Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 11.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 26 May 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 11:00 am 20.5 21.4 17.3 20.3 60 13.0 WSW 6
Brisbane Airport 11:00 am 21.4 22.1 17.9 19.6 60 13.3 S 15
Archerfield 11:00 am 20.6 21.6 17.5 19.6 65 13.3 W 11
Amberley 11:00 am 19.8 20.5 16.4 19.2 60 11.6 SSW 6
Beaudesert AWS 11:00 am 20.1 20.9 16.7 19.4 60 12.1 W 7
Redcliffe 11:00 am 21.0 21.9 17.7 18.8 60 13.4 S 17
Gold Coast Seaway 11:00 am 22.6 25.3 20.8 21.6 80 18.8 SSE 22
Gatton 11:00 am 20.4 21.2 17.0 19.8 60 12.4 WNW 7
Toowoomba 11:00 am 16.6 18.2 13.9 14.2 65 10.0 ENE 13
Oakey 11:00 am 18.6 19.5 15.3 17.1 60 10.7 E 9
Cape Moreton 11:00 am 19.7 22.3 18.0 17.1 80 16.0 S 24
Coolangatta 11:00 am 21.4 22.5 18.3 19.5 65 14.3 S 17
Maroochydore 11:00 am 22.1 23.2 18.9 20.5 65 15.0 S 17
Tewantin 11:00 am 21.2 22.4 18.2 20.1 65 14.4 SSE 13
Nambour 11:00 am 20.8 22.0 17.8 20.9 65 14.0 SE 6
Beerburrum 11:00 am 20.9 22.0 17.8 20.8 65 13.8 S 7
Toolara          *         
Jimna          *         
Gympie 11:00 am 21.0 22.5 18.3 20.9 70 14.9 SSE 9
Double Island Point 11:00 am 19.3 21.9 17.7 14.6 80 15.8 SSE 35
Gulf Country
Burketown 11:00 am 29.2 27.0 22.6 25.7 40 14.6 E 26
Zinifex Century Mine 11:00 am 29.4 25.9 21.6 27.0 35 11.5 E 15
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 11:00 am 30.0 28.3 23.6 29.3 45 16.4 E 15
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 11:00 am 29.1 27.1 22.6 27.5 40 14.9 E 17
Sweers Island 09:00 am 24.2 27.4 22.6 24.7 80 20.9 ESE 19
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 am 27.1 27.9 23.2 27.8 60 18.9 ESE 13
Horn Island 11:00 am 28.9 30.8 25.5 26.7 65 22.2 ESE 37
Lockhart River 11:00 am 25.6 29.7 24.4 25.7 85 23.3 SE 28
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 11:00 am 28.7 29.3 24.4 25.7 60 19.9 ESE 35
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 11:00 am 27.2 28.3 23.5 24.4 65 19.5 SE 33
Cairns Racecourse 11:00 am 25.9 27.7 22.9 26.3 70 19.8 SSE 17
Cape Flattery 11:00 am 26.5 28.3 23.5 22.6 70 20.3 SSE 41
Cardwell 09:00 am 22.9 25.5 21.0 19.8 80 18.8 SE 33
Cooktown 11:02 am 25.9 28.1 23.3 24.5 70 20.5 SE 28
Innisfail 09:00 am 24.1 26.9 22.2 26.5 80 20.1 SE 7
Low Isles 11:00 am 25.4 28.3 23.4 22.4 80 21.3 SSE 39
Lucinda 11:00 am 23.5 25.9 21.4 23.1 75 19.0 S 19
Mareeba 11:00 am 24.2 24.5 20.2 22.4 60 15.4 SE 19
Palmerville 11:00 am 29.9 27.2 22.7 29.1 40 14.0 E 11
South Johnstone 11:00 am 23.1 26.5 21.8 24.6 85 20.5 S 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 11:00 am 24.6 25.3 20.9 23.0 60 16.6 SE 20
Ayr 09:00 am 22.9 23.8 19.6 21.9 65 15.5 SSE 15
Bowen 09:00 am 21.9 24.2 19.8 17.8 75 17.4 SSE 35
Ingham 09:00 am 22.5      *      ESE 7
Townsville 11:00 am 26.4 26.1 21.7 23.1 55 16.1 E 28
Woolshed 11:00 am 22.1 23.0 18.7 21.8 60 14.5 E 9
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 09:00 am 20.5 22.1 17.9 19.9 70 14.7 ESE 11
Georgetown 11:00 am 25.5 24.7 20.3 22.6 50 14.0 ESE 22
Hughenden 11:00 am 23.9 22.7 18.5 19.7 45 11.2 E 24
Richmond 11:00 am 25.9 24.3 20.0 22.9 45 12.4 ENE 20
Channel Country
Ballera 11:00 am 22.8 22.0 17.8 19.3 45 10.9 NNE 20
Bedourie 09:00 am 19.8 19.7 15.5 18.8 50 9.0 ENE 4
Boulia 09:00 am 20.0 20.2 16.1 18.1 55 10.4 NE 11
Birdsville 11:00 am 23.9 21.9 17.7 19.4 40 8.7 NNE 22
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 11:00 am 21.5 20.7 16.5 19.2 45 9.1 N 11
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 09:00 am 19.9 21.3 17.1 19.3 65 13.5 ESE 9
Blackall 11:00 am 23.4 22.3 18.1 19.9 45 10.8 ENE 20
Isisford          *         
Longreach 11:00 am 24.7 22.6 18.4 19.7 40 9.6 NE 26
Tambo 09:00 am 18.9 20.2 16.0 18.8 65 12.0 N 4
Winton 11:00 am 24.6 24.0 19.7 21.5 50 13.5 ENE 22
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 11:00 am 20.4 21.0 16.8 18.9 60 11.9 N 11
Cunnamulla 09:00 am 15.7 17.7 13.4 14.4 70 10.0 NE 7
Injune 09:00 am 14.0 17.2 13.0 13.7 85 11.6 SSE 4
Mitchell 09:00 am 13.3 16.9 12.7 13.9 90 11.8   Calm
Roma 11:00 am 19.6 19.8 15.6 16.7 55 9.8 N 15
St George 09:00 am 16.2 18.3 14.0 14.4 70 10.9 N 11
Surat 09:00 am 15.4 18.1 14.0 15.2 80 11.9 NE 4
Northwest
Camooweal 11:00 am 28.3 25.3 21.0 27.8 35 11.4    
Cloncurry 11:00 am 25.7 23.8 19.6 23.7 40 11.5 E 13
Julia Creek 11:00 am 26.9 24.5 20.2 24.5 40 11.4 E 15
Mt Isa 11:00 am 26.3 24.3 20.0 22.7 40 11.8 NE 22
The Monument 11:00 am 26.6 24.9 20.6 23.9 45 13.0 NNE 19
Urandangi 11:00 am 28.5 25.5 21.2 25.4 35 11.6 NE 19
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen 09:00 am 21.9 24.2 19.8 17.8 75 17.4 SSE 35
Collinsville 09:00 am 19.7 22.4 18.2 21.1 80 16.4 SE 4
Hamilton Island 11:00 am 21.4 24.6 20.2 16.2 85 18.8 SSE 44
Mackay Airport 11:00 am 24.0 25.9 21.4 20.9 70 18.4 SE 32
Mackay 11:00 am 21.8 24.1 19.8 19.4 75 17.4 SSE 26
Proserpine 11:00 am 25.2 26.2 21.7 22.2 65 17.7 ESE 30
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 11:00 am 22.7 22.2 18.0 20.0 50 11.7 E 17
Clermont 11:00 am 23.8 23.1 18.8 22.5 50 12.4 ESE 11
Lochington 11:00 am 22.9 22.3 18.1 20.9 50 11.6 E 13
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 11:00 am 22.9 21.3 17.1 21.3 40 8.6 ESE 7
Springsure 09:00 am 19.2 20.5 16.4 19.2 65 12.5 E 4
Taroom 09:00 am 15.8 18.1 13.9 15.4 75 11.2 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
Capricornia
Biloela 09:00 am 17.1 19.0 14.8 15.5 70 11.6 SE 11
Gladstone Airport 11:00 am 22.1 22.6 18.4 20.7 60 13.5 SSE 13
Heron Island 09:00 am        *      E 24
Rockhampton 11:00 am 22.6 22.6 18.5 19.4 55 13.0 ESE 22
Samuel Hill 11:00 am 21.2 23.8 19.4 20.5 80 17.4 SSE 17
Williamson 11:00 am 23.2 24.0 19.7 21.8 60 15.5 SSE 17
Yeppoon 11:00 am 22.2 23.7 19.4 20.4 70 16.0 SSE 20
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 11:00 am 20.3 19.7 15.5 18.1 45 8.0 E 9
Goondiwindi 09:00 am 14.5 17.5 13.3 14.2 80 11.5 NE 4
Inglewood          *         
Miles 11:00 am 18.7 19.3 15.1 18.0 55 9.9 NE 4
Oakey 11:00 am 18.6 19.5 15.3 17.1 60 10.7 E 9
Stanthorpe 11:00 am 15.3 16.6 12.1 13.9 60 7.1 E 4
Texas 09:00 am 12.8 16.1 11.8 12.2 85 10.3 SE 4
Toowoomba 11:00 am 16.6 18.2 13.9 14.2 65 10.0 ENE 13
Warwick 11:00 am 17.7 18.3 14.0 17.3 55 8.3   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 11:00 am 23.0 23.6 19.3 20.8 60 14.8 ESE 20
Double Island Point 11:00 am 19.3 21.9 17.7 14.6 80 15.8 SSE 35
Gayndah 11:00 am 22.3 22.4 18.2 22.0 55 12.8 E 6
Hervey Bay 11:00 am 20.3 23.0 18.8 19.4 80 16.9 SSW 17
Gympie 11:00 am 21.0 22.5 18.3 20.9 70 14.9 SSE 9
Jimna          *         
Kingaroy 11:00 am 17.4 19.4 15.2 16.0 70 12.3 ESE 11
Lady Elliot Island 09:00 am 20.4 23.5 19.2 19.5 85 17.8 SSE 19
Maryborough 09:00 am 18.1 20.5 16.3 17.7 75 14.0 ESE 9
Monto 09:00 am 14.0 17.5 13.3 14.3 90 12.2 S 2
Rainbow Beach 09:00 am 18.2 21.4 17.2 18.5 85 16.0 N 9
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara          *         
Town of 1770 09:00 am 18.9 21.4 17.3 15.3 80 15.2 SE 28

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).