Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 4.12 pm ( ST) Sunday 24 May 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 04:00 pm 19.1 20.9 16.8 17.0 70 13.7 SSW 17
Cape Byron 04:00 pm 18.6 21.0 16.8 11.7 75 14.5 SSW 44
Casino 04:00 pm 19.8 20.6 16.5 18.3 60 11.8 S 11
Evans Head 04:00 pm 18.3 20.7 16.5 15.1 75 14.2 S 24
Grafton 04:00 pm 19.2 20.4 16.2 17.0 65 12.2 ESE 15
Lismore 04:00 pm 18.6 20.3 16.1 15.7 70 12.8 S 20
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 04:00 pm 18.2 19.6 15.4 15.1 65 11.5 SSW 19
Kempsey Airport 04:00 pm 18.1 19.0 14.8 14.9 60 10.0 S 17
Port Macquarie Airport 04:00 pm 17.8 18.8 14.6 15.0 60 9.9 SSW 15
Taree Airport 04:00 pm 16.9 18.4 14.2 15.3 65 10.1 WSW 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 04:00 pm 16.1 17.8 13.6 14.0 65 9.8 ESE 11
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 04:00 pm 15.2 16.7 12.3 13.9 60 7.7 SSE 4
Murrurundi Gap 04:00 pm 12.1 14.7 10.1 8.9 70 6.8 SE 13
Nobbys Head 04:00 pm 16.9 18.5 14.3 15.8 65 10.5 SW 7
Norah Head 04:00 pm 16.4 18.3 14.1 14.9 70 10.7 S 9
Scone 04:00 pm 15.9 17.3 13.0 13.1 60 8.4 S 13
Tocal 04:00 pm 16.9 17.9 13.7 14.9 60 8.7 SSE 9
Williamtown 04:00 pm 17.0 18.1 13.9 14.7 60 9.0 SSW 11
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 04:00 pm 17.8 17.3 13.0 15.8 40 4.4 N 4
Bankstown 04:00 pm 18.2 16.9 12.5 16.4 30 1.3   Calm
Canterbury 04:00 pm 16.3 17.2 12.9 14.0 55 7.3 E 9
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 04:00 pm 16.8 17.1 12.7 15.8 50 5.7   Calm
Lucas Heights 04:00 pm 16.1 17.5 13.2 14.5 60 8.8 ESE 7
Penrith 04:00 pm 18.1 17.8 13.5 15.8 45 5.7 NE 7
Richmond Airport 04:00 pm 17.6 17.9 13.6 14.8 50 7.1 ENE 11
Sydney City 04:00 pm 17.2 17.5 13.3  *  50 6.7    
Sydney Airport 04:00 pm 17.3 17.5 13.2 14.3 50 6.2 SSE 11
Sydney Olympic Pk 04:00 pm 18.3 18.5 14.3 17.8 50 8.0   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
Illawarra
Bellambi 04:00 pm 17.2 17.0 12.6 14.7 45 4.5 NE 7
Camden 04:00 pm 18.0 17.3 13.0 16.7 40 3.9   Calm
Moss Vale 04:00 pm 13.4 14.6 9.8 10.6 50 3.2 WSW 7
Nowra 04:00 pm 16.6 17.5 13.2 14.8 55 7.8 N 7
Pt Perpendicular 04:00 pm 16.0 17.0 12.7 14.2 55 7.2 E 6
Wollongong Airport 04:00 pm 17.3 17.9 13.6 15.4 55 7.6 N 7
South Coast
Bega 04:00 pm 15.3 16.5 12.1 13.8 55 6.8 ENE 4
Braidwood 04:00 pm 13.2 14.4 9.6 10.4 50 3.0 NE 7
Green Cape 04:00 pm 14.9 16.7 12.4 13.4 65 8.4 E 6
Merimbula Airport 04:00 pm 15.2 16.1 11.7 14.2 50 5.4   Calm
Montague Island 04:00 pm 14.7 16.3 11.9 12.9 60 7.3 NE 6
Moruya Airport 04:00 pm 16.4 17.3 13.1 15.5 55 7.6 NE 2
Ulladulla 04:00 pm 15.4 16.6 12.2 13.9 55 6.9 NE 4
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 04:00 pm 12.3 14.3 9.5 8.3 60 4.8 ESE 15
Glen Innes 04:00 pm 13.5 14.9 10.1 9.4 55 4.4 E 15
Inverell Research Centre 04:00 pm 17.1 16.8 12.3 14.6 40 4.0 SW 6
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 04:00 pm 13.6 14.0 9.1 10.5 40 -0.1 N 6
Mount Boyce 04:00 pm 11.2 13.3 8.4 8.4 60 3.3 E 7
Mudgee 04:00 pm 15.5 16.5 12.0 14.6 55 6.2   Calm
Nullo Mountain 04:00 pm 9.8 12.7 7.8 7.4 70 4.2 ESE 6
Orange 04:00 pm 12.2 13.9 9.1 8.7 55 3.4 S 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
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 04:00 pm 11.3 14.0 9.3 8.6 70 5.8 S 9
Cooma Airport 04:00 pm 12.5 12.6 7.2 8.1 30 -5.5 S 9
Goulburn 04:00 pm 13.9 14.6 9.8 10.1 45 1.9 WNW 11
Thredbo 04:00 pm 4.8 8.0 1.4 1.9 40 -7.6   Calm
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 04:00 pm 17.6 17.2 12.8 14.3 40 4.5 ESE 11
Moree Airport 04:00 pm 20.2 18.8 14.4 17.3 35 4.7 SSE 9
Narrabri Airport 04:00 pm 18.6 17.8 13.4 14.9 40 4.4 S 13
Tamworth 04:00 pm 16.6 17.0 12.6 13.2 50 5.9 SSW 13
Walgett 04:00 pm 20.5 19.6 15.3 17.4 40 7.2 E 13
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 04:00 pm 17.5 17.6 13.3 14.6 50 6.4 E 11
Coonabarabran Airport 04:00 pm 14.1 15.3 10.7 11.6 55 4.9 NE 7
Coonamble Airport 04:00 pm 18.0 18.2 13.9 15.7 50 7.4 E 9
Dubbo Airport 04:00 pm 16.6 17.1 12.7 13.2 50 6.1 ESE 13
Forbes 04:00 pm 16.0 17.1 12.7 13.3 55 7.5 SE 11
Parkes Airport 04:00 pm 16.2 16.9 12.5 13.6 50 6.3 SW 9
Trangie 04:00 pm 17.6 18.0 13.7 15.3 50 7.4 SE 9
West Wyalong Airport 04:00 pm 16.7 16.2 11.7 13.4 40 2.3 ENE 9
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 04:00 pm 13.0 15.2 10.7 10.9 65 6.8 S 7
Cabramurra 04:00 pm 8.0 9.5 3.1 3.6 25 -10.8 N 7
Khancoban 04:00 pm 10.7 13.3 8.5 9.5 65 4.4   Calm
Wagga Wagga 04:00 pm 13.5 14.9 10.3 9.8 55 4.4 E 13
Young 04:00 pm 14.5 15.5 11.0 13.0 50 4.8 N 2
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 04:00 pm 16.0 16.0 11.5 13.4 40 3.1 NE 6
Griffith Airport 04:00 pm 15.7 16.3 11.9 12.5 50 5.3 SE 11
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 04:00 pm 16.7 16.9 12.5 14.3 45 5.3 NNE 7
Yanco 04:00 pm 15.6 16.5 12.1 13.6 55 6.3 SSE 6
Yarrawonga 04:00 pm 13.3 15.6 11.1 12.7 70 7.5   Calm
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 04:00 pm 21.5 20.0 15.7 17.9 40 6.6 ENE 15
Cobar 04:00 pm 18.2 18.2 13.9 15.4 50 6.9 ESE 11
Cobar Airport 04:00 pm 18.3 18.1 13.8 15.4 45 6.5 E 11
Tibooburra Airport 04:00 pm 19.7      *      ENE 13
Wilcannia Airport 04:00 pm 18.0 18.2 13.9 14.9 50 7.4 ENE 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 04:00 pm 16.9 16.9 12.5 12.9 45 4.9 E 15
Ivanhoe Airport 04:00 pm 18.4 17.5 13.2 17.0 40 3.8   Calm
Mildura 04:00 pm 17.6 17.6 13.3 15.6 45 6.2 NNW 6
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 04:00 pm 18.1 20.0 15.8 15.7 70 12.7 SSW 17
Norfolk Island 04:00 pm 17.6 19.0 14.9 13.7 65 10.9 SSW 22
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 04:00 pm 13.8 14.3 9.4 9.8 40 0.5 NW 11
Tuggeranong 04:00 pm 14.0 14.5 9.7 11.1 40 1.3 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).