Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 1.12 am ( ST) Sunday 26 April 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 01:00 am 18.8 -- 15.7 16.0 60 11.4 WNW 17
Cape Byron 01:00 am 21.7 -- 16.4 17.6 45 8.6 W 20
Casino 01:00 am 13.5 -- 12.4 12.0 85 10.7 WNW 9
Evans Head 01:00 am 15.9 -- 13.4 13.8 65 9.6 NNW 11
Grafton 01:00 am 13.8 -- 12.4 12.6 80 10.4 N 7
Lismore 01:00 am 13.8 -- 13.8 11.4 100 13.8 N 19
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 01:00 am 13.9 -- 12.7 12.1 80 10.9 N 11
Kempsey Airport 01:00 am 10.1 -- 9.7 8.2 95 9.0 W 9
Port Macquarie Airport 01:00 am 14.0 -- 12.6 13.1 80 10.6 WNW 6
Taree Airport 01:00 am 13.4 -- 12.6 12.2 90 11.5 WSW 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 01:00 am 14.8 -- 13.4 12.8 80 11.4 W 13
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 01:00 am 10.1 -- 9.9 9.3 95 9.6 W 4
Murrurundi Gap 01:00 am 10.1 -- 8.2 7.2 70 4.9 NW 9
Nobbys Head 01:00 am 17.2 -- 15.8 14.6 80 13.9 SSW 20
Norah Head 01:00 am 14.5 -- 13.4 11.4 85 11.7 W 19
Scone 01:00 am 11.9 -- 9.8 9.3 70 6.2 WNW 9
Tocal 01:00 am 14.8 -- 13.8 14.4 85 12.4 W 6
Williamtown 01:00 am 13.6 -- 13.1 11.5 90 12.3 NNW 15
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 01:00 am 12.6 -- 12.5 10.1 100 12.4 NNW 17
Bankstown 01:00 am 13.1 -- 12.3 11.8 90 11.2 NW 9
Canterbury 01:00 am 11.8 -- 11.3 10.7 90 10.5 W 7
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 01:00 am 12.6 -- 12.3 9.9 95 11.8 NNW 17
Lucas Heights 01:00 am 11.4 -- 10.9 7.9 90 10.1 W 19
Penrith 01:00 am 13.6 -- 13.0 13.0 90 12.2 ENE 7
Richmond Airport 01:00 am 14.1 -- 12.7 10.5 80 10.5 SW 20
Sydney City 01:00 am 13.4 -- 13.0  *  95 12.5    
Sydney Airport 01:00 am 13.3 -- 12.5 10.1 85 11.2 WNW 19
Sydney Olympic Pk 01:00 am 13.2 -- 13.0 12.0 95 12.7 NW 11
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 01:00 am 12.7 -- 11.6 11.0 85 9.9 W 9
Camden 01:00 am 11.4 -- 11.3 10.1 100 11.1 NNW 9
Moss Vale 01:00 am 7.0 -- 6.7 4.1 95 6.3 WSW 11
Nowra 01:00 am 12.1 -- 12.0 10.2 100 11.9 W 13
Pt Perpendicular 01:00 am 14.5 -- 13.9 13.4 90 13.0 SW 11
Wollongong Airport 01:00 am 11.7 -- 11.6 10.8 100 11.5 WSW 7
South Coast
Bega 01:00 am 11.8 -- 11.7 12.3 100 11.5   Calm
Braidwood 01:00 am 5.0 -- 4.8 3.7 95 4.3   Calm
Green Cape 01:00 am 14.4 -- 13.6 8.6 90 12.6 WSW 35
Merimbula Airport 01:00 am 13.1 -- 12.2 11.7 85 10.8 W 9
Montague Island 01:00 am 14.0 -- 13.3 10.6 90 12.4 SW 22
Moruya Airport 01:00 am 11.6 -- 11.6 10.4 100 11.6 WSW 9
Ulladulla 01:00 am 12.2 -- 11.5 10.7 90 10.4 WSW 9
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 01:00 am 8.4 -- 6.5 3.3 70 3.1 WNW 19
Glen Innes 01:00 am 8.0 -- 6.2 3.3 70 2.9 W 17
Inverell Research Centre 01:00 am 12.7 -- 9.0 8.5 45 1.8 WNW 13
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 01:00 am 6.6 -- 6.6 2.9 100 6.5 W 15
Mount Boyce 01:06 am 5.4 -- 5.2 1.4 95 4.8 W 15
Mudgee 01:06 am 7.7 -- 7.6 5.4 100 7.4 N 9
Nullo Mountain 01:00 am 3.9 -- 3.9 1.2 100 3.8 W 7
Orange 01:08 am 5.0 -- 4.7 0.1 95 4.0 SW 19
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 01:00 am 8.1 -- 8.1 7.3 100 8.0 WNW 2
Cooma Airport 01:00 am 6.8 -- 6.8 3.6 100 6.7 SW 13
Goulburn 01:00 am 8.2 -- 8.0 5.2 95 7.6 W 13
Thredbo 01:00 am 0.9 -- 0.9 -3.4 100 0.8 S 13
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 01:00 am 12.5 -- 10.1 9.5 65 5.9 W 11
Moree Airport 01:00 am 13.6 -- 10.5 7.5 55 5.0 WSW 26
Narrabri Airport 01:00 am 12.2 -- 10.4 9.9 70 7.3 WSW 9
Tamworth 01:00 am 12.4 -- 9.8 6.7 60 5.1 W 24
Walgett 01:00 am 11.3 -- 8.9 7.2 60 4.3 WSW 15
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 01:00 am 9.7 -- 9.2 6.1 90 8.5 W 17
Coonabarabran Airport 01:00 am 8.1 -- 7.4 5.1 85 6.1 WNW 11
Coonamble Airport 01:00 am 10.9 -- 10.7 7.5 95 10.4 W 19
Dubbo Airport 01:00 am 10.1 -- 9.8 7.5 95 9.2 W 13
Forbes 01:00 am 10.6 -- 9.6 8.4 85 8.0 SSW 9
Parkes Airport 01:00 am 10.0 -- 9.7 8.5 95 9.1 WSW 7
Trangie 01:00 am 10.0 -- 9.5 6.5 90 8.8 SW 17
West Wyalong Airport 01:00 am 9.1 -- 9.1 5.1 100 9.0 W 20
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 01:09 am 8.6 -- 8.6 7.1 100 8.6 SSE 6
Cabramurra 01:00 am 3.8 -- 3.3 -1.6 90 2.3 ESE 20
Khancoban 01:00 am 6.8 -- 6.8 6.1 100 6.8   Calm
Wagga Wagga 01:03 am 10.4 -- 9.9 8.1 90 9.0 WNW 11
Young 01:00 am 9.7 -- 9.3 8.1 95 8.6 W 7
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 01:00 am 10.5 -- 10.5 6.9 100 10.5 WSW 20
Griffith Airport 01:00 am 9.7 -- 9.7 7.2 100 9.6 W 13
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 01:00 am 10.6 -- 9.6 6.5 85 7.8 SSW 19
Yanco 01:00 am 10.0 -- 9.6 8.6 95 8.9 W 6
Yarrawonga 01:00 am 10.6 -- 10.5 8.6 100 10.3 WSW 11
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 01:00 am 10.9 -- 9.4 6.9 75 6.8 WSW 17
Cobar 01:00 am 9.4 -- 8.8 5.6 90 7.7 WSW 17
Cobar Airport 01:00 am 9.4 -- 9.0 5.8 95 8.3 WSW 17
Tibooburra Airport 01:00 am 11.2      *      WNW 15
Wilcannia Airport 01:00 am 9.4 -- 7.9 5.0 75 5.0 W 17
Lower Western
Broken Hill 01:00 am 12.3 -- 11.4 6.7 85 10.0 SW 30
Ivanhoe Airport 01:00 am 10.9 -- 10.0 7.3 85 8.5 WSW 17
Mildura 01:00 am 12.8 -- 11.8 9.3 85 10.3 SSW 19
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 01:00 am 21.9 -- 20.3 23.2 80 18.4 NW 9
Norfolk Island 01:00 am 21.0 -- 19.3 18.6 80 17.4 NNE 26
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 01:00 am 5.5 -- 5.5 2.8 100 5.4 N 9
Tuggeranong 01:00 am 6.9 -- 6.5 5.6 95 5.8 N 2

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).