2 16.9 70 13.0 ESE 15
Cooma Airport 02:00 pm 19.7 21.2 17.0 17.2 70 13.6 N 19
Goulburn 02:00 pm 22.2 22.4 18.1 19.9 55 13.0 E 17
Thredbo 02:00 pm 17.0 16.0 10.9 13.0 30 0.2 W 11
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 02:00 pm 25.8 25.5 21.1 21.0 55 15.5 SSE 35
Moree Airport 02:00 pm 30.4 26.5 22.1 29.1 30 11.4 NNE 9
Narrabri Airport 02:00 pm 30.7 26.7 22.3 29.5 30 11.6 SE 9
Tamworth 02:00 pm 22.0 23.4 19.1 20.2 65 15.6 SSE 19
Walgett 02:00 pm 35.0 30.0 25.2 32.0 30 13.8 NE 22
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 02:00 pm 22.9 18.6 14.0 18.2 15 -5.1 NNE 11
Coonabarabran Airport 02:00 pm 20.9 23.8 19.4 21.5 80 17.7 SSE 11
Coonamble Airport 02:00 pm 29.9 27.7 23.1 27.8 40 15.2 ESE 20
Dubbo Airport 02:05 pm 20.2 24.0 19.6 21.3 90 18.9 ESE 11
Forbes 02:00 pm 21.4 24.4 20.0 20.8 85 18.4 NNE 19
Parkes Airport 02:00 pm 20.5 23.9 19.5 20.6 90 18.4 NE 15
Trangie 02:00 pm 23.0 24.7 20.3 23.4 70 17.2 E 11
West Wyalong Airport 02:00 pm 25.2 25.0 20.6 21.6 55 15.2 NNE 28
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 02:00 pm 31.2 27.0 22.6 30.6 30 11.6 SE 6
Cabramurra 02:00 pm 19.2 19.6 15.1 15.9 55 9.7 WNW 17
Khancoban 02:00 pm 29.7 26.7 22.2 29.3 35 13.0 WSW 7
Wagga Wagga 02:00 pm 29.1 26.4 22.0 26.3 40 13.3 NNE 20
Young 02:00 pm 25.4 24.5 20.1 22.9 50 13.6 N 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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 02:00 pm 31.4 23.6 19.3 27.2 10 -3.8 W 9
Griffith Airport 02:00 pm 31.3 26.9 22.5 29.2 30 11.1 N 13
Hay 02:00 pm 32.0 25.4 21.2 29.1 20 4.7 WSW 9
Kapooka (Defence) 02:00 pm 31.2 27.9 23.3 27.9 35 13.9 NNE 24
Swan Hill 02:00 pm 32.0 23.6 19.3 26.0 10 -6.3 S 17
Yanco 02:00 pm 31.4 26.6 22.2 29.8 25 10.2 WNW 9
Yarrawonga 02:00 pm 32.7 26.2 21.8 30.7 20 6.1 WNW 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 02:00 pm 36.7 29.1 24.6 33.9 20 8.5 NE 13
Cobar 02:00 pm 29.6 26.3 21.8 26.5 35 12.1 ESE 20
Cobar Airport 02:00 pm 30.1 27.0 22.5 27.6 35 13.4 E 19
Tibooburra Airport 02:00 pm 38.9 28.5 24.0 34.1 10 0.3 N 15
Wilcannia Airport 02:00 pm 34.3 28.3 23.8 29.8 25 10.2 ENE 24
Lower Western
Broken Hill 02:00 pm 33.5 27.8 23.3 30.8 25 10.2 ENE 15
Ivanhoe Airport 02:00 pm 26.5 26.2 21.7 26.4 55 16.1 SE 11
Mildura 02:00 pm 32.5 25.1 20.8 27.9 15 1.6 ENE 15
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 02:00 pm 22.8 24.8 20.4 23.4 75 17.7 W 11
Norfolk Island 02:00 pm 20.5 21.8 17.6 18.9 65 13.9 SE 15
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 02:00 pm 22.4 22.9 18.6 21.6 60 14.0 NE 11
Tuggeranong 02:00 pm 21.4 22.2 17.9 20.1 60 13.6 ENE 13

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).