Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 12.02 pm ( ST) Monday 15 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 12:00 pm 25.8 23.8 19.6 25.0 40 11.2 N 6
Brisbane Airport 12:00 pm 23.3 23.2 19.0 20.6 55 13.5 NNE 20
Archerfield 12:00 pm 24.3 22.8 18.6 22.9 45 10.9 NW 9
Amberley 12:00 pm 25.4 23.0 18.8 23.2 35 9.5 W 11
Beaudesert AWS 12:00 pm 25.3 23.0 18.8 23.5 35 9.6 NW 9
Redcliffe 12:00 pm 21.5 22.2 18.0 19.0 60 13.4 ENE 19
Gold Coast Seaway 12:00 pm 25.8 25.1 20.8 23.5 50 14.6 N 20
Gatton 12:00 pm 24.6 23.6 19.3 23.7 45 12.5 E 9
Toowoomba 12:00 pm 21.4 20.8 16.5 18.1 45 9.6 W 17
Oakey 11:30 am 23.5 21.3 17.0 19.1 35 7.2 NW 20
Cape Moreton 12:00 pm 20.7 22.2 18.0 19.0 70 14.6 NNW 17
Coolangatta 12:00 pm 23.5 23.9 19.6 19.7 60 14.8 N 28
Maroochydore 12:00 pm 23.8 24.1 19.8 21.2 55 14.8 NNE 22
Tewantin 12:00 pm 22.6 23.3 19.1 21.3 60 14.7 NNE 15
Nambour 12:00 pm 24.5 22.4 18.2 22.7 40 9.3 NE 9
Beerburrum 12:00 pm 25.3 23.3 19.1 23.8 40 10.7 ENE 9
Toolara 11:30 am 25.8 25.0 20.6 26.6 50 14.3    
Jimna 12:00 pm 21.5 19.7 15.3  *  35 5.4    
Gympie 12:00 pm 24.6 23.0 18.8 23.7 40 10.8 NE 6
Double Island Point 12:00 pm 22.9 22.6 18.4 21.6 50 12.5 N 11
Gulf Country
Burketown 12:00 pm 30.9 28.5 23.8 29.0 40 15.7 N 20
Zinifex Century Mine 12:00 pm 33.4 25.7 21.4 29.7 15 2.3 SSE 11
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 12:00 pm 29.8 26.3 21.9 27.5 35 11.8 ESE 15
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 12:00 pm 30.6 27.3 22.9 30.5 35 13.4 SW 6
Sweers Island 09:00 am 25.6 28.4 23.4 26.7 75 21.2 E 17
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 am 25.8 25.1 20.8 24.1 50 14.6 ENE 17
Horn Island 12:00 pm 28.8 29.3 24.4 26.3 60 19.7 ESE 32
Lockhart River 12:00 pm 27.6 27.3 22.7 25.1 55 17.2 ESE 26
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 11:30 am 30.6 28.4 23.8 30.1 40 16.0 E 13
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 11:30 am 27.4 26.7 22.2 24.2 50 16.2 ESE 28
Cairns Racecourse 12:00 pm 27.0 27.3 22.6 24.4 55 17.8 E 28
Cape Flattery 12:00 pm 26.9 28.0 23.2 23.6 65 19.3 SSE 35
Cardwell 09:00 am 23.3 25.7 21.2 22.3 75 18.9 ESE 22
Cooktown 12:00 pm 26.8 25.6 21.2 23.3 45 14.4 ESE 26
Innisfail 09:00 am 22.0 24.1 19.7 23.3 75 17.1 SSW 6
Low Isles 12:00 pm 26.5 27.5 22.9 24.0 65 18.9 SE 30
Lucinda 12:00 pm 23.8 24.5 20.2 22.9 60 15.8 ESE 15
Mareeba 12:00 pm 25.7 23.4 19.1 21.7 40 10.3 SSE 22
Palmerville 12:00 pm 29.4 25.0 20.7 26.6 25 8.5 SE 13
South Johnstone 12:00 pm 21.2 24.8 20.3 21.4 90 19.3 S 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 12:00 pm 24.7 25.3 20.9 22.3 60 16.4 E 24
Ayr 12:00 pm 27.3 25.5 21.2 24.8 45 13.6 E 19
Bowen 09:00 am 23.6 24.6 20.2 19.6 65 16.2 SE 32
Ingham          *         
Townsville 12:00 pm 26.8 25.8 21.4 22.3 50 14.9 ENE 32
Woolshed 12:00 pm 22.0 21.8 17.5 21.4 50 11.7 NE 6
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 09:00 am 22.3 22.3 18.1 21.8 55 12.6 E 7
Georgetown 12:00 pm 28.3 23.8 19.5 24.2 25 6.4 SE 17
Hughenden 12:00 pm 28.0 22.9 18.6 22.1 20 3.7 ESE 24
Richmond 12:00 pm 28.9 23.5 19.2 23.7 20 3.7 E 20
Channel Country
Ballera 12:00 pm 30.9 24.3 20.0 23.6 15 2.2 WNW 30
Bedourie 09:00 am 26.0 23.0 18.8 24.4 30 8.2 ENE 6
Boulia 09:00 am 24.3 20.5 16.2 20.9 25 1.9 NE 9
Birdsville 12:00 pm 31.4 24.1 19.9 26.1 15 -0.3 WNW 17
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 12:00 pm 30.1 23.2 18.9 23.8 15 -1.3 N 22
Windorah 09:00 am 25.0 21.3 17.1 22.5 25 3.9 NNE 6
Central West
Barcaldine 09:00 am 23.6 23.2 19.0 22.8 50 13.0 NNE 9
Blackall 12:00 pm 26.8 22.7 18.5 24.1 25 5.7 N 9
Isisford 09:00 am 24.2 22.5 18.3 21.8 40 10.1 NNW 13
Longreach 12:00 pm 29.1 23.5 19.3 25.2 20 3.5 N 13
Tambo 09:00 am 21.5 21.2 17.0 21.0 50 10.8 N 4
Winton 12:00 pm 29.3 23.4 19.1 23.9 20 2.5 SSE 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 11:30 am 26.3 22.0 17.7 22.1 25 4.0 N 15
Cunnamulla 09:00 am 22.2 19.9 15.6 19.7 30 4.6 NNE 7
Injune 09:00 am 20.7 20.8 16.7 19.3 55 11.0 WNW 9
Mitchell 09:00 am 21.4 19.0 14.7 19.1 30 2.7 NW 4
Roma 12:00 pm 27.5 22.6 18.2 22.4 20 3.2 NNW 19
St George 12:00 pm 28.3 22.0 17.7 24.8 15 -2.7 NNE 6
Surat 09:00 am 21.2 20.6 16.4 19.4 45 9.3 NNW 9
Northwest
Camooweal 12:00 pm 32.6 25.7 21.5 28.9 15 4.4 NNE 13
Cloncurry 12:00 pm 30.0 24.3 20.0 25.9 20 4.6 NE 15
Julia Creek 12:00 pm 30.3 24.3 20.1 26.9 20 4.1 ENE 11
Mt Isa 11:30 am 30.5 24.0 19.6 25.0 15 1.8 ENE 20
The Monument 12:00 pm 30.9 24.3 19.9 27.6 15 2.2 SSE 9
Urandangi 12:00 pm 31.8 24.7 20.5 28.8 15 2.0 N 7
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen 09:00 am 23.6 24.6 20.2 19.6 65 16.2 SE 32
Collinsville 09:00 am 19.8 21.7 17.5 20.5 70 14.5 SSE 4
Hamilton Island 12:00 pm 24.5 25.8 21.3 21.1 65 17.7 SE 32
Mackay Airport 12:00 pm 23.9 25.3 20.9 21.9 65 17.4 ESE 24
Mackay 11:30 am 23.3 25.1 20.7 22.8 70 17.7 SE 17
Proserpine 12:00 pm 25.7 25.5 21.1 23.0 55 15.7 ESE 24
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 12:00 pm 25.6 24.0 19.7 23.4 45 12.1 ENE 15
Clermont 12:00 pm 25.3 21.7 17.4 22.8 25 5.0 E 7
Lochington 12:00 pm 24.6 22.2 18.0 23.1 35 8.5 N 6
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 12:00 pm 24.6 22.9 18.6 23.5 40 10.5 NNW 7
Springsure 09:00 am 19.6 20.8 16.6 20.0 65 12.6 NNE 2
Taroom 09:00 am 22.6 21.9 17.8 21.3 50 11.1 NNW 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
Capricornia
Biloela 12:00 pm 25.2 22.0 17.8 22.7 30 6.4 WNW 9
Gladstone Airport 12:00 pm 24.6 22.4 18.2 21.2 35 9.0 ENE 17
Heron Island 12:00 pm        *      SE 11
Rockhampton 11:30 am 25.4 23.6 19.4 23.7 40 11.2 E 11
Samuel Hill 12:00 pm 23.9 23.7 19.4 23.0 55 13.7 ESE 11
Williamson 12:00 pm 26.0 23.4 19.2 23.5 35 9.8 ENE 13
Yeppoon 12:00 pm 23.2 24.2 19.9 22.7 65 15.9 E 13
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 12:00 pm 25.8 22.6 18.4 21.4 30 7.4 WNW 20
Goondiwindi 09:00 am 20.5 20.7 16.5 19.1 55 10.9 N 9
Inglewood 12:00 pm        *      W 17
Miles 12:00 pm 25.0 21.3 16.9 21.2 25 3.8 WNW 13
Oakey 11:30 am 23.5 21.3 17.0 19.1 35 7.2 NW 20
Stanthorpe 12:00 pm 19.3 18.5 14.0 16.7 40 5.9 W 9
Texas 09:00 am 20.3 21.3 17.1 20.4 60 12.8 NW 4
Toowoomba 12:00 pm 21.4 20.8 16.5 18.1 45 9.6 W 17
Warwick 12:00 pm 21.6 20.8 16.5 19.0 45 9.3 NW 13
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 11:30 am 24.8 23.2 19.0 23.0 40 11.0 NNE 11
Double Island Point 12:00 pm 22.9 22.6 18.4 21.6 50 12.5 N 11
Gayndah 12:00 pm 25.1 22.1 17.8 22.3 30 6.8 NNE 11
Hervey Bay 12:00 pm 23.6 23.1 18.8 21.9 50 12.6 N 13
Gympie 12:00 pm 24.6 23.0 18.8 23.7 40 10.8 NE 6
Jimna 12:00 pm 21.5 19.7 15.3  *  35 5.4    
Kingaroy 12:00 pm 23.1 21.0 16.7 20.7 35 7.2 WSW 9
Lady Elliot Island 12:00 pm 23.4 24.3 19.9 22.9 60 15.8 S 13
Maryborough 12:00 pm 24.0 22.2 18.1 21.9 40 9.6 NNE 11
Monto 09:00 am 18.6 20.4 16.2 18.4 70 13.1 N 6
Rainbow Beach 09:00 am 20.3 21.7 17.5 21.2 65 13.9 SW 2
Sandy Cape 09:00 am 21.2 21.8 17.7 20.4 60 13.0 NE 9
Toolara 11:30 am 25.8 25.0 20.6 26.6 50 14.3    
Town of 1770 09:00 am 20.9 22.8 18.5 21.0 70 15.6 SSE 9

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).