Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 1.12 am ( ST) Sunday 24 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
Southeast Region
Brisbane 01:00 am 14.5 -- 13.7 14.1 90 12.5 SSW 6
Brisbane Airport 01:00 am 14.7 -- 13.9 12.4 90 12.9 S 17
Archerfield 01:00 am 13.8 -- 13.3 12.9 90 12.5 SW 9
Amberley 01:00 am 14.1 -- 13.2 13.0 85 11.9 SSW 9
Beaudesert AWS 01:00 am 13.8 -- 12.8 13.5 85 11.3 SE 4
Redcliffe 01:00 am 14.9 -- 13.8 10.3 85 12.2 S 28
Gold Coast Seaway 01:00 am 14.5 -- 14.4 11.3 100 14.3 S 24
Gatton 01:00 am 11.9 -- 11.5 10.9 95 11.0 WSW 7
Toowoomba 01:00 am 9.4 -- 8.6 7.0 85 7.2 SSE 9
Oakey 01:00 am 9.2 -- 8.6 6.9 90 7.5 SSE 9
Cape Moreton 01:00 am 16.0 -- 15.5 9.4 95 14.9 ESE 43
Coolangatta 01:00 am 14.6 -- 14.0 12.0 90 13.1 SSW 19
Maroochydore 01:00 am 14.2 -- 13.6 9.8 90 12.8 SSW 28
Tewantin 01:00 am 14.9 -- 14.4 12.5 95 13.8 S 19
Nambour 01:00 am 14.7 -- 13.7 14.3 85 12.4 SSE 6
Beerburrum 01:00 am 13.5 -- 12.9 13.0 90 12.1 SW 6
Toolara 01:00 am 13.0 -- 13.0  *  100 13.0    
Jimna 01:00 am 10.6 -- 10.4  *  95 10.0    
Gympie 01:00 am 13.8 -- 13.1 13.3 90 12.0 S 6
Double Island Point 01:02 am 14.9 -- 14.5 6.6 95 13.9 S 50
Gulf Country
Burketown 01:00 am 18.4 -- 14.3 15.4 50 7.8 S 13
Zinifex Century Mine 01:00 am 22.5 -- 16.0 19.4 35 5.4 SE 11
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 01:00 am 21.5 -- 19.4 23.1 75 16.9 E 4
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 01:00 am 22.0 -- 16.8 19.0 45 9.2 SSW 15
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 12:00 am 20.6 -- 18.3 20.7 70 15.4 NNE 9
Horn Island 01:00 am 25.0 -- 22.6 24.5 75 20.0 SE 22
Lockhart River 01:00 am 23.9 -- 21.8 23.6 75 19.6 SE 20
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 01:00 am 22.9 -- 20.5 23.9 75 17.8 SE 9
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 01:00 am 19.8 -- 18.0 18.5 80 15.8 S 17
Cairns Racecourse 01:00 am 17.6 -- 16.9 18.3 90 16.1 SSE 7
Cape Flattery 01:00 am 23.1 -- 20.8 19.3 75 18.2 SE 35
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 01:00 am 22.4 -- 20.4 21.7 75 18.2 ESE 19
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 01:00 am 21.8 -- 20.3 20.3 80 18.6 S 24
Lucinda 01:00 am 19.7 -- 18.1 18.5 80 16.2 WSW 17
Mareeba 01:00 am 15.9 -- 14.7 13.1 85 13.2 SSE 20
Palmerville 01:00 am 19.1 -- 17.1 19.4 75 14.6 ENE 6
South Johnstone 01:00 am 17.2 -- 16.9 17.3 95 16.5 WSW 11
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
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 01:00 am 19.0 -- 17.4 18.3 80 15.5 ESE 13
Ayr 12:00 am 15.1 -- 14.4 15.1 90 13.5 SE 6
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 01:00 am 17.1 -- 16.5 17.8 90 15.7 SSW 6
Woolshed 01:00 am 15.3 -- 15.3 17.0 100 15.3   Calm
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 01:00 am 22.5 -- 18.0 20.7 50 12.2 SE 13
Hughenden 01:00 am 15.0 -- 10.3 11.1 40 1.2 SE 11
Richmond 01:00 am 17.4 -- 11.6 11.8 30 0.1 ESE 19
Channel Country
Ballera 01:00 am 14.5 -- 11.2 11.3 55 5.3 SE 11
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 01:00 am 15.3 -- 9.8 10.9 30 -2.6 SSE 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 01:00 am 13.7 -- 11.4 11.8 65 7.5 ESE 7
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 01:00 am 13.4 -- 10.7 10.8 60 6.0 SE 9
Isisford          *         
Longreach 01:00 am 16.0 -- 11.6 11.4 45 3.7 SE 17
Tambo          *         
Winton 01:00 am 13.4 -- 8.9 9.2 40 -0.6 ESE 11
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
Maranoa and Warrego
Charleville 01:00 am 11.7 -- 10.0 8.9 75 7.0 SSE 11
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 01:00 am 9.3 -- 8.6 7.0 90 7.4 SSW 9
St George 12:00 am 9.9 -- 8.9 9.3 85 7.2   Calm
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 01:00 am 21.4 -- 14.6 16.0 30 2.2 SE 20
Cloncurry 01:00 am 21.1 -- 14.1 16.8 25 0.9 SSE 13
Julia Creek 01:00 am 17.8 -- 12.1 13.1 30 0.9 SSE 15
Mt Isa 01:00 am 21.6 -- 13.8 15.2 20 -1.5 SE 22
The Monument 01:00 am 18.1 -- 11.9 12.4 30 -0.7 SE 19
Urandangi 01:00 am 16.3 -- 10.8 11.7 30 -0.8 SE 13
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 01:00 am 18.6 -- 17.6 18.3 85 16.4 S 13
Mackay Airport 01:00 am 12.2 -- 12.0 11.0 95 11.6 WSW 9
Mackay 01:00 am 14.9 -- 14.5 14.5 95 14.0 SW 9
Proserpine 01:00 am 11.7 -- 11.6 12.1 100 11.4   Calm
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 01:00 am 15.2 -- 12.5 11.0 65 8.2 SSE 20
Clermont 01:00 am 14.4 -- 11.7 13.4 60 7.2 S 2
Lochington 01:00 am 14.6 -- 11.9 12.7 60 7.4 WSW 7
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 01:00 am 13.5 -- 11.6 11.9 70 8.6 S 7
Springsure          *         
Taroom          *         
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
Capricornia
Biloela 12:00 am 14.2 -- 12.7 12.7 80 10.4 SE 9
Gladstone Airport 01:00 am 17.0 -- 14.7 15.8 70 11.5 S 9
Heron Island 12:00 am        *      S 54
Rockhampton 01:00 am 14.9 -- 13.7 15.6 85 12.1   Calm
Samuel Hill 01:00 am 14.5 -- 14.0 14.4 90 13.2 SE 6
Williamson 01:00 am 12.0 -- 11.8 12.4 95 11.4   Calm
Yeppoon 01:00 am 17.9 -- 15.5 16.1 70 12.1 S 13
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 01:00 am 11.3 -- 10.6 7.6 90 9.4 SSE 19
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood 01:00 am        *      SE 13
Miles 01:00 am 10.6 -- 10.1 10.4 90 9.2   Calm
Oakey 01:00 am 9.2 -- 8.6 6.9 90 7.5 SSE 9
Stanthorpe 01:00 am 9.7 -- 8.9 7.4 85 7.5 ESE 9
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 01:00 am 9.4 -- 8.6 7.0 85 7.2 SSE 9
Warwick 01:00 am 11.9 -- 11.3 9.6 90 10.4 SE 13
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 01:00 am 15.3 -- 14.3 12.4 85 13.0 S 20
Double Island Point 01:02 am 14.9 -- 14.5 6.6 95 13.9 S 50
Gayndah 01:00 am 15.2 -- 13.3 13.7 75 10.4 SSW 9
Hervey Bay 01:00 am 15.1 -- 14.8 12.7 95 14.3 S 20
Gympie 01:00 am 13.8 -- 13.1 13.3 90 12.0 S 6
Jimna 01:00 am 10.6 -- 10.4  *  95 10.0    
Kingaroy 01:00 am 11.5 -- 10.6 8.1 85 9.2 S 17
Lady Elliot Island 12:00 am 17.9 -- 17.4 13.2 95 16.9 S 37
Maryborough 12:00 am 14.8 -- 14.4 12.8 95 13.8 S 17
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 01:00 am 13.0 -- 13.0  *  100 13.0    
Town of 1770          *         

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).