Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 3.12 pm ( ST) Thursday 27 April 2017
About Thermal Comfort Observations | Related information from sports organisations
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 03:00 pm 22.2 20.2 16.0 20.1 35 6.0 S 6
Brisbane Airport 03:00 pm 21.5 19.3 15.0 16.9 30 3.9 SW 17
Archerfield 03:00 pm 21.3 19.3 15.0 17.2 35 4.4 WSW 15
Amberley 03:00 pm 20.4 18.9 14.6 16.4 35 4.8 WNW 15
Beaudesert AWS 03:00 pm 21.1 20.3 16.1 20.1 45 8.7 WSW 4
Redcliffe 03:00 pm 21.2 19.4 15.2 16.9 35 5.1 WSW 17
Gold Coast Seaway 03:00 pm 20.8 20.0 15.8 16.6 45 8.1 SE 20
Gatton 03:00 pm 20.0 19.1 14.8 15.0 40 6.4 WSW 22
Toowoomba 03:00 pm 14.1 15.4 10.8 8.5 55 5.2 SW 24
Oakey 03:00 pm 16.5 16.8 12.4 9.8 50 5.5 SW 30
Cape Moreton 03:00 pm 20.5 19.6 15.3 16.1 40 7.2 SW 20
Coolangatta 03:00 pm 20.9 19.9 15.7 17.1 40 7.5 S 17
Maroochydore 03:00 pm 22.8 19.9 15.7 18.5 30 3.4 SW 15
Tewantin 03:00 pm 22.5 20.2 16.0 19.4 35 5.4 S 11
Nambour 03:00 pm 22.1 19.6 15.3 19.0 30 3.7 W 9
Beerburrum 03:00 pm 22.3 20.5 16.3 20.3 35 6.9 WSW 7
Toolara          *         
Jimna          *         
Gympie 03:00 pm 22.8 20.4 16.1 18.9 30 5.3 W 15
Double Island Point 03:00 pm 21.5 20.7 16.5  *  45 9.1    
Gulf Country
Burketown 03:00 pm 31.1 25.0 20.7 24.6 20 4.8 S 28
Zinifex Century Mine 03:00 pm 29.2 23.2 19.0 23.7 15 1.7 S 20
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 03:00 pm 33.6 29.3 24.7 32.1 30 14.1 SSE 15
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 03:00 pm 30.8 24.6 20.3 24.1 20 3.8 SSE 28
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 pm 31.7 30.9 25.8 32.8 50 19.7 S 13
Horn Island          *         
Lockhart River 03:00 pm 28.9 31.4 25.9 31.8 70 23.1 E 13
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 03:00 pm 31.7 31.5 26.2 34.0 50 20.6 SSE 9
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 03:00 pm 27.2 30.0 24.8 29.3 75 22.4 NNE 15
Cairns Racecourse 03:00 pm 28.9 30.5 25.3 31.4 65 21.7 N 11
Cape Flattery 03:00 pm 28.1 29.1 24.2 27.7 60 20.1 SSE 22
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 03:00 pm 28.1 30.0 24.8 29.3 65 21.5 ENE 17
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 03:00 pm 29.0 30.3 25.1 31.6 65 21.2 SE 9
Lucinda 03:00 pm 27.5 27.1 22.5 27.7 50 16.8 ENE 11
Mareeba 03:00 pm 30.5 28.4 23.7 30.1 40 16.1 N 13
Palmerville 03:00 pm 33.8 30.3 25.4 34.5 35 16.2 E 7
South Johnstone 03:00 pm 28.2 27.6 23.0 28.2 50 17.2 ESE 13
Cowley Beach 03:00 pm 26.9 28.6 23.7 30.0 65 20.3 ESE 4
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 03:00 pm 28.2 28.4 23.6 28.0 55 18.6 N 17
Ayr 03:00 pm 32.0 28.0 23.5 30.9 30 13.2 SW 11
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 03:00 pm 31.0 28.5 23.9 30.0 40 15.7 NW 15
Woolshed 03:00 pm 28.2 25.2 20.7 27.3 35 11.3 S 7
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 03:00 pm 32.8 27.0 22.6 29.3 25 8.9 SW 17
Hughenden 03:00 pm 26.1 21.3 16.9 19.7 20 0.7 SSW 24
Richmond 03:00 pm 26.9 21.8 17.5 20.2 20 1.3 S 26
Channel Country
Ballera 03:00 pm 19.5 17.0 12.4 11.1 20 -2.8 SSE 32
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 03:00 pm 21.2 18.4 14.1 13.6 25 0.4 S 30
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 03:00 pm 18.4 16.4 11.7 11.1 25 -2.5 S 26
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 22.1 19.2 14.8 19.0 25 1.6 S 7
Blackall 03:00 pm 21.1 18.3 13.8 15.3 25 -0.2 S 20
Isisford          *         
Longreach 03:00 pm 22.7 18.6 14.1 15.3 15 -3.7 S 26
Tambo          *         
Winton 03:00 pm 24.1 20.2 15.9 19.4 20 1.1 SSW 15
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 03:00 pm 17.8 16.3 11.7 12.1 30 -0.5 S 19
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 03:00 pm 18.3 16.9 12.3 12.7 30 0.9 SSW 20
St George 03:00 pm 16.7 15.7 11.1 8.6 30 -0.5 SW 32
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 03:00 pm 26.8 21.9 17.7 19.8 20 2.0 SSE 28
Cloncurry 03:00 pm 26.9 21.7 17.4 20.1 20 0.6 SSW 26
Julia Creek 03:00 pm 27.4 22.1 17.8 20.2 20 1.0 S 28
Mt Isa 03:00 pm 25.1 21.2 16.8 18.3 25 3.1 S 28
The Monument 03:00 pm 22.8 19.2 14.7 15.4 20 -0.6 S 28
Urandangi 03:00 pm 23.8 19.9 15.6 16.5 20 0.2 SSE 28
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 03:00 pm 24.9 27.6 22.8 25.7 75 20.6 ESE 17
Mackay Airport 03:00 pm 26.4 27.5 22.8 24.3 65 19.0 ESE 28
Mackay 03:00 pm 25.3 27.1 22.5 25.1 70 19.4 SE 19
Proserpine 03:00 pm 27.2 28.7 23.8 27.5 65 20.3 ESE 19
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 03:00 pm 24.8 22.5 18.3 21.4 35 9.1 SW 17
Clermont 03:00 pm 25.0 22.7 18.5 22.8 35 9.3 S 11
Lochington 03:00 pm 22.9 19.8 15.4 18.8 25 2.4 SW 13
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 03:00 pm 21.8 19.7 15.4 17.0 35 4.8 SSE 19
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 pm 21.0 19.7 15.4 17.3 40 6.5 SW 15
Gladstone Airport 03:00 pm 24.0 22.1 17.9 21.8 40 9.2 WSW 11
Heron Island 03:00 pm        *      S 20
Rockhampton 03:00 pm 23.8 21.2 17.0 19.1 30 6.2 S 20
Samuel Hill 03:00 pm 22.6 22.8 18.6 21.2 55 13.4 SSW 13
Williamson 03:00 pm 23.8 22.5 18.3 19.9 45 10.8 SSW 22
Yeppoon 03:00 pm 23.4 22.6 18.4 21.1 50 11.8 SSW 15
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 03:00 pm 18.2 17.3 12.9 11.1 35 3.3 SW 30
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 03:00 pm 18.7 16.8 12.1 12.8 25 -1.1 SW 20
Oakey 03:00 pm 16.5 16.8 12.4 9.8 50 5.5 SW 30
Stanthorpe 03:00 pm 12.0 13.9 9.0 8.2 55 3.7 WSW 13
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 03:00 pm 14.1 15.4 10.8 8.5 55 5.2 SW 24
Warwick 03:00 pm 17.3 17.5 13.1 12.7 50 6.4 WSW 20
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 03:00 pm 22.4 20.9 16.7 18.7 40 8.1 SSW 17
Double Island Point 03:00 pm 21.5 20.7 16.5  *  45 9.1    
Gayndah 03:00 pm 21.6 19.3 15.0 16.4 30 3.8 SW 20
Hervey Bay 03:00 pm 23.1 20.7 16.5 18.6 35 6.0 WSW 19
Gympie 03:00 pm 22.8 20.4 16.1 18.9 30 5.3 W 15
Jimna          *         
Kingaroy 03:00 pm 18.2 17.6 13.2 13.2 40 4.7 WSW 20
Lady Elliot Island 03:00 pm 21.1 21.7 17.5 18.2 60 12.8 SSW 20
Maryborough 03:00 pm 23.1 20.6 16.4 19.2 30 5.5 WSW 15
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara          *         
Town of 1770          *         

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).