Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 8.12 am ( ST) Sunday 11 December 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 08:00 am 23.8 -- 20.0 23.8 60 15.3 E 9
Brisbane Airport 08:00 am 23.2 -- 19.5 22.3 60 14.9 SE 13
Archerfield 08:00 am 23.4 -- 19.6 22.1 60 14.9 ESE 15
Amberley 08:00 am 22.6 -- 19.5 22.8 65 15.8 SE 9
Beaudesert AWS 08:00 am 23.4 -- 19.7 23.4 60 15.2 ESE 9
Redcliffe 08:00 am 23.3 -- 19.1 20.7 55 13.8 ESE 20
Gold Coast Seaway 08:00 am 24.2 -- 21.4 23.5 70 18.2 S 19
Gatton 08:00 am 23.4 -- 20.0 22.9 65 16.0 E 13
Toowoomba 08:00 am 18.5 -- 16.3 14.7 75 13.6 E 26
Oakey 08:00 am 21.2 -- 17.5 16.7 60 12.6 ENE 28
Cape Moreton 08:00 am 22.3 -- 19.1 18.7 65 15.2 SE 28
Coolangatta 08:00 am 23.8 -- 19.9 22.6 60 15.0 SSE 15
Maroochydore 08:00 am 25.2 -- 20.6 23.0 55 14.9 SE 20
Tewantin 08:00 am 23.5 -- 19.6 22.6 60 14.8 SE 13
Nambour 08:00 am 23.6 -- 19.2 22.6 55 13.5 E 11
Beerburrum 08:00 am 24.2 -- 20.1 24.5 55 15.1 ESE 7
Toolara          *         
Jimna 08:00 am 20.0      *         
Gympie 08:00 am 22.7 -- 20.0 23.7 70 16.9 SSE 7
Double Island Point 08:00 am        *      SE 33
Gulf Country
Burketown 08:00 am 28.9 -- 25.8 29.9 70 22.9 E 22
Zinifex Century Mine 08:00 am 28.6 -- 24.0 29.5 55 19.2 ENE 13
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 08:00 am 26.7 -- 24.3 29.3 75 21.9 ENE 11
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 08:00 am 27.0 -- 23.9 28.2 70 20.6 E 15
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 06:00 am 21.5 -- 20.7 25.1 90 19.8   Calm
Horn Island 08:00 am 28.6 -- 26.0 30.4 75 23.5 SE 20
Lockhart River 08:00 am 28.7 -- 25.7 29.2 70 22.7 ESE 24
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 08:00 am 27.7 -- 24.7 29.4 70 21.6 ESE 15
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 08:00 am 28.2 -- 25.2 29.4 70 22.2 S 19
Cairns Racecourse 08:00 am 27.7 -- 24.8 29.2 70 22.0 S 17
Cape Flattery 08:00 am 29.0 -- 25.3 27.9 65 21.7 ESE 30
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 08:00 am 29.5 -- 25.7 30.0 65 21.9 ESE 22
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 08:00 am 28.8 -- 25.8 28.3 70 22.8 ESE 30
Lucinda 08:00 am 25.5 -- 23.1 24.9 75 20.5 ENE 24
Mareeba 08:00 am 26.1 -- 22.2 25.1 60 18.0 SE 20
Palmerville          *         
South Johnstone 08:00 am 26.4 -- 24.4 29.7 80 22.5 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
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 08:00 am 27.6 -- 23.8 25.9 60 19.7 E 28
Ayr 06:00 am 23.6 -- 22.1 24.7 85 20.5 ESE 15
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 08:00 am 26.4 -- 24.0 28.1 75 21.6 SE 15
Woolshed 08:00 am 21.0 -- 20.4 23.5 95 19.8 ESE 6
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 08:00 am 24.2 -- 22.8 26.1 85 21.3 E 13
Hughenden 08:00 am 25.3 -- 22.3 24.4 70 19.0 ENE 22
Richmond 08:00 am 24.8 -- 23.1 25.9 80 21.3 ESE 17
Channel Country
Ballera          *         
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 08:00 am 26.2 -- 17.1 19.0 20 0.8 SSE 28
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 08:00 am 26.3 -- 17.1 20.7 20 0.9 ESE 20
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 08:00 am 22.9 -- 21.0 22.5 80 18.9 E 19
Isisford          *         
Longreach 08:00 am        *         
Tambo          *         
Winton 08:00 am 23.5 -- 21.8 23.6 80 20.0 E 19
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 25.6 -- 21.7 24.3 60 17.3 N 20
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 08:00 am 23.6 -- 19.1 19.8 55 13.5 NE 26
St George 06:00 am 21.8 -- 18.3 20.6 60 13.9 NNE 13
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 08:00 am 27.2 -- 18.6 24.0 25 4.9 S 11
Cloncurry 08:00 am 25.5 -- 22.6 26.2 70 19.6 ENE 15
Julia Creek 08:00 am 23.9 -- 22.1 25.2 80 20.2 ESE 13
Mt Isa 08:00 am 25.5 -- 22.8 26.0 70 20.1 E 17
The Monument 08:00 am 26.4 -- 22.7 26.7 65 18.8 E 15
Urandangi 08:00 am 27.1 -- 17.5 22.3 15 0.0 SSE 15
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 08:00 am 27.1 -- 24.2 23.6 70 21.2 ESE 41
Mackay Airport 08:00 am 26.6 -- 24.3 24.7 75 22.0 E 35
Mackay 08:00 am 26.3 -- 24.1 27.4 75 21.9 ESE 19
Proserpine 08:00 am 27.6 -- 24.4 26.2 70 21.2 SE 30
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 08:00 am 21.8 -- 21.1 21.9 90 20.3 ESE 20
Clermont 08:00 am 21.4 -- 20.5 23.7 90 19.5 SE 6
Lochington 08:00 am 21.4 -- 19.9 22.2 80 18.2 E 11
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 08:00 am 22.2 -- 19.4 21.0 70 16.2 SE 17
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 21.6 -- 18.9 21.4 70 15.7 ESE 11
Gladstone Airport 08:00 am 24.0 -- 21.0 23.0 65 17.5 SE 19
Heron Island          *         
Rockhampton 08:00 am 24.6 -- 21.9 24.0 70 18.9 ESE 20
Samuel Hill 08:00 am 24.4 -- 22.9 25.2 85 21.3 SE 19
Williamson 08:00 am 24.6 -- 22.5 26.0 75 20.3 SE 13
Yeppoon 08:00 am 25.3 -- 23.0 24.7 75 20.6 SE 24
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 08:00 am 21.7 -- 18.1 17.4 60 13.3 ENE 28
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 08:00 am 22.2 -- 18.5 21.0 60 13.9 ENE 13
Oakey 08:00 am 21.2 -- 17.5 16.7 60 12.6 ENE 28
Stanthorpe 08:00 am 18.8 -- 16.0 17.8 65 12.4 E 9
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 08:00 am 18.5 -- 16.3 14.7 75 13.6 E 26
Warwick 08:00 am 20.2 -- 17.0 19.8 65 12.9 ESE 7
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 08:00 am 23.1 -- 20.3 21.9 70 17.1 SSE 19
Double Island Point 08:00 am        *      SE 33
Gayndah 08:00 am 22.9 -- 19.4 21.8 60 15.2 E 15
Hervey Bay 08:00 am 24.5 -- 20.5 22.8 60 15.7 SE 19
Gympie 08:00 am 22.7 -- 20.0 23.7 70 16.9 SSE 7
Jimna 08:00 am 20.0      *         
Kingaroy 08:00 am 20.3 -- 17.7 17.9 70 14.4 ESE 20
Lady Elliot Island 08:00 am 25.1 -- 22.0 21.1 65 18.5 ESE 37
Maryborough 06:00 am 20.8 -- 18.8 21.2 75 16.4 S 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).