Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for New South Wales and the ACT

Issued at 9.12 am ( DT) Thursday 11 February 2016
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
North Coast
Ballina Airport 09:00 am 23.9 27.6 22.8 26.7 85 21.6 WSW 9
Cape Byron 09:00 am 22.9 26.6 21.9 23.8 90 20.8 SSW 17
Casino 09:00 am 23.2 25.7 21.2 24.3 75 18.9 SSW 11
Evans Head 09:00 am 24.5 28.6 23.5 27.8 90 22.6 S 9
Grafton 09:00 am 23.0 25.5 21.0 24.4 75 18.7 SW 9
Lismore 09:00 am 23.3 26.2 21.6 26.5 80 19.7 SW 2
Midnorth Coast
Coffs Harbour          *         
Kempsey Airport 09:00 am 21.7 24.2 19.8 23.1 80 17.7 W 7
Port Macquarie Airport 09:00 am 22.7 25.5 21.0 24.7 80 19.1 W 7
Taree Airport 09:00 am 22.1 24.7 20.3 23.7 80 18.3 WSW 7
Hunter
Cessnock Airport 09:00 am 21.9 24.3 19.9 23.3 75 17.7 SE 7
Gosford          *         
Mangrove Mt 09:00 am 21.1 24.2 19.8 23.3 85 18.3 W 4
Murrurundi Gap 09:00 am 19.1 21.2 17.0 17.3 75 14.4 SE 17
Nobbys Head 09:00 am 22.9 25.2 20.8 23.8 75 18.4 NNE 11
Norah Head 09:00 am 24.5 27.4 22.6 28.1 80 20.6 ESE 2
Scone 09:00 am 21.3 23.3 19.0 23.4 75 16.3   Calm
Tocal 09:00 am 20.6 23.6 19.3 22.1 85 17.7 NE 6
Williamtown 09:00 am 23.2 25.0 20.6 23.4 70 17.6 NNE 13
Metropolitan
Badgerys Ck 09:00 am 22.2 25.1 20.6 25.0 80 18.8 E 2
Bankstown 09:06 am 23.1 24.0 19.7 24.6 65 15.7 WNW 2
Canterbury 09:00 am 24.0 25.3 20.9 25.8 65 17.3 NNE 4
Holsworthy          *         
Horsley Park 09:00 am 22.7 24.5 20.1 25.2 70 17.2   Calm
Lucas Heights 09:00 am 22.5 24.9 20.5 24.6 75 18.2 N 4
Penrith 09:00 am 22.5 25.6 21.1 24.7 85 19.5 S 7
Richmond Airport 09:00 am 22.0 24.8 20.4 23.9 80 18.6 SSE 6
Sydney City 09:00 am 24.6 25.8 21.3  *  65 17.6    
Sydney Airport 09:00 am 24.2 26.2 21.6 25.3 70 18.8 SSW 11
Sydney Olympic Pk 09:00 am 23.8 25.4 21.0 25.4 70 17.8 NNW 6
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Illawarra
Bellambi 09:00 am 23.7 25.9 21.4 25.5 75 18.8 NE 7
Camden 09:00 am 22.1 24.4 20.0 24.8 75 17.7   Calm
Moss Vale 09:00 am 17.5 21.0 16.8 18.2 90 16.0 ENE 7
Nowra 09:00 am 22.7 25.4 20.9 25.9 80 18.9   Calm
Pt Perpendicular 09:00 am 23.5 25.7 21.2 24.9 75 18.6 N 9
Wollongong Airport 09:00 am 23.6 26.0 21.5 25.6 75 19.1 W 7
South Coast
Bega 09:00 am 21.2 24.2 19.8 22.4 85 18.2 ESE 9
Braidwood 09:00 am 19.6 22.2 17.9 19.1 80 15.9 ESE 13
Green Cape 09:00 am 20.7 23.6 19.3 20.9 85 17.7 SW 13
Merimbula Airport 09:00 am 21.2 23.8 19.4 23.8 80 17.4   Calm
Montague Island 09:00 am 23.0 26.3 21.7 23.1 85 20.3 SW 20
Moruya Airport 09:00 am 23.3 26.2 21.6 25.5 80 19.7 S 7
Ulladulla 09:00 am 22.9 26.2 21.5 25.5 85 20.1 NW 6
Northern Tablelands
Armidale Airport 09:10 am 15.8 19.7 15.6 15.4 95 15.3 E 11
Glen Innes 09:00 am 17.3 19.7 15.5 14.7 75 13.2 ESE 19
Inverell Research Centre 09:00 am 20.7 21.6 17.4 20.0 60 13.2 ESE 9
Central Tablelands
Bathurst 09:00 am 20.2 21.2 17.0 21.1 65 12.9   Calm
Mount Boyce 09:00 am 19.9 21.8 17.5 19.7 70 14.7 NE 9
Mudgee 09:00 am 20.6 22.6 18.3 21.7 75 15.6 S 4
Nullo Mountain 09:00 am 19.9 20.4 16.1 18.2 55 11.1 ESE 11
Orange 09:00 am 22.1 22.8 18.4 20.9 60 14.0 N 13
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Tablelands
Bombala 09:00 am 16.2 20.4 16.2 16.9 100 16.2 S 7
Cooma Airport 09:10 am 17.5 20.1 15.9 17.6 80 14.0 NE 6
Goulburn 09:00 am 20.7 23.0 18.7 20.3 75 16.3 E 13
Thredbo 09:00 am 14.9 16.2 11.6 12.8 60 6.7 S 7
North West Slopes and Plains
Gunnedah Airport 09:00 am 24.6 23.7 19.4 23.8 50 12.9 ESE 9
Moree Airport 09:00 am 24.0 24.3 19.9 22.8 55 15.0 NE 15
Narrabri Airport 09:00 am 23.5 21.9 17.7 22.3 40 9.5 SSW 6
Tamworth 09:00 am 24.2 23.4 19.1 23.8 50 12.5 E 6
Walgett 09:00 am 25.2 24.9 20.5 23.6 55 14.9 N 17
Central West Slopes and Plains
Condobolin 09:00 am 28.5 25.6 21.2 25.5 35 12.0 N 19
Coonabarabran Airport 09:00 am 22.6 22.5 18.1 19.2 55 12.5 NNW 22
Coonamble Airport 09:00 am 25.1 24.7 20.4 23.4 50 14.6 NNE 17
Dubbo Airport 09:00 am 24.2 24.7 20.3 24.4 60 15.7 NE 9
Forbes 09:00 am 27.7 26.9 22.4 25.3 50 16.3 N 24
Parkes Airport 09:00 am 26.8 25.8 21.3 26.7 50 14.9 N 9
Trangie 09:00 am 26.9 24.6 20.3 24.6 40 11.8 NNE 15
West Wyalong Airport 09:00 am 24.5 22.9 18.7 23.1 40 10.8 ESE 9
South West Slopes
Albury Airport 09:00 am 23.3 23.1 18.9 23.2 55 13.2 SE 6
Cabramurra 09:00 am 18.1 18.6 14.1 16.7 55 8.7 NE 6
Khancoban 09:00 am 20.5 21.5 17.3 20.4 65 13.2 NNE 6
Wagga Wagga 09:00 am 22.8 22.8 18.5 21.3 55 13.0 E 13
Young 09:00 am 23.3 24.1 19.8 23.4 60 15.6 ESE 9
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Riverina
Deniliquin Airport 09:00 am 21.3 20.9 16.7 18.6 50 10.2 S 15
Griffith Airport 09:00 am 22.9 21.2 17.0 20.8 40 8.2 S 9
Hay          *         
Swan Hill 09:00 am 20.6 20.7 16.5 17.6 55 10.7 SSE 17
Yanco 09:00 am 21.5 21.2 16.9 20.4 50 10.6 SSW 7
Yarrawonga 09:00 am 22.1 21.7 17.5 21.3 50 11.2 SW 6
Upper Western
Bourke Airport 09:00 am 28.0 24.7 20.4 26.8 35 10.2 N 7
Cobar 09:00 am 30.3 25.3 21.0 27.3 25 7.9 NNW 13
Cobar Airport 09:00 am 29.3 25.3 21.0 27.2 30 9.9 NW 11
Tibooburra Airport 09:00 am 30.3 24.7 20.4 26.8 20 5.6 N 13
Wilcannia Airport 09:00 am 28.7 23.3 19.0 27.3 20 3.5   Calm
Lower Western
Broken Hill 09:00 am 26.3 22.2 17.9 20.9 25 4.7 S 22
Ivanhoe Airport 09:00 am 26.9 22.3 18.0 23.4 20 3.4 SE 11
Mildura 09:00 am 21.5 20.3 16.1 17.4 40 7.7 SSE 19
Islands
Lord Howe Island Airport 09:00 am 23.7 25.5 21.1 21.6 70 18.1 E 26
Norfolk Island 09:00 am 23.6 27.0 22.3 21.7 85 20.9 E 32
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
ACT
Canberra Airport 09:00 am 21.0 22.6 18.3 21.0 70 15.1 ESE 9
Tuggeranong 09:00 am 21.4 23.1 18.8 23.3 70 15.7   Calm

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).