Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 12.12 pm ( ST) Saturday 02 August 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 19.7 16.8 12.3 16.0 20 -4.5 WSW 6
Brisbane Airport 12:00 pm 19.4 16.0 11.2 13.8 10 -10.8 SW 13
Archerfield 12:00 pm 19.0 15.9 11.2 12.4 15 -9.1 S 19
Amberley 12:00 pm 19.9 15.9 11.1 14.4 10 -15.5 SSE 11
Beaudesert AWS 12:00 pm 18.4 15.5 10.7 12.5 15 -9.5 SSW 15
Redcliffe 12:00 pm 19.2 16.1 11.4 12.7 15 -8.0 S 19
Gold Coast Seaway 12:00 pm 18.9 16.5 12.0 10.4 20 -3.3 SSE 32
Gatton 12:00 pm 18.7 15.8 11.0 12.2 15 -8.4 SW 19
Toowoomba 12:00 pm 12.5 12.3 6.8 6.3 20 -8.6 SW 17
Oakey 12:00 pm 14.8 13.7 8.5 8.3 20 -7.9 SW 19
Cape Moreton 12:00 pm 16.7 15.7 11.1 10.5 30 -0.5 S 22
Coolangatta 12:00 pm 19.0 16.4 11.8 12.8 20 -4.4 S 19
Maroochydore 12:00 pm 20.1 17.1 12.6 13.4 20 -4.2 S 22
Tewantin 12:00 pm 19.3 16.8 12.3 14.5 20 -2.9 S 13
Nambour 12:00 pm 19.8 16.4 11.8 15.2 15 -8.4 WSW 9
Beerburrum 12:00 pm 19.2 16.2 11.5 14.7 15 -7.2 S 9
Toolara 12:00 pm 18.7 16.7 12.2  *  25 -1.2    
Jimna          *         
Gympie 12:00 pm 19.7 16.7 12.1 14.6 20 -5.3 S 13
Double Island Point 12:00 pm 17.5 16.1 11.4 8.7 30 -1.2 S 35
Gulf Country
Burketown 12:00 pm 24.4 20.6 16.4 16.5 25 2.5 SSE 33
Zinifex Century Mine 12:00 pm 23.9 19.6 15.2 18.1 20 -1.8 ESE 19
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 12:00 pm 29.9 28.0 23.4 30.2 45 16.0 E 9
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 12:00 pm 25.6 21.3 17.1 18.7 20 2.3 S 28
Sweers Island 09:00 am 20.5 19.5 15.3 14.5 40 7.0 SE 28
Peninsula
Coen 12:00 pm 28.4 27.2 22.7 27.2 45 16.0 ENE 17
Horn Island 12:00 pm 27.3 29.1 24.1 25.8 70 20.9 E 30
Lockhart River 12:00 pm 26.6 28.6 23.7 26.9 70 20.7 E 20
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 12:00 pm 29.3 28.5 23.8 28.8 50 17.7 ENE 17
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 12:00 pm 27.0 26.8 22.3 26.9 55 16.9 ESE 13
Cairns Racecourse 12:00 pm 26.9 27.3 22.6 27.2 60 17.9 ESE 13
Cape Flattery 12:00 pm 25.8 28.2 23.3 25.0 75 20.8 SSE 26
Cardwell 09:00 am 22.5 25.2 20.7 23.9 80 18.7 ESE 9
Cooktown 12:00 pm 26.3 27.4 22.7 25.3 65 18.8 ESE 22
Innisfail 09:00 am 19.3 22.7 18.5 21.5 90 17.5 WNW 2
Low Isles 12:00 pm 25.1 26.8 22.2 24.6 70 19.0 SSE 20
Lucinda 12:00 pm 22.3 23.0 18.8 20.1 60 14.4 S 19
Mareeba 12:00 pm 24.2 23.4 19.0 22.9 50 12.5 ENE 11
Palmerville 12:00 pm 29.8 27.3 22.8 29.5 40 14.4 SSE 9
South Johnstone 12:00 pm 24.9 25.9 21.4 25.4 65 17.5 S 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 12:00 pm 24.4 25.4 21.0 24.7 65 17.1 ENE 11
Ayr 12:00 pm 25.0 24.7 20.4 25.2 55 14.8 W 7
Bowen 09:00 am 22.0 24.9 20.5 23.1 80 18.8 SSW 11
Ingham 09:00 am 16.1      *      SSW 4
Townsville 12:00 pm 26.5 24.1 19.9 25.7 40 10.9 SE 6
Woolshed 12:00 pm 22.6 20.6 16.3 21.5 35 6.8 S 2
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 09:00 am 19.0 16.9 12.4 14.4 25 -1.1 SSW 13
Georgetown 12:00 pm 27.4 22.9 18.6 24.2 25 5.1 E 11
Hughenden 12:00 pm 22.5 18.8 14.3 17.8 20 -1.6 SE 13
Richmond 12:00 pm 21.6 18.6 14.2 14.7 25 0.2 ESE 26
Channel Country
Ballera 12:00 pm 14.4 14.0 9.1 7.0 30 -3.4 SE 26
Bedourie 09:00 am 11.6 13.9 9.2 7.9 60 4.6 SSE 13
Boulia 09:00 am 10.6 11.4 5.9 4.6 30 -7.1 SE 17
Birdsville 12:00 pm 16.6 15.2 10.5 9.6 25 -3.5 SE 24
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 12:00 pm 13.2 13.2 8.2 7.9 30 -4.0 ESE 15
Windorah 09:00 am 10.5 11.8 6.5 6.9 40 -3.3 SSE 6
Central West
Barcaldine 09:00 am 13.3 13.7 8.9 4.9 40 -0.8 SE 33
Blackall 12:00 pm 17.1 15.2 10.3 8.7 20 -6.0 ESE 30
Isisford 09:00 am 13.1 13.3 8.3 6.2 35 -3.0 SSE 24
Longreach 12:00 pm 18.0 15.5 10.7 10.2 15 -7.3 SSE 26
Tambo 09:00 am 11.0 13.5 8.8 6.2 65 4.5 ESE 19
Winton 12:00 pm 18.8 16.2 11.5 11.6 20 -5.3 SE 24
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 12:00 pm 14.2 13.2 7.9 6.6 20 -9.4 SE 24
Cunnamulla 09:00 am 8.6 11.0 5.6 3.2 50 -1.5 SE 17
Injune 09:00 am 10.6 12.2 7.1 5.3 45 -0.7 SE 17
Mitchell 09:00 am 10.1 11.5 6.1 6.3 35 -4.0 SSE 7
Roma 12:00 pm 14.5 13.8 8.7 8.6 25 -5.3 SE 17
St George 12:00 pm 13.6 13.4 8.3 6.9 30 -4.5 S 22
Surat 09:00 am 9.7 11.3 5.9 3.1 40 -3.5 SSE 22
Northwest
Camooweal 12:00 pm 19.7 17.0 12.5 13.1 20 -3.2 SSE 22
Cloncurry 12:00 pm 19.3 16.7 12.1 12.3 20 -3.5 ESE 24
Julia Creek 12:00 pm 21.5 18.3 13.8 14.0 20 -1.7 SE 28
Mt Isa 12:00 pm 18.5 15.9 11.1 11.6 20 -6.6 SSE 22
The Monument 12:00 pm 17.3 15.5 10.6 10.2 20 -4.6 SE 24
Urandangi 12:00 pm 17.4 15.5 10.7 9.5 20 -5.1 ESE 28
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen 09:00 am 22.0 24.9 20.5 23.1 80 18.8 SSW 11
Collinsville 09:00 am 20.6 22.6 18.4 21.7 75 15.6 S 4
Hamilton Island 12:00 pm 21.6 23.2 18.9 17.2 70 15.7 SSE 33
Mackay Airport 12:00 pm 23.0 22.4 18.2 17.8 50 11.7 SE 30
Mackay 12:00 pm 21.1 21.2 17.0 17.9 55 11.3 SE 19
Proserpine 12:00 pm 24.0 25.5 21.1 21.7 70 17.7 ESE 26
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 12:00 pm 18.6 16.3 11.6 10.8 20 -4.1 SSE 28
Clermont 12:00 pm 19.4 16.9 12.3 13.8 20 -2.8 SSE 17
Lochington 12:00 pm 18.6 16.0 11.2 14.2 20 -6.2 SSE 9
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 12:00 pm 17.6 15.7 10.9 10.9 20 -4.3 S 22
Springsure 09:00 am 13.9 13.2 8.0 9.7 20 -7.7 SSE 7
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 12:00 pm 19.0 16.4 11.8 13.2 20 -4.4 SE 17
Gladstone Airport 12:00 pm 22.4 18.9 14.5 17.0 20 -1.0 S 17
Heron Island 12:00 pm        *      S 33
Rockhampton 12:00 pm 22.6 18.7 14.3 17.0 20 -3.1 S 17
Samuel Hill 12:00 pm 22.1 20.9 16.7 18.9 40 8.6 SSE 15
Williamson 12:00 pm 23.3 20.5 16.3 18.9 30 4.8 SSW 17
Yeppoon 12:00 pm 21.5 20.3 16.1 17.4 40 7.8 E 19
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 12:00 pm 15.0 13.9 8.8 8.0 20 -7.1 S 22
Goondiwindi 09:00 am 9.5 11.5 6.3 5.6 45 -1.2 SW 9
Inglewood 12:00 pm        *      S 15
Miles 12:00 pm 14.4 13.4 8.2 8.3 20 -8.1 S 17
Oakey 12:00 pm 14.8 13.7 8.5 8.3 20 -7.9 SW 19
Stanthorpe 12:00 pm 11.8 11.3 5.3 5.1 10 -16.6 SW 17
Texas 09:00 am 10.0 12.2 7.2 6.5 55 1.3 SE 9
Toowoomba 12:00 pm 12.5 12.3 6.8 6.3 20 -8.6 SW 17
Warwick 12:00 pm 15.5 13.7 8.3 10.9 15 -12.5 SSE 7
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 12:00 pm 21.3 17.8 13.3 15.6 20 -4.0 S 17
Double Island Point 12:00 pm 17.5 16.1 11.4 8.7 30 -1.2 S 35
Gayndah 12:00 pm 19.4 16.5 11.8 13.1 15 -6.2 SSW 19
Hervey Bay 12:00 pm 20.9 18.3 14.0 15.4 25 0.7 S 19
Gympie 12:00 pm 19.7 16.7 12.1 14.6 20 -5.3 S 13
Jimna          *         
Kingaroy 12:00 pm 15.9 14.3 9.2 8.5 20 -7.7 S 24
Lady Elliot Island 12:00 pm 19.3 18.3 14.0 12.4 40 4.8 S 30
Maryborough 12:00 pm 20.5 17.5 12.9 15.2 20 -3.2 S 15
Monto 09:00 am 14.0 14.2 9.3 10.6 35 -0.7 S 7
Rainbow Beach 09:00 am 15.8 16.1 11.6 14.1 45 4.0 S 2
Sandy Cape 09:00 am 17.4 17.9 13.6 11.5 50 7.5 SW 28
Toolara 12:00 pm 18.7 16.7 12.2  *  25 -1.2    
Town of 1770 09:00 am 17.6 16.1 11.4 11.2 25 -1.6 S 22

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).