Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 8.32 pm (EDT) Wednesday 29 January 2020
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 08:30 pm 26.1 -- 24.9 30.1 85 23.8 NNE 9
Cape Byron 08:30 pm 25.6 -- 24.6 27.5 90 23.7 NNE 20
Casino 08:30 pm 27.6 -- 24.0 29.7 65 20.2 SSE 9
Evans Head 08:30 pm 23.3 -- 22.6 26.3 90 21.9 S 9
Grafton 08:30 pm 26.1 -- 24.5 29.7 85 23.0 ESE 9
Lismore 08:30 pm 27.1 -- 24.4 31.2 70 21.6 ESE 2
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 08:30 pm 25.7 -- 24.2 28.0 85 22.8 SSW 15
Kempsey Airport 08:30 pm 26.0 -- 24.4 29.5 85 22.9 SE 9
Port Macquarie Airport 08:30 pm 25.5 -- 23.9 28.7 85 22.4 SSW 9
Taree Airport 08:30 pm 24.4 -- 22.7 25.7 80 20.9 S 15
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 08:30 pm 24.5 -- 22.3 26.5 75 20.0 ESE 9
Gosford 08:30 pm 23.5 -- 21.5 26.6 80 19.4 SE 2
Mangrove Mt 08:30 pm 21.1 -- 20.0  *  85 18.7    
Murrurundi Gap 08:30 pm 23.7 -- 21.3 20.2 75 18.8 SSE 35
Nobbys Head 08:30 pm 24.0      *      SE 19
Norah Head 08:30 pm 23.4 -- 22.1 23.7 85 20.7 SSE 20
Scone 08:30 pm 26.2 -- 22.8 25.0 65 19.3 SSE 24
Tocal 08:30 pm 24.1 -- 22.2 26.2 80 20.2 SSE 9
Williamtown 08:30 pm 24.4 -- 22.7 25.3 80 20.9 SE 17
Singleton TA (Defence) 08:30 pm 24.1 -- 22.1 25.3 80 20.0 ESE 13
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 08:30 pm 24.2 -- 20.9 24.6 65 17.2 ESE 11
Bankstown 08:30 pm 24.0 -- 21.2 24.3 70 18.0 ESE 13
Canterbury 08:30 pm 23.6 -- 20.8 23.4 70 17.6 ESE 15
Holsworthy 08:30 pm 23.6 -- 20.9 24.2 70 17.8 ESE 11
Holsworthy (Defence) 08:30 pm 22.2 -- 20.2 23.3 75 18.0 ESE 9
Horsley Park 08:30 pm 23.7 -- 20.8 24.5 70 17.4 ESE 9
Lucas Heights 08:00 pm 22.7 -- 20.5 22.7 75 18.0 E 15
Penrith 08:30 pm 24.6 -- 22.3 26.6 75 19.9 SE 9
Richmond Airport 08:30 pm 24.7 -- 22.0 25.5 70 19.1 E 13
Sydney City 08:30 pm 24.3 -- 20.5  *  60 16.0    
Sydney Airport 08:00 pm 24.1 -- 21.1 24.0 70 17.8 ESE 15
Sydney Olympic Pk 08:30 pm 23.7 -- 21.1 24.8 70 18.1 ESE 9
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 08:30 pm 23.2 -- 21.0 23.4 75 18.5 ESE 15
Camden 08:30 pm 23.7 -- 20.6 24.4 65 17.0 ESE 9
Jervis Bay Airfield (Defence) 08:30 pm 21.8 -- 20.3 24.1 80 18.6 E 4
Moss Vale 08:30 pm 18.6 -- 16.9 17.7 80 14.9 ENE 13
Nowra 08:30 pm 22.1 -- 20.0 22.6 75 17.5 NE 11
Pt Perpendicular 08:30 pm 22.9 -- 20.5 24.3 75 17.8 ENE 7
Wollongong Airport 08:30 pm 24.0 -- 21.4 25.4 70 18.6 E 9
South Coast
Bega 08:30 pm 20.6 -- 18.9 21.6 80 16.8 E 7
Braidwood 08:30 pm 18.7 -- 16.2 17.2 70 13.1 ESE 13
Green Cape 08:30 pm 19.5 -- 18.1 20.6 85 16.5 SSE 6
Merimbula Airport 08:30 pm 19.2 -- 17.9 21.4 85 16.4   Calm
Montague Island 08:30 pm 21.8 -- 20.1 22.6 80 18.2 NE 11
Moruya Airport 08:30 pm 21.9 -- 19.6 22.5 75 16.8 ENE 9
Ulladulla 08:30 pm 22.4 -- 19.7 24.2 70 16.4 E 2
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 08:30 pm 22.4 -- 21.2 21.5 85 19.9 E 24
Glen Innes 08:30 pm 22.4 -- 20.6 21.4 80 18.8 E 22
Inverell Research Centre 08:30 pm 30.2 -- 23.7 31.3 45 16.6 SSE 6
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 08:30 pm 23.8 -- 20.5 21.2 65 16.8 E 26
Marrangaroo (Defence) 08:30 pm 20.0 -- 18.3 19.7 80 16.4 ESE 13
Mount Boyce 08:30 pm 18.2 -- 17.4 18.6 90 16.4 ENE 9
Mudgee 08:30 pm 30.2 -- 24.4 29.5 50 18.3 ESE 19
Nullo Mountain 08:30 pm 19.8 -- 18.8 18.7 90 17.8 ESE 20
Orange 08:30 pm 25.8 -- 17.7 23.2 30 5.9 SW 9
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 08:30 pm 18.9 -- 16.7 18.5 75 14.0 E 9
Cooma Airport 08:30 pm 21.2 -- 17.8 18.7 60 13.6 NE 19
Goulburn 08:30 pm 20.9 -- 17.8 18.0 65 14.1 ESE 22
Thredbo 08:30 pm 15.9 -- 11.9 13.3 50 6.1 ESE 9
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 08:30 pm 35.5 -- 25.6 33.0 30 14.2 S 20
Moree Airport 08:30 pm 34.8 -- 25.8 34.6 30 15.7 N 11
Narrabri Airport 08:30 pm 34.2 -- 25.1 33.6 30 14.7 NNE 11
Tamworth 08:30 pm 33.0 -- 25.4 32.6 40 17.2 SE 15
Walgett 08:30 pm 37.9 -- 26.7 38.0 25 13.8 NNE 6
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 08:30 pm 34.4 -- 21.2 30.9 10 -1.6 S 7
Coonabarabran Airport 08:30 pm 32.3 -- 21.5 29.4 20 6.5 SSW 11
Coonamble Airport 08:30 pm 36.6 -- 24.0 32.6 15 6.7 S 17
Dubbo Airport 08:30 pm 32.3 -- 20.2 28.1 10 -0.7 SSW 11
Forbes 08:30 pm 33.2 -- 21.0 30.2 15 1.1 S 6
Parkes Airport 08:30 pm 30.6 -- 19.9 27.4 15 2.8 S 9
Trangie 08:30 pm 34.3 -- 20.7 30.4 10 -4.6 SSE 7
West Wyalong Airport 08:30 pm 33.3 -- 20.5 29.3 10 -2.4 S 9
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 08:30 pm 31.1 -- 20.8 29.7 20 5.5 S 2
Cabramurra 08:30 pm 22.6 -- 15.4 20.3 30 4.6 SE 6
Khancoban 08:30 pm 27.1 -- 20.6 27.8 40 12.3   Calm
Wagga Wagga 08:30 pm 31.2 -- 19.6 26.7 15 -0.5 W 13
Young 08:30 pm 29.0 -- 18.8 26.2 20 2.3 SSW 6
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 08:30 pm 31.7 -- 19.8 27.8 10 -1.2 SSE 9
Griffith Airport 08:30 pm 32.6 -- 21.0 29.7 15 2.6 S 7
Hay 08:30 pm 33.1 -- 20.4 28.3 10 -2.6 SSE 13
Kapooka (Defence) 08:30 pm 30.1 -- 19.2 27.4 15 0.6 SW 4
Swan Hill 08:30 pm 33.0 -- 20.0 29.0 10 -5.6 SSE 7
Yanco 08:30 pm 31.1 -- 21.3 28.8 25 7.5 S 9
Yarrawonga 08:30 pm 29.8 -- 19.5 25.8 20 2.9 SW 13
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 08:30 pm 38.4 -- 26.5 37.8 20 12.2 SE 7
Cobar 08:30 pm 36.6 -- 22.2 32.5 10 -3.0 S 9
Cobar Airport 08:30 pm 37.3 -- 22.9 32.3 10 -0.9 S 15
Tibooburra Airport 08:30 pm 39.2 -- 25.7 35.1 15 7.8 E 19
Wilcannia Airport 08:30 pm 36.3 -- 22.3 32.0 10 -1.6 SSE 11
Lower Western
Broken Hill 08:30 pm 35.2 -- 21.3 29.5 10 -4.0 SE 17
Ivanhoe Airport 08:30 pm 35.5 -- 21.6 30.6 10 -3.8 SSE 13
Mildura 08:30 pm 34.4 -- 21.1 30.3 10 -3.0 SSE 9
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 08:30 pm 22.6 -- 20.9 25.1 80 19.0 ESE 4
Norfolk Island 08:30 pm 20.7 -- 18.6 21.0 75 16.1 ESE 9
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 08:00 pm 24.1 -- 19.5 20.0 55 13.9 E 28
Tuggeranong 08:30 pm 24.4 -- 19.9 23.4 55 14.5 ENE 13

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).

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).