Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 5.12 pm ( ST) Saturday 20 September 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 05:00 pm 19.9 20.7 16.5 18.0 60 11.9 E 13
Brisbane Airport 05:00 pm 19.5 20.3 16.1 16.1 60 11.3 ESE 20
Archerfield 05:00 pm 19.9 20.2 16.1 15.6 55 10.6 E 24
Amberley 05:00 pm 20.3 20.1 16.0 14.2 50 9.6 ENE 32
Beaudesert AWS 05:00 pm 19.4 19.3 15.1 15.8 50 8.4 E 17
Redcliffe 05:00 pm 19.8 20.6 16.4 14.1 60 11.8 ESE 33
Gold Coast Seaway 05:00 pm 19.1 20.2 16.1 14.0 65 11.9 SSE 30
Gatton 05:00 pm 21.1 21.3 17.1 16.7 55 11.7 E 26
Toowoomba 05:00 pm 17.6 18.7 14.5 12.0 60 10.0 E 30
Oakey 05:00 pm 23.2 19.3 14.8 18.2 20 -1.0 SSE 15
Cape Moreton 05:00 pm 18.8 20.5 16.3 12.3 70 13.0 ESE 39
Coolangatta 05:00 pm 18.8 19.4 15.2 14.6 55 9.8 SSE 22
Maroochydore 05:00 pm 18.2 21.2 17.0 15.5 85 15.6 E 24
Tewantin 05:00 pm 17.7 21.0 16.8 16.7 90 15.7 SSE 15
Nambour 05:00 pm 18.2 20.7 16.5 18.4 80 14.3 E 6
Beerburrum 05:00 pm 17.1 20.5 16.3 17.5 90 15.3 E 7
Toolara 05:00 pm 18.4 20.9 16.7  *  80 14.5    
Jimna 05:00 pm 15.8 18.4 14.2  *  80 12.0    
Gympie 05:00 pm 20.8 22.1 17.9 19.7 65 14.2 E 13
Double Island Point 05:00 pm 20.9 21.3 17.2 17.8 55 12.1 ENE 20
Gulf Country
Burketown 05:00 pm 30.2 27.8 23.3 27.7 40 15.1 NNE 22
Zinifex Century Mine 05:00 pm 36.6 26.9 22.5 32.0 10 -1.4 NNW 13
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 05:00 pm 30.1 28.1 23.5 28.4 40 15.8 W 19
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 05:00 pm 29.7 27.4 22.8 26.3 40 14.7 NNW 26
Sweers Island 03:00 pm 28.1 31.9 26.2 30.6 80 24.4 NNE 19
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 pm 32.1 27.0 22.7 29.7 25 10.2 E 13
Horn Island 05:00 pm 27.7 28.3 23.5 25.6 60 19.0 ESE 28
Lockhart River 05:00 pm 26.3 27.6 22.9 25.5 65 19.2 ESE 22
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 05:00 pm 28.7 28.0 23.3 29.1 50 17.3 W 11
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 05:00 pm 26.5 23.5 19.3 23.1 35 9.1 E 17
Cairns Racecourse 05:00 pm 25.9 25.6 21.2 25.7 55 15.6 SE 11
Cape Flattery 05:00 pm 24.7 26.4 21.8 22.8 70 18.6 SE 26
Cardwell 03:00 pm 25.2 27.1 22.5 24.5 70 19.5 NE 22
Cooktown 05:00 pm 24.7 26.3 21.7 24.1 70 18.4 ESE 19
Innisfail 03:00 pm 25.5 27.5 22.7 28.4 70 19.8 ENE 4
Low Isles 05:00 pm 25.3 27.4 22.7 26.1 70 19.9 SE 15
Lucinda 05:00 pm 23.5 24.8 20.4 20.9 65 16.8 NNE 26
Mareeba 05:00 pm 26.5 24.6 20.2 25.1 40 12.2 NE 11
Palmerville 05:00 pm 34.3 27.0 22.6 31.6 15 5.8 ENE 9
South Johnstone 05:00 pm 25.4 25.4 21.0 25.6 55 15.7 E 9
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 pm 23.1 24.3 19.9 21.0 65 16.2 NE 22
Ayr 03:00 pm 27.4 26.4 21.9 25.9 50 15.4 NNE 17
Bowen 03:00 pm 25.6 26.2 21.7 24.3 60 17.3 NE 20
Ingham 03:00 pm 29.0 29.5 24.5 31.5 60 19.9 ENE 6
Townsville 05:00 pm 24.9 26.4 21.8 24.1 65 18.4 ENE 20
Woolshed 05:00 pm 21.0 23.4 19.0 20.8 75 16.8 NNE 13
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 03:00 pm 31.5 25.7 21.5 29.7 20 7.0 SW 6
Georgetown 05:00 pm 34.0 25.3 20.9 29.7 10 -1.9 SSE 11
Hughenden 05:00 pm 30.8 23.2 18.7 24.1 10 -4.3 S 22
Richmond 05:00 pm 33.0 24.8 20.5 27.0 10 -1.4 S 20
Channel Country
Ballera 05:00 pm 21.2 17.8 13.3 15.6 20 -3.3 SSE 17
Bedourie 03:00 pm 22.5 19.7 15.5 17.3 30 3.3 SE 20
Boulia 03:00 pm 28.6 22.0 17.7 23.3 10 -3.8 SSE 15
Birdsville 05:00 pm 18.1 18.0 13.7 13.5 45 6.3 SE 20
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 05:00 pm 22.1 18.0 13.5 16.6 15 -5.7 SE 15
Windorah 03:00 pm 23.0 18.9 14.5 17.4 15 -3.1 S 17
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 28.1 24.2 20.0 25.7 30 8.5 SW 11
Blackall 05:00 pm 25.9 19.9 15.4 19.2 10 -8.0 SSW 20
Isisford 03:00 pm 28.6 22.1 17.9 23.8 15 -2.7 SW 13
Longreach 05:00 pm 28.0 20.7 16.3 20.2 5 -12.6 SSW 24
Tambo 03:00 pm 26.8 21.5 17.3 21.2 15 -0.2 SE 19
Winton 05:00 pm 30.8 23.3 19.0 24.6 10 -3.0 SSW 20
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 pm 22.7 18.0 13.3 14.8 10 -9.3 S 26
Cunnamulla 03:00 pm 22.2 18.0 13.5 17.8 15 -6.2 ESE 9
Injune 03:00 pm 25.0 20.7 16.4 22.4 20 0.9 W 4
Mitchell 03:00 pm 24.7 19.8 15.5 21.5 15 -3.2 SE 4
Roma 05:00 pm 23.4 18.8 14.2 17.5 15 -5.6 SSW 17
St George 03:00 pm 23.3 18.6 14.2 17.3 15 -6.6 SSE 17
Surat 03:00 pm 24.8 19.8 15.4 17.0 15 -4.2 SSW 28
Northwest
Camooweal 05:00 pm 36.2 26.8 22.6 33.8 10 -0.2 SSW 2
Cloncurry 05:00 pm 33.4 24.9 20.6 29.8 10 -2.3 SSW 7
Julia Creek 05:00 pm 34.0 25.1 20.8 29.5 10 -3.3 SSE 11
Mt Isa 05:00 pm 33.0 24.2 19.7 28.9 10 -6.1 N 7
The Monument 05:00 pm 29.5 22.8 18.4 21.9 15 -1.8 SSE 28
Urandangi 05:00 pm 30.1 22.8 18.6 21.6 10 -3.6 SE 32
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen 03:00 pm 25.6 26.2 21.7 24.3 60 17.3 NE 20
Collinsville 03:00 pm 32.1 30.5 25.5 33.4 45 18.4 SW 9
Hamilton Island 05:00 pm 22.5 24.6 20.2 19.1 75 17.6 E 32
Mackay Airport 05:00 pm 23.2 25.3 20.8 22.3 75 18.1 E 20
Mackay 05:00 pm 22.6 24.7 20.3 22.0 75 17.6 E 17
Proserpine 05:00 pm 24.2 25.3 20.9 22.4 65 17.0 E 22
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 05:00 pm 27.9 23.5 19.2 25.3 25 6.1 SE 9
Clermont 05:00 pm 28.3 22.3 17.9 24.5 15 -0.8 SSE 9
Lochington 05:00 pm 26.7 22.3 18.0 24.0 25 3.9 SE 7
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 05:00 pm 27.0 22.6 18.3 24.5 25 4.7 SSE 7
Springsure 03:00 pm 27.1 22.7 18.5 23.8 25 4.7 NE 11
Taroom 03:00 pm 28.2 23.5 19.3 26.5 25 5.7 WNW 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 03:00 pm 28.0 24.0 19.8 26.4 30 7.8 W 6
Gladstone Airport 05:00 pm 22.9 23.0 18.8 19.8 55 13.4 E 22
Heron Island 03:00 pm        *      NNE 11
Rockhampton 05:00 pm 24.9 22.5 18.3 20.5 35 8.8 NNE 22
Samuel Hill 05:00 pm 21.8 22.7 18.4 20.3 60 14.2 NE 15
Williamson 05:00 pm 23.4 23.9 19.6 22.5 60 14.9 ENE 13
Yeppoon 05:00 pm 22.4 23.7 19.5 19.8 65 15.9 NE 24
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 05:00 pm 24.3 19.4 15.0 20.0 15 -4.9 E 9
Goondiwindi 03:00 pm 23.6 20.4 16.2 20.5 25 3.6 SW 9
Inglewood 05:00 pm        *      S 9
Miles 05:00 pm 24.5 19.3 14.8 19.3 15 -6.2 S 13
Oakey 05:00 pm 23.2 19.3 14.8 18.2 20 -1.0 SSE 15
Stanthorpe 05:00 pm 15.0 15.9 11.3 11.5 50 5.3 ESE 13
Texas 03:00 pm 24.0 20.1 15.8 21.4 20 1.0 NW 4
Toowoomba 05:00 pm 17.6 18.7 14.5 12.0 60 10.0 E 30
Warwick 05:00 pm 20.1 18.9 14.6 15.9 40 5.7 SE 17
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 05:00 pm 21.8 22.3 18.1 18.7 60 13.4 NE 22
Double Island Point 05:00 pm 20.9 21.3 17.2 17.8 55 12.1 ENE 20
Gayndah 05:00 pm 26.1 22.5 18.2 24.5 30 6.2 SE 4
Hervey Bay 05:00 pm 22.0 22.5 18.3 19.9 60 13.6 NNE 17
Gympie 05:00 pm 20.8 22.1 17.9 19.7 65 14.2 E 13
Jimna 05:00 pm 15.8 18.4 14.2  *  80 12.0    
Kingaroy 05:00 pm 19.6 20.4 16.2 15.9 60 11.6 ESE 22
Lady Elliot Island 03:00 pm 24.1 24.2 19.9 22.8 55 14.7 E 15
Maryborough 03:00 pm 24.2 22.5 18.3 20.1 40 10.1 NE 22
Monto 03:00 pm 26.3 26.5 22.0 27.0 55 17.0 E 9
Rainbow Beach 03:00 pm 23.8 23.9 19.6 24.1 55 14.4 E 6
Sandy Cape 03:00 pm 22.5 22.3 18.1 19.0 50 12.3 NNE 22
Toolara 05:00 pm 18.4 20.9 16.7  *  80 14.5    
Town of 1770 03:00 pm 23.1 23.7 19.4 22.6 60 14.9 NE 11

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).