Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 6.02 pm ( ST) Wednesday 31 August 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 06:00 pm 19.2 21.3 17.1 17.8 75 14.5 N 15
Cape Byron 06:00 pm 19.3 21.8 17.6 15.8 80 15.6 N 28
Casino 06:00 pm 18.6 19.7 15.5 16.9 60 11.2 N 11
Evans Head 06:00 pm 18.0 20.1 15.9 16.5 75 13.1 N 13
Grafton 06:00 pm 19.0 20.9 16.7 19.4 70 13.8 E 4
Lismore 06:00 pm 18.1 19.9 15.7 16.8 70 12.5 NNE 11
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour          *         
Kempsey Airport 06:00 pm 16.0 18.7 14.6 15.7 80 12.6 NE 6
Port Macquarie Airport 06:00 pm 17.8 20.0 15.9 16.8 75 13.3 N 11
Taree Airport 06:00 pm 18.4 20.3 16.1 17.7 70 13.1 N 9
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 06:00 pm 17.0 19.7 15.6 15.7 80 13.7 NNW 13
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 06:00 pm 15.7 18.6 14.4 14.8 80 12.6 NW 9
Murrurundi Gap 06:00 pm 12.4 16.6 12.3 4.7 100 12.2 NNW 44
Nobbys Head 06:00 pm 18.0 20.5 16.3 14.4 80 14.1 NW 26
Norah Head 06:00 pm 17.9 20.5 16.4 16.1 80 14.4 NNW 17
Scone 06:00 pm 16.4 19.2 15.0 14.9 80 13.1 NNW 13
Tocal 06:00 pm 17.5 20.1 15.9 17.4 80 13.8 WNW 7
Williamtown 05:30 pm 17.7 20.2 16.0 15.1 80 13.8 WNW 20
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 06:00 pm 18.1 19.4 15.2 16.0 65 11.0 NW 13
Bankstown 06:00 pm 19.4 20.6 16.4 16.5 65 12.4 NNW 19
Canterbury 06:00 pm 19.5 20.6 16.5 16.6 65 12.3 NNW 19
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 06:00 pm 18.3 19.7 15.5 17.5 65 11.6 NNW 7
Lucas Heights 05:45 pm 18.1 19.9 15.7 16.4 70 12.4 N 13
Penrith 06:00 pm 19.6 20.4 16.2 18.3 60 11.4 NNW 9
Richmond Airport 06:00 pm 18.5 20.1 16.0 15.1 70 12.5 NNW 22
Sydney City 06:00 pm 19.4 20.5 16.4  *  65 12.2    
Sydney Airport 05:30 pm 21.1 21.5 17.3 16.8 55 12.2 NNW 26
Sydney Olympic Pk 06:00 pm 19.2 20.7 16.5 17.3 65 12.9 NNW 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
Illawarra
Bellambi 06:00 pm 19.8 20.4 16.3 17.7 60 11.3 WNW 13
Camden 06:00 pm 17.5 18.6 14.4 15.4 60 9.7 NW 11
Moss Vale 06:00 pm 12.1 15.3 10.9 9.4 80 9.1 WNW 13
Nowra 05:30 pm 18.4 19.7 15.5 15.3 65 11.5 WNW 19
Pt Perpendicular 06:00 pm 17.8 20.0 15.8 15.9 75 13.1 NW 15
Wollongong Airport 05:30 pm 19.8 20.7 16.5 17.2 60 12.1 WNW 17
South Coast
Bega 06:00 pm 15.9 18.8 14.7 14.0 85 13.0 ESE 15
Braidwood 06:00 pm 12.0 15.1 10.6 10.0 80 8.5 NW 9
Green Cape 06:00 pm 13.9 17.6 13.4 13.0 90 12.6 WSW 9
Merimbula Airport 06:01 pm 14.5 17.8 13.6 14.9 85 12.4 SW 2
Montague Island 06:00 pm 18.0 20.3 16.1 17.8 75 13.7 NNW 7
Moruya Airport 06:00 pm 16.0 17.7 13.5 15.6 65 9.7 W 2
Ulladulla 06:00 pm 17.7 19.2 15.1 16.8 65 11.3 N 7
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 06:00 pm 12.1 16.2 12.0 9.8 100 11.8 NW 15
Glen Innes 06:00 pm 12.6 15.8 11.5 10.1 85 9.8 NW 13
Inverell Research Centre 06:00 pm 16.3 18.4 14.1 14.6 70 11.1 NNW 11
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 06:00 pm 11.0 15.2 10.9 8.8 100 10.7 NW 13
Mount Boyce 06:00 pm 10.7 14.3 9.7 6.1 85 8.3 W 22
Mudgee 06:00 pm 13.7 17.7 13.6 12.3 100 13.4 N 13
Nullo Mountain 06:00 pm 9.6 14.1 9.6 5.9 100 9.6 NW 19
Orange 06:00 pm 9.4 13.6 9.0 6.2 95 8.3 WNW 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 06:00 pm 10.9 14.3 9.7 8.3 80 7.8 W 11
Cooma Airport 06:00 pm 9.6 12.5 7.5 5.0 65 3.6 WSW 17
Goulburn 06:00 pm 12.4 15.6 11.2 8.1 80 9.4 WNW 22
Thredbo 06:00 pm 1.5 7.4 1.5 -7.7 100 1.4 NW 39
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 06:00 pm 15.4 18.9 14.8 14.6 90 13.9 NNW 11
Moree Airport 06:00 pm 16.9 20.1 15.9 16.3 85 14.7 NW 11
Narrabri Airport 06:00 pm 15.8 19.3 15.1 13.5 90 14.2 N 19
Tamworth 06:00 pm 14.5 17.9 13.7 12.9 90 12.7 NW 13
Walgett 06:00 pm 16.6 20.3 16.2 16.7 95 15.6 N 9
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 06:00 pm 15.7 18.4 14.2 15.0 80 12.1 W 7
Coonabarabran Airport 06:00 pm 13.1 17.2 13.0 11.5 100 12.8 NNW 13
Coonamble Airport 06:00 pm 15.7 19.8 15.6 15.8 100 15.5 N 9
Dubbo Airport 06:00 pm 14.2 17.9 13.7 14.0 95 13.1 NW 6
Forbes 06:00 pm 14.0 17.2 13.0 12.8 85 11.5 W 9
Parkes Airport 06:00 pm 13.9 17.4 13.2 12.9 90 12.3 NNW 9
Trangie 06:00 pm 15.6 18.6 14.5 15.8 85 12.9 N 4
West Wyalong Airport 06:00 pm 15.3 17.9 13.7 14.1 80 11.5 W 9
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 06:00 pm 13.9 17.1 12.9 12.3 85 11.4 WNW 11
Cabramurra 06:00 pm 5.2 10.4 5.2 -2.9 100 5.2 W 37
Khancoban 06:00 pm 13.5 16.5 12.2 11.9 80 10.3 NNE 9
Wagga Wagga 06:00 pm 13.4 16.4 12.1 11.4 80 10.1 W 11
Young 06:00 pm 14.0 16.8 12.5 12.5 80 10.4 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
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 06:00 pm 14.1 17.2 13.0 12.8 85 11.4 WNW 9
Griffith Airport 06:00 pm 15.3 18.3 14.1 14.7 85 12.4 W 7
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 06:00 pm 15.3 17.5 13.2 13.3 70 10.1 WNW 11
Yanco 06:00 pm 15.3 18.1 13.9 14.8 80 11.9 W 6
Yarrawonga 06:00 pm 14.7 17.7 13.5 14.1 80 11.7 WNW 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 06:00 pm 18.9 19.6 15.5 17.4 60 10.5 SSW 9
Cobar 06:00 pm 17.4 18.2 13.9 15.8 55 8.6 WSW 7
Cobar Airport 06:00 pm 17.9 18.4 14.1 15.8 55 8.2 WSW 9
Tibooburra Airport 06:00 pm 21.7 19.9 15.7 20.0 35 6.0 WNW 4
Wilcannia Airport 06:00 pm 19.3 19.8 15.6 18.1 55 10.3 W 7
Lower Western
Broken Hill 06:00 pm 16.9 17.6 13.3 13.5 55 7.5 WNW 15
Ivanhoe Airport 06:00 pm 18.1 19.6 15.4 17.3 65 11.7 WSW 7
Mildura 06:00 pm 16.2 17.5 13.2 14.1 60 8.4 W 9
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 06:00 pm 18.1 19.7 15.5 15.8 65 11.9 NNE 15
Norfolk Island 06:00 pm 16.2 17.1 12.8 13.1 55 7.1 SE 13
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 06:00 pm 12.2 15.3 10.8 9.1 80 8.7 NNW 15
Tuggeranong 06:00 pm 13.4 15.4 10.9 10.9 65 6.7 NW 9

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).