Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 9.12 pm ( ST) Tuesday 02 September 2014
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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 pm 16.3 -- 11.7 9.1 40 3.0 W 30
Cape Byron 09:00 pm 16.9 -- 11.6 8.9 35 1.4 W 33
Casino 09:00 pm 16.3 -- 11.4 11.8 40 2.0 W 15
Evans Head 09:00 pm 15.5 -- 10.9 11.0 40 2.0 W 15
Grafton 09:00 pm 15.4 -- 10.9 9.2 40 2.2 W 24
Lismore 09:00 pm 16.6 -- 11.5 9.1 35 1.5 W 30
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 09:00 pm 13.9 -- 9.7 10.0 40 1.1 WSW 11
Kempsey Airport 09:00 pm 13.3 -- 9.6 9.2 45 2.2 W 13
Port Macquarie Airport 09:00 pm 12.4 -- 10.6 8.6 70 7.5 SW 17
Taree Airport 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.5 8.0 70 6.2 W 13
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 09:00 pm 12.2 -- 9.1 8.6 55 3.2 W 11
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 09:00 pm 9.7 -- 8.0 5.3 70 4.9 WSW 17
Murrurundi Gap 09:00 pm 5.7 -- 4.6 1.3 80 2.5 NNW 15
Nobbys Head 09:00 pm 11.9 -- 10.2 7.6 75 7.2 WNW 19
Norah Head 09:00 pm 12.6 -- 10.1 4.9 60 5.5 SSE 35
Scone 09:00 pm 9.0 -- 7.8 6.3 80 5.6 N 9
Tocal 09:01 pm 12.4 -- 9.4 7.2 55 3.7 W 20
Williamtown 09:00 pm 11.6 -- 9.6 6.9 70 6.1 W 20
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 09:01 pm 10.7 -- 8.5 4.1 65 4.2 SW 28
Bankstown 09:00 pm 10.6 -- 8.4 3.3 65 4.3 SW 32
Canterbury 09:00 pm 10.9 -- 8.5 5.3 60 3.7 SW 22
Holsworthy 09:07 pm 9.4 -- 7.6 2.8 70 4.2 SW 28
Horsley Park 09:06 pm 10.1 -- 7.9 3.4 65 3.6 SW 28
Lucas Heights 09:00 pm 8.7 -- 7.3 1.2 75 4.5 SSW 33
Penrith 09:00 pm 12.1 -- 9.0 6.1 55 3.1 SSW 24
Richmond Airport 09:08 pm 12.3 -- 9.4 4.9 55 4.0 SSW 32
Sydney City 09:00 pm 11.1 -- 8.7  *  65 4.3    
Sydney Airport 09:00 pm 10.8 -- 8.7 2.9 65 4.6 SW 35
Sydney Olympic Pk 09:00 pm 11.2 -- 9.5 7.2 75 6.5 WSW 17
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 09:11 pm 8.4 -- 7.4 2.1 80 5.5 SW 28
Camden 09:00 pm 8.5 -- 7.0 2.3 75 4.1 SW 26
Moss Vale 09:07 pm 4.2 -- 3.7 -3.1 90 2.7 SW 30
Nowra 09:00 pm 8.9 -- 8.0 2.4 85 6.3 SW 30
Pt Perpendicular 09:00 pm 10.0 -- 9.6 3.5 95 8.9 SW 33
Wollongong Airport 09:00 pm 9.4 -- 8.4 3.3 80 6.5 WSW 28
South Coast
Bega 09:11 pm 10.5 -- 8.3 2.6 65 4.2 SSW 35
Braidwood 09:00 pm 5.3 -- 3.6 -0.5 70 -0.1 SSW 20
Green Cape 09:00 pm 12.6 -- 10.9 -1.1 75 8.1 N 70
Merimbula Airport 09:00 pm 9.7 -- 8.3 3.8 75 5.7 SSW 26
Montague Island 09:10 pm 11.5 -- 9.6 -2.1 70 6.2 SW 67
Moruya Airport 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.0 2.7 65 4.7 SW 39
Ulladulla 09:01 pm 8.8 -- 8.1 2.4 90 6.9 SSW 30
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 09:09 pm 2.4 -- 2.2 -7.7 95 1.8 WSW 44
Glen Innes 09:00 pm 5.5 -- 3.8 -2.7 70 0.3 WSW 33
Inverell Research Centre 09:00 pm 8.6 -- 5.8 4.9 55 -0.1 W 9
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 09:04 pm 3.7 -- 3.6 -1.9 95 3.3 SSW 22
Mount Boyce 09:00 pm 2.1 -- 1.8 -5.4 95 1.1 WSW 30
Mudgee 09:05 pm 6.6 -- 5.7 -0.0 85 4.1 S 28
Nullo Mountain 09:00 pm 1.6 -- 1.6 -3.4 100 1.5 WSW 17
Orange 09:00 pm 2.7 -- 2.4 -3.6 95 1.7 SSW 24
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 pm 3.3 -- 3.2 -2.8 95 2.9 SSW 24
Cooma Airport 09:00 pm 1.3 -- 1.2 -5.5 95 0.9 SW 26
Goulburn 09:00 pm 5.4 -- 4.2 -2.4 75 1.7 SW 32
Thredbo 09:00 pm -5.1 -- -5.2 -15.9 95 -5.5 SE 43
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 09:00 pm 7.5 -- 5.6 4.0 65 1.4 WNW 9
Moree Airport 09:00 pm 11.2 -- 7.6 4.7 45 0.0 SW 24
Narrabri Airport 09:00 pm 8.5 -- 6.6 4.5 65 2.7 WSW 13
Tamworth 09:00 pm 6.7 -- 5.3 3.4 75 2.4 N 9
Walgett 09:00 pm 10.3 -- 7.2 5.9 50 0.6 WSW 13
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 09:00 pm 9.4 -- 7.1 4.2 60 2.5 WSW 19
Coonabarabran Airport 09:00 pm 8.9 -- 6.4 0.1 60 1.3 SW 37
Coonamble Airport 09:00 pm 8.1 -- 6.9 4.1 80 4.7 WSW 15
Dubbo Airport 09:00 pm 10.2 -- 7.6 4.0 60 2.3 SW 24
Forbes 09:00 pm 6.1 -- 5.6 2.4 90 4.6 SW 13
Parkes Airport 09:00 pm 6.8 -- 6.2 2.5 90 5.1 SSW 17
Trangie 09:00 pm 9.7 -- 7.5 4.6 65 3.2 WSW 19
West Wyalong Airport 09:00 pm 8.8 -- 6.6 3.0 65 2.2 SSW 22
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 09:00 pm 6.8 -- 5.4 2.7 75 2.3 W 13
Cabramurra 09:00 pm -0.7 -- -1.4 -6.9 85 -3.1 S 20
Khancoban 09:00 pm 6.8 -- 5.2 2.6 70 1.7 SSE 13
Wagga Wagga 09:00 pm 5.3 -- 4.4 1.6 80 2.4 SSW 11
Young 09:00 pm 4.3 -- 4.0 1.7 95 3.3 SW 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 09:00 pm 7.2 -- 5.8 1.9 75 2.9 SSW 20
Griffith Airport 09:00 pm 10.2 -- 7.5 4.7 55 1.8 SW 20
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 09:00 pm 8.7 -- 6.7 4.3 65 2.5 S 15
Yanco          *         
Yarrawonga 09:00 pm 7.0 -- 5.5 1.2 70 2.3 SW 22
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 09:00 pm 11.0 -- 8.1 7.3 55 2.3 WSW 11
Cobar 09:00 pm 10.7 -- 8.2 6.4 60 3.2 SW 15
Cobar Airport 09:00 pm 11.0 -- 8.4 6.7 60 3.3 SW 15
Tibooburra Airport 09:00 pm 12.4 -- 8.9 8.2 50 1.7 S 13
Wilcannia Airport 09:00 pm 7.6 -- 6.5 3.9 80 4.2 W 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 09:00 pm 7.9 -- 6.2 5.0 70 2.8 WSW 7
Ivanhoe Airport 09:00 pm 10.4 -- 7.8 6.0 60 2.5 WSW 15
Mildura 09:00 pm 9.1 -- 6.8 6.1 60 1.9 SW 7
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 09:00 pm 19.5 -- 17.5 17.9 75 15.1 NNW 17
Norfolk Island 09:00 pm 14.5 -- 13.4 15.1 85 11.9   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
ACT
Canberra Airport 09:00 pm 6.5 -- 4.6 -1.1 65 0.4 S 30
Tuggeranong 09:00 pm 6.8 -- 4.4 1.1 55 -1.1 S 19

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).