Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 8.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 24 October 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 08:00 am 20.2 -- 17.0 20.3 60 12.7 S 4
Brisbane Airport 08:00 am 19.5 -- 16.8 18.4 65 13.1 SSW 11
Archerfield 08:00 am 19.2 -- 16.5 19.0 65 12.9 S 6
Amberley 08:00 am 17.6 -- 15.5 18.1 75 12.7 WNW 2
Beaudesert AWS 08:00 am 18.3 -- 16.0 18.1 70 13.0 W 6
Redcliffe 08:00 am 20.5 -- 17.6 18.5 65 13.9 S 17
Gold Coast Seaway 08:00 am 20.7 -- 18.1 18.6 70 14.8 SSE 19
Gatton 08:00 am 17.5 -- 15.0 16.8 70 11.5 W 6
Toowoomba 08:03 am 14.8 -- 13.9 11.9 90 12.8 ENE 20
Oakey 08:00 am 17.7 -- 16.2 16.6 80 14.2 ENE 13
Cape Moreton 08:00 am 21.5 -- 18.8 19.5 70 15.6 ESE 20
Coolangatta 08:00 am 20.2 -- 17.1 19.0 65 12.9 S 11
Maroochydore 08:00 am 21.7 -- 19.0 20.4 70 15.8 S 17
Tewantin 08:00 am 21.0 -- 18.5 21.1 70 15.5 S 9
Nambour 08:00 am 20.7 -- 17.9 20.8 65 14.4 ESE 7
Beerburrum 08:00 am 20.1 -- 17.9 20.6 75 15.1 S 6
Toolara          *         
Jimna          *         
Gympie 08:00 am 18.7 -- 17.8 20.6 90 16.7 WSW 2
Double Island Point 08:00 am 19.6 -- 16.5 15.0 65 12.4 S 28
Gulf Country
Burketown 08:00 am 25.5 -- 17.0 20.3 20 2.2 SSE 19
Zinifex Century Mine 08:00 am 28.4 -- 17.4 23.7 10 -4.9 ESE 11
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 08:00 am 27.3 -- 24.3 28.4 70 21.3 NE 17
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 08:00 am 28.1 -- 22.8 27.9 50 16.7 NNE 13
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 08:00 am 27.5 -- 24.4 29.0 70 21.3 ENE 15
Horn Island 08:00 am 29.4 -- 27.0 32.1 75 24.7 E 19
Lockhart River 08:00 am 25.5 -- 25.3 30.8 100 25.2 NNE 7
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 08:00 am 27.6 -- 25.5 29.9 80 23.4 E 17
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 08:00 am 26.2 -- 23.8 28.5 75 21.4 SSE 11
Cairns Racecourse 08:00 am 24.2 -- 22.7 27.1 85 21.1 SSE 7
Cape Flattery 08:00 am 26.7 -- 24.1 26.6 75 21.5 SE 24
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 08:00 am 27.4 -- 23.9 27.0 65 20.2 ESE 22
Innisfail 06:00 am 21.4 -- 21.2 24.8 95 20.9 NE 4
Low Isles 08:00 am 27.1 -- 24.5 28.9 75 21.8 SE 15
Lucinda 08:00 am 26.2 -- 23.6 26.8 75 21.0 ENE 19
Mareeba 08:00 am 21.6 -- 19.8 23.0 80 17.8 E 7
Palmerville 08:00 am 25.6 -- 22.1 26.5 65 18.3 NE 11
South Johnstone 08:00 am 25.9 -- 24.0 30.6 80 22.0   Calm
Cowley Beach (Defence) 08:00 am 23.2 -- 22.6 27.9 95 22.0   Calm
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 am 26.8 -- 23.2 26.1 65 19.4 ENE 22
Ayr 06:00 am 20.5 -- 19.6 22.4 90 18.6 SSE 6
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Mount Stuart (Defence) 08:00 am 25.6 -- 22.8 27.9 70 19.9 N 7
Townsville 08:00 am 24.1 -- 22.9 26.6 85 21.7 SE 11
Townsville Air Weapons Range (Defence) 08:00 am 25.1 -- 22.2 25.9 70 19.0 NNE 13
Townsville Fanning River (Defence) 08:00 am 24.0 -- 21.8 25.3 75 19.3 NE 11
Woolshed 08:00 am 21.5 -- 20.2 22.9 85 18.7 NE 9
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 08:00 am 26.2 -- 21.5 25.0 55 16.2 ENE 17
Hughenden 08:00 am 23.6 -- 18.9 21.3 50 12.9 NNE 17
Richmond 08:00 am 24.0 -- 17.5 22.2 35 8.0 ENE 7
Channel Country
Ballera 08:00 am 23.9 -- 16.2 18.8 25 3.2 NE 19
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 08:00 am 23.7 -- 15.9 18.2 25 2.0 NE 20
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 08:00 am 23.6 -- 16.3 18.5 30 4.0 NE 20
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 08:00 am 23.2 -- 17.3 19.7 40 8.9 ENE 17
Isisford          *         
Longreach 08:00 am 24.2 -- 17.0 20.0 30 5.5 E 17
Tambo          *         
Winton 08:00 am 24.6 -- 16.2 20.0 20 1.5 ESE 15
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 am 23.0 -- 15.6 19.0 25 3.0 NNE 13
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 08:00 am 20.9 -- 17.6 18.7 60 13.4 NNE 17
St George 06:00 am 14.5 -- 13.0 12.7 80 10.9 N 11
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 08:00 am 25.7 -- 15.9 20.7 15 -4.7 ESE 13
Cloncurry 08:00 am 28.4 -- 17.5 22.3 10 -3.7 ESE 19
Julia Creek 08:00 am 23.3 -- 15.3 17.8 20 0.4 ESE 19
Mt Isa 08:00 am 25.8 -- 15.9 22.0 15 -3.7 ENE 7
The Monument 08:00 am 23.6 -- 15.1 19.3 20 -1.3 ESE 11
Urandangi 08:00 am 25.8 -- 15.6 19.8 10 -6.9 E 17
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 08:00 am 25.6 -- 22.4 25.1 65 19.0 ESE 20
Mackay Airport 08:00 am 25.6 -- 23.0 28.3 70 20.2 E 6
Mackay 08:00 am 25.0 -- 22.5 27.3 75 19.8 SE 7
Proserpine 08:00 am 24.8 -- 22.4 26.7 75 19.8 ESE 9
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 08:00 am 22.0 -- 20.0 20.5 75 17.8 ENE 22
Clermont 08:00 am 21.3 -- 19.0 22.3 75 16.3 E 6
Lochington 08:00 am 21.3 -- 18.4 19.7 65 14.9 NE 17
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 08:00 am 21.2 -- 18.9 22.5 75 16.2 ESE 4
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 am 15.0 -- 14.7 16.3 95 14.2   Calm
Gladstone Airport 08:00 am 22.6 -- 19.4 20.8 65 15.4 SE 19
Heron Island 06:00 am        *      ESE 17
Rockhampton 08:00 am 21.5 -- 19.2 20.8 75 16.4 SE 15
Samuel Hill 08:00 am 24.7 -- 21.2 24.3 65 17.2 E 15
Williamson 08:00 am 24.1 -- 20.4 23.3 60 16.1 E 15
Yeppoon 08:00 am 22.7 -- 20.5 22.3 75 18.0 SE 17
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 08:00 am 18.5 -- 15.1 16.9 60 10.1 E 9
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 08:00 am 18.5 -- 15.2 16.6 60 10.4 NNE 11
Oakey 08:00 am 17.7 -- 16.2 16.6 80 14.2 ENE 13
Stanthorpe 08:00 am 14.4 -- 12.7 13.4 75 10.2 NE 6
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 08:03 am 14.8 -- 13.9 11.9 90 12.8 ENE 20
Warwick 08:00 am 14.3 -- 12.9 13.9 80 11.0 S 4
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 08:00 am 20.7 -- 18.5 19.7 75 15.7 SSE 15
Double Island Point 08:00 am 19.6 -- 16.5 15.0 65 12.4 S 28
Gayndah 08:00 am 19.1 -- 17.0 20.1 75 14.4 NE 2
Hervey Bay 08:00 am 21.2 -- 19.3 21.1 75 17.0 S 13
Gympie 08:00 am 18.7 -- 17.8 20.6 90 16.7 WSW 2
Jimna          *         
Kingaroy 08:00 am 16.8 -- 15.1 15.6 80 12.9 E 11
Lady Elliot Island 08:00 am 23.8 -- 20.7 22.1 65 17.1 ESE 22
Maryborough 06:00 am 15.5 -- 15.2 15.3 95 14.7 SSW 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).