Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 8.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 26 September 2017
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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 08:00 am 22.8 -- 20.0 21.4 70 16.6 SSE 19
Cape Byron 08:00 am 21.6 -- 18.7 17.6 65 15.2 SSW 30
Casino 08:00 am 22.8 -- 19.1 22.2 60 14.6 SE 11
Evans Head 08:00 am 21.8 -- 20.1 21.5 80 18.2 S 17
Grafton 08:00 am 21.6 -- 18.3 22.5 60 14.0 SSW 2
Lismore 08:00 am 22.3 -- 19.0 23.1 65 14.9 SSE 4
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 08:00 am 20.8 -- 16.2 16.5 50 9.4 SW 22
Kempsey Airport 08:00 am 18.4 -- 13.7 17.5 45 5.9   Calm
Port Macquarie Airport 08:00 am 20.0 -- 14.0 15.3 35 3.3 SW 17
Taree Airport 08:00 am 18.4 -- 13.7 16.1 45 5.9 W 7
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 08:00 am 17.2 -- 12.2 14.6 40 3.1 NNE 6
Gosford 08:00 am 17.7 -- 12.7 16.0 40 3.9 WNW 2
Mangrove Mt 08:00 am 15.8 -- 11.4 13.3 45 3.6 NW 6
Murrurundi Gap 08:00 am 14.0 -- 9.5 8.9 40 0.6 ESE 17
Nobbys Head 08:00 am 19.1 -- 13.3 15.5 35 2.9 SSW 11
Norah Head 08:00 am 17.9 -- 13.2 16.1 45 5.2 WSW 4
Scone 08:00 am 16.8 -- 11.3 14.5 35 0.5 NE 2
Tocal 08:00 am 17.4 -- 12.5 14.3 40 3.7 ENE 9
Williamtown 08:00 am 18.1 -- 12.7 13.7 35 2.8 W 15
Singleton TA Defence 08:00 am 17.0 -- 11.8 14.0 35 1.8 WNW 7
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 08:00 am 14.3 -- 10.8 12.7 50 4.6 NNW 2
Bankstown 08:00 am 15.1 -- 11.2 13.1 50 4.2 W 4
Canterbury 08:00 am 16.6 -- 12.0 13.5 40 3.7 WSW 9
Holsworthy 08:00 am 15.3 -- 11.6 13.0 50 5.0 WNW 6
Horsley Park 08:00 am 15.4 -- 11.3 14.1 45 3.9   Calm
Lucas Heights 08:00 am 15.8 -- 11.0 11.2 40 1.8 SW 15
Penrith 08:00 am 13.7 -- 10.8 12.7 60 5.8   Calm
Richmond Airport 08:00 am 14.5 -- 11.4 12.8 55 6.1 E 4
Sydney City 08:00 am 17.1 -- 12.3  *  40 3.4    
Sydney Airport 08:00 am 17.7 -- 12.5 12.6 35 2.8 W 19
Sydney Olympic Pk 08:00 am 16.2 -- 12.3 14.0 50 5.5 WSW 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
Illawarra
Bellambi 08:00 am 17.0 -- 11.5 11.9 35 0.6 SW 17
Camden 08:00 am 13.1 -- 10.0 11.1 55 4.3 SE 4
Moss Vale 08:00 am 9.9 -- 6.6 3.7 50 -0.3 SW 22
Nowra 08:00 am 15.0 -- 11.0 11.9 45 3.8 WSW 9
Pt Perpendicular 08:00 am 12.8 -- 12.2 11.9 90 11.2 S 7
Wollongong Airport 08:00 am 16.9 -- 11.7 12.7 35 1.8 W 13
South Coast
Bega 08:00 am 11.5 -- 8.5 6.1 55 2.5 WSW 20
Braidwood          *         
Green Cape 08:00 am 11.4 -- 9.3 3.4 65 5.5 WSW 37
Merimbula Airport 08:00 am 11.9 -- 9.1 8.4 55 3.7 WNW 11
Montague Island 08:00 am 12.6 -- 9.8 7.8 60 4.6 SW 19
Moruya Airport 08:00 am 12.5 -- 9.9 9.7 60 5.0 S 9
Ulladulla 08:00 am 14.4 -- 12.4 10.6 70 9.2 S 19
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 08:00 am 15.3 -- 9.6 11.4 30 -1.7 NW 9
Glen Innes 08:00 am 14.5 -- 10.7 11.5 50 4.2 ESE 9
Inverell Research Centre 08:00 am 18.2 -- 11.9 13.7 30 0.0 SW 13
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 08:00 am 8.4 -- 6.4 6.8 65 2.4   Calm
Mount Boyce 08:00 am 8.0 -- 6.6 2.1 75 4.0 WSW 24
Mudgee 08:00 am 11.4 -- 8.4 9.1 55 2.7 NNW 4
Nullo Mountain 08:00 am 8.8 -- 6.2 4.9 60 1.0 WSW 11
Orange 08:00 am 9.6 -- 7.1 4.4 60 2.2 SSW 19
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 08:00 am 4.5 -- 3.5 -0.9 80 1.2 SW 19
Cooma Airport 08:00 am 4.7 -- 3.5 0.7 75 0.8 S 11
Goulburn 08:00 am 10.7 -- 7.8 4.8 55 2.0 W 22
Thredbo 08:00 am -1.3 -- -2.9 -10.8 65 -7.4 WNW 35
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 08:00 am 13.5 -- 9.8 11.2 50 2.7 E 4
Moree Airport 08:00 am 19.1 -- 13.1 16.1 30 2.0 SSW 7
Narrabri Airport 08:00 am 16.1 -- 10.6 9.0 30 -1.0 SSE 26
Tamworth 08:00 am 13.9 -- 10.0 11.2 45 2.5 SE 6
Walgett 08:00 am 18.4 -- 12.0 14.2 25 -0.9 ESE 11
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 08:00 am 13.5 -- 10.3 10.6 55 4.6 E 9
Coonabarabran Airport 08:00 am 13.4 -- 9.0 9.0 40 0.1 S 13
Coonamble Airport 08:00 am 17.8 -- 11.6 11.4 25 -1.4 SSE 22
Dubbo Airport 08:00 am 13.8 -- 9.7 8.4 45 1.5 SE 19
Forbes 08:00 am 11.8 -- 9.1 9.7 60 4.1 E 4
Parkes Airport 08:00 am 11.5 -- 9.1 10.3 65 4.7   Calm
Trangie 08:00 am 16.8 -- 11.7 13.4 35 2.0 SE 9
West Wyalong Airport 08:00 am 13.9 -- 10.6 11.0 55 4.8 SE 9
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 08:00 am 7.4 -- 6.8 5.3 90 5.7 SSE 6
Cabramurra 08:00 am 1.0 -- 0.6 -3.5 90 -0.3 WNW 13
Khancoban 08:00 am 6.5 -- 6.3 5.6 95 5.9   Calm
Wagga Wagga 08:00 am 8.9 -- 7.5 7.4 75 4.9 E 2
Young 08:00 am 8.2 -- 7.1 6.7 80 5.1 S 2
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 08:00 am 10.3 -- 8.6 7.6 70 5.5 SE 9
Griffith Airport 08:00 am 12.8 -- 9.8 9.1 55 4.3 ESE 13
Hay 08:00 am 12.1 -- 9.7 7.4 65 5.3 E 19
Swan Hill 08:00 am 9.6 -- 8.1 6.9 75 5.4 ESE 9
Yanco 08:00 am 12.5 -- 9.8 10.6 60 5.0 S 4
Yarrawonga 08:00 am 7.0 -- 7.0 5.2 100 7.0 S 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 08:00 am 19.1 -- 12.5 12.8 25 -0.8 ESE 22
Cobar 08:00 am 16.6 -- 10.8 11.2 30 -1.5 E 17
Cobar Airport 08:00 am 16.3 -- 10.7 11.4 30 -0.8 ESE 15
Tibooburra Airport 08:00 am 18.1 -- 11.3 9.9 20 -3.9 E 30
Wilcannia Airport 08:00 am 15.0 -- 9.8 10.3 30 -1.5 E 13
Lower Western
Broken Hill 08:00 am 15.4 -- 10.4 8.5 35 0.4 ENE 26
Ivanhoe Airport 08:00 am 14.9 -- 10.5 9.4 40 2.1 E 20
Mildura 08:00 am 12.1 -- 9.5 8.5 60 4.8 E 13
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 08:00 am 20.2      *      SW 11
Norfolk Island 08:00 am 19.2 -- 18.2 18.0 85 17.0 NW 19
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 08:00 am 11.5 -- 7.4 5.7 40 -1.6 W 19
Tuggeranong 08:00 am 10.9 -- 7.0 7.5 40 -1.8 N 6

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).