Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 6.12 pm ( ST) Sunday 21 December 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 06:00 pm 24.7 26.2 21.6 25.5 65 18.2 ENE 11
Brisbane Airport 06:00 pm 24.2 25.4 21.0 23.1 65 17.3 ENE 19
Archerfield 06:00 pm 24.8 25.9 21.4 23.6 65 17.5 ENE 20
Amberley 06:00 pm 25.1 25.8 21.3 22.2 60 17.0 NE 28
Beaudesert AWS 06:00 pm 23.9 25.1 20.7 23.4 65 16.9 E 15
Redcliffe 06:00 pm 24.4 25.2 20.8 21.7 60 16.6 E 26
Gold Coast Seaway 06:00 pm 24.1 25.4 21.0 21.7 65 17.4 E 26
Gatton 06:00 pm 26.9 27.2 22.5 25.0 55 17.7 E 24
Toowoomba 06:00 pm 23.6 24.2 19.8 21.2 60 15.4 ENE 22
Oakey 06:00 pm 26.3 25.7 21.3 23.5 50 15.4 ENE 24
Cape Moreton 06:00 pm 23.2 24.9 20.5 19.5 70 17.4 E 33
Coolangatta 06:00 pm 24.0 25.1 20.7 23.1 65 16.8 ENE 17
Maroochydore 06:00 pm 24.6 25.8 21.3 24.0 65 17.6 E 17
Tewantin 06:00 pm 24.6 26.1 21.5 24.6 65 18.1 E 15
Nambour 06:00 pm 24.0 25.1 20.7 24.6 65 16.8 E 9
Beerburrum 06:00 pm 24.0 25.2 20.7 25.1 65 17.0 E 7
Toolara 06:00 pm 23.2 24.7 20.3  *  70 17.0    
Jimna 06:00 pm 21.8 23.5 19.2  *  70 16.1    
Gympie 06:00 pm 25.0 25.7 21.3 25.3 60 17.0 ESE 11
Double Island Point 06:00 pm 23.8 25.2 20.8 20.6 65 17.3 E 30
Gulf Country
Burketown 06:00 pm 25.5 28.9 23.8 28.2 80 22.2 NNE 11
Zinifex Century Mine 06:00 pm 30.3 29.8 24.8 29.8 50 19.0 NNE 20
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 06:00 pm 32.4 34.5 28.4 35.8 65 24.7 W 15
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 06:00 pm 28.8 32.7 26.8 33.5 80 25.0 N 9
Sweers Island 03:00 pm 30.1 35.2 28.6 35.9 85 27.2 NNW 11
Peninsula
Coen 06:00 pm 30.7 30.0 25.1 30.8 50 19.1 ENE 17
Horn Island 06:00 pm 30.4 32.6 26.9 32.2 65 23.6 E 20
Lockhart River 06:00 pm 29.8 32.1 26.5 32.0 70 23.3 ESE 17
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 06:00 pm 31.2 34.2 28.0 34.5 70 25.1 NNW 17
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 06:00 pm 29.1 30.4 25.2 27.8 65 21.3 SE 30
Cairns Racecourse 06:00 pm 28.9 31.3 25.9 30.9 70 22.9 ESE 17
Cape Flattery 06:00 pm 29.1 31.4 25.9 30.7 70 22.8 SE 19
Cardwell 03:00 pm 29.4 31.9 26.3 30.7 70 23.3 NE 22
Cooktown 06:00 pm 28.6 31.2 25.8 30.1 70 23.0 E 20
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 06:00 pm 29.4 31.6 26.1 30.1 70 22.9 ESE 24
Lucinda 06:00 pm 27.8 30.2 24.9 28.8 70 22.1 NE 20
Mareeba 06:00 pm 27.0 27.7 22.9 28.0 60 18.6 ENE 11
Palmerville 06:00 pm 30.0 30.1 25.1 29.9 55 20.0 ENE 20
South Johnstone 06:00 pm 27.6 30.7 25.3 29.7 75 23.1 SE 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
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 06:00 pm 28.3 29.1 24.2 26.6 60 19.8 E 28
Ayr 06:00 pm 28.8 28.7 23.9 28.1 55 18.6 E 20
Bowen 03:00 pm 30.8 30.4 25.3 28.2 50 19.6 E 32
Ingham          *         
Townsville 06:00 pm 29.0 31.0 25.7 28.6 70 22.4 ENE 28
Woolshed 06:00 pm 24.9 25.9 21.3 25.0 65 17.4 NE 13
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 03:00 pm 34.0 29.5 24.8 33.6 30 14.0 NE 9
Georgetown 06:00 pm 30.9 30.3 25.2 33.1 50 19.3 W 6
Hughenden 06:00 pm 35.4 28.1 23.5 30.3 20 7.5 E 24
Richmond 06:00 pm 35.5 30.2 25.4 33.8 25 13.6 NE 15
Channel Country
Ballera 06:00 pm 39.0 27.4 23.1 33.7 5 -7.4 SSW 13
Bedourie 03:00 pm 42.0 32.0 27.3 40.3 15 8.2 SE 7
Boulia 03:00 pm 40.7 30.5 26.0 38.9 10 5.2 NE 4
Birdsville 06:00 pm 40.3 28.8 24.4 35.9 5 -2.1 ESE 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 06:00 pm 39.7 28.2 23.7 35.4 5 -4.6 WNW 9
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 35.2      *    30.5 ENE 11
Blackall 06:00 pm 34.3 28.3 23.7 32.3 25 10.2 NE 11
Isisford 03:00 pm 35.9 29.5 24.9 34.6 20 11.1 NE 9
Longreach 06:00 pm 36.8 28.7 24.2 30.8 15 6.9 ENE 28
Tambo 03:00 pm 32.5 28.6 24.0 32.9 30 13.8 N 4
Winton 06:00 pm 38.0 29.6 25.0 33.3 15 7.8 NE 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 06:00 pm 35.4 28.4 23.8 31.8 20 8.5 N 17
Cunnamulla 03:00 pm 39.8 31.0 26.4 38.3 15 9.0 SW 7
Injune 03:00 pm 32.2 31.6 26.3 35.3 50 20.3 NNW 4
Mitchell 03:00 pm 34.8 30.5 25.7 35.7 30 15.2 ENE 4
Roma 06:00 pm 30.8 27.9 23.2 28.4 35 14.4 N 20
St George 06:00 pm 26.4 25.5 21.2 21.9 50 14.8 ENE 32
Surat 03:00 pm 33.7 31.8 26.6 34.6 45 19.2 NNE 13
Northwest
Camooweal 06:00 pm 39.0 31.3 26.5 36.2 20 11.2 E 17
Cloncurry 06:00 pm 35.6 31.9 26.7 33.2 35 17.3 NNE 26
Julia Creek 06:00 pm 35.2 32.0 26.8 34.2 35 17.9 N 20
Mt Isa 06:00 pm 38.4 29.5 24.8 35.1 15 6.4 ESE 13
The Monument 06:00 pm 37.8 29.8 25.1 36.7 15 8.6 SW 4
Urandangi 06:00 pm 40.4 30.1 25.6 36.7 10 4.3 E 13
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen 03:00 pm 30.8 30.4 25.3 28.2 50 19.6 E 32
Collinsville 03:00 pm 33.4 31.3 26.2 34.8 40 18.6 NE 9
Hamilton Island 06:00 pm 26.9 29.1 24.1 25.1 70 21.2 ESE 32
Mackay Airport 06:00 pm 28.3 29.6 24.6 27.8 65 20.8 ESE 24
Mackay 06:00 pm 27.6 29.1 24.1 28.7 65 20.5 E 15
Proserpine 06:00 pm 27.8 29.0 24.0 27.4 65 20.1 ESE 22
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 06:00 pm 31.5 28.7 24.0 31.2 40 15.5 NE 11
Clermont 06:00 pm 31.4 28.1 23.4 30.6 35 14.1 E 11
Lochington 06:00 pm 31.1 28.3 23.7 31.4 40 15.1 NE 7
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 06:00 pm 31.9 29.1 24.3 32.5 40 15.8 NNE 7
Springsure 03:00 pm 31.2 28.4 23.8 32.5 40 15.2 NNE 2
Taroom 03:00 pm 32.8 30.4 25.5 35.4 40 17.6   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
Capricornia
Biloela 06:00 pm 28.2 28.5 23.7 26.8 55 18.9 NNE 24
Gladstone Airport 06:00 pm 26.6 28.2 23.4 26.1 65 20.0 E 22
Heron Island 06:00 pm        *      E 22
Rockhampton 06:00 pm 27.4 28.0 23.2 27.3 60 18.7 NNE 17
Samuel Hill 06:00 pm 26.2 27.6 22.9 27.1 65 19.3 E 13
Williamson 06:00 pm 27.1 28.1 23.3 27.6 60 19.2 E 15
Yeppoon 06:00 pm 26.7 28.7 23.8 27.0 70 20.8 ENE 20
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 06:00 pm 27.5 26.1 21.7 25.3 45 14.8 ENE 20
Goondiwindi 03:00 pm 32.4 29.3 24.6 32.5 35 15.6 NE 9
Inglewood          *         
Miles 06:00 pm 29.6 28.0 23.3 29.6 45 16.3 NNE 11
Oakey 06:00 pm 26.3 25.7 21.3 23.5 50 15.4 ENE 24
Stanthorpe 06:00 pm 22.2 23.4 19.0 22.6 65 15.4 ENE 7
Texas 03:00 pm 32.5 28.6 24.0 32.9 30 13.8 NW 4
Toowoomba 06:00 pm 23.6 24.2 19.8 21.2 60 15.4 ENE 22
Warwick 06:00 pm 25.4 25.4 20.9 23.5 55 15.7 NE 20
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 06:00 pm 26.1 27.0 22.3 24.8 60 18.2 E 22
Double Island Point 06:00 pm 23.8 25.2 20.8 20.6 65 17.3 E 30
Gayndah 06:00 pm 29.0 28.2 23.5 27.8 50 17.5 NE 20
Hervey Bay 06:00 pm 25.6 26.3 21.8 24.4 60 17.5 ESE 20
Gympie 06:00 pm 25.0 25.7 21.3 25.3 60 17.0 ESE 11
Jimna 06:00 pm 21.8 23.5 19.2  *  70 16.1    
Kingaroy 06:00 pm 25.2 25.7 21.2 25.3 60 16.6 ENE 11
Lady Elliot Island 06:00 pm 25.5 27.5 22.7 23.0 70 19.8 E 32
Maryborough 06:00 pm 25.1 25.9 21.5 23.4 60 17.3 ESE 22
Monto 03:00 pm 29.8 29.2 24.4 32.1 50 18.5 SE 4
Rainbow Beach 03:00 pm 27.1 28.4 23.6 28.7 65 19.9 ESE 11
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 06:00 pm 23.2 24.7 20.3  *  70 17.0    
Town of 1770 03:00 pm 27.9 30.0 24.8 28.9 70 21.8 ESE 19

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).