Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 9.07 am ( ST) Friday 03 July 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 09:00 am 13.1 14.3 9.7 7.4 50 2.9 WSW 22
Cape Byron 09:00 am 11.2 13.1 8.2 3.4 55 2.0 WSW 32
Casino 09:00 am 10.7 13.3 8.5 7.4 65 4.4 WNW 11
Evans Head 09:00 am 12.1 13.8 9.1 7.4 55 3.3 SW 17
Grafton 09:00 am 11.1 13.6 8.9 7.5 65 4.8 W 13
Lismore 09:00 am 10.1 13.7 9.0 7.7 80 7.2 N 9
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 09:00 am 13.9 15.3 10.8 7.5 55 5.3 SW 28
Kempsey Airport 09:00 am 13.6 15.2 10.7 8.8 60 5.5 SW 20
Port Macquarie Airport 09:00 am 13.0 15.0 10.5 8.9 65 6.1 WSW 17
Taree Airport 09:00 am 12.1 13.9 9.2 7.9 55 3.6 W 15
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 09:00 am 10.8 12.9 8.0 7.9 55 2.4 NNE 7
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 09:00 am 7.4 10.6 5.2 4.1 60 0.4 SW 7
Murrurundi Gap 09:00 am 4.7 8.9 3.0 -1.0 65 -0.9 SSE 19
Nobbys Head 09:00 am 11.1 13.4 8.6 6.9 60 3.9 W 15
Norah Head 09:00 am 10.5 12.9 8.0 5.4 60 3.1 SW 19
Scone 09:00 am 5.4 10.0 4.6 2.6 85 2.9 W 7
Tocal 09:00 am 9.4 11.7 6.5 5.0 55 0.2 NW 13
Williamtown 09:00 am 8.5 11.3 6.1 3.8 60 0.7 WNW 15
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 09:00 am 8.2 11.4 6.2 3.7 65 2.0 SW 15
Bankstown 09:00 am 7.6 10.5 5.0 3.0 55 -1.1 SW 13
Canterbury 09:00 am 7.5 10.4 5.0 3.3 55 -0.9 W 11
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 09:00 am 8.5 11.2 6.0 3.7 55 0.5 WSW 15
Lucas Heights 08:45 am 6.8 10.4 5.0 2.9 65 1.0 SSW 11
Penrith 09:00 am 9.9 11.9 6.8 6.7 50 -0.3 S 6
Richmond Airport 09:00 am 7.7 11.5 6.4 6.4 75 3.9   Calm
Sydney City 09:00 am 8.1 10.9 5.5  *  55 -0.4    
Sydney Airport 09:00 am 9.7 11.8 6.7 4.9 50 -0.1 W 15
Sydney Olympic Pk 09:00 am 8.6 11.6 6.5 5.2 65 2.0 W 9
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 09:00 am 11.3 13.1 8.2 5.8 50 1.8 SW 20
Camden 09:00 am 8.8 11.4 6.2 4.0 55 0.5 WSW 15
Moss Vale 09:00 am 1.4 6.6 0.1 -3.5 70 -3.3 WSW 13
Nowra 09:00 am 6.7 10.2 4.7 1.5 65 0.2 WNW 17
Pt Perpendicular 09:00 am 10.6 13.1 8.3 6.4 65 3.9 WSW 15
Wollongong Airport 09:00 am 11.0 12.9 8.0 6.4 55 1.8 W 15
South Coast
Bega 09:00 am 5.5 9.8 4.3 2.7 75 1.8 NE 6
Braidwood 09:00 am -1.1 5.2 -1.6 -3.5 85 -3.1   Calm
Green Cape 09:00 am 9.6 13.1 8.3 2.4 80 6.0 W 33
Merimbula Airport 09:00 am 9.5 12.3 7.3 5.5 65 2.8 NW 13
Montague Island 09:00 am 10.1 12.5 7.6 4.7 60 2.5 W 20
Moruya Airport 09:00 am 5.7 10.2 5.0 2.9 85 3.4 W 7
Ulladulla 09:00 am 10.1 12.1 7.0 7.0 50 0.2 W 6
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 09:00 am 2.3 8.0 2.2 -1.8 100 2.0 ENE 13
Glen Innes 09:00 am 5.0 9.4 3.8 -1.3 75 1.3 SE 24
Inverell Research Centre 09:00 am 5.5 9.9 4.5 1.8 80 2.4 SW 11
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 09:00 am -1.2 5.4 -1.4 -5.1 95 -1.8 SSW 9
Mount Boyce 09:00 am 1.8 7.0 0.6 -1.6 75 -2.3 S 6
Mudgee 09:00 am 1.8 7.6 1.6 -0.0 95 1.2   Calm
Nullo Mountain 09:00 am 2.7 7.7 1.6 -1.5 75 -0.9 ESE 11
Orange 09:00 am 1.1 6.6 0.1 -2.9 80 -2.3 S 9
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 09:00 am 2.5 8.2 2.4 -1.6 100 2.2 WNW 13
Cooma Airport 09:00 am 1.1 6.7 0.3 -4.9 80 -1.6 SSW 20
Goulburn 09:00 am -1.6 5.0 -1.9 -5.3 95 -2.6 N 7
Thredbo 09:00 am -1.1 3.9 -4.4 -6.7 25 -17.7 WSW 11
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 09:00 am 4.4 9.3 3.8 2.8 90 2.6   Calm
Moree Airport 09:00 am 5.6 10.3 5.0 2.9 90 3.9 ESE 7
Narrabri Airport 09:00 am 6.2 10.8 5.7 1.8 90 4.7 SSE 17
Tamworth 09:00 am 5.4 9.9 4.6 3.9 85 2.8   Calm
Walgett 09:00 am 5.8 10.2 4.9 1.1 80 3.0 SSE 17
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 09:00 am 3.5 8.7 3.0 1.1 90 2.0 SE 4
Coonabarabran Airport 09:00 am 3.6 8.5 2.7 -0.4 80 0.8 S 11
Coonamble Airport 09:00 am 6.4 11.2 6.2 1.8 95 5.8 SSE 19
Dubbo Airport 09:00 am 4.0 9.1 3.5 -0.1 90 2.5 SSE 13
Forbes 09:00 am 2.5 8.0 2.1 0.7 90 1.2   Calm
Parkes Airport 09:00 am 1.9 7.5 1.5 -1.4 90 0.4 ENE 7
Trangie 09:00 am 3.9 9.1 3.6 0.3 95 3.0 SSE 11
West Wyalong Airport 09:00 am 3.6 8.9 3.3 0.9 95 2.7 S 6
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 09:00 am 2.5 7.9 1.9 0.6 85 0.6   Calm
Cabramurra 09:00 am 0.7 5.6 -1.6 -2.6 50 -8.3 N 2
Khancoban 09:00 am -1.6 5.2 -1.6 -3.8 100 -1.6   Calm
Wagga Wagga 09:00 am 2.1 6.8 0.4 -1.8 60 -4.6 ENE 7
Young 09:00 am -0.5 5.9 -0.6 -3.9 95 -0.9 SW 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 09:00 am 1.6 7.4 1.3 -1.6 95 0.7 W 7
Griffith Airport 09:00 am 4.1 9.3 3.9 0.6 95 3.4 ESE 11
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 09:00 am 2.3 7.7 1.7 0.3 85 0.2   Calm
Yanco 09:00 am 3.8 9.0 3.4 2.2 90 2.5   Calm
Yarrawonga 09:00 am 0.9 7.0 0.9 -1.3 100 0.8 S 2
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 09:00 am 7.1 11.1 6.0 3.3 80 3.9 SSE 13
Cobar 09:00 am 4.8 9.3 3.7 1.3 80 1.3 S 9
Cobar Airport 09:00 am 2.7 8.3 2.6 1.1 100 2.4   Calm
Tibooburra Airport 09:00 am 8.4 12.4 7.5 5.4 85 5.9 ESE 11
Wilcannia Airport 09:00 am 6.5 10.7 5.5 3.0 80 3.5 ESE 11
Lower Western
Broken Hill 09:00 am 4.9 9.6 4.1 3.3 85 2.4   Calm
Ivanhoe Airport 09:00 am 3.9 8.8 3.1 0.8 85 1.3 SSE 7
Mildura 08:30 am 0.2 6.3 -0.1 -3.0 95 -0.8 SSW 6
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 09:00 am 16.0 17.2 12.9 8.1 60 7.8 SSW 39
Norfolk Island 09:00 am 16.3 20.1 15.9 15.6 95 15.4 N 13
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 09:00 am 0.5 6.3 -0.2 -1.7 85 -1.9   Calm
Tuggeranong 09:00 am -0.4 5.6 -1.2 -2.9 80 -3.6   Calm

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).