Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 5.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 04 August 2015
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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 05:00 am 14.1 -- 10.9 11.9 55 5.2 SSW 6
Brisbane Airport 05:00 am 13.6 -- 10.5 9.9 55 4.7 SSW 13
Archerfield 05:00 am 13.5 -- 10.4 9.9 55 4.9 WSW 13
Amberley 05:00 am 10.2 -- 8.4 9.1 70 5.1   Calm
Beaudesert AWS 05:00 am 10.1 -- 9.0 9.4 80 7.0   Calm
Redcliffe 05:00 am 14.3 -- 11.1 11.6 55 5.4 W 9
Gold Coast Seaway 05:00 am 17.9 -- 15.1 11.3 65 11.2 S 37
Gatton 05:00 am 9.4 -- 7.6 6.0 70 4.0 WSW 11
Toowoomba 05:00 am 3.3 -- 2.9 -0.1 90 2.0 NW 9
Oakey 05:00 am 2.4 -- 1.9 -1.2 90 0.9 W 9
Cape Moreton 05:00 am 15.4 -- 12.5 10.7 60 7.9 WSW 22
Coolangatta 05:00 am 16.6 -- 13.5 13.1 60 8.8 S 17
Maroochydore 05:00 am 14.3 -- 12.6 11.9 75 10.1 SSW 13
Tewantin 05:00 am 13.9 -- 12.6 13.4 80 10.7 SSW 4
Nambour 05:00 am 15.3 -- 11.6 13.8 50 5.2 SW 2
Beerburrum 05:00 am 14.2 -- 10.8 12.3 55 4.8 SSW 4
Toolara          *         
Jimna 05:00 am 9.2 -- 7.2  *  65 3.4    
Gympie 05:00 am 13.9 -- 11.2 12.3 60 6.5 SSW 4
Double Island Point 05:00 am 17.0 -- 14.5 13.5 65 10.8 S 20
Gulf Country
Burketown 05:00 am 18.6 -- 12.1 11.5 25 -1.3 S 26
Zinifex Century Mine 05:00 am 16.6 -- 10.4 11.7 25 -3.5 S 13
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 05:00 am 16.1 -- 15.5 17.7 90 14.8   Calm
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 05:00 am 19.2 -- 12.8 11.6 30 0.3 S 30
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 am 14.4 -- 13.7 14.1 90 12.8 S 6
Horn Island 05:00 am 22.8 -- 21.4 23.2 85 19.8 ESE 17
Lockhart River 05:00 am 16.2 -- 16.1 18.2 100 15.9   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 05:00 am 16.8 -- 16.3 18.6 95 15.6   Calm
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 05:00 am 14.5 -- 14.3 14.6 95 14.0 W 6
Cairns Racecourse 05:00 am 13.3 -- 13.1 12.8 95 12.7 SSW 7
Cape Flattery 05:00 am 21.8 -- 20.0 21.4 80 18.0 SE 17
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 05:00 am 14.4 -- 14.2 15.7 95 14.0   Calm
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 11:30 pm 21.6 -- 20.1 22.1 80 18.4 SW 13
Lucinda 05:00 am 19.0 -- 17.9 18.0 85 16.6 WSW 17
Mareeba 05:00 am 11.5 -- 10.6 11.3 85 9.1   Calm
Palmerville 05:00 am 13.2 -- 11.8 13.1 80 9.6   Calm
South Johnstone 05:00 am 13.0 -- 12.7 12.6 95 12.3 W 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
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 05:00 am 15.5 -- 15.2 15.4 95 14.9 SSW 9
Ayr 03:00 am 13.5 -- 12.8 12.9 90 11.7 SE 6
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 05:00 am 14.9 -- 14.7 15.2 95 14.4 SW 6
Woolshed 05:00 am 11.0 -- 9.6 10.4 80 7.3   Calm
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 05:00 am 13.5 -- 10.2 10.9 55 4.1 S 7
Hughenden 05:00 am 12.8 -- 8.9 8.9 45 0.9 S 11
Richmond 05:00 am 11.7 -- 7.7 6.3 40 -1.1 S 17
Channel Country
Ballera 05:00 am 8.5 -- 6.5 3.6 65 2.3 S 17
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 05:00 am 6.1 -- 4.5 3.1 70 0.9 S 6
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 05:00 am 6.8 -- 5.1 2.9 70 1.3 S 11
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 05:00 am 9.4 -- 6.3 4.5 50 -0.8 S 15
Isisford          *         
Longreach 05:00 am 10.3 -- 6.4 4.7 40 -2.9 S 17
Tambo          *         
Winton 05:00 am 12.4 -- 7.9 6.8 35 -2.6 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
Maranoa and Warrego
Charleville 05:00 am 3.8 -- 2.8 0.8 80 0.6 S 6
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 05:00 am 2.9 -- 2.3 -0.1 85 1.0 W 6
St George 03:00 am 4.4 -- 3.7 2.7 85 2.1   Calm
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 05:00 am 12.5 -- 8.4 5.1 40 -0.7 S 28
Cloncurry 05:00 am 13.3 -- 8.1 6.9 30 -4.8 S 20
Julia Creek 05:00 am 11.4 -- 6.8 5.2 30 -4.7 S 19
Mt Isa 05:00 am 12.1 -- 7.8 4.9 40 -1.8 S 26
The Monument 05:00 am 8.6 -- 5.7 3.6 50 -0.9 S 15
Urandangi 05:00 am 10.0 -- 6.6 4.1 45 -1.1 S 20
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 05:00 am 19.0 -- 18.4 20.4 95 17.8 SSW 7
Mackay Airport 05:00 am 16.5 -- 16.4 16.9 100 16.3 WSW 9
Mackay 05:00 am 16.3 -- 16.3 16.7 100 16.3 SW 9
Proserpine 05:01 am 14.5 -- 14.4 14.2 100 14.3 SW 9
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 05:00 am 13.9 -- 9.9 6.9 45 1.9 SSE 28
Clermont 05:00 am 14.8 -- 11.3 12.0 55 5.3 SSE 9
Lochington 05:00 am 12.8 -- 9.2 10.0 50 2.1 SSW 6
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 05:00 am 11.0 -- 8.9 6.7 65 5.1 S 17
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 -- 9.5 9.2 70 5.8 S 7
Gladstone Airport 05:00 am 14.7 -- 14.2 13.7 90 13.4 SSW 11
Heron Island 03:00 am        *      NW 11
Rockhampton 05:00 am 13.8 -- 12.3 11.4 80 10.1 WSW 13
Samuel Hill 05:00 am 14.4 -- 14.1 15.2 95 13.8 SE 2
Williamson 05:00 am 15.7 -- 15.6 16.7 100 15.4 SSE 4
Yeppoon 05:00 am 14.2 -- 14.1 13.0 100 14.0 W 13
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 05:00 am 2.4 -- 1.9 -1.2 90 0.8 W 9
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 05:00 am 5.8 -- 4.9 3.0 80 2.9 SW 7
Oakey 05:00 am 2.4 -- 1.9 -1.2 90 0.9 W 9
Stanthorpe 05:00 am -1.9      *        Calm
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 05:00 am 3.3 -- 2.9 -0.1 90 2.0 NW 9
Warwick 05:00 am -0.2      *  100 0.0 SW 2
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 05:00 am 11.9 -- 10.1 11.2 70 7.0   Calm
Double Island Point 05:00 am 17.0 -- 14.5 13.5 65 10.8 S 20
Gayndah 05:00 am 10.9 -- 9.8 8.7 80 8.0 WSW 9
Hervey Bay 05:00 am 13.0 -- 12.2 12.2 90 11.1 SW 6
Gympie 05:00 am 13.9 -- 11.2 12.3 60 6.5 SSW 4
Jimna 05:00 am 9.2 -- 7.2  *  65 3.4    
Kingaroy 05:00 am 8.2 -- 6.6 5.7 70 3.5 SW 6
Lady Elliot Island 03:00 am 21.0 -- 18.9 20.3 75 16.5 WNW 15
Maryborough 03:00 am 12.2 -- 12.0 11.6 95 11.6 N 6
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara          *         
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).