Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 6.12 am ( ST) Saturday 05 September 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 06:00 am 14.1 -- 13.8 13.4 95 13.3 W 9
Cape Byron 06:00 am 13.8 -- 13.1 10.8 90 12.0 WSW 19
Casino 06:00 am 12.7 -- 11.9 12.9 85 10.6   Calm
Evans Head 06:00 am 13.5 -- 13.4 12.8 100 13.3 SW 9
Grafton 06:00 am 12.6 -- 12.2 12.7 95 11.5 W 2
Lismore 06:02 am 12.3 -- 11.9 12.7 95 11.2   Calm
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour          *         
Kempsey Airport 06:00 am 11.5 -- 11.1 11.7 95 10.6   Calm
Port Macquarie Airport 06:00 am 12.9 -- 12.5 11.4 95 11.8 NW 11
Taree Airport 06:00 am 10.8 -- 10.7 11.0 100 10.6   Calm
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 06:00 am 9.0 -- 9.0 7.6 100 8.9 NNW 6
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 06:00 am 8.1 -- 8.1 7.3 100 8.1 NNW 2
Murrurundi Gap 06:00 am 7.5 -- 7.5 4.8 100 7.4 SE 11
Nobbys Head 06:00 am 11.3 -- 11.1 9.5 95 10.8 NW 11
Norah Head 06:00 am 12.5 -- 11.8 10.7 90 10.7 W 11
Scone 06:00 am 9.3 -- 9.3 9.1 100 9.2   Calm
Tocal 06:00 am 9.2 -- 9.2 8.3 100 9.2 NNE 4
Williamtown 06:00 am 9.7 -- 9.5 8.2 95 9.3 NW 7
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 06:00 am 7.1 -- 7.1 5.7 100 7.1 WSW 4
Bankstown 06:00 am 8.2 -- 7.6 6.6 90 6.5 S 4
Canterbury 06:00 am 7.7 -- 7.5 7.0 95 7.1   Calm
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 06:00 am 8.2 -- 8.1 7.3 100 7.9 WSW 2
Lucas Heights 06:00 am 8.6 -- 7.9 5.7 85 6.5 WSW 11
Penrith 06:00 am 9.2 -- 9.1 9.0 100 8.9   Calm
Richmond Airport 06:00 am 7.7 -- 7.6 7.1 100 7.4   Calm
Sydney City 06:00 am 11.5 -- 11.1  *  95 10.4    
Sydney Airport 06:00 am 11.4 -- 10.5 9.1 85 9.0 NW 11
Sydney Olympic Pk 06:00 am 9.7 -- 9.6 8.8 100 9.4 NW 4
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 06:00 am 12.5 -- 11.0 10.5 75 8.6 W 9
Camden 06:09 am 5.5 -- 5.5 4.5 100 5.4   Calm
Moss Vale 06:00 am 2.9 -- 2.8 1.3 100 2.6   Calm
Nowra 06:00 am 7.4 -- 7.3 3.9 100 7.1 WNW 15
Pt Perpendicular 06:00 am 10.0 -- 9.5 8.4 90 8.8 WNW 7
Wollongong Airport 06:00 am 6.5 -- 6.5 5.7 100 6.4   Calm
South Coast
Bega 06:00 am 3.6 -- 3.6 2.2 100 3.5   Calm
Braidwood 06:00 am 2.1 -- 2.0 0.4 95 1.7   Calm
Green Cape 06:00 am 10.2 -- 8.5 5.0 70 5.4 W 22
Merimbula Airport 06:00 am 3.3 -- 3.1 1.7 95 2.6   Calm
Montague Island 06:00 am 11.7 -- 11.2 8.6 90 10.3 SW 17
Moruya Airport 06:08 am 6.9 -- 6.7 4.3 95 6.2 WSW 9
Ulladulla 06:00 am 9.6 -- 8.8 7.3 85 7.5 W 9
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 06:00 am 4.8 -- 4.8 1.5 100 4.8 ENE 11
Glen Innes 06:00 am 6.3 -- 6.1 3.2 95 5.7 SSE 11
Inverell Research Centre 06:00 am 8.0 -- 7.5 6.9 90 6.7 ESE 2
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 06:00 am 5.2 -- 5.2 2.4 100 5.2 SE 9
Mount Boyce 06:00 am 5.4 -- 5.3 3.2 100 5.1 W 6
Mudgee 06:00 am 7.9 -- 7.9 7.0 100 7.8 S 2
Nullo Mountain 06:00 am 5.6 -- 5.6 4.2 100 5.6 SSW 2
Orange 06:00 am 1.5 -- 1.2 -0.4 95 0.5   Calm
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 06:00 am 3.2 -- 2.9 -0.9 95 2.3 WSW 13
Cooma Airport 06:00 am 3.6 -- 3.4 0.4 95 2.9 SW 9
Goulburn 06:00 am 1.5 -- 1.4 -0.3 100 1.2   Calm
Thredbo 06:00 am -1.8 -- -3.6 -8.0 55 -9.4 WSW 17
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 06:00 am 4.9 -- 4.7 2.3 95 4.2 SE 7
Moree Airport 06:00 am 8.3 -- 8.0 6.0 95 7.4 NE 9
Narrabri Airport 06:00 am 9.2 -- 8.5 6.9 90 7.3 ESE 9
Tamworth 06:00 am 6.0 -- 5.5 4.0 90 4.6 E 4
Walgett 06:00 am 7.6 -- 6.9 4.2 90 5.7 S 13
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 06:00 am 2.9 -- 2.8 -0.0 95 2.5 WNW 7
Coonabarabran Airport 06:00 am 9.5 -- 8.7 7.5 85 7.3 SSW 7
Coonamble Airport 06:00 am 7.1 -- 7.1 4.3 100 7.0 SSW 11
Dubbo Airport 06:00 am 3.9 -- 3.9 1.2 100 3.9 E 7
Forbes 06:00 am 2.5 -- 2.5 0.9 100 2.4   Calm
Parkes Airport 06:00 am 1.8 -- 1.7 -1.3 95 1.4 NNE 7
Trangie 06:00 am 5.0 -- 5.0 2.1 100 4.9 N 9
West Wyalong Airport 06:00 am 3.0 -- 3.0 0.2 100 2.9 SW 7
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 06:00 am 4.0 -- 4.0 2.7 100 3.9   Calm
Cabramurra 06:00 am 1.7 -- 1.1 -2.4 85 -0.2 S 11
Khancoban 06:00 am 3.2 -- 3.2 1.7 100 3.2   Calm
Wagga Wagga 06:00 am 3.6 -- 3.5 2.2 100 3.4   Calm
Young 06:00 am 3.0 -- 3.0 0.3 100 2.9 S 6
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 06:00 am 1.3 -- 1.3 -2.6 100 1.2 WSW 11
Griffith Airport 06:00 am 0.8 -- 0.8 -1.1 100 0.7   Calm
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 06:00 am 3.1 -- 2.6 -0.0 90 1.3 SSW 7
Yanco 06:00 am 3.7 -- 3.7 1.2 100 3.6 N 6
Yarrawonga 06:00 am -0.1 -- -0.2 -2.1 100 -0.4   Calm
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 06:00 am 9.8 -- 8.5 7.2 75 6.0 SSE 9
Cobar 06:00 am 5.8 -- 5.6 3.4 95 5.1 S 7
Cobar Airport 06:00 am 3.2 -- 3.0 1.6 95 2.6   Calm
Tibooburra Airport 06:00 am 11.1 -- 9.4 7.8 75 6.5 S 13
Wilcannia Airport 06:00 am 4.4 -- 4.1 1.3 95 3.4 SW 9
Lower Western
Broken Hill 06:00 am 5.0 -- 4.1 2.2 80 2.0 ENE 6
Ivanhoe Airport 06:00 am 4.2 -- 4.0 0.7 95 3.5 SW 11
Mildura 06:00 am 2.1 -- 2.0 -0.8 95 1.7 S 6
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 06:00 am 15.9 -- 12.0 11.9 50 5.1 SSW 15
Norfolk Island 06:11 am 16.4 -- 14.3 11.1 70 11.2 SSW 30
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 06:00 am 0.5 -- 0.4 -1.5 100 0.2   Calm
Tuggeranong 06:00 am 0.3 -- 0.2 -1.7 100 0.0   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).