Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 7.12 pm ( ST) Wednesday 27 July 2016
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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 07:00 pm 9.8 -- 9.1 8.2 90 7.9 NNW 6
Cape Byron 07:00 pm 14.8 -- 11.6 11.8 55 6.1 NW 11
Casino 07:00 pm 15.3 -- 10.8 11.9 40 2.1 WSW 9
Evans Head 07:00 pm 12.0 -- 9.8 9.0 65 5.9 NW 11
Grafton 07:00 pm 16.1 -- 11.3 11.2 40 2.2 W 17
Lismore 07:00 pm 12.2 -- 10.1 9.6 65 6.3 NE 9
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour          *         
Kempsey Airport 07:00 pm 9.6 -- 7.3 6.0 60 2.7 WNW 11
Port Macquarie Airport 07:00 pm 8.9 -- 6.9 7.3 65 2.7   Calm
Taree Airport 07:00 pm 14.0 -- 10.5 11.0 50 4.0 W 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 07:00 pm 13.4 -- 9.7 9.3 45 2.3 NW 13
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 07:00 pm 10.9 -- 8.3 7.3 60 3.2 W 11
Murrurundi Gap 07:00 pm 8.2 -- 6.3 3.8 70 2.7 N 15
Nobbys Head 07:00 pm 14.9 -- 11.0 10.7 45 3.7 WNW 15
Norah Head 07:00 pm 13.3 -- 10.3 11.0 55 4.7 WNW 6
Scone 07:00 pm 10.4 -- 8.0 6.9 60 3.4 NW 11
Tocal 07:00 pm 14.7 -- 10.4 9.8 40 2.0 WNW 17
Williamtown 07:00 pm 13.1 -- 9.5 7.9 50 2.3 WNW 19
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 07:00 pm 9.8 -- 7.9 6.8 70 4.2 WSW 9
Bankstown 07:00 pm 12.6 -- 9.6 9.5 55 3.8 W 9
Canterbury 07:00 pm 13.1 -- 9.6 10.3 50 2.9 WSW 7
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 07:00 pm 10.0 -- 7.7  *  60 3.1    
Lucas Heights 07:00 pm 12.1 -- 9.2 6.2 55 3.7 W 24
Penrith 07:00 pm 13.0 -- 9.7 10.8 50 3.4 ESE 4
Richmond Airport 07:00 pm 12.9 -- 10.0 8.8 55 4.6 W 15
Sydney City 07:00 pm 14.2 -- 10.4  *  45 3.1    
Sydney Airport 07:00 pm 14.2 -- 10.4 6.6 45 3.0 W 32
Sydney Olympic Pk 07:00 pm 13.3 -- 10.3 10.4 55 4.7 WNW 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 07:00 pm 13.5 -- 10.1 7.6 50 3.8 WSW 24
Camden 07:00 pm 12.4 -- 9.4 8.9 55 3.6 WSW 11
Moss Vale 07:05 pm 6.8 -- 5.4 -1.8 75 2.7 NNW 37
Nowra 07:00 pm 12.1 -- 9.0 6.8 55 3.1 WNW 20
Pt Perpendicular 07:00 pm 13.4 -- 10.5  *  60 5.3    
Wollongong Airport 07:00 pm 13.2 -- 10.2 5.0 55 4.6 WSW 37
South Coast
Bega 07:00 pm 9.8 -- 7.8 8.5 65 4.0   Calm
Braidwood 07:00 pm 6.8 -- 5.3 1.6 75 2.3 NW 19
Green Cape 07:00 pm 11.7 -- 9.7 2.5 70 6.2 WSW 44
Merimbula Airport 07:00 pm 9.4 -- 7.8 8.2 70 4.6   Calm
Montague Island 07:00 pm 12.8 -- 11.4 8.8 80 9.1 SSE 20
Moruya Airport 07:00 pm 8.1 -- 7.4 6.4 85 6.1 W 4
Ulladulla 07:00 pm 13.3 -- 10.0 8.7 50 3.7 W 17
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 07:00 pm 6.6 -- 5.0 0.4 70 1.9 W 24
Glen Innes 07:00 pm 5.5 -- 4.2 0.1 75 1.4 W 19
Inverell Research Centre 07:00 pm 9.0 -- 6.9 6.3 65 2.9 NW 6
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 07:00 pm 5.8 -- 5.3 2.5 90 4.3 W 11
Mount Boyce 07:09 pm 3.7 -- 3.0 -4.3 85 1.4 WSW 33
Mudgee 07:00 pm 8.7 -- 7.1 4.2 75 4.1 W 17
Nullo Mountain 07:00 pm 3.9 -- 3.3 -0.2 90 2.1 W 13
Orange 07:00 pm 4.8 -- 4.4 -1.5 90 3.6 W 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
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 07:00 pm 6.0 -- 5.8 2.5 95 5.4 W 13
Cooma Airport 07:00 pm 5.0 -- 3.3 -0.9 65 -0.6 W 20
Goulburn 07:00 pm 6.4 -- 5.5 -1.2 85 3.9 W 33
Thredbo 07:00 pm -2.4 -- -2.4 -13.8 100 -2.5 WNW 48
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 07:00 pm 9.5 -- 7.8 6.6 70 4.7 WSW 9
Moree Airport 07:00 pm 13.7 -- 10.7 10.9 55 5.3 SW 9
Narrabri Airport 07:00 pm 12.1 -- 9.7 8.6 65 5.3 SSW 13
Tamworth 07:00 pm 8.7 -- 6.9 5.5 70 3.3 WSW 9
Walgett 07:00 pm 9.4 -- 7.5 6.3 70 3.8 SSW 9
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 07:00 pm 9.0 -- 8.2 5.4 85 6.8 WSW 15
Coonabarabran Airport 07:00 pm 7.6 -- 6.0 4.0 70 2.9 WSW 11
Coonamble Airport 07:00 pm 7.6 -- 7.3 5.2 95 6.9 WSW 9
Dubbo Airport 07:00 pm 8.3 -- 7.3 5.9 80 5.4 WSW 7
Forbes 07:00 pm 10.4 -- 9.5 7.5 85 8.0 SW 13
Parkes Airport 07:00 pm 9.0 -- 8.3 6.2 85 7.0 W 11
Trangie 07:00 pm        *      SW 7
West Wyalong Airport 07:00 pm 9.2 -- 8.6 5.8 90 7.6 W 15
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 07:00 pm 10.1 -- 8.9 6.5 80 6.8 W 15
Cabramurra 07:00 pm 0.3 -- 0.3 -9.0 100 0.3 W 39
Khancoban 07:00 pm 8.7 -- 8.4 6.5 95 7.9 NNE 9
Wagga Wagga 07:00 pm 9.2 -- 8.8 6.3 95 8.2 WNW 13
Young 07:00 pm 7.8 -- 7.3 4.9 90 6.3 W 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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 07:00 pm 9.5 -- 8.0 4.8 75 5.3 W 19
Griffith Airport 07:00 pm 9.4 -- 9.4 5.7 100 9.3 W 19
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 07:00 pm 6.9 -- 5.9 4.8 80 4.0 W 4
Yanco 07:00 pm 9.5 -- 9.5 6.9 100 9.4 W 13
Yarrawonga 07:00 pm 8.4 -- 7.3 4.5 80 5.3 WSW 15
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 07:00 pm 12.2 -- 9.6 8.9 60 4.7 WSW 11
Cobar 07:00 pm 10.0 -- 8.1 6.7 70 4.4 W 11
Cobar Airport 07:00 pm 8.4 -- 7.0 6.0 75 4.4 W 6
Tibooburra Airport 07:00 pm 13.5      *      S 13
Wilcannia Airport 07:00 pm 12.9 -- 10.0 8.5 60 4.8 SW 17
Lower Western
Broken Hill 07:00 pm 7.9 -- 6.6 4.9 75 3.9 SSW 9
Ivanhoe Airport 07:00 pm 11.4 -- 9.2 7.1 65 5.1 WSW 17
Mildura 07:00 pm 11.7 -- 9.5 9.4 65 5.6 WSW 7
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 07:00 pm 18.8 -- 16.5 16.1 70 13.5 SW 20
Norfolk Island 07:00 pm 19.0 -- 18.1 17.6 90 17.0 N 20
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 07:00 pm 7.9 -- 6.4 1.9 75 3.6 NNW 24
Tuggeranong 07:00 pm 8.2 -- 6.4 4.6 70 2.9 N 11

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).