Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 10.12 pm ( ST) Sunday 22 January 2017
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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 pm 22.1 -- 19.6 24.3 70 16.6   Calm
Brisbane Airport 10:00 pm 24.5 -- 21.1 24.9 65 17.2 E 11
Archerfield 10:00 pm 22.7 -- 19.9 23.2 70 16.5 E 9
Amberley 10:00 pm 22.2 -- 19.8 22.5 70 17.0 ENE 11
Beaudesert AWS 10:00 pm 20.8 -- 18.7 22.5 75 16.2 S 2
Redcliffe 10:00 pm 24.8 -- 20.9 21.6 60 16.2 ESE 28
Gold Coast Seaway 10:00 pm 23.8 -- 21.1 21.3 70 18.0 SE 28
Gatton 10:00 pm 22.3 -- 19.7 22.8 70 16.6 ENE 9
Toowoomba 10:00 pm 18.9 -- 17.6 15.6 85 16.1 E 28
Oakey 10:00 pm 19.6 -- 18.0 17.8 80 16.1 ENE 20
Cape Moreton 10:00 pm 23.7 -- 21.2 19.7 70 18.4 ESE 37
Coolangatta 10:00 pm 23.5 -- 20.2 22.4 65 16.3 SE 17
Maroochydore 10:00 pm 24.5 -- 20.6 22.7 60 16.0 ESE 20
Tewantin 10:00 pm 24.4 -- 21.1 24.5 65 17.4 ESE 13
Nambour 10:00 pm 22.1 -- 19.8 24.6 75 17.2   Calm
Beerburrum 10:00 pm 22.3 -- 19.8 24.6 70 16.8   Calm
Toolara          *         
Jimna 10:00 pm 18.5      *         
Gympie 10:00 pm 20.6 -- 20.6 23.5 100 20.6 SE 6
Double Island Point 10:00 pm 24.0 -- 21.4 20.0 70 18.6 SE 37
Gulf Country
Burketown 10:00 pm        *      NNE 11
Zinifex Century Mine 10:00 pm 28.0 -- 25.3 33.1 75 22.7   Calm
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 10:00 pm 27.4 -- 25.9 32.2 85 24.5 N 7
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 10:00 pm 27.4 -- 26.0 31.6 85 24.7 N 11
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 pm 24.4 -- 23.6 28.4 90 22.8 N 6
Horn Island 10:00 pm 26.2 -- 25.5 32.5 90 24.8   Calm
Lockhart River 10:00 pm 26.6 -- 25.2 30.3 85 23.9 SSW 11
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 10:00 pm 25.2 -- 24.3 30.8 90 23.5   Calm
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 10:00 pm 27.8 -- 25.8 31.9 80 24.0 SSE 9
Cairns Racecourse 10:00 pm 27.9 -- 25.8 32.4 80 23.9 S 7
Cape Flattery 10:00 pm 26.9 -- 25.5 31.2 85 24.2 E 9
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 10:00 pm 28.0 -- 26.3 32.6 80 24.7 ESE 9
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 10:00 pm 29.4 -- 26.8 31.8 75 24.3 E 19
Lucinda 10:00 pm 29.3 -- 26.6 31.9 75 24.0 E 17
Mareeba 10:00 pm 24.0 -- 22.8 27.8 85 21.7 ENE 4
Palmerville 10:00 pm 28.6 -- 25.6 32.1 70 22.8 NE 9
South Johnstone 10:00 pm 25.3 -- 24.5 29.3 90 23.8 WSW 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
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 10:00 pm 29.0 -- 26.3 29.4 75 23.7 ENE 28
Ayr 09:00 pm 26.1 -- 24.1 29.5 80 22.0 ENE 7
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 10:00 pm 28.4 -- 26.1 30.0 75 23.9 E 22
Woolshed 10:00 pm 23.9 -- 23.1 27.5 90 22.3 NE 7
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 10:00 pm 27.6 -- 25.8 32.4 80 24.2 NE 6
Hughenden 10:00 pm 25.4 -- 23.5 28.3 80 21.7 E 9
Richmond 10:00 pm 28.6 -- 26.7 33.9 80 25.0 SSE 6
Channel Country
Ballera 10:00 pm 31.2 -- 27.6 35.5 65 24.3 SSW 9
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 10:00 pm 31.3 -- 29.9 39.0 85 28.7 ENE 7
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 10:00 pm 32.7 -- 27.2 34.1 55 21.9 NNW 17
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 10:00 pm 30.8 -- 22.8 31.0 35 13.1 NNW 4
Isisford          *         
Longreach 10:00 pm 28.3 -- 26.4 32.5 80 24.7 ESE 11
Tambo          *         
Winton 10:00 pm 29.4 -- 25.9 33.3 65 22.6 ESE 6
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 pm 28.8 -- 25.6 33.0 70 22.5 NW 4
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 10:00 pm 24.9 -- 21.9 23.4 70 18.6 NE 24
St George 09:00 pm 28.8 -- 24.1 27.5 55 19.1 NNE 24
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 10:00 pm 29.0 -- 26.8 34.6 80 24.8 E 4
Cloncurry 10:00 pm 26.6 -- 24.7 30.1 80 22.9 SSW 9
Julia Creek 10:00 pm 28.6 -- 26.4 33.5 80 24.4 SE 6
Mt Isa 10:00 pm 24.5 -- 24.2 30.0 95 24.0 N 2
The Monument 10:00 pm 29.1 -- 25.5 32.2 65 22.1 N 9
Urandangi 10:00 pm 24.9 -- 24.4 26.9 95 24.0 SSW 20
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 10:00 pm 27.7 -- 24.8 26.7 70 22.0 E 30
Mackay Airport 10:00 pm 28.4 -- 25.8 30.0 75 23.3 E 20
Mackay 10:00 pm 27.9 -- 25.2 29.7 75 22.6 ENE 17
Proserpine 10:00 pm 25.0 -- 23.5 28.3 85 21.9 ESE 7
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 10:00 pm 28.4 -- 25.0 28.0 65 21.7 ENE 26
Clermont 10:00 pm 28.4 -- 23.7 29.1 55 18.8 NE 13
Lochington 10:00 pm 28.9 -- 25.0 29.5 65 21.1 ENE 19
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 10:00 pm 27.9 -- 24.2 30.5 65 20.5 ENE 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 09:00 pm 25.1 -- 22.2 26.3 70 19.0 ESE 11
Gladstone Airport 10:00 pm 26.3 -- 23.0 26.5 65 19.4 SE 17
Heron Island 09:00 pm        *      ESE 28
Rockhampton 10:00 pm 27.0 -- 24.2 27.8 70 21.3 E 19
Samuel Hill 10:00 pm 26.0 -- 23.9 28.1 75 21.7 ESE 13
Williamson 10:00 pm 25.8 -- 24.1 27.6 80 22.5 ESE 17
Yeppoon 10:00 pm 27.4 -- 25.0 25.8 75 22.6 E 35
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 10:00 pm 21.1 -- 18.9 19.4 75 16.3 E 20
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 10:00 pm 22.7 -- 21.3 24.3 85 19.9 NE 11
Oakey 10:00 pm 19.6 -- 18.0 17.8 80 16.1 ENE 20
Stanthorpe 10:00 pm 17.3 -- 16.6 18.0 90 15.7 E 6
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 10:00 pm 18.9 -- 17.6 15.6 85 16.1 E 28
Warwick 10:00 pm 18.5 -- 17.7 20.8 90 16.7   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 10:00 pm 24.3 -- 21.3 24.6 70 18.0 SSE 13
Double Island Point 10:00 pm 24.0 -- 21.4 20.0 70 18.6 SE 37
Gayndah 10:00 pm 23.6 -- 20.6 23.9 65 17.1 E 11
Hervey Bay 10:00 pm 24.9 -- 21.1 24.3 60 16.6 SE 15
Gympie 10:00 pm 20.6 -- 20.6 23.5 100 20.6 SE 6
Jimna 10:00 pm 18.5      *         
Kingaroy 10:00 pm 18.9 -- 17.7 19.7 85 16.3 E 7
Lady Elliot Island 10:00 pm 26.1 -- 23.5 24.2 75 20.9 ESE 32
Maryborough 09:00 pm 24.7 -- 21.0 24.1 60 16.7 SSE 15
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).