Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 8.12 pm ( ST) Thursday 03 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 08:00 pm 19.7 -- 14.0 15.6 35 4.2 W 15
Brisbane Airport 08:00 pm 19.7 -- 13.6 13.5 30 2.4 WSW 24
Archerfield 08:00 pm 18.9 -- 13.4 13.3 35 3.5 W 22
Amberley 08:00 pm 18.7 -- 12.8 13.2 30 1.7 WSW 20
Beaudesert AWS 08:00 pm 17.7 -- 13.0 14.9 45 5.0 W 9
Redcliffe 08:00 pm 20.4 -- 14.1 15.6 30 2.7 WSW 17
Gold Coast Seaway 08:00 pm 18.7 -- 13.8 13.9 40 5.5 W 20
Gatton 08:00 pm 16.8 -- 12.6 12.0 45 5.4 WSW 20
Toowoomba 08:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.0 6.0 65 5.0 WSW 22
Oakey 08:00 pm 11.4 -- 9.1 7.4 65 5.1 WSW 15
Cape Moreton 08:00 pm 19.5 -- 14.8 13.6 45 7.6 W 28
Coolangatta 08:00 pm 17.6 -- 13.3 13.5 45 6.2 WNW 17
Maroochydore 08:00 pm 16.5 -- 12.5 13.8 50 5.8 WNW 9
Tewantin 08:00 pm 20.1 -- 14.4 17.6 35 4.6 WSW 7
Nambour 08:00 pm 18.3 -- 12.8 16.0 35 2.6 W 4
Beerburrum 08:00 pm 18.6 -- 13.4 16.0 40 4.4 W 7
Toolara          *         
Jimna 08:00 pm 14.4 -- 10.5  *  50 3.5    
Gympie 08:00 pm 19.6 -- 13.9 17.0 35 4.1 SW 7
Double Island Point 08:00 pm 20.5 -- 13.7 13.3 25 0.9 SSW 28
Gulf Country
Burketown 08:00 pm 25.8 -- 16.4 21.1 15 -1.9 SSE 13
Zinifex Century Mine 08:00 pm 23.2 -- 14.2 20.1 15 -5.7 E 2
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 08:00 pm 25.5 -- 22.6 26.1 70 19.4 SW 15
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 08:00 pm 27.4 -- 17.7 23.0 15 0.2 SSW 13
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 06:00 pm 28.8 -- 19.9 25.6 25 6.8 ENE 13
Horn Island 08:00 pm 24.5 -- 22.2 23.9 75 19.8 ESE 22
Lockhart River 08:00 pm 20.6 -- 19.7 23.7 90 18.7   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 08:00 pm 25.1 -- 22.5 27.6 70 19.8 W 6
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 08:00 pm 22.9 -- 21.5 25.2 85 19.9 W 7
Cairns Racecourse 08:00 pm 22.8 -- 21.3 26.3 80 19.6   Calm
Cape Flattery 08:00 pm 22.6 -- 20.9 24.1 80 19.0 NE 9
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 08:00 pm 21.0 -- 20.2 24.4 90 19.4   Calm
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 08:00 pm 23.8 -- 21.7 26.0 75 19.5 NE 7
Lucinda 08:00 pm 24.1 -- 22.8 22.4 85 21.4 NNW 32
Mareeba 08:00 pm 21.0 -- 17.3 21.8 60 12.4   Calm
Palmerville 08:00 pm 26.9 -- 19.8 25.9 35 10.2 SSE 6
South Johnstone 08:00 pm 22.1 -- 21.2 25.2 90 20.2 W 4
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 08:00 pm 23.3 -- 22.2 26.2 85 21.0 NNW 7
Ayr 06:00 pm 24.5 -- 21.8 25.6 70 18.9 NNW 11
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 08:00 pm 21.9 -- 21.0 23.9 90 20.0 NNW 9
Woolshed 08:00 pm 18.1 -- 17.0 20.0 85 15.7   Calm
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 03:00 pm 30.0 -- 18.4 26.1 10 -4.9 SW 7
Georgetown 08:00 pm 27.5 -- 17.9 23.3 20 1.8 SSW 13
Hughenden 08:00 pm 19.5 -- 11.4 14.5 15 -8.7 S 11
Richmond 08:00 pm 19.3 -- 11.5 13.3 15 -7.1 S 17
Channel Country
Ballera 08:00 pm 17.4 -- 12.3 13.1 40 3.0 S 15
Bedourie          *         
Boulia 03:00 pm 24.0 -- 18.0 22.7 40 9.3 S 6
Birdsville 08:00 pm 18.4 -- 13.6 15.2 40 5.3 SW 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 08:00 pm 17.1 -- 12.1 12.7 40 2.7 SSW 15
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 25.0 -- 16.4 21.1 20 0.9 WSW 11
Blackall 08:00 pm 17.7 -- 12.2 14.7 35 2.1 WSW 7
Isisford          *         
Longreach 08:00 pm 19.4 -- 12.6 14.8 25 -1.2 SW 13
Tambo          *         
Winton 08:00 pm 18.8 -- 11.5 14.8 20 -5.3 SSW 7
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 08:00 pm 16.9 -- 11.8 13.6 35 2.3 SW 9
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 08:00 pm 13.1 -- 10.0 9.8 55 4.5 W 11
St George 06:00 pm 17.0 -- 12.0 11.3 40 2.6 WSW 22
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 08:00 pm 23.3 -- 14.7 18.4 15 -3.1 S 13
Cloncurry 08:00 pm 22.7 -- 14.2 17.8 15 -3.6 SW 13
Julia Creek 08:00 pm 19.0 -- 11.4 13.4 15 -6.6 S 15
Mt Isa 08:00 pm 22.0 -- 14.0 17.3 20 -2.0 S 13
The Monument 08:00 pm 18.7 -- 11.9 14.3 25 -2.3 S 11
Urandangi 08:00 pm 18.0 -- 11.3 13.8 20 -4.0 SSE 9
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 08:00 pm 23.2 -- 22.1 20.3 85 20.9 NNW 37
Mackay Airport 08:00 pm 20.5 -- 19.9 22.5 90 19.2 NNW 7
Mackay 08:00 pm 22.3 -- 21.9 24.6 95 21.4 NNW 11
Proserpine 08:00 pm 21.8 -- 21.0 23.5 90 20.1 NNW 11
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 08:00 pm 20.2 -- 13.3 15.8 25 0.1 WSW 13
Clermont 08:00 pm 16.6 -- 10.3 13.3 25 -4.0 W 4
Lochington 08:00 pm 16.0 -- 11.0 13.1 35 1.3 WNW 6
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 08:00 pm 18.6 -- 12.6 15.7 30 1.2 WSW 6
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 06:00 pm 21.9 -- 14.4 18.2 25 -0.1 W 9
Gladstone Airport 08:00 pm 23.6 -- 14.8 20.0 15 -3.7 WNW 6
Heron Island 06:00 pm        *      NW 33
Rockhampton 08:00 pm 21.5 -- 13.6 17.4 20 -2.9 WSW 9
Samuel Hill 08:00 pm 20.9 -- 20.1 23.1 90 19.2 NW 6
Williamson 08:00 pm 20.8 -- 19.8 23.9 90 18.7   Calm
Yeppoon 08:00 pm 22.0 -- 14.2 18.1 20 -1.3 W 9
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 08:00 pm 11.0 -- 9.0 8.8 70 5.3 W 6
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 08:00 pm 15.5 -- 11.3 13.4 45 3.7 SW 4
Oakey 08:00 pm 11.4 -- 9.1 7.4 65 5.1 WSW 15
Stanthorpe 08:00 pm 7.8 -- 7.0 3.6 85 5.7 W 17
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 08:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.0 6.0 65 5.0 WSW 22
Warwick 08:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.2 8.2 65 5.4 W 11
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 08:00 pm 18.9 -- 14.5 18.4 50 7.7   Calm
Double Island Point 08:00 pm 20.5 -- 13.7 13.3 25 0.9 SSW 28
Gayndah 08:00 pm 18.8 -- 13.4 15.7 35 3.8 SW 9
Hervey Bay 08:00 pm 17.4 -- 16.5 17.5 90 15.4 W 9
Gympie 08:00 pm 19.6 -- 13.9 17.0 35 4.1 SW 7
Jimna 08:00 pm 14.4 -- 10.5  *  50 3.5    
Kingaroy 08:00 pm 14.9 -- 11.1 11.2 50 4.3 WSW 13
Lady Elliot Island 06:00 pm 22.2 -- 21.2 20.7 90 20.2 NNW 28
Maryborough 06:00 pm 22.9 -- 16.7 20.5 35 7.0 W 9
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).