Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 5.12 am ( ST) Friday 28 November 2014
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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 05:00 am 21.5 -- 20.1 22.8 85 18.5 SSE 9
Brisbane Airport 05:00 am 20.6 -- 19.9 20.7 90 19.2 S 17
Archerfield 05:00 am 21.2 -- 19.9 21.7 85 18.4 SE 13
Amberley 05:00 am 20.2 -- 19.4 23.3 90 18.6   Calm
Beaudesert AWS 05:00 am 20.2 -- 18.8 21.9 85 17.2 S 4
Redcliffe 05:00 am 21.8 -- 20.3 18.2 80 18.6 S 35
Gold Coast Seaway 05:00 am 20.5 -- 20.5 21.6 100 20.5 S 15
Gatton 05:00 am 20.3 -- 18.7 20.6 80 16.9 E 11
Toowoomba 05:00 am 16.6 -- 16.0 12.3 90 15.3 E 32
Oakey 05:00 am 18.8 -- 17.3 16.1 80 15.5 E 24
Cape Moreton 05:00 am 20.7 -- 20.5 22.0 95 20.2 SE 13
Coolangatta 05:00 am 21.0 -- 20.0 22.5 85 18.8 SSW 9
Maroochydore 05:00 am 21.1 -- 20.5 23.1 95 19.9 WSW 9
Tewantin 05:00 am 20.2 -- 20.1 23.9 100 19.9   Calm
Nambour 05:00 am 20.5 -- 20.1 23.3 95 19.7 SSW 4
Beerburrum 05:00 am 19.9 -- 19.2 21.6 90 18.4 SSW 7
Toolara 05:00 am 19.2 -- 19.1  *  100 19.0    
Jimna 05:00 am 18.5 -- 17.6  *  90 16.5    
Gympie 05:00 am 20.0 -- 19.2 22.2 90 18.3 ESE 4
Double Island Point 05:00 am 21.8 -- 20.7 21.5 85 19.5 ESE 20
Gulf Country
Burketown 05:00 am 23.6 -- 23.2 27.1 95 22.8 W 9
Zinifex Century Mine 05:00 am 25.4 -- 23.2 28.4 75 20.9 SSW 6
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 05:00 am 25.2 -- 23.1 28.0 75 20.9 ENE 7
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 05:00 am 26.9 -- 24.1 29.5 70 21.2 SE 9
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 am 21.4 -- 19.8 24.2 80 18.0   Calm
Horn Island 05:00 am 26.9 -- 24.2 28.1 70 21.4 ESE 17
Lockhart River 05:00 am 26.2 -- 23.6 28.3 75 21.0 ESE 11
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 05:00 am 24.9 -- 22.7 27.7 75 20.5 ESE 6
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 05:00 am 24.4 -- 22.3 26.1 75 20.1 S 11
Cairns Racecourse 05:00 am 21.4 -- 20.6 24.6 90 19.7 SSE 2
Cape Flattery 05:00 am 25.8 -- 23.4 25.8 75 21.0 ESE 22
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 05:00 am 25.8 -- 23.2 27.0 75 20.6 ESE 15
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 05:00 am 25.9 -- 23.4 25.5 75 20.9 ESE 24
Lucinda 05:00 am 26.0 -- 22.7 27.3 65 19.2 ESE 11
Mareeba 05:00 am 19.6 -- 18.4 20.3 85 17.0 SE 9
Palmerville 05:00 am 21.7 -- 19.5 24.1 75 16.9   Calm
South Johnstone 05:00 am 20.5 -- 20.2 24.2 95 19.9   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 05:00 am 24.7 -- 21.6 24.4 65 18.2 E 17
Ayr 03:00 am 21.9 -- 20.6 24.4 85 19.1 SSE 4
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 05:00 am 23.8 -- 22.1 26.0 80 20.3 SE 9
Woolshed 05:00 am 20.5 -- 17.3 20.2 65 13.2 ENE 7
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 05:00 am 25.4 -- 20.2 24.2 50 13.9 NNE 13
Hughenden 05:00 am 25.0 -- 19.6 23.4 45 12.9 ENE 13
Richmond 05:00 am 25.3 -- 20.7 25.3 55 15.3 ENE 9
Channel Country
Ballera 05:00 am 25.4 -- 16.6 20.3 20 0.8 ESE 17
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 05:00 am 26.5 -- 17.3 21.1 20 1.0 SE 19
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 05:00 am 25.8 -- 16.2 21.4 15 -2.8 SE 11
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 05:00 am 25.0 -- 19.9 26.1 50 13.5   Calm
Isisford          *         
Longreach 05:00 am 23.4 -- 21.4 24.7 75 19.2 SSE 11
Tambo          *         
Winton 05:00 am 23.8 -- 22.0 25.9 80 20.1 E 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 05:00 am 24.9 -- 15.3 19.5 15 -4.2 SE 15
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 05:00 am 22.1 -- 19.1 20.7 65 15.5 ENE 17
St George 03:00 am 23.5 -- 19.4 20.7 55 14.2 ENE 22
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 05:00 am 25.9 -- 23.3 28.5 70 20.5 WSW 7
Cloncurry 05:00 am 27.5 -- 22.7 28.3 55 17.4 ESE 9
Julia Creek 05:00 am 25.3 -- 21.4 26.4 60 17.0 SE 7
Mt Isa 05:00 am 23.7 -- 21.6 25.8 75 19.4 N 7
The Monument 05:00 am 23.8 -- 21.4 24.9 75 18.9 E 11
Urandangi 05:00 am 24.4 -- 21.2 27.0 65 17.6   Calm
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 05:00 am 24.8 -- 22.2 22.9 70 19.4 ESE 28
Mackay Airport 05:00 am 19.6 -- 19.0 21.2 90 18.3 W 7
Mackay 05:00 am 21.4 -- 20.6 23.7 90 19.8 SSW 7
Proserpine 05:00 am 21.7 -- 20.8 23.2 90 19.8 S 11
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 05:00 am 22.0 -- 20.9 23.1 85 19.7 E 13
Clermont 05:00 am 20.2 -- 17.3 21.3 65 13.6   Calm
Lochington 05:00 am 21.9 -- 19.0 22.0 65 15.5 E 9
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 05:00 am 23.1 -- 20.1 24.6 65 16.6 NE 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 03:00 am 20.4 -- 19.0 21.2 85 17.4 S 9
Gladstone Airport 05:00 am 23.6 -- 21.4 25.1 75 18.9 S 9
Heron Island 03:00 am        *      E 19
Rockhampton 05:00 am 23.2 -- 21.6 24.7 80 19.8 SE 11
Samuel Hill 05:00 am 17.3 -- 16.7 19.3 90 16.0   Calm
Williamson 05:00 am 20.3 -- 19.3 23.2 90 18.2   Calm
Yeppoon 05:00 am 24.9 -- 22.3 23.8 70 19.5 E 24
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 05:00 am 19.5 -- 17.8 19.7 80 15.8 E 9
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood 05:00 am        *      ENE 13
Miles 05:00 am 21.1 -- 19.3 21.9 80 17.2 NNE 9
Oakey 05:00 am 18.8 -- 17.3 16.1 80 15.5 E 24
Stanthorpe 05:00 am 14.1 -- 13.4 12.8 90 12.5 ESE 11
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 05:00 am 16.6 -- 16.0 12.3 90 15.3 E 32
Warwick 05:00 am 17.2 -- 15.9 15.0 85 14.3 SSE 19
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 05:00 am 20.4 -- 19.7 21.5 90 18.9 S 11
Double Island Point 05:00 am 21.8 -- 20.7 21.5 85 19.5 ESE 20
Gayndah 05:00 am 21.4 -- 20.5 23.6 90 19.5 ENE 7
Hervey Bay 05:00 am 23.4 -- 21.3 24.2 75 19.1 ESE 13
Gympie 05:00 am 20.0 -- 19.2 22.2 90 18.3 ESE 4
Jimna 05:00 am 18.5 -- 17.6  *  90 16.5    
Kingaroy 05:00 am 19.5 -- 18.7 19.0 90 17.8 ESE 17
Lady Elliot Island 03:00 am 24.2 -- 22.2 23.4 75 20.0 ESE 24
Maryborough 03:00 am 19.9 -- 19.0 22.7 90 18.0   Calm
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 05:00 am 19.2 -- 19.1  *  100 19.0    
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).