Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 5.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 26 June 2018
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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 05:00 am 10.9 -- 10.0 8.1 85 8.5 W 13
Cape Byron 05:00 am 11.7 -- 10.7 5.4 85 9.1 SW 32
Casino 05:00 am 5.1 -- 4.8 2.5 95 4.1 W 7
Evans Head 05:00 am 10.8 -- 9.5 5.9 80 7.1 WSW 22
Grafton 05:00 am 7.6 -- 7.1 5.4 90 6.1 WNW 7
Lismore 05:00 am 3.5 -- 3.3 0.7 95 2.9 N 7
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour 05:00 am 11.2 -- 10.1 7.6 80 8.2 WSW 17
Kempsey Airport 05:00 am 5.6 -- 5.1 3.0 90 4.2 W 7
Port Macquarie Airport 05:00 am 8.7 -- 7.9 6.2 85 6.5 W 9
Taree Airport 05:00 am 6.8 -- 6.6 3.8 95 6.1 WSW 11
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 05:00 am 0.0 -- -0.1 -2.0 95 -0.4   Calm
Gosford 05:00 am 5.3 -- 5.1 3.7 95 4.6 WSW 2
Mangrove Mt 05:00 am 3.3 -- 3.3 1.9 100 3.3   Calm
Murrurundi Gap 05:00 am 4.3 -- 4.1 -0.9 95 3.6 ESE 20
Nobbys Head 05:00 am 8.5 -- 8.0 5.7 90 7.0 NW 11
Norah Head 05:00 am 9.1 -- 8.1 4.7 85 6.4 W 19
Scone 05:00 am 0.3 -- 0.3 -1.7 100 0.2   Calm
Tocal 05:00 am 3.6 -- 3.6 2.2 100 3.6   Calm
Williamtown 05:00 am 4.8 -- 4.7 1.9 100 4.5 W 9
Singleton TA (Defence) 05:00 am 5.7 -- 5.1 3.2 90 3.9 SSE 6
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 05:00 am 2.7 -- 2.7 1.1 100 2.6   Calm
Bankstown 05:00 am 4.2 -- 3.8 1.4 90 3.0 N 7
Canterbury 05:00 am 4.3 -- 4.3 1.9 100 4.2 SE 6
Holsworthy 05:00 am 3.7 -- 3.5 0.5 95 3.0 WSW 9
Holsworthy (Defence) 05:00 am 3.6 -- 3.5 0.8 95 3.2 SSE 7
Horsley Park 05:00 am 6.3 -- 5.6 3.7 85 4.1 WSW 7
Lucas Heights 05:00 am 5.1 -- 4.6 0.8 90 3.4 S 15
Penrith 05:00 am 3.4 -- 3.3 1.9 100 3.1   Calm
Richmond Airport 05:09 am 0.8 -- 0.7 -1.1 100 0.5   Calm
Sydney City 05:00 am 7.4 -- 6.4  *  80 4.4    
Sydney Airport 05:00 am 6.9 -- 5.9 3.1 80 4.0 NNW 13
Sydney Olympic Pk 05:00 am 4.6 -- 4.6 3.4 100 4.5   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 05:00 am 8.9 -- 7.6 5.7 75 5.1 W 11
Camden 05:07 am 1.5 -- 1.5 -0.3 100 1.4   Calm
Moss Vale 05:00 am -2.2      *        Calm
Nowra 05:00 am 5.7 -- 5.2 1.2 90 4.2 WNW 17
Pt Perpendicular 05:00 am 8.5 -- 7.9 6.4 90 6.8 WNW 7
Wollongong Airport 05:00 am 2.7 -- 2.7 1.1 100 2.6   Calm
South Coast
Bega 05:00 am -0.5 -- -0.5 -2.6 100 -0.6   Calm
Braidwood 05:00 am -3.9 -- -4.1 -6.5 95 -4.7   Calm
Green Cape 05:00 am 8.8 -- 8.1 4.3 85 6.8 W 20
Merimbula Airport 05:00 am 2.3 -- 2.1 -0.8 95 1.6 SSW 7
Montague Island 05:00 am 12.0 -- 10.3 9.3 75 7.3 SSW 11
Moruya Airport 05:00 am 5.1 -- 4.3 2.2 85 2.6 W 7
Ulladulla 05:00 am 9.9 -- 8.4 7.6 75 5.5 W 7
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 05:00 am 1.5 -- 1.5 -2.7 100 1.4 E 13
Glen Innes 05:00 am -2.0 -- -2.2 -5.7 95 -2.7 SE 7
Inverell Research Centre 05:00 am 6.5 -- 5.3 3.7 80 3.0 ESE 7
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 05:00 am -1.4 -- -1.4 -4.9 100 -1.5 SW 7
Marrangaroo (Defence) 05:00 am 0.4 -- 0.3 -1.6 100 0.1   Calm
Mount Boyce 05:00 am 3.3 -- 3.1 1.4 95 2.7 ENE 2
Mudgee 05:00 am 1.5 -- 1.2 -1.7 95 0.6 SSE 7
Nullo Mountain 05:00 am 2.5 -- 2.5 -1.2 100 2.4 E 11
Orange 05:00 am -0.4 -- -0.5 -2.9 100 -0.7 ENE 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
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 05:00 am -3.3 -- -3.3 -6.9 100 -3.4 N 6
Cooma Airport 05:00 am -7.0 -- -7.3 -10.7 90 -8.2 N 4
Goulburn 05:02 am -5.1 -- -5.2 -7.8 95 -5.6   Calm
Thredbo 05:00 am -1.6 -- -2.8 -6.8 70 -6.0 WNW 13
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 05:00 am 3.6 -- 2.3 -0.6 75 -0.8 SE 11
Moree Airport 05:00 am 7.0 -- 5.2 2.0 65 1.1 E 17
Narrabri Airport 05:00 am 7.7 -- 5.5 2.6 60 0.7 SSE 17
Tamworth 05:00 am 4.1 -- 3.2 -1.3 80 1.0 SSE 19
Walgett 05:00 am 6.7 -- 4.2 1.2 55 -1.9 E 17
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 05:00 am -2.1 -- -2.3 -5.6 95 -2.8 E 6
Coonabarabran Airport 05:00 am 5.4 -- 4.3 0.5 80 1.9 E 17
Coonamble Airport 05:00 am 6.9 -- 5.0 2.6 65 0.8 E 13
Dubbo Airport 05:00 am 4.3 -- 3.4 -0.3 80 1.3 SE 15
Forbes          *         
Parkes Airport 05:00 am 4.1 -- 3.2 -0.2 80 1.0 NNE 13
Trangie 05:00 am 6.7 -- 5.6 2.8 80 3.5 E 13
West Wyalong Airport 05:00 am -2.1 -- -2.4 -4.5 95 -3.1   Calm
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 05:00 am -0.6 -- -0.6 -3.8 100 -0.7 NNW 6
Cabramurra 05:00 am 0.7 -- -1.4 -4.6 55 -7.3 E 13
Khancoban 05:00 am -1.9 -- -1.9 -4.1 100 -1.9   Calm
Wagga Wagga 05:00 am 1.7 -- 1.2 -3.5 90 0.1 ESE 17
Young 05:00 am -1.6 -- -1.6 -5.0 100 -1.7 SSW 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 05:00 am -2.3 -- -2.4 -5.8 100 -2.6 E 6
Griffith Airport 05:00 am 1.0 -- 0.6 -4.8 90 -0.3 ESE 20
Hay 05:00 am -3.0 -- -3.0 -6.7 100 -3.1 ESE 7
Kapooka (Defence) 05:00 am -0.8 -- -1.3 -3.9 85 -2.7 W 4
Swan Hill 05:00 am -0.6 -- -0.9 -2.8 95 -1.6   Calm
Yanco 05:00 am 2.6 -- 2.3 -1.6 95 1.7 E 13
Yarrawonga 05:00 am 0.3 -- 0.3 -2.8 100 0.2 ESE 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 05:00 am 0.7 -- -0.8 -2.7 60 -5.7 ESE 4
Cobar 05:00 am 6.2 -- 4.3 0.6 65 -0.3 ESE 19
Cobar Airport 05:00 am 7.8 -- 5.4 2.6 60 0.1 ESE 17
Tibooburra Airport 05:00 am 7.3 -- 7.3 4.9 100 7.2 SSE 9
Wilcannia Airport 05:00 am 3.3 -- 1.7 -0.4 65 -2.8 WSW 7
Lower Western
Broken Hill 05:00 am 3.6 -- 2.5 -0.1 75 -0.2 WSW 9
Ivanhoe Airport 05:00 am 0.4 -- -0.4 -4.0 80 -2.5 S 11
Mildura 05:00 am 1.0 -- 0.7 -2.7 95 0.1 SSW 9
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 05:00 am 15.5 -- 12.3 13.1 55 6.8 SSW 9
Norfolk Island 05:00 am 15.8 -- 13.1 12.3 65 8.8 S 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
ACT
Canberra Airport 05:00 am -4.7 -- -4.9 -8.5 95 -5.5 NNW 6
Tuggeranong 05:00 am -5.0 -- -5.2 -7.7 95 -6.0   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).