Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 10.12 am ( ST) Sunday 20 April 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 23.9 24.0 19.7 24.6 55 14.6 SW 4
Brisbane Airport 10:00 am 24.5 24.3 20.0 24.2 55 14.5 WSW 9
Archerfield 10:00 am 23.2 23.6 19.3 23.5 60 14.5 SW 6
Amberley 10:00 am 22.7 22.9 18.7 23.8 55 13.5   Calm
Beaudesert AWS 10:00 am 23.9 23.8 19.5 24.8 55 14.0 WNW 2
Redcliffe 10:00 am 25.0 24.7 20.4 24.1 55 14.8 SSE 13
Gold Coast Seaway 10:00 am 26.4 26.0 21.5 27.0 50 15.8 NW 7
Gatton 10:00 am 22.9 23.4 19.2 24.0 60 14.5 N 2
Toowoomba 10:00 am 20.2 20.2 15.9 17.8 50 10.0 ENE 13
Oakey 10:00 am 24.1 22.2 17.9 22.6 40 9.3 NE 7
Cape Moreton 10:00 am 25.0 25.1 20.7 25.1 55 15.6 N 9
Coolangatta 10:00 am 25.7 24.6 20.3 24.0 45 13.5 N 15
Maroochydore 10:00 am 25.4 25.2 20.9 25.8 55 15.4 E 7
Tewantin 10:00 am 24.2 24.2 19.9 24.5 55 14.6 ESE 6
Nambour 10:00 am 24.3 24.2 19.9 25.0 55 14.4 ENE 4
Beerburrum 10:00 am 24.0 23.5 19.3 24.6 50 13.2 SE 2
Toolara 10:00 am 25.9 25.7 21.3 27.5 55 15.9    
Jimna          *         
Gympie 10:00 am 22.3 23.7 19.4 23.9 65 15.9 ESE 2
Double Island Point 10:00 am 26.9 26.2 21.7 27.4 50 15.6 NNE 7
Gulf Country
Burketown 10:00 am 27.5 24.3 20.1 23.3 35 9.8 SE 22
Zinifex Century Mine 10:00 am 29.9 23.4 19.1 23.8 15 0.5 ESE 22
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 10:00 am 26.9 28.3 23.4 26.9 65 19.8 E 19
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 10:00 am 28.5 27.9 23.3 27.4 50 17.4 ENE 19
Sweers Island 09:00 am 28.4 28.7 23.9 27.9 55 19.0 SE 20
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 am 27.5 29.1 24.1 28.7 65 20.6 E 15
Horn Island 10:00 am 27.4 31.1 25.6 28.2 80 23.8 ESE 26
Lockhart River 10:00 am 27.3 29.3 24.2 27.9 70 21.1 ESE 19
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 10:00 am 28.0 28.6 23.8 27.2 60 19.3 E 22
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 10:00 am 26.0 27.1 22.5 25.8 65 18.6 SSE 17
Cairns Racecourse 10:00 am 25.7 27.6 22.8 26.5 70 19.8 SSE 15
Cape Flattery 10:03 am 27.6 28.4 23.6 25.3 60 19.4 SE 30
Cardwell 09:00 am 24.6 28.7 23.6 28.0 90 22.7 ESE 9
Cooktown 10:00 am 26.9 27.4 22.7 24.8 60 18.1 ESE 26
Innisfail 09:00 am 23.9 26.7 22.1 26.9 80 20.1 WSW 4
Low Isles 10:00 am 27.5 27.9 23.2 25.2 60 18.5 SE 28
Lucinda 10:00 am 27.3 26.7 22.2 27.7 50 16.3 SE 9
Mareeba 10:00 am 24.1 24.4 20.1 22.6 60 15.3 ESE 17
Palmerville 10:00 am 27.0 29.5 24.3 29.5 75 21.7 E 11
South Johnstone 10:00 am 26.7 27.0 22.4 27.3 55 17.6 SE 11
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 25.7 24.8 20.5 23.7 50 13.9 E 17
Ayr 09:00 am 24.2 26.1 21.5 25.6 70 18.6 SSE 9
Bowen 09:00 am 25.1 26.8 22.1 25.8 70 18.9 SE 13
Ingham 09:00 am 22.9 26.6 21.9 27.0 90 20.8   Calm
Townsville 10:00 am 27.2 27.1 22.5 27.2 55 17.3 E 13
Woolshed 10:00 am 22.8 24.1 19.7 23.1 65 16.1 NNE 9
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 09:00 am 23.3 24.9 20.5 25.4 70 17.2 E 2
Georgetown 10:00 am 27.7 26.8 22.2 27.2 50 16.0 E 13
Hughenden 10:00 am 27.1 25.5 21.1 24.1 45 13.8 ENE 22
Richmond 10:00 am 28.6 26.8 22.3 27.7 45 14.8 ENE 13
Channel Country
Ballera 10:00 am 23.0 20.0 15.7 19.0 25 3.0 ESE 13
Bedourie          *         
Boulia 09:00 am 22.0 19.7 15.4 18.7 30 4.3 SE 11
Birdsville 10:00 am 25.1 21.7 17.5 20.8 30 5.3 E 17
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 10:00 am 21.3 19.1 14.8 18.8 30 3.5 ESE 6
Windorah 09:00 am 20.4 18.8 14.5 18.0 35 4.4 SE 6
Central West
Barcaldine 09:00 am 24.5 24.8 20.4 26.3 55 15.5   Calm
Blackall 10:00 am 26.8 24.8 20.5 25.5 40 12.4 NNE 11
Isisford 09:00 am 22.7 24.3 19.9 23.3 70 16.7 SE 9
Longreach 10:00 am 27.0 24.1 19.8 24.6 35 10.1 N 13
Tambo 09:00 am 20.6 19.2 15.0 19.3 40 5.8 SE 2
Winton 10:00 am 26.9 23.1 18.8 22.6 30 6.9 ESE 19
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 24.1 20.8 16.4 22.4 25 3.8 WSW 2
Cunnamulla 09:00 am 20.1 19.2 15.0 18.0 40 6.7 SSE 7
Injune 09:00 am 20.3 20.5 16.4 20.2 55 10.8 E 2
Mitchell 09:00 am 17.7 18.0 13.7 17.1 50 7.4   Calm
Roma 10:00 am 23.5 21.6 17.3 22.4 40 8.4 ENE 4
St George 09:00 am 19.3 19.7 15.5 18.6 55 10.0 E 4
Surat 09:00 am 20.5 20.2 16.0 19.6 50 9.3 ESE 4
Northwest
Camooweal 09:00 am 23.7 20.5 16.2 18.7 25 3.6 SSE 19
Cloncurry 10:00 am 29.4 23.5 19.2 23.3 20 2.6 SE 24
Julia Creek 10:00 am 29.0 24.0 19.8 24.4 25 5.8 E 19
Mt Isa 10:00 am 27.3 21.8 17.4 21.7 15 -0.1 SE 19
The Monument 10:00 am 25.5      *      ESE 22
Urandangi 10:00 am 26.1 22.3 18.1 19.8 25 5.7 ESE 28
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen 09:00 am 25.1 26.8 22.1 25.8 70 18.9 SE 13
Collinsville 09:00 am 20.7 23.3 19.0 22.4 80 17.1 NE 4
Hamilton Island 10:00 am 26.6 27.5 22.8 26.1 60 18.7 ESE 19
Mackay Airport 10:00 am 26.1 27.5 22.8 27.7 65 19.2 ESE 9
Mackay 10:00 am 25.5 27.0 22.3 27.4 65 18.9 SE 7
Proserpine 10:00 am 25.9 27.2 22.5 27.7 65 18.8 SE 7
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 10:00 am 25.5 25.5 21.0 26.7 55 15.8 W 4
Clermont 10:00 am 25.3 25.0 20.6 26.5 55 15.0 N 2
Lochington 10:00 am 26.1 24.7 20.4 26.3 45 13.2 NNW 4
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 10:00 am 24.5 23.5 19.3 24.5 45 12.5 WSW 4
Springsure 09:00 am 23.6 24.2 19.9 25.0 60 15.4 N 2
Taroom 09:00 am 18.4 19.3 15.1 18.2 60 10.4 NNW 2
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 20.0 20.8 16.6 19.9 60 12.0 E 4
Gladstone Airport 10:00 am 24.8 26.0 21.5 25.8 65 17.8 S 9
Heron Island 09:00 am        *      NNE 9
Rockhampton 10:00 am 24.7 26.4 21.8 26.5 70 18.7 S 7
Samuel Hill 10:00 am 26.6 27.1 22.5 27.3 60 17.9 NNE 11
Williamson 10:00 am 26.5 30.9 25.4 30.8 90 24.3 E 9
Yeppoon 10:00 am 26.3 28.0 23.2 28.7 70 20.0 ENE 7
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 10:00 am 22.6 20.9 16.7 21.3 40 7.6 W 4
Goondiwindi 09:00 am 19.6 19.6 15.4 18.6 50 9.0 NE 4
Inglewood 10:00 am        *      WSW 4
Miles 10:00 am 24.7 22.2 17.9 22.9 35 8.0 N 7
Oakey 10:00 am 24.1 22.2 17.9 22.6 40 9.3 NE 7
Stanthorpe 10:00 am 18.9 17.9 13.3 16.3 40 4.2 WSW 7
Texas 09:00 am 18.2 19.2 15.1 17.6 60 10.5 SE 4
Toowoomba 10:00 am 20.2 20.2 15.9 17.8 50 10.0 ENE 13
Warwick 10:00 am 20.7 20.9 16.6 20.7 55 11.1 SW 2
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 10:00 am 24.7 25.5 21.1 25.7 60 16.9 NW 7
Double Island Point 10:00 am 26.9 26.2 21.7 27.4 50 15.6 NNE 7
Gayndah 10:00 am 22.5 21.6 17.4 22.3 45 10.3 SSW 2
Hervey Bay 10:00 am 25.4 25.7 21.3 26.3 60 16.5 NE 7
Gympie 10:00 am 22.3 23.7 19.4 23.9 65 15.9 ESE 2
Jimna          *         
Kingaroy 10:00 am 23.4 22.0 17.7 22.6 40 9.8 ESE 4
Lady Elliot Island 09:00 am 25.7 26.8 22.2 27.5 65 18.4 W 6
Maryborough 09:00 am 21.7 22.9 18.6 22.1 65 14.8 S 6
Monto 09:00 am 16.4 19.0 14.9 16.9 80 12.8 N 2
Rainbow Beach 09:00 am 24.6 25.6 21.2 26.7 65 17.2 W 2
Sandy Cape 09:00 am 25.4 25.4 21.0 27.4 55 15.9   Calm
Toolara 10:00 am 25.9 25.7 21.3 27.5 55 15.9    
Town of 1770 09:00 am 24.5 27.4 22.6 27.8 80 20.7 W 4

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).