Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 10.12 am ( ST) Saturday 02 August 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 10:00 am 16.6 15.1 10.3 11.9 25 -4.6 WSW 11
Brisbane Airport 10:00 am 16.5 14.6 9.6 8.6 15 -8.6 SW 26
Archerfield 10:00 am 16.9 15.3 10.5 10.8 25 -4.3 SW 19
Amberley 10:00 am 17.1 14.7 9.8 10.4 15 -10.6 SSW 19
Beaudesert AWS 10:00 am 16.2 14.6 9.8 9.7 20 -6.1 SSW 20
Redcliffe 10:00 am 16.7 15.1 10.3 10.5 20 -5.1 WSW 19
Gold Coast Seaway 10:00 am 17.6 15.7 11.0 12.6 20 -4.3 S 13
Gatton 10:00 am 15.8 14.5 9.6 8.2 25 -5.3 WSW 26
Toowoomba 10:00 am 10.3 11.2 5.6 3.3 30 -6.9 S 22
Oakey 10:00 am 12.0 12.1 6.7 4.6 25 -7.4 SSW 24
Cape Moreton 10:00 am 15.6 15.2 10.5 9.0 35 -0.2 SW 24
Coolangatta 10:00 am 16.5 14.8 10.0 10.0 20 -5.9 SSW 20
Maroochydore 10:00 am 17.7 16.1 11.4 11.6 25 -2.0 SSW 20
Tewantin 10:00 am 18.0 16.9 12.5 14.6 35 1.9 S 9
Nambour 10:00 am 17.8 15.6 10.9 13.8 20 -5.4 SW 7
Beerburrum 10:00 am 17.0 15.3 10.6 13.1 25 -4.3 SW 7
Toolara 10:00 am 16.3 15.7 11.0  *  35 0.4    
Jimna          *         
Gympie 10:00 am 17.2 15.6 10.9 12.7 25 -3.0 S 11
Double Island Point 10:00 am 16.3 16.0 11.4 8.0 40 2.0 S 35
Gulf Country
Burketown 10:00 am 22.2 19.5 15.2 14.4 30 2.8 SSE 33
Zinifex Century Mine 10:00 am 20.8 17.9 13.4 15.0 20 -1.7 ESE 19
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 10:00 am 26.4 26.9 22.3 27.0 60 17.7 E 11
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 10:00 am 22.8 19.9 15.7 16.1 30 3.4 SSE 28
Sweers Island 09:00 am 20.5 19.5 15.3 14.5 40 7.0 SE 28
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 am 24.2 25.6 21.2 25.7 65 17.7 ESE 6
Horn Island 10:00 am 26.8 28.9 23.9 26.0 70 20.9 ESE 26
Lockhart River 10:00 am 26.2 28.8 23.8 27.0 75 21.4 ESE 19
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 10:00 am 26.1 27.2 22.6 26.0 65 18.7 ESE 17
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 10:00 am 24.5 25.5 21.1 24.1 65 17.2 S 15
Cairns Racecourse 10:00 am 24.6 26.7 22.1 25.6 75 19.4 S 13
Cape Flattery 10:00 am 25.7 28.7 23.7 26.4 80 21.6 SE 20
Cardwell 09:00 am 22.5 25.2 20.7 23.9 80 18.7 ESE 9
Cooktown 10:00 am 25.7 27.1 22.5 25.3 65 19.0 ESE 19
Innisfail 09:00 am 19.3 22.7 18.5 21.5 90 17.5 WNW 2
Low Isles 10:00 am 23.8 26.5 21.8 24.9 80 19.7 S 13
Lucinda 10:00 am 21.9 22.4 18.2 19.4 60 13.5 SSW 19
Mareeba 10:00 am 21.1 22.4 18.1 21.4 65 14.5 N 6
Palmerville 10:00 am 26.5 25.6 21.2 26.8 50 14.9 ENE 7
South Johnstone 10:00 am 23.0 25.7 21.2 26.3 80 19.2   Calm
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 10:00 am 21.1 23.7 19.3 22.3 80 17.3 SSW 7
Ayr 09:00 am 19.4 23.2 18.8 21.9 95 18.2 SSW 2
Bowen          *         
Ingham 09:00 am 16.1      *      SSW 4
Townsville 10:00 am 24.3 21.2 17.0 20.0 30 5.3 SSW 17
Woolshed 10:00 am 19.0 18.1 13.6 16.7 40 4.7 SSW 6
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 09:00 am 19.0 16.9 12.4 14.4 25 -1.1 SSW 13
Georgetown 10:00 am 24.8 20.2 15.8 19.1 20 -1.1 ESE 19
Hughenden 10:00 am 18.4 16.8 12.2 14.0 30 0.1 SE 13
Richmond 10:00 am 17.5 16.4 11.8 9.9 30 0.6 ESE 30
Channel Country
Ballera 10:00 am 11.1 12.1 6.9 2.6 35 -3.4 SE 32
Bedourie 09:00 am 11.6 13.9 9.2 7.9 60 4.6 SSE 13
Boulia 09:00 am 10.6 11.4 5.9 4.6 30 -7.1 SE 17
Birdsville 10:00 am 12.1 12.6 7.5 5.5 35 -3.7 SE 22
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 10:00 am 10.8 12.2 7.1 4.1 45 -1.3 SE 24
Windorah 09:00 am 10.5 11.8 6.5 6.9 40 -3.3 SSE 6
Central West
Barcaldine 09:00 am 13.3 13.7 8.9 4.9 40 -0.8 SE 33
Blackall 10:04 am 14.7 13.9 8.8 5.9 25 -5.6 SE 32
Isisford 09:00 am 13.1 13.3 8.3 6.2 35 -3.0 SSE 24
Longreach 10:05 am 15.2 13.8 8.7 6.0 20 -8.6 SE 33
Tambo 09:00 am 11.0 13.5 8.8 6.2 65 4.5 ESE 19
Winton 10:00 am 15.7 14.5 9.6 6.1 25 -4.8 SE 37
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 10:00 am 12.0 12.2 6.9 5.1 25 -6.4 SE 22
Cunnamulla 09:00 am 8.6 11.0 5.6 3.2 50 -1.5 SE 17
Injune 09:00 am 10.6 12.2 7.1 5.3 45 -0.7 SE 17
Mitchell 09:00 am 10.1 11.5 6.1 6.3 35 -4.0 SSE 7
Roma 10:00 am 12.3 12.7 7.5 4.4 30 -4.3 SSE 28
St George 09:00 am 9.5 11.4 6.2 1.9 45 -1.8 SSE 28
Surat 09:00 am 9.7 11.3 5.9 3.1 40 -3.5 SSE 22
Northwest
Camooweal 10:00 am 16.5 15.4 10.7 9.3 30 -2.0 SE 26
Cloncurry 10:00 am 16.2 14.9 10.0 8.0 25 -4.4 SE 30
Julia Creek 10:00 am 17.8 16.0 11.4 9.2 25 -2.5 SE 33
Mt Isa 10:00 am 15.6 14.4 9.4 8.0 25 -5.6 ESE 26
The Monument 10:00 am 14.0 13.5 8.4 5.3 25 -5.2 SE 32
Urandangi 10:00 am 13.3 13.3 8.2 5.1 30 -3.9 SE 30
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville 09:00 am 20.6 22.6 18.4 21.7 75 15.6 S 4
Hamilton Island 10:00 am 20.7 23.9 19.6 17.6 85 18.3 SSE 32
Mackay Airport 10:00 am 22.2 22.5 18.3 18.3 55 13.3 SSE 26
Mackay 10:00 am 20.4 21.0 16.9 17.2 60 12.0 SSE 20
Proserpine 10:00 am 23.8 25.5 21.1 24.9 70 18.0 SE 9
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 10:00 am 16.1 14.8 9.9 6.9 25 -4.4 SE 35
Clermont 10:00 am 16.2 14.9 10.0 9.1 25 -4.4 SE 24
Lochington 10:00 am 16.6 15.0 10.1 11.5 20 -5.2 ESE 13
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 10:00 am 15.0 14.1 9.2 7.5 25 -4.8 SSE 26
Springsure 09:00 am 13.9 13.2 8.0 9.7 20 -7.7 SSE 7
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 09:00 am 14.8 14.2 9.3 8.6 30 -3.5 SE 20
Gladstone Airport 10:00 am 19.4 17.1 12.6 13.6 25 -1.7 S 19
Heron Island 09:00 am        *      S 43
Rockhampton 10:00 am 20.5 17.7 13.3 15.5 25 -1.3 S 15
Samuel Hill 10:00 am 19.7 18.9 14.6 15.3 40 6.4 S 19
Williamson 10:00 am 20.1 18.6 14.3 14.6 35 4.2 S 22
Yeppoon 10:00 am 20.1 18.5 14.2 15.9 35 3.9 SSE 15
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 10:00 am 12.2 12.6 7.4 4.7 30 -4.4 S 26
Goondiwindi 09:00 am 9.5 11.5 6.3 5.6 45 -1.2 SW 9
Inglewood 10:00 am        *      SSE 13
Miles 10:00 am 13.3 12.8 7.6 7.2 25 -7.5 S 17
Oakey 10:00 am 12.0 12.1 6.7 4.6 25 -7.4 SSW 24
Stanthorpe 10:00 am 8.8 9.8 3.6 3.1 20 -13.1 SSW 13
Texas 09:00 am 10.0 12.2 7.2 6.5 55 1.3 SE 9
Toowoomba 10:00 am 10.3 11.2 5.6 3.3 30 -6.9 S 22
Warwick 10:00 am 12.1 12.2 6.8 7.6 25 -7.2 SSW 9
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 10:00 am 18.1 16.4 11.8 11.8 25 -1.2 SSW 22
Double Island Point 10:00 am 16.3 16.0 11.4 8.0 40 2.0 S 35
Gayndah 10:00 am 16.6 15.2 10.4 10.5 25 -3.5 SSW 19
Hervey Bay 10:00 am 18.2 16.9 12.4 12.2 30 1.3 S 22
Gympie 10:00 am 17.2 15.6 10.9 12.7 25 -3.0 S 11
Jimna          *         
Kingaroy 10:00 am 13.4 13.2 8.0 5.1 25 -5.2 S 30
Lady Elliot Island 09:00 am 18.4 18.0 13.7 10.1 45 5.9 SSW 39
Maryborough 09:00 am 16.7 15.7 11.1 11.4 30 -0.5 S 17
Monto 09:00 am 14.0 14.2 9.3 10.6 35 -0.7 S 7
Rainbow Beach 09:00 am 15.8 16.1 11.6 14.1 45 4.0 S 2
Sandy Cape 09:00 am 17.4 17.9 13.6 11.5 50 7.5 SW 28
Toolara 10:00 am 16.3 15.7 11.0  *  35 0.4    
Town of 1770 09:00 am 17.6 16.1 11.4 11.2 25 -1.6 S 22

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).