Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 4.12 am ( ST) Wednesday 01 October 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 04:00 am 16.9 -- 15.9 18.0 85 14.5 N 2
Brisbane Airport 04:00 am 16.6 -- 15.6 15.1 85 14.3 NNW 15
Archerfield 04:00 am 16.0 -- 15.5 17.6 95 14.9   Calm
Amberley 04:00 am 11.7 -- 11.5 11.7 95 11.1 S 2
Beaudesert AWS 04:00 am 11.8 -- 11.2 12.0 90 10.4   Calm
Redcliffe 04:00 am 18.7 -- 16.7 16.7 75 14.0 N 17
Gold Coast Seaway 04:00 am 18.0 -- 17.1 15.8 90 16.0 NW 22
Gatton 04:00 am 11.9 -- 11.1 10.6 85 9.8 W 7
Toowoomba 04:00 am 15.6 -- 13.5 12.5 70 10.4 N 17
Oakey 04:00 am 12.1 -- 10.6 10.4 75 8.2 E 7
Cape Moreton 04:00 am 18.9 -- 17.3 14.0 80 15.2 NNW 35
Coolangatta 04:00 am 18.2 -- 16.8 16.3 80 15.1 NNW 19
Maroochydore 04:00 am 14.0 -- 13.5 12.8 90 12.7 N 11
Tewantin 04:00 am 16.1 -- 15.4 16.2 90 14.5 N 7
Nambour 04:00 am 17.8 -- 15.5 16.8 70 12.3 NNW 9
Beerburrum 04:00 am 15.3 -- 14.4 15.5 85 13.1 N 4
Toolara 04:00 am 15.7 -- 14.4  *  80 12.6    
Jimna 04:00 am 11.6 -- 11.0  *  90 10.2    
Gympie 04:00 am 13.3 -- 13.1 14.1 95 12.7   Calm
Double Island Point 04:00 am 18.2 -- 16.3 15.2 75 13.7 NNW 22
Gulf Country
Burketown 04:00 am 19.7 -- 19.1 20.6 90 18.4 WSW 11
Zinifex Century Mine 04:00 am 19.7 -- 17.9 21.5 75 15.6   Calm
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 04:00 am 21.9 -- 18.4 21.8 60 14.0 NNE 7
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 04:00 am 22.7 -- 20.9 23.8 80 18.9 NE 11
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 am 20.7 -- 18.5 21.0 75 15.9 E 9
Horn Island 04:00 am 23.8 -- 21.7 24.1 75 19.5 SE 17
Lockhart River 04:00 am 22.0 -- 19.9 22.8 75 17.4 SE 9
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 04:00 am 19.4 -- 18.0 20.4 80 16.3 ESE 6
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 04:00 am 19.6 -- 17.7 18.1 75 15.4 SE 17
Cairns Racecourse 04:00 am 17.3 -- 16.8 18.2 95 16.2 S 6
Cape Flattery 04:00 am 23.8 -- 20.3 20.5 60 16.1 SE 28
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 04:00 am 22.7 -- 18.9 21.1 60 14.0 SE 15
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 04:00 am 23.2 -- 19.7 20.8 60 15.5 SE 22
Lucinda 04:00 am 23.1 -- 18.2 21.9 50 11.5 SE 9
Mareeba 04:00 am 14.0 -- 13.1 13.3 85 11.9 SE 7
Palmerville 04:00 am 15.5 -- 14.1 16.2 80 12.1   Calm
South Johnstone 04:00 am 16.3 -- 16.0 15.7 95 15.6 WSW 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
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 04:00 am 16.6 -- 14.4 15.7 70 11.3 SSW 7
Ayr 03:00 am 15.7 -- 14.2 15.0 80 12.1 S 7
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 04:00 am 19.8 -- 17.0 18.0 65 13.3 SE 15
Woolshed 04:00 am 15.2 -- 14.3 15.4 90 13.2 E 4
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 04:00 am 16.3 -- 13.6 15.1 65 9.7 E 6
Hughenden 04:00 am 18.9 -- 15.0 15.9 55 9.4 ENE 15
Richmond 04:00 am 21.4 -- 15.2 16.6 35 4.9 NE 19
Channel Country
Ballera 04:00 am 22.1 -- 14.8 16.6 25 1.7 SSE 20
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 04:00 am 23.7 -- 15.3 17.1 20 -0.6 SSE 24
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 04:00 am 22.4 -- 14.9 17.0 25 1.4 S 19
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 04:00 am 17.2 -- 13.7 14.7 55 8.4 ENE 11
Isisford          *         
Longreach 04:00 am 18.1 -- 12.9 13.9 40 3.7 NE 15
Tambo          *         
Winton 04:00 am 19.6 -- 14.0 17.1 35 4.5 ENE 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
Maranoa and Warrego
Charleville 04:00 am 17.3 -- 13.7 15.2 55 8.1 NNE 9
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 04:00 am 17.8 -- 13.9 14.1 50 7.8 N 17
St George 03:00 am 19.8 -- 14.7 17.7 40 6.5 NW 7
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 04:00 am 23.6 -- 19.9 24.2 60 15.4 N 6
Cloncurry 04:00 am 23.6 -- 15.6 19.3 25 1.3 ESE 13
Julia Creek 04:00 am 20.4 -- 13.6 16.1 25 0.8 E 13
Mt Isa 04:00 am 16.0 -- 12.2 15.0 50 5.8   Calm
The Monument 04:00 am 23.3 -- 15.7 18.5 25 2.7 NNE 17
Urandangi 04:00 am 24.4 -- 17.0 20.8 30 5.2 N 13
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 04:00 am 20.8 -- 17.3 18.4 60 12.5 SE 17
Mackay Airport 04:00 am 13.1 -- 12.7 12.0 95 12.0 WSW 9
Mackay 04:00 am 15.1 -- 14.6 13.9 95 14.0 SW 13
Proserpine 04:00 am 13.0 -- 12.6 12.5 95 11.9 SSW 6
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 04:00 am 14.4 -- 12.9 14.6 80 10.6   Calm
Clermont 04:00 am 12.0 -- 10.5 10.4 75 8.1 NW 6
Lochington 04:00 am 15.3 -- 12.9 13.4 65 9.2 E 9
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 04:00 am 14.3 -- 13.0 14.7 80 11.1   Calm
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 03:00 am 11.5 -- 11.0 11.6 90 10.2   Calm
Gladstone Airport 04:00 am 14.9 -- 13.8 15.6 85 12.2   Calm
Heron Island 03:00 am        *      N 20
Rockhampton 04:00 am 14.6 -- 14.2 15.8 95 13.7   Calm
Samuel Hill 04:00 am 9.1 -- 8.8 8.7 95 8.2   Calm
Williamson 04:00 am 10.7 -- 10.4 10.7 95 9.8   Calm
Yeppoon 04:00 am 13.9 -- 13.1 12.8 90 12.0 W 9
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 04:00 am 16.5 -- 14.3 12.7 70 11.0 NNW 22
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood 04:00 am        *      NNW 19
Miles 04:00 am 17.5 -- 14.7 15.3 65 10.7 N 13
Oakey 04:00 am 12.1 -- 10.6 10.4 75 8.2 E 7
Stanthorpe 04:00 am 15.9 -- 12.5 14.1 55 7.2 NNW 6
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 04:00 am 15.6 -- 13.5 12.5 70 10.4 N 17
Warwick 04:00 am 11.1 -- 10.5 11.0 90 9.5   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 04:00 am 13.9 -- 13.1 12.4 90 11.9 NW 11
Double Island Point 04:00 am 18.2 -- 16.3 15.2 75 13.7 NNW 22
Gayndah 04:00 am 13.6 -- 12.9 14.2 90 11.8   Calm
Hervey Bay 04:00 am 19.7 -- 17.1 18.0 70 13.6 N 15
Gympie 04:00 am 13.3 -- 13.1 14.1 95 12.7   Calm
Jimna 04:00 am 11.6 -- 11.0  *  90 10.2    
Kingaroy 04:00 am 11.6 -- 10.8 11.6 90 9.7   Calm
Lady Elliot Island 03:00 am 20.2 -- 16.9 18.1 60 12.5 NNW 15
Maryborough 03:00 am 13.0 -- 12.6 12.5 95 12.1 N 6
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 04:00 am 15.7 -- 14.4  *  80 12.6    
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).