Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 12.12 am ( ST) Thursday 28 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 12:00 am 12.4 -- 12.3 13.1 100 12.1   Calm
Cape Byron 12:00 am 17.1 -- 15.8 15.6 85 14.2 WNW 15
Casino 12:00 am 11.9 -- 11.5 10.9 95 11.0 NW 7
Evans Head 12:00 am 15.2 -- 15.1 15.1 100 14.9 NW 9
Grafton 12:00 am 12.7 -- 12.5 12.2 95 12.1 WNW 6
Lismore 12:01 am 12.0 -- 12.0 11.3 100 12.0 N 7
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 12:00 am 13.9 -- 13.6 12.5 95 13.3 WNW 13
Kempsey Airport 12:00 am 13.6 -- 13.1 13.2 95 12.5 W 6
Port Macquarie Airport 12:00 am 13.6 -- 13.4 13.2 95 13.0 W 7
Taree Airport 12:00 am 12.6 -- 11.8 -6.9 90 10.7 NNW 104
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 12:00 am 9.3 -- 9.1 8.3 95 8.7 SW 4
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 12:00 am 10.3 -- 10.1 9.1 95 9.7 NW 6
Murrurundi Gap 12:00 am 12.1 -- 10.2 11.5 70 7.2   Calm
Nobbys Head 12:00 am 14.3 -- 13.0 12.6 80 11.1 NNW 11
Norah Head 12:00 am 13.9 -- 12.8 13.1 85 11.2 NNW 6
Scone 12:00 am 11.2 -- 10.7 11.2 90 9.8   Calm
Tocal 12:00 am 12.0 -- 11.1 12.0 85 9.8   Calm
Williamtown 12:00 am 11.6 -- 11.1 10.4 90 10.4 NNE 7
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 12:00 am 8.9 -- 8.9 7.5 100 8.9 N 6
Bankstown 12:00 am 9.2 -- 8.4 8.1 85 7.0 N 2
Canterbury 12:00 am 8.2 -- 7.8 7.5 95 7.1   Calm
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 12:00 am 9.5 -- 9.2 9.2 95 8.6   Calm
Lucas Heights 12:00 am 12.1 -- 10.9 8.3 80 9.1 SW 19
Penrith 12:00 am 9.9 -- 9.8 9.5 100 9.6 SSW 2
Richmond Airport 12:04 am 8.7 -- 8.6 8.3 100 8.4   Calm
Sydney City 12:00 am 13.1 -- 12.1  *  85 10.5    
Sydney Airport 12:00 am 14.1 -- 11.9 12.0 70 8.3 NNW 9
Sydney Olympic Pk 12:00 am 9.4 -- 9.2 9.1 95 8.8   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 12:00 am 14.9 -- 12.4 12.4 65 8.4 WNW 11
Camden 12:10 am 6.6 -- 6.6 5.8 100 6.5   Calm
Moss Vale 12:00 am 7.7 -- 7.3 6.1 90 6.5 W 4
Nowra 12:00 am 13.6 -- 11.7 9.7 70 8.7 NW 19
Pt Perpendicular 12:00 am 14.4 -- 12.7 12.4 75 10.0 NNW 11
Wollongong Airport 12:00 am 7.7 -- 7.6 6.3 95 7.3 SSW 4
South Coast
Bega 12:00 am 9.0 -- 8.9 8.3 100 8.7 SSW 2
Braidwood 12:00 am 5.6 -- 5.3 3.3 95 4.7 NNW 6
Green Cape 12:00 am 13.6 -- 12.7 10.8 85 11.5 W 17
Merimbula Airport 12:00 am 10.6 -- 10.0 10.4 90 9.0   Calm
Montague Island 12:00 am 16.6 -- 14.9 14.6 75 12.6 WNW 15
Moruya Airport 12:00 am 14.7 -- 12.8 13.6 75 9.9 WNW 6
Ulladulla 12:00 am 15.9 -- 13.0 15.2 60 8.4 W 2
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 12:00 am 6.4 -- 6.3 3.8 100 6.1 NE 9
Glen Innes 12:00 am 3.0 -- 2.9 -0.7 95 2.6 E 11
Inverell Research Centre 12:00 am 8.7 -- 7.6 6.4 80 5.7 S 7
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 12:00 am 6.1 -- 6.1 5.2 100 6.0   Calm
Mount Boyce 12:00 am 7.3 -- 6.7 4.6 90 5.8 W 9
Mudgee 12:00 am 9.9 -- 9.8 9.8 100 9.6   Calm
Nullo Mountain 12:00 am 7.4 -- 6.7 6.4 90 5.5   Calm
Orange 12:00 am 3.8 -- 3.5 2.3 95 2.8   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 12:00 am 5.6 -- 5.6 3.4 100 5.5 NW 6
Cooma Airport 12:00 am 4.8 -- 4.6 1.4 95 4.2 NW 11
Goulburn 12:00 am 2.1 -- 1.9 -0.8 95 1.4 N 6
Thredbo 12:09 am 1.6 -- 1.6 -7.6 100 1.5 NW 39
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 12:00 am 12.8 -- 11.8 11.6 85 10.3 SSW 7
Moree Airport 12:00 am 10.9 -- 9.9 8.8 85 8.3 E 9
Narrabri Airport 12:00 am 11.8 -- 11.4 11.3 95 10.9 SSW 4
Tamworth 12:00 am 11.1 -- 10.0 9.5 80 8.1 S 6
Walgett 12:00 am 16.5 -- 14.1 16.7 70 10.6   Calm
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 12:00 am 9.6 -- 9.3 7.6 95 8.7 E 9
Coonabarabran Airport 12:00 am 12.0 -- 11.4 10.5 90 10.6 N 9
Coonamble Airport 12:00 am 15.3 -- 15.1 14.4 95 14.8 E 13
Dubbo Airport 12:00 am 11.5 -- 10.9 9.8 90 9.9 SSE 9
Forbes 12:00 am 9.4 -- 9.0 7.3 95 8.3 NE 9
Parkes Airport 12:00 am 11.3 -- 10.6 9.5 90 9.4 E 9
Trangie 12:00 am 13.8 -- 13.1 13.3 90 12.0 E 6
West Wyalong Airport 12:00 am 8.3 -- 8.2 7.8 95 7.9   Calm
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 12:00 am 10.5 -- 10.0 10.3 90 9.1   Calm
Cabramurra 12:00 am 5.4 -- 5.4 1.1 100 5.4 NW 17
Khancoban 12:00 am 8.1 -- 8.1 7.7 100 8.1   Calm
Wagga Wagga 12:00 am 10.4 -- 9.6 7.9 85 8.4 E 11
Young 12:00 am 4.3 -- 4.2 1.8 100 4.0 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 12:00 am 13.7 -- 12.4 11.4 80 10.5 N 13
Griffith Airport 12:00 am 12.1 -- 11.7 11.1 95 11.0 NNE 7
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 12:00 am 7.8 -- 7.1 6.8 85 5.8   Calm
Yanco 12:00 am 12.2 -- 11.3 10.1 85 9.9 N 11
Yarrawonga 12:00 am 11.0 -- 10.9 9.5 100 10.7 ENE 9
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 12:00 am 15.6 -- 14.9 14.0 90 14.0 SE 15
Cobar 12:00 am 14.3 -- 13.5 13.0 90 12.5 NE 11
Cobar Airport 12:00 am 14.8 -- 14.1 13.7 90 13.2 NE 11
Tibooburra Airport 12:00 am 17.8      *      NE 7
Wilcannia Airport 12:00 am 13.4 -- 13.0 12.1 95 12.5 ENE 11
Lower Western
Broken Hill 12:00 am 12.1 -- 11.5 11.0 90 10.7 N 7
Ivanhoe Airport 12:00 am 13.5 -- 13.0 12.1 90 12.2 NNE 11
Mildura 12:00 am 10.6 -- 9.5 8.9 80 7.5 NE 6
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 12:00 am 13.3 -- 12.7 13.9 90 11.8   Calm
Norfolk Island 12:01 am 15.0 -- 14.5 14.2 95 13.9 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
ACT
Canberra Airport 12:00 am 3.9 -- 3.9 1.2 100 3.8 S 7
Tuggeranong 12:00 am 6.4 -- 6.0 4.9 90 5.2 E 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).