Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 8.07 pm ( ST) Saturday 27 August 2016
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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 12.5 -- 10.0 11.5 60 5.4   Calm
Brisbane Airport 08:00 pm 12.6 -- 10.8 11.0 75 7.9 SW 6
Archerfield 08:00 pm 11.7 -- 9.3 10.2 65 4.9 WNW 2
Amberley 08:00 pm 10.0 -- 8.2 7.1 70 4.9 ESE 9
Beaudesert AWS 08:00 pm 9.5 -- 8.3 8.6 80 6.2   Calm
Redcliffe 08:00 pm 15.3 -- 11.9 12.7 55 6.1 E 9
Gold Coast Seaway 08:00 pm 15.1 -- 12.7 11.7 65 9.0 S 17
Gatton 08:00 pm 11.5 -- 8.4 9.5 55 2.3 W 2
Toowoomba 08:00 pm 10.0 -- 6.7 6.2 50 -0.5 WSW 9
Oakey 08:00 pm 7.6 -- 5.6 4.1 65 1.2 W 9
Cape Moreton 08:00 pm 16.8 -- 13.1 14.1 55 7.2 S 11
Coolangatta 08:00 pm 13.5 -- 11.8 11.6 75 9.2 WSW 9
Maroochydore 08:00 pm 10.5 -- 8.5 7.2 65 4.6 W 11
Tewantin 08:00 pm 12.6 -- 11.2 11.2 80 8.9 N 6
Nambour 08:00 pm 12.5 -- 8.5 10.5 40 0.0   Calm
Beerburrum 08:00 pm 9.1 -- 7.5 7.9 75 4.5   Calm
Toolara          *         
Jimna 08:00 pm 5.5      *         
Gympie 08:00 pm 10.5 -- 7.8 8.9 55 2.4   Calm
Double Island Point 08:00 pm        *      S 17
Gulf Country
Burketown 08:00 pm 19.4 -- 13.2 14.8 30 1.4 S 15
Zinifex Century Mine 08:00 pm 18.3 -- 11.7 14.6 25 -2.6 SSE 7
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 08:00 pm 22.1 -- 17.5 20.8 50 11.2 WSW 9
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 08:00 pm 22.4 -- 15.3 18.4 30 3.0 S 13
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 06:00 pm 24.7 -- 21.3 24.0 65 17.4 ENE 17
Horn Island 08:00 pm 26.4 -- 24.5 27.7 80 22.7 SE 20
Lockhart River 08:00 pm 24.7 -- 23.1 24.6 80 21.4 ESE 24
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 08:00 pm 25.7 -- 22.1 27.4 60 18.0 SSW 6
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 08:00 pm 20.2 -- 16.6 17.5 60 11.7 S 17
Cairns Racecourse 08:00 pm 19.5 -- 16.6 17.9 65 12.8 S 13
Cape Flattery 08:00 pm 23.3 -- 20.8 19.5 70 18.0 SE 35
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 08:00 pm 21.6 -- 19.1 20.0 70 16.1 SE 19
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 08:00 pm 22.0 -- 19.5 16.8 70 16.5 SE 39
Lucinda 08:00 pm 20.5 -- 16.4 18.2 55 10.6 ESE 13
Mareeba 08:00 pm 15.4 -- 13.0 10.7 65 9.3 SSE 24
Palmerville 08:00 pm 24.0 -- 19.7 22.2 55 14.4 NE 17
South Johnstone 08:00 pm 15.8 -- 14.9 14.9 85 13.7 WSW 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 08:00 pm 20.0 -- 16.2 17.4 55 10.7 E 15
Ayr 06:00 pm 18.5 -- 14.7 16.2 55 9.0 NE 11
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 08:00 pm 17.7 -- 14.8 17.9 65 10.6   Calm
Woolshed 08:00 pm 12.5 -- 10.8 11.7 75 8.2 NNE 2
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 03:00 pm 22.3 -- 14.9  *  25 1.4    
Georgetown 08:00 pm 22.2 -- 15.1 19.0 30 2.8 ESE 9
Hughenden 08:00 pm 15.4 -- 10.6 10.7 40 1.2 SSE 15
Richmond 08:00 pm 13.9 -- 10.2 8.6 50 3.1 SSE 20
Channel Country
Ballera 08:00 pm 13.3 -- 9.3 9.4 45 1.3 E 11
Bedourie          *         
Boulia 03:00 pm 21.1 -- 14.0 18.4 25 0.3 E 4
Birdsville 08:00 pm 16.9 -- 12.0 13.3 40 2.9 ENE 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 08:00 pm 12.2 -- 9.1 10.4 55 3.2 ENE 2
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 18.5 -- 13.3 15.9 40 4.0 S 7
Blackall 08:00 pm 9.9 -- 8.3 7.2 75 5.5 S 9
Isisford          *         
Longreach 08:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.1 7.7 65 5.0 SSE 13
Tambo          *         
Winton 08:00 pm 13.2 -- 10.8 10.8 65 6.8 SE 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
Maranoa and Warrego
Charleville 08:00 pm 8.5 -- 7.2 7.3 75 4.7   Calm
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 08:00 pm 7.3 -- 5.6 3.9 70 2.0 SW 9
St George 06:00 pm 12.7 -- 9.4 9.8 50 2.8 S 7
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 08:00 pm 18.2 -- 12.5 14.0 35 1.7 SSE 13
Cloncurry 08:00 pm 18.5 -- 12.8 14.0 35 2.4 SE 15
Julia Creek 08:00 pm 14.7 -- 11.2 10.3 50 5.0 SSE 17
Mt Isa 08:00 pm 16.7 -- 11.4 13.2 35 1.2 E 9
The Monument 08:00 pm 14.5 -- 10.8 11.5 50 4.2 ESE 9
Urandangi 08:00 pm 14.1 -- 11.1 11.4 55 5.7 E 9
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 08:00 pm 17.6 -- 14.5 13.1 60 10.0 SE 24
Mackay Airport 08:00 pm 14.7 -- 12.5 12.4 70 8.9 S 11
Mackay 08:00 pm 16.7 -- 13.4 13.8 55 8.2 S 13
Proserpine 08:00 pm 12.8 -- 11.8 11.6 85 10.3 SSW 7
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 08:00 pm 13.1 -- 10.1 11.9 55 4.5   Calm
Clermont 08:00 pm 12.1 -- 8.9 10.6 55 2.8   Calm
Lochington 08:00 pm 11.6 -- 8.6 9.7 55 2.9 W 2
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 08:00 pm 11.0 -- 7.9 7.9 50 1.5 SSE 7
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 14.6 -- 10.5 11.3 45 2.5 SW 9
Gladstone Airport 08:00 pm 13.5 -- 11.0 12.7 65 6.6   Calm
Heron Island 06:00 pm        *      SSE 2
Rockhampton 08:00 pm 14.3 -- 10.0 11.2 40 1.3 WSW 7
Samuel Hill 08:00 pm 8.4 -- 7.8 7.6 90 6.7   Calm
Williamson 08:00 pm 9.5 -- 8.6 8.8 85 6.9   Calm
Yeppoon 08:00 pm 13.0 -- 9.8 9.1 55 3.6 WSW 13
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 08:00 pm 9.8 -- 7.6 5.8 65 3.1 WSW 13
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 08:00 pm 10.2 -- 8.4 8.0 70 5.2 SSW 6
Oakey 08:00 pm 7.6 -- 5.6 4.1 65 1.2 W 9
Stanthorpe 08:00 pm 7.2 -- 6.1 5.9 80 4.1   Calm
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 08:00 pm 10.0 -- 6.7 6.2 50 -0.5 WSW 9
Warwick 08:00 pm 11.8 -- 10.0 9.0 75 7.1 SSW 11
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 08:00 pm 14.4 -- 9.8 10.8 40 0.3 SSW 9
Double Island Point 08:00 pm        *      S 17
Gayndah 08:00 pm 12.9 -- 9.2 9.5 45 1.9 SW 9
Hervey Bay 08:00 pm 9.7 -- 8.9 9.1 85 7.6   Calm
Gympie 08:00 pm 10.5 -- 7.8 8.9 55 2.4   Calm
Jimna 08:00 pm 5.5      *         
Kingaroy 08:00 pm 7.1 -- 5.2 5.3 65 1.2   Calm
Lady Elliot Island 08:00 pm 11.7 -- 9.8 10.2 70 6.6 S 4
Maryborough 06:00 pm 14.0 -- 10.6 11.4 50 4.3 ESE 7
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).