Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 7.12 am ( ST) Friday 22 August 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 07:00 am 15.2 -- 14.5 14.2 90 13.6 SSE 11
Cape Byron 07:00 am 15.0 -- 14.4 11.2 90 13.7 SE 26
Casino 07:00 am 12.7 -- 11.9 10.5 90 10.8 S 13
Evans Head 07:00 am 13.9 -- 13.8 12.6 100 13.7 S 13
Grafton 07:00 am 13.8 -- 12.2 11.7 75 9.6 S 11
Lismore 07:00 am 12.7 -- 12.6 12.3 100 12.5 S 6
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 07:00 am 13.4 -- 13.2 11.1 95 13.0 SW 17
Kempsey Airport 07:00 am 9.9 -- 9.6 9.3 95 9.0 W 2
Port Macquarie Airport 07:00 am 10.8 -- 10.5 9.5 95 10.0 NW 7
Taree Airport 07:00 am 10.0 -- 9.9 8.3 100 9.7 W 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 07:00 am 10.8 -- 10.8 10.7 100 10.8 SE 2
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 07:00 am 10.6 -- 10.6 9.7 100 10.6 S 6
Murrurundi Gap 07:00 am 7.0 -- 7.0 0.2 100 6.9 SSE 32
Nobbys Head 07:00 am 12.6 -- 12.3 11.8 95 11.8 WSW 7
Norah Head 07:00 am 13.6 -- 13.4 11.7 95 13.0 SSW 15
Scone 07:00 am 9.6 -- 9.6 8.8 100 9.5 NE 4
Tocal 07:00 am 11.7 -- 11.7 12.2 100 11.7   Calm
Williamtown 07:00 am 10.9 -- 10.7 9.4 95 10.5 W 9
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 07:00 am 10.2 -- 9.8 8.7 95 9.1 SW 7
Bankstown 07:00 am 9.9 -- 9.4 9.6 90 8.5   Calm
Canterbury 07:00 am 9.8 -- 9.8 9.4 100 9.7 N 2
Holsworthy 07:00 am 9.7 -- 9.4 7.4 95 8.9 WSW 11
Horsley Park 07:00 am 10.7 -- 10.1 8.8 90 9.0 SW 9
Lucas Heights 07:00 am 10.2 -- 9.6 7.4 90 8.6 SSE 13
Penrith 07:00 am 12.0 -- 11.1 10.8 85 9.6 SSW 6
Richmond Airport 07:00 am 11.6 -- 11.4 11.9 95 11.0   Calm
Sydney City 07:00 am 11.2 -- 10.7  *  90 9.8    
Sydney Airport 07:00 am 12.6 -- 11.4 11.2 80 9.6 N 7
Sydney Olympic Pk 07:00 am 10.9 -- 10.8 11.1 100 10.6   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 07:00 am 11.9 -- 11.2 9.9 90 10.0 WSW 11
Camden 07:00 am 10.2 -- 9.9 10.1 95 9.4   Calm
Moss Vale 07:00 am 6.8 -- 6.2 4.0 90 5.0 SE 9
Nowra 07:00 am 6.4 -- 6.4 5.6 100 6.4   Calm
Pt Perpendicular 07:00 am 12.6 -- 12.0 10.8 90 11.0 SSW 11
Wollongong Airport 07:00 am 8.9 -- 8.9 6.5 100 8.8 SW 11
South Coast
Bega 07:00 am 9.2 -- 9.2 7.9 100 9.2 NNW 6
Braidwood 07:00 am 6.0      *        Calm
Green Cape 07:00 am 10.2 -- 9.8 7.5 95 9.1 W 13
Merimbula Airport 07:12 am 8.4 -- 8.2 6.6 95 7.8 WSW 7
Montague Island 07:00 am 11.8 -- 11.4 8.5 95 10.9 SW 19
Moruya Airport 07:00 am 8.9 -- 8.9 7.5 100 8.9 W 6
Ulladulla 07:00 am 10.4 -- 10.3 8.4 100 10.2 WSW 11
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 07:00 am 6.0 -- 6.0 1.3 100 5.9 E 20
Glen Innes 07:00 am 4.6 -- 4.4 0.0 95 3.9 ESE 17
Inverell Research Centre 07:00 am 8.7 -- 6.9 5.2 70 3.3 S 11
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 07:00 am 7.3 -- 6.9 6.0 90 6.1 WSW 2
Mount Boyce 07:00 am 5.3 -- 5.2 2.5 100 5.0 E 9
Mudgee 07:00 am 9.6 -- 9.4 7.3 95 9.1 S 11
Nullo Mountain 07:00 am 5.5 -- 5.5 0.7 100 5.5 E 20
Orange 07:00 am 5.9 -- 5.5 1.9 95 4.9 ENE 15
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 am 4.8 -- 4.8 3.3 100 4.8 NNW 2
Cooma Airport 07:00 am 3.4 -- 3.4 2.0 100 3.3   Calm
Goulburn 07:00 am 6.2 -- 6.1 3.9 100 5.9 SE 7
Thredbo 07:00 am -4.8 -- -5.4 -11.8 80 -7.4 NW 22
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 07:00 am 8.9 -- 8.1 4.5 85 6.7 SE 19
Moree Airport 07:00 am 9.6 -- 8.8 7.3 85 7.3 S 9
Narrabri Airport 07:00 am 9.8 -- 8.9 5.4 85 7.4 SSE 20
Tamworth 07:00 am 7.8 -- 6.6 3.3 80 4.4 S 17
Walgett 07:00 am 11.4 -- 10.0 8.0 80 7.7 E 15
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 07:00 am 4.9 -- 4.7 1.9 95 4.3 SE 9
Coonabarabran Airport 07:00 am 6.1 -- 6.1 3.1 100 6.0 SW 11
Coonamble Airport 07:00 am 10.5 -- 10.3 8.1 95 10.0 ENE 13
Dubbo Airport 07:00 am 8.4 -- 8.1 4.2 95 7.5 ESE 19
Forbes 07:00 am 6.1 -- 5.8 2.9 95 5.1 SE 11
Parkes Airport 07:00 am 4.7 -- 4.0 2.0 85 2.4 NE 6
Trangie 07:00 am 8.5 -- 8.4 6.0 100 8.2 ENE 11
West Wyalong Airport 07:00 am 7.0 -- 6.9 4.1 95 6.6 SE 11
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 07:00 am 3.2 -- 3.2 0.6 100 3.1 NNW 6
Cabramurra 07:00 am 0.3 -- 0.2 -7.4 100 0.0 E 30
Khancoban 07:00 am 1.1 -- 1.1 -0.7 100 1.1   Calm
Wagga Wagga 07:00 am 6.5 -- 5.3 3.3 80 2.9 ESE 9
Young 07:00 am 7.3 -- 6.8 5.0 90 5.8 S 7
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 am 6.3 -- 5.6 1.8 85 4.3 E 17
Griffith Airport 07:00 am 6.6 -- 6.6 1.6 100 6.5 ESE 22
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 07:00 am 1.9 -- 1.8 -1.5 100 1.6 SE 9
Yanco 07:00 am 7.9 -- 7.6 5.5 95 7.0 E 9
Yarrawonga 07:00 am 2.1 -- 2.1 0.0 100 2.0 SE 2
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 07:00 am 7.1 -- 6.7 5.4 95 6.0 SSE 4
Cobar 07:00 am 8.3 -- 7.7 4.7 90 6.6 E 15
Cobar Airport 07:00 am 8.9 -- 8.2 5.3 85 6.9 E 15
Tibooburra Airport 07:00 am 7.0 -- 6.3 4.7 85 4.8 SSW 6
Wilcannia Airport 07:00 am 4.9 -- 4.5 1.8 90 3.7 ESE 9
Lower Western
Broken Hill 07:00 am 7.3 -- 6.0 4.2 75 3.4 NE 9
Ivanhoe Airport 07:00 am 5.4 -- 5.3 1.8 95 5.0 ESE 13
Mildura 07:00 am 4.4 -- 4.0 1.6 90 3.2 ESE 7
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 07:00 am 16.8 -- 13.9 11.4 60 9.5 E 28
Norfolk Island 07:00 am 15.4 -- 13.0 11.7 65 9.4 SE 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 07:00 am 4.7 -- 4.7 3.5 100 4.6   Calm
Tuggeranong 07:00 am 5.4 -- 5.2 4.2 95 4.8   Calm

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).