Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 3.12 pm ( ST) Tuesday 04 August 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 03:00 pm 20.0 20.1 15.9 18.9 50 9.9 S 6
Brisbane Airport 03:00 pm 19.0 19.8 15.7 16.1 60 10.9 ESE 17
Archerfield 03:00 pm 20.3 20.1 15.9 18.1 50 9.5 ESE 11
Amberley 03:00 pm 21.6 20.3 16.1 19.9 40 7.7 NW 6
Beaudesert AWS 03:00 pm 20.7 19.9 15.7 18.9 45 8.0 ENE 7
Redcliffe 03:00 pm 19.2 19.9 15.7 15.3 60 10.7 SE 22
Gold Coast Seaway 03:00 pm 19.8 20.6 16.4 15.8 60 11.8 SSE 24
Gatton 03:00 pm 20.8 19.8 15.5 18.9 40 7.4 N 7
Toowoomba 03:00 pm 16.1 15.4 10.5 10.4 30 -0.6 W 19
Oakey 03:00 pm 17.9 16.3 11.6 11.6 25 -1.3 WSW 22
Cape Moreton 03:00 pm 17.7 19.8 15.6 11.9 75 12.8 SSE 35
Coolangatta 03:00 pm 19.4 19.8 15.6 15.9 55 10.1 SSE 19
Maroochydore 03:00 pm 21.5 21.9 17.7 18.7 55 12.6 S 19
Tewantin 03:00 pm 20.1 20.8 16.6 17.8 60 11.8 S 15
Nambour 03:00 pm 20.2 20.4 16.2 19.7 55 10.6 ESE 4
Beerburrum 03:00 pm 20.3 20.4 16.2 19.1 55 10.4 SSE 7
Toolara          *         
Jimna 03:00 pm 17.8 18.3 13.9  *  55 8.1    
Gympie 03:00 pm 20.6 21.0 16.8 19.7 55 11.5 SE 7
Double Island Point 03:00 pm 18.1 20.1 15.9 10.9 70 13.0 S 43
Gulf Country
Burketown 03:00 pm 26.6 20.8 16.5 18.0 15 -4.0 S 32
Zinifex Century Mine 03:00 pm 24.7 19.4 15.0 18.7 10 -6.6 SSE 17
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 03:00 pm 30.9 26.9 22.5 29.0 30 11.8 SE 13
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 03:00 pm 27.9 22.4 18.2 20.4 20 1.4 S 30
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 pm 30.2 25.8 21.5 26.4 30 9.7 SSE 20
Horn Island 03:00 pm 26.8 27.7 23.0 25.1 60 18.9 E 26
Lockhart River 03:00 pm 26.5 27.4 22.7 26.3 60 18.6 ESE 17
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 03:00 pm 28.4 28.3 23.5 28.4 55 18.2 WSW 15
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 03:00 pm 26.9 26.5 22.0 26.2 55 16.4 NE 15
Cairns Racecourse 03:00 pm 27.3 26.4 21.9 26.7 50 15.6 ESE 13
Cape Flattery 03:00 pm 25.5 27.4 22.6 23.7 70 19.6 SSE 28
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 03:00 pm 25.5 26.3 21.7 23.5 60 17.5 E 24
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 03:00 pm 26.9 27.3 22.6 26.1 60 17.9 E 19
Lucinda 03:00 pm 23.0 23.8 19.5 21.5 60 15.3 ENE 17
Mareeba 03:00 pm 26.6 23.4 19.1 23.4 30 8.6 ESE 15
Palmerville 03:00 pm 30.7 25.2 20.9 27.1 20 6.6 SE 15
South Johnstone 03:00 pm 26.2 24.8 20.5 24.8 45 13.4 SE 13
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 03:00 pm 23.9 25.2 20.8 22.6 65 17.2 NE 20
Ayr 03:00 pm 27.4 25.9 21.5 25.6 45 14.4 NE 17
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 03:00 pm 24.6 25.3 20.9 21.9 60 16.6 ENE 26
Woolshed 03:00 pm 25.8 22.3 18.0 23.8 30 6.4 SSW 6
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 03:00 pm 26.9 24.6 20.3 26.6 40 11.6 SE 4
Georgetown 03:00 pm 29.6 23.3 19.0 24.0 15 1.1 SW 20
Hughenden 03:00 pm 24.3 19.6 15.1 18.3 15 -3.1 S 19
Richmond 03:00 pm 24.0 19.8 15.4 16.6 20 -1.0 S 28
Channel Country
Ballera 03:00 pm 18.5 16.9 12.4 12.0 30 0.6 SSW 24
Bedourie          *         
Boulia 03:00 pm 20.3 18.0 13.6 15.6 25 0.9 S 15
Birdsville 03:00 pm 19.1 17.2 12.7 13.3 30 0.2 SSE 20
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 03:00 pm 17.9 16.4 11.8 14.1 30 -0.8 WSW 9
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 21.2 17.7 13.2 16.6 20 -4.4 SW 11
Blackall 03:00 pm 20.4 17.2 12.5 14.0 20 -4.7 S 20
Isisford          *         
Longreach 03:00 pm 21.7 17.3 12.7 14.4 10 -10.3 S 22
Tambo          *         
Winton 03:00 pm 21.9 18.2 13.7 15.3 20 -3.5 SSE 22
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 03:00 pm 17.5 16.2 11.5 13.0 30 -0.6 SSW 13
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 03:00 pm 15.9 15.5 10.8 10.3 35 0.9 SSW 20
St George 03:00 pm 14.6 15.0 10.4 9.7 45 2.2 SSW 17
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 03:00 pm 22.4 18.6 14.1 14.3 20 -3.1 SSE 30
Cloncurry 03:00 pm 22.7 18.1 13.5 15.2 10 -8.1 SSE 24
Julia Creek 03:00 pm 24.3 19.6 15.2 16.6 15 -3.1 SSE 28
Mt Isa 03:00 pm 21.0 17.6 13.0 12.4 20 -4.2 SSE 32
The Monument 03:00 pm 21.1 17.8 13.2 13.3 20 -3.4 SSE 28
Urandangi 03:00 pm 20.7 17.5 13.0 13.3 20 -3.7 SSE 26
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 03:00 pm 21.4 24.1 19.7 20.3 80 17.8 E 20
Mackay Airport 03:00 pm 21.6 23.1 18.8 19.2 70 15.4 E 22
Mackay 03:00 pm 21.3 22.9 18.7 20.6 70 15.4 E 13
Proserpine 03:00 pm 25.8 24.6 20.3 23.2 45 13.3 ESE 19
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 03:00 pm 22.4 19.6 15.3 17.3 30 3.0 S 19
Clermont 03:00 pm 23.0 20.3 16.0 20.6 30 4.5 S 6
Lochington 03:00 pm 22.6 19.7 15.3 19.0 25 2.7 WSW 11
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 03:00 pm 21.3 18.5 14.1 16.5 25 0.5 S 15
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 03:00 pm 22.4 19.4 15.1 19.0 25 2.0 S 9
Gladstone Airport 03:00 pm 23.7 21.7 17.5 21.2 35 8.2 SW 11
Heron Island 03:00 pm        *      SSE 24
Rockhampton 03:00 pm 22.8 20.2 15.9 17.8 30 4.5 S 20
Samuel Hill 03:00 pm 23.8 22.7 18.5 21.3 45 11.2 S 15
Williamson 03:00 pm 25.1 22.8 18.6 22.1 35 9.4 SSW 15
Yeppoon 03:00 pm 21.5 21.6 17.4 20.4 55 11.8 ENE 9
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 03:00 pm 18.1 16.6 12.0 12.9 30 -0.2 SW 17
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 03:00 pm 16.7 15.5 10.7 10.8 30 -2.0 SW 19
Oakey 03:00 pm 17.9 16.3 11.6 11.6 25 -1.3 WSW 22
Stanthorpe 03:00 pm 13.6 13.7 8.5 9.6 35 -2.2 W 9
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 03:00 pm 16.1 15.4 10.5 10.4 30 -0.6 W 19
Warwick 03:00 pm 17.4 16.6 12.0 12.5 35 2.3 W 17
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 03:00 pm 21.3 21.0 16.8 20.2 50 10.5 SW 7
Double Island Point 03:00 pm 18.1 20.1 15.9 10.9 70 13.0 S 43
Gayndah 03:00 pm 22.7 20.4 16.1 19.6 35 5.6 SSW 11
Hervey Bay 03:00 pm 20.6 21.6 17.4 18.4 65 13.3 SSE 17
Gympie 03:00 pm 20.6 21.0 16.8 19.7 55 11.5 SE 7
Jimna 03:00 pm 17.8 18.3 13.9  *  55 8.1    
Kingaroy 03:00 pm 19.4 18.4 14.0 16.6 40 5.1 E 9
Lady Elliot Island 12:00 pm 20.4 20.6 16.5 16.5 55 10.9 S 22
Maryborough 03:00 pm 22.2 22.6 18.4 20.8 60 13.5 ESE 13
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara          *         
Town of 1770          *         

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).