Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 10.07 pm ( ST) Tuesday 01 September 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 10:00 pm 11.8 -- 8.7 9.8 55 2.5 W 2
Brisbane Airport 10:00 pm 13.0 -- 10.9 10.7 70 7.5 WNW 9
Archerfield 10:00 pm 10.9 -- 7.7 8.3 50 0.9 N 4
Amberley 10:00 pm 7.9 -- 5.6 6.0 60 0.3   Calm
Beaudesert AWS 10:00 pm 6.7 -- 5.3 5.1 75 2.2   Calm
Redcliffe 10:00 pm 13.8 -- 10.7 11.6 55 5.2 WNW 6
Gold Coast Seaway 10:00 pm 13.0 -- 11.1 11.2 70 8.1 WNW 7
Gatton 10:00 pm 9.8 -- 7.2 6.9 55 1.7 W 6
Toowoomba 10:00 pm 10.4 -- 6.9 6.6 45 -0.4 SSW 9
Oakey 10:00 pm 5.4 -- 4.3 3.0 80 2.1 NE 4
Cape Moreton 10:00 pm 18.4 -- 16.4 15.8 75 13.7 NNW 20
Coolangatta 10:00 pm 12.6 -- 11.8 10.7 85 10.5 SSW 11
Maroochydore 10:00 pm 10.6 -- 10.1 10.5 90 9.4   Calm
Tewantin 10:00 pm 13.8 -- 12.9 13.5 85 11.5 NNW 4
Nambour 10:00 pm 11.3 -- 10.5 11.1 85 9.2   Calm
Beerburrum 10:00 pm 8.5 -- 7.7 7.6 85 6.1   Calm
Toolara          *         
Jimna 10:00 pm 5.8 -- 4.5  *  75 1.9    
Gympie 10:00 pm 9.5 -- 8.6 8.8 85 7.1   Calm
Double Island Point 10:00 pm 17.2 -- 14.6 13.3 65 10.8 NW 22
Gulf Country
Burketown 10:00 pm 18.7 -- 14.6 15.8 50 8.1 NNW 13
Zinifex Century Mine 10:00 pm 19.4 -- 11.8 16.4 20 -5.5 ENE 2
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 10:00 pm 22.6 -- 21.5 24.0 85 20.3 NE 13
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 10:00 pm 22.2 -- 19.0 21.8 65 15.1 WNW 11
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 pm 22.0 -- 20.6 22.8 85 19.0 NNE 13
Horn Island 10:00 pm 24.9 -- 22.8 25.1 75 20.6 E 20
Lockhart River 10:00 pm 20.6 -- 20.2 24.2 95 19.8   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 10:00 pm 24.7 -- 23.1 28.0 80 21.5 NE 6
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 10:00 pm 22.8 -- 21.5 25.3 85 20.2 W 7
Cairns Racecourse 10:00 pm 22.8 -- 21.4 26.5 85 20.0   Calm
Cape Flattery 10:00 pm 23.0 -- 21.6 25.1 85 20.1 ENE 9
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 10:00 pm 20.9 -- 20.4 23.8 95 19.8 WNW 4
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 10:00 pm 24.1 -- 22.4 25.3 80 20.6 NNE 15
Lucinda 10:00 pm 24.0 -- 22.2 22.2 80 20.3 N 30
Mareeba 10:00 pm 19.7 -- 18.6 21.5 85 17.3 NE 4
Palmerville 10:00 pm 24.4 -- 21.2 24.2 65 17.6 NNE 15
South Johnstone 10:00 pm 22.5 -- 21.5 26.5 90 20.5   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 pm 23.7 -- 22.5 24.4 85 21.2 NNE 19
Ayr 09:00 pm 20.2 -- 19.1 22.2 85 17.8 NE 4
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 10:00 pm 23.7 -- 21.7 23.6 75 19.5 NNE 19
Woolshed 10:00 pm 19.1 -- 19.1 19.5 100 19.1 NNE 15
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 10:00 pm 20.3 -- 14.2 19.0 35 3.9   Calm
Hughenden 10:00 pm 19.0 -- 11.6 14.7 20 -5.1 SE 9
Richmond 10:00 pm 21.0 -- 12.9 15.9 15 -5.0 SE 13
Channel Country
Ballera 10:00 pm 19.7 -- 13.8 15.4 35 3.4 NE 15
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 10:00 pm 22.1 -- 15.5 18.8 30 4.6 E 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 10:00 pm 19.9 -- 12.0 15.0 15 -6.6 NE 11
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 10:00 pm 15.8 -- 11.5 13.1 45 3.9 E 7
Isisford          *         
Longreach 10:00 pm 19.7 -- 12.2 15.1 20 -4.3 ESE 11
Tambo          *         
Winton 10:00 pm 20.7 -- 13.0 17.2 20 -3.0 ENE 6
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 pm 11.6 -- 7.4 8.2 40 -2.3 ESE 6
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 10:00 pm 11.9 -- 8.7 9.0 55 2.6 NNE 7
St George 09:00 pm 10.4 -- 7.9 7.5 60 2.7 ENE 7
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 10:00 pm 25.8 -- 16.2 21.0 15 -2.8 NNE 13
Cloncurry 10:00 pm 20.4 -- 12.6 16.7 20 -4.7 N 6
Julia Creek 10:00 pm 20.4 -- 12.2 16.3 15 -7.1 SSW 7
Mt Isa 10:00 pm 16.1 -- 10.2 13.8 30 -2.4   Calm
The Monument 10:00 pm 23.8 -- 14.9 19.0 15 -2.7 N 13
Urandangi 10:00 pm 23.9 -- 15.1 19.5 15 -2.6 N 11
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 10:00 pm 22.0 -- 20.4 22.6 80 18.6 ENE 13
Mackay Airport 10:00 pm 21.2 -- 19.5 22.1 80 17.6 NE 9
Mackay 10:00 pm 21.3 -- 19.6 22.3 80 17.7 NNE 9
Proserpine 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 19.9 24.0 90 18.9   Calm
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 10:00 pm 16.9 -- 12.9 14.0 50 6.4 ESE 11
Clermont 10:00 pm 16.2 -- 12.6 15.0 55 6.6 ESE 2
Lochington 10:00 pm 13.0 -- 10.9 11.7 70 7.5 N 4
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 10:00 pm 12.4 -- 9.2 10.5 55 3.1 S 2
Springsure          *         
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 pm 12.0 -- 9.4 8.7 60 4.7 ESE 11
Gladstone Airport 10:00 pm 14.7 -- 12.7 13.5 70 9.5 SW 6
Heron Island 09:00 pm        *      N 17
Rockhampton 10:00 pm 15.9 -- 13.5 16.0 70 10.0   Calm
Samuel Hill 09:00 pm 12.9 -- 12.3 13.3 90 11.3   Calm
Williamson 10:00 pm 17.7 -- 15.9 18.8 75 13.4   Calm
Yeppoon 10:00 pm 17.2 -- 14.9 16.6 70 11.7 WNW 6
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 10:00 pm 5.3 -- 4.1 1.8 75 1.4 E 9
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 10:00 pm 7.5 -- 7.1 6.7 95 6.4   Calm
Oakey 10:00 pm 5.4 -- 4.3 3.0 80 2.1 NE 4
Stanthorpe 10:00 pm 2.4 -- 1.7 0.4 85 0.1   Calm
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 10:00 pm 10.4 -- 6.9 6.6 45 -0.4 SSW 9
Warwick 10:00 pm 3.6 -- 2.7 0.6 80 0.5 ENE 6
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 10:00 pm 12.8 -- 11.1 10.3 75 8.3 NNW 11
Double Island Point 10:00 pm 17.2 -- 14.6 13.3 65 10.8 NW 22
Gayndah 10:00 pm 11.2 -- 9.3 9.5 70 5.9 SSW 4
Hervey Bay 10:00 pm 11.6 -- 10.7 10.1 85 9.2 W 7
Gympie 10:00 pm 9.5 -- 8.6 8.8 85 7.1   Calm
Jimna 10:00 pm 5.8 -- 4.5  *  75 1.9    
Kingaroy 10:00 pm 6.5 -- 5.2 4.9 75 2.6   Calm
Lady Elliot Island 09:00 pm 19.6 -- 15.6 17.5 55 9.8 NNW 11
Maryborough          *         
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara          *         
Town of 1770          *         

Note: Calculation of the sun WBGT has been suppressed for this hour because the approximation used is not valid at these times.

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).