Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 2.12 am ( ST) Thursday 24 April 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 02:00 am 18.2 -- 17.6 20.2 90 16.9 WSW 2
Brisbane Airport 02:00 am 16.8 -- 16.6 17.2 95 16.3 SSW 9
Archerfield 02:00 am 14.7 -- 14.0 15.7 90 13.1   Calm
Amberley 02:00 am 12.9 -- 12.6 13.6 95 12.2   Calm
Beaudesert AWS 02:00 am 14.8 -- 14.0 15.7 90 12.8   Calm
Redcliffe 02:00 am 17.8 -- 16.9 17.3 90 15.8 WSW 13
Gold Coast Seaway 02:00 am 19.0 -- 17.9 19.5 85 16.6 WSW 9
Gatton 02:00 am 12.9 -- 12.0 11.4 85 10.6 W 9
Toowoomba 02:00 am 13.8 -- 13.1 12.8 90 12.2 ENE 9
Oakey 02:00 am 11.9 -- 11.4 9.3 90 10.6 E 15
Cape Moreton 02:00 am 21.6 -- 19.6 22.4 75 17.2 SSE 9
Coolangatta 02:00 am 16.2 -- 15.5 16.0 90 14.7 WSW 9
Maroochydore 02:00 am 17.6 -- 16.8 18.2 90 15.8 SW 7
Tewantin 02:00 am 20.0 -- 19.4 21.4 90 18.7 S 9
Nambour 02:00 am 16.3 -- 15.6 17.9 90 14.8   Calm
Beerburrum 02:00 am 14.0 -- 13.5 14.8 90 12.7   Calm
Toolara 02:00 am 19.6 -- 17.9 20.2 80 15.9    
Jimna          *         
Gympie 02:00 am 16.0 -- 15.8 17.8 95 15.5   Calm
Double Island Point 02:00 am 22.8 -- 20.2 23.2 70 17.3 E 11
Gulf Country
Burketown 02:00 am 22.4 -- 21.8 24.6 95 21.2 E 11
Zinifex Century Mine 02:00 am 22.3 -- 20.5 25.3 80 18.5   Calm
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 02:00 am 24.1 -- 23.0 27.6 85 21.8 ESE 6
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 02:00 am 22.8 -- 21.9 24.9 90 20.9 SE 11
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 12:00 am 23.3 -- 22.2 25.4 85 21.0 WNW 11
Horn Island 02:00 am 27.2 -- 25.7 29.6 85 24.3 E 19
Lockhart River 02:00 am 24.4 -- 23.9 30.0 95 23.5   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 02:00 am 24.8 -- 24.1 29.5 90 23.4 E 4
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 02:00 am 25.1 -- 23.7 27.1 85 22.3 S 15
Cairns Racecourse 02:00 am 25.0 -- 24.1 27.5 90 23.2 S 15
Cape Flattery 02:00 am 25.8 -- 24.8 27.9 90 23.8 SE 19
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 02:00 am 24.4 -- 24.0 27.2 95 23.7 SE 15
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 02:00 am 26.3 -- 24.9 24.9 85 23.6 SSE 37
Lucinda 02:00 am 25.5 -- 22.6 25.1 70 19.4 S 20
Mareeba 02:00 am 22.4 -- 20.9 22.6 85 19.4 ESE 17
Palmerville 02:00 am 22.9      *  100 23.1 E 7
South Johnstone 02:00 am 24.4 -- 23.5 27.4 90 22.6 S 11
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 02:00 am 21.5 -- 20.8 23.9 90 20.0 S 7
Ayr 12:00 am 22.3 -- 21.1 24.6 85 19.8 S 7
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 02:00 am 23.6 -- 22.0 25.7 80 20.2 SE 9
Woolshed 02:00 am 19.8 -- 19.6 22.0 95 19.3 SSE 6
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 02:00 am 21.9 -- 21.1 24.4 90 20.2 SE 7
Hughenden 02:00 am 20.7 -- 19.0 20.7 80 17.1 E 13
Richmond 02:00 am 22.2 -- 20.3 23.4 80 18.2 E 9
Channel Country
Ballera 02:00 am 21.5 -- 15.4 18.4 35 5.4 SSE 11
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 02:00 am 20.1 -- 14.7 16.7 40 5.7 SSW 13
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 02:00 am 21.0 -- 15.6 18.7 40 7.3 N 9
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 02:00 am 18.5 -- 14.8 17.2 55 9.3 E 6
Isisford          *         
Longreach 02:00 am 20.8 -- 17.9 20.5 65 14.3 N 9
Tambo          *         
Winton 02:00 am 21.9 -- 19.3 23.2 70 16.2 ENE 4
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 02:00 am 22.3 -- 16.8 19.9 40 8.8 N 11
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 02:00 am 13.1 -- 11.9 11.8 80 10.1 NE 7
St George 12:00 am 19.5 -- 15.9 18.1 55 10.8 N 9
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 12:00 am 23.8 -- 21.1 24.9 70 18.0 NNE 9
Cloncurry 02:00 am 21.0 -- 19.1 23.3 75 16.8   Calm
Julia Creek 02:00 am 20.3 -- 18.2 20.9 75 15.7 SE 7
Mt Isa 02:00 am 19.2 -- 17.8 21.2 80 16.1   Calm
The Monument 02:00 am 22.5      *      NNE 11
Urandangi 02:00 am 23.1 -- 17.6 22.0 45 9.8 N 6
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 02:02 am 23.6 -- 22.3 21.7 85 20.9 ESE 32
Mackay Airport 02:00 am 21.4 -- 21.3 23.2 100 21.1 S 13
Mackay 02:00 am 21.3 -- 21.2 23.1 100 21.1 S 13
Proserpine 02:00 am 21.4 -- 21.2 23.1 95 20.9 SSE 13
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 02:00 am 17.8 -- 17.1 19.9 90 16.3   Calm
Clermont 02:00 am 20.1 -- 18.5 22.4 80 16.7   Calm
Lochington 02:00 am 18.5 -- 16.3 17.5 70 13.4 E 11
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 02:00 am 14.8 -- 13.2 15.1 80 11.0   Calm
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 12:00 am 17.0 -- 16.6 18.3 95 16.2 E 4
Gladstone Airport 02:00 am 20.7 -- 20.0 22.7 90 19.2 SSW 7
Heron Island 12:00 am        *      E 13
Rockhampton 02:00 am 21.2 -- 20.4 23.0 90 19.5 ESE 9
Samuel Hill 02:12 am 20.6 -- 20.2 23.1 95 19.8 SE 6
Williamson 02:00 am 20.8      *        Calm
Yeppoon 02:00 am 22.6 -- 21.2 22.5 85 19.6 NE 19
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 02:00 am 12.7 -- 11.7 12.8 85 10.1   Calm
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood 02:00 am        *      NNE 11
Miles 02:00 am 13.3 -- 12.6 13.0 90 11.6 N 4
Oakey 02:00 am 11.9 -- 11.4 9.3 90 10.6 E 15
Stanthorpe 02:00 am 8.3 -- 8.2 7.9 100 8.1   Calm
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 02:00 am 13.8 -- 13.1 12.8 90 12.2 ENE 9
Warwick 02:00 am 11.6 -- 11.1 11.7 90 10.3   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 02:00 am 19.1 -- 18.4 19.7 90 17.6 S 11
Double Island Point 02:00 am 22.8 -- 20.2 23.2 70 17.3 E 11
Gayndah 02:00 am 16.8 -- 16.3 18.7 95 15.7   Calm
Hervey Bay 02:00 am 18.7 -- 18.1 20.1 90 17.4 SW 6
Gympie 02:00 am 16.0 -- 15.8 17.8 95 15.5   Calm
Jimna          *         
Kingaroy 02:00 am 12.0 -- 11.8 12.4 95 11.4   Calm
Lady Elliot Island 12:00 am 23.8 -- 21.2 25.4 70 18.2 NNE 7
Maryborough 12:00 am 18.9 -- 18.1 20.0 90 17.2 SSW 7
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 02:00 am 19.6 -- 17.9 20.2 80 15.9    
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).