Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 3.12 pm ( ST) Wednesday 01 October 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 03:00 pm 27.5 27.2 22.6 27.8 55 17.1 NE 11
Brisbane Airport 03:00 pm 23.9 25.4 21.0 20.5 70 17.6 NNE 32
Archerfield 03:00 pm 30.3 27.7 23.2 29.0 40 14.8 N 15
Amberley 03:00 pm 33.8 26.2 22.0 27.5 15 3.7 W 26
Beaudesert AWS 02:30 pm 33.4 27.5 23.1 31.2 25 9.4 WNW 11
Redcliffe 03:00 pm 24.8 25.4 21.0 20.9 60 16.5 NNE 32
Gold Coast Seaway 03:00 pm 24.0 25.7 21.2 21.1 70 18.0 NNE 30
Gatton 03:00 pm 34.3 27.0 22.7 29.5 15 5.8 W 20
Toowoomba 03:00 pm 28.9 23.1 18.7 21.9 20 2.2 WSW 28
Oakey 03:05 pm 31.3 24.2 19.8 23.3 15 0.6 WSW 32
Cape Moreton 03:00 pm 22.4 24.9 20.4 20.0 75 18.2 N 28
Coolangatta 03:00 pm 23.2 25.3 20.8 21.1 75 18.1 N 26
Maroochydore 03:00 pm 24.4 26.0 21.5 21.3 70 18.3 N 32
Tewantin 03:00 pm 24.7 26.2 21.6 23.8 65 18.2 NNE 20
Nambour 03:00 pm 29.8 27.6 23.0 29.8 40 15.1 E 9
Beerburrum 03:00 pm 30.4 28.0 23.4 30.0 40 15.3 NE 11
Toolara 03:00 pm 27.8 26.9 22.4 29.2 50 16.1    
Jimna 03:00 pm 29.3 24.7 20.3 27.6 25 7.8    
Gympie 03:00 pm 31.8 27.3 22.9 29.8 30 11.6 N 13
Double Island Point 03:00 pm 24.6 25.4 21.0 24.8 60 16.8 N 11
Gulf Country
Burketown 03:00 pm 32.4 30.9 25.8 31.8 45 18.9 NNE 20
Zinifex Century Mine 03:00 pm 38.1 28.9 24.5 32.8 15 4.9 E 22
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 03:00 pm 34.0 28.0 23.6 30.2 25 9.9 SE 20
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 03:00 pm 35.4 28.1 23.7 30.3 20 7.5 S 24
Sweers Island 03:00 pm 28.0 28.4 23.6 29.1 60 18.9 NNE 11
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 pm 28.7 26.9 22.4 25.7 45 14.9 E 24
Horn Island 03:00 pm 28.5 27.8 23.1 24.7 50 17.1 ESE 33
Lockhart River 03:00 pm 27.6 27.2 22.6 24.6 50 16.9 ESE 28
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 03:00 pm 34.1 28.1 23.6 30.9 25 10.0 ESE 17
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 03:00 pm 27.5 26.5 22.0 24.0 50 15.5 ESE 28
Cairns Racecourse 03:00 pm 26.3 26.1 21.7 23.9 55 16.3 ESE 24
Cape Flattery 03:00 pm 26.1 26.3 21.8 22.4 55 16.9 S 32
Cardwell 03:00 pm 27.9 25.8 21.4 26.5 40 13.4 ESE 13
Cooktown 03:00 pm 26.5 25.4 21.0 22.9 45 14.3 SE 26
Innisfail 03:00 pm 25.5 25.8 21.4 26.4 60 16.6 ESE 7
Low Isles 03:00 pm 26.6 27.0 22.4 24.0 60 17.7 ESE 28
Lucinda 03:00 pm 24.8 24.7 20.4 24.0 55 15.1 SE 13
Mareeba 03:00 pm 27.4 24.2 19.8 24.5 35 9.7 SE 15
Palmerville 03:00 pm 33.6 27.3 22.9 31.9 20 8.3 NW 7
South Johnstone 03:00 pm 26.7 25.8 21.4 25.1 50 15.1 ESE 17
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 03:00 pm 24.6 24.9 20.6 22.3 60 15.8 ENE 22
Ayr 03:00 pm 26.9 25.5 21.1 24.9 45 14.0 NE 17
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 03:00 pm 26.5 25.9 21.5 22.6 50 15.5 ENE 30
Woolshed 03:00 pm 24.2 23.5 19.1 23.0 50 12.8 N 11
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 03:00 pm 29.5 24.4 20.2 27.5 25 6.4 SE 6
Georgetown 03:00 pm 33.9 26.3 21.9 28.9 15 3.6 SE 19
Hughenden 03:00 pm 33.8 25.6 21.2 25.6 10 0.5 ESE 33
Richmond 03:03 pm 36.2 27.3 22.9 26.4 10 2.3 ESE 43
Channel Country
Ballera 03:00 pm 30.3 24.5 20.3 24.2 20 4.9 SE 26
Bedourie          *         
Boulia 03:00 pm 37.3 27.4 23.1 32.0 10 -0.5 SSE 17
Birdsville 03:00 pm 33.3 25.4 21.2 26.2 15 1.2 SSE 28
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 03:00 pm 28.3 23.2 18.9 23.4 20 3.9 SSE 19
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 33.6 29.4 24.7 33.6 30 14.3 ENE 7
Blackall 03:00 pm 32.9 26.3 21.9 29.6 20 6.2 SSE 13
Isisford 03:00 pm 24.6 25.7 21.2 26.4 65 17.4 S 4
Longreach 03:00 pm 35.2 27.3 22.9 30.4 15 4.7 S 19
Tambo 03:00 pm 32.5 26.8 22.5 31.9 25 8.8 NNW 2
Winton 03:00 pm 36.5 27.5 23.1 30.7 10 2.5 SE 22
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 03:00 pm 32.6 25.5 21.2 28.0 15 3.6 S 17
Cunnamulla 03:00 pm 28.7 24.0 19.8 26.1 25 6.3 SSE 9
Injune 03:00 pm 32.7 27.0 22.6 31.1 25 8.9 NNW 7
Mitchell 03:00 pm 33.5 26.3 22.1 31.0 15 4.9 SSW 7
Roma 03:00 pm 32.8 25.3 20.9 26.2 15 1.8 SSW 26
St George 03:00 pm 27.1 22.0 17.8 21.2 20 1.5 SSW 22
Surat 03:00 pm 31.2 24.6 20.4 25.5 15 2.9 WSW 22
Northwest
Camooweal 03:00 pm 38.0 28.1 23.8 32.0 10 1.1 SE 22
Cloncurry 03:00 pm 37.0 27.6 23.2 30.7 10 1.7 SSE 24
Julia Creek 03:00 pm 38.0 28.1 23.7 29.9 10 1.1 ESE 33
Mt Isa 03:00 pm 37.5 26.6 22.1 28.0 5 -7.6 ESE 35
The Monument 03:00 pm 37.3 27.8 23.4 29.5 10 1.9 SE 32
Urandangi 03:00 pm 37.5 27.7 23.4 34.3 10 0.7 E 7
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville 03:00 pm 31.4 27.2 22.8 31.2 30 11.9 E 4
Hamilton Island 03:00 pm 24.2 24.8 20.4 22.6 60 15.9 SE 19
Mackay Airport 03:00 pm 24.8 24.4 20.1 22.4 50 14.3 ENE 20
Mackay 03:00 pm 25.0 24.9 20.6 24.6 55 15.2 ENE 11
Proserpine 03:00 pm 27.3 24.7 20.4 24.5 35 11.3 ESE 17
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 03:00 pm 30.7 25.7 21.3 28.6 25 8.4 NNW 9
Clermont 03:00 pm 30.4 25.3 20.9 28.5 25 7.6 S 7
Lochington 03:00 pm 31.2 25.2 20.9 29.4 20 5.6 SSW 4
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 03:00 pm 31.6 26.4 22.0 30.7 25 9.2 ESE 4
Springsure 03:00 pm 30.9 25.3 21.0 29.3 20 6.5 SW 4
Taroom 03:00 pm 32.9 28.6 24.0 32.8 30 13.2 W 6
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 pm 28.9 25.5 21.2 26.8 35 11.0 N 13
Gladstone Airport 03:00 pm 26.3 24.9 20.6 23.6 45 13.4 NNE 20
Heron Island 03:00 pm        *      WNW 11
Rockhampton 03:00 pm 29.4 26.0 21.6 28.2 35 11.6 NNW 9
Samuel Hill 03:00 pm 26.5 24.8 20.5 24.6 45 12.9 N 15
Williamson 03:00 pm 26.5 24.3 20.0 24.9 40 11.4 N 11
Yeppoon 03:00 pm 23.7 24.2 19.9 21.6 60 15.2 NNE 20
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 03:00 pm 31.8 24.9 20.7 26.1 15 2.9 WSW 22
Goondiwindi 03:00 pm 29.5 23.5 19.3 24.6 15 2.1 SW 17
Inglewood 03:00 pm        *      SW 20
Miles 03:00 pm 32.2 24.6 20.2 27.4 15 0.1 SW 15
Oakey 03:05 pm 31.3 24.2 19.8 23.3 15 0.6 WSW 32
Stanthorpe 03:00 pm 25.4 20.6 15.9 19.7 20 -1.0 WSW 19
Texas 03:00 pm 29.4 25.6 21.3 27.9 30 10.5 W 9
Toowoomba 03:00 pm 28.9 23.1 18.7 21.9 20 2.2 WSW 28
Warwick 03:00 pm 30.1 23.6 19.1 22.6 15 0.9 WSW 30
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 03:00 pm 25.3 24.7 20.4 21.0 50 14.4 N 30
Double Island Point 03:00 pm 24.6 25.4 21.0 24.8 60 16.8 N 11
Gayndah 03:00 pm 32.1 27.0 22.6 30.5 25 10.2 W 9
Hervey Bay 03:00 pm 23.4 24.4 20.0 20.1 65 16.0 N 28
Gympie 03:00 pm 31.8 27.3 22.9 29.8 30 11.6 N 13
Jimna 03:00 pm 29.3 24.7 20.3 27.6 25 7.8    
Kingaroy 03:00 pm 31.0 25.6 21.2 26.8 25 7.5 W 19
Lady Elliot Island 03:00 pm 23.8 23.4 19.1 21.9 50 13.1 NW 15
Maryborough 03:00 pm 25.3 25.5 21.1 23.2 55 16.2 N 22
Monto 03:00 pm 30.5 26.7 22.3 30.7 30 11.9 N 2
Rainbow Beach 03:00 pm 26.2 27.9 23.1 27.8 70 19.9 NE 11
Sandy Cape 03:00 pm 23.4 23.5 19.3 21.9 55 14.1 NW 15
Toolara 03:00 pm 27.8 26.9 22.4 29.2 50 16.1    
Town of 1770 03:00 pm 23.2 24.4 20.0 21.1 65 16.3 N 22

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).