Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 6.12 pm ( ST) Thursday 05 May 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 06:00 pm 22.0 23.9 19.6 23.1 70 16.7 E 6
Brisbane Airport 06:00 pm 21.8 23.4 19.1 22.0 70 15.8 E 9
Archerfield 06:00 pm 21.8 23.6 19.3 21.4 70 16.3 E 13
Amberley 06:00 pm 22.3 22.9 18.7 20.8 60 14.1 E 15
Beaudesert AWS 06:00 pm 21.3 22.6 18.4 22.1 65 14.7 NNW 4
Redcliffe 06:00 pm 22.6 23.9 19.6 21.0 65 15.9 ESE 19
Gold Coast Seaway 06:00 pm 22.1 24.3 20.0 21.1 75 17.5 SE 19
Gatton 06:00 pm 22.1 23.0 18.7 21.1 60 14.5 ENE 13
Toowoomba 06:00 pm 18.6 19.2 14.9 15.0 55 9.7 E 19
Oakey 06:00 pm 21.1 20.9 16.7 18.1 50 10.6 NNE 17
Cape Moreton 06:00 pm 22.2 24.3 19.9 19.8 75 17.3 ESE 26
Coolangatta 06:00 pm 20.2 23.0 18.7 21.3 80 17.0 S 7
Maroochydore 06:00 pm 22.3 24.2 19.9 22.2 70 17.0 SE 13
Tewantin 06:00 pm 22.3 24.5 20.2 23.7 75 17.7 SSE 7
Nambour 06:00 pm 19.6 22.1 17.9 21.5 80 15.7   Calm
Beerburrum 06:00 pm 18.8 21.7 17.5 20.8 85 15.9   Calm
Toolara          *         
Jimna 06:00 pm 17.9 19.9 15.7  *  70 12.8    
Gympie 06:00 pm 21.0 23.4 19.1 22.6 75 16.8 SE 4
Double Island Point 06:00 pm 22.5 24.3 20.0 19.6 70 17.0 SE 28
Gulf Country
Burketown 06:00 pm 30.7 31.6 26.2 32.5 60 21.8 NNE 15
Zinifex Century Mine 06:00 pm 33.0 27.8 23.3 32.0 25 10.9 E 7
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 06:00 pm 32.5 33.0 27.3 36.1 55 22.3 SE 7
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 06:00 pm 33.3 30.9 25.9 34.9 40 17.9 E 6
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 06:00 pm 26.6 28.4 23.6 28.4 70 20.4 ENE 11
Horn Island 06:00 pm 28.8 32.1 26.4 29.8 75 24.1 ESE 26
Lockhart River 06:00 pm 27.9 31.4 25.8 30.8 80 23.9 ESE 15
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 06:00 pm 28.0 31.7 26.0 31.1 80 24.2 SE 15
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 06:00 pm 26.4 29.2 24.1 28.9 75 21.8 SSE 11
Cairns Racecourse 06:00 pm 26.4 29.2 24.1 29.3 75 21.8 SE 9
Cape Flattery 06:00 pm 27.2 30.7 25.3 28.1 80 23.4 SE 24
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 06:00 pm 26.4 29.9 24.6 29.1 80 22.9 ESE 13
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 06:00 pm 27.0 30.5 25.1 28.6 80 23.3 ESE 20
Lucinda 06:00 pm 26.6 30.1 24.8 29.8 80 23.1 ESE 11
Mareeba 06:00 pm 24.9 26.1 21.5 24.8 65 17.9 SE 15
Palmerville 06:00 pm 25.0 28.8 23.7 26.8 85 22.5 WSW 17
South Johnstone 06:00 pm 26.2 29.5 24.3 31.2 80 22.5   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 06:00 pm 26.5 29.3 24.2 27.4 75 21.9 E 20
Ayr 06:00 pm 25.8 28.3 23.4 27.9 75 21.0 ENE 11
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 06:00 pm 26.6 30.0 24.7 28.2 80 22.9 ENE 19
Woolshed 06:00 pm 22.0 25.8 21.2 24.5 90 20.3 NE 7
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 03:00 pm 30.7 28.9 24.1 30.9 45 16.8 NE 11
Georgetown 06:00 pm 31.6 28.4 23.8 31.8 35 14.7 SE 7
Hughenden 06:00 pm 30.8 27.2 22.6 28.4 35 12.7 ESE 17
Richmond 06:00 pm 31.1 27.1 22.6 30.0 30 12.0 SSE 9
Channel Country
Ballera 06:00 pm 26.5 21.4 17.1 24.2 20 0.3 S 2
Bedourie          *         
Boulia 03:00 pm 30.4 24.7 20.5 28.2 20 5.4 E 6
Birdsville 06:00 pm 28.1 22.4 18.2 25.1 15 0.8 SSE 6
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 06:00 pm 25.8 20.7 16.3 22.8 15 -1.9 W 4
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 28.0 27.5 22.9 28.8 50 17.2 E 9
Blackall 06:00 pm 28.3 25.7 21.3 28.0 40 12.6 ENE 6
Isisford          *         
Longreach 06:00 pm 29.6 25.3 21.0 28.3 30 9.3 SW 6
Tambo          *         
Winton 06:00 pm 28.9 24.9 20.6 27.0 30 9.1 SW 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 06:00 pm 24.6 23.3 19.0 23.1 45 11.8 SE 11
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 06:00 pm 20.0 18.8 14.4 17.2 40 5.3 S 9
St George 06:00 pm 21.7 19.7 15.5 19.5 35 5.2 SE 6
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 06:00 pm 31.8 26.8 22.4 30.1 25 9.9 S 9
Cloncurry 06:00 pm 32.1 26.7 22.3 30.7 25 9.0 SW 6
Julia Creek 06:00 pm 32.1 28.5 23.9 31.4 35 14.3 S 11
Mt Isa 06:00 pm 31.2 26.1 21.7 29.2 25 8.8 SSE 9
The Monument 06:00 pm 28.9 23.6 19.3 26.9 20 4.4 SSE 4
Urandangi 06:00 pm 28.8 22.9 18.7 25.3 15 1.3 SE 9
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 06:11 pm 25.0 28.0 23.1 23.6 80 21.1 SE 30
Mackay Airport 06:00 pm 25.4 29.5 24.2 26.2 85 23.1 ESE 24
Mackay 06:00 pm 25.3 28.0 23.1 26.6 75 20.9 ESE 15
Proserpine 06:00 pm 24.4 28.1 23.2 26.2 85 21.9 ESE 15
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 06:00 pm 27.0 24.6 20.3 25.4 40 11.5 NE 11
Clermont 06:00 pm 26.7 25.1 20.7 26.6 45 13.4 E 6
Lochington 06:00 pm 26.2 23.2 18.9 24.6 35 8.7 NE 7
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 06:00 pm 26.8 22.5 18.2 24.3 25 4.6 ESE 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 23.3 22.9 18.7 22.4 50 12.6 ENE 9
Gladstone Airport 06:00 pm 23.8 25.6 21.2 23.8 70 18.2 E 15
Heron Island 06:00 pm        *      ESE 19
Rockhampton 06:00 pm 24.0 24.5 20.1 24.1 60 15.5 E 9
Samuel Hill 06:00 pm 22.4 25.3 20.8 23.9 80 19.0 SE 9
Williamson 06:00 pm 24.2 25.9 21.4 25.0 70 18.2 E 11
Yeppoon 06:00 pm 24.4 26.9 22.2 23.1 75 19.9 E 26
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 06:00 pm 21.4 18.1 13.6 17.7 20 -2.5 SW 7
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 06:00 pm 21.4 20.6 16.4 21.2 45 9.2   Calm
Oakey 06:00 pm 21.1 20.9 16.7 18.1 50 10.6 NNE 17
Stanthorpe 06:00 pm 14.9 17.1 12.8 14.5 70 9.7 NE 2
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 06:00 pm 18.6 19.2 14.9 15.0 55 9.7 E 19
Warwick 06:00 pm 19.9 20.3 16.0 17.7 55 10.7 NNE 13
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 06:00 pm 22.3 24.7 20.3 22.3 75 18.1 ESE 15
Double Island Point 06:00 pm 22.5 24.3 20.0 19.6 70 17.0 SE 28
Gayndah 06:00 pm 25.2 23.8 19.5 24.1 45 12.1 NE 9
Hervey Bay 06:00 pm 22.5 24.7 20.3 23.5 75 17.8 SE 9
Gympie 06:00 pm 21.0 23.4 19.1 22.6 75 16.8 SE 4
Jimna 06:00 pm 17.9 19.9 15.7  *  70 12.8    
Kingaroy 06:00 pm 18.0 18.8 14.6 16.2 60 9.6 E 9
Lady Elliot Island 06:00 pm 23.4 25.9 21.3 22.5 75 19.1 ESE 22
Maryborough 06:00 pm 20.5 22.8 18.5 21.2 75 16.1 ESE 7
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).