Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 10.12 pm ( ST) Monday 27 March 2017
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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 10:00 pm 23.2 -- 21.7 26.5 80 20.0 SE 2
Brisbane Airport 10:00 pm 24.5 -- 22.7 26.5 80 20.8 NE 11
Archerfield 10:00 pm 23.0 -- 21.5 25.5 80 19.8 E 6
Amberley 10:00 pm 21.9 -- 20.8 24.7 85 19.7 ESE 4
Beaudesert AWS 10:00 pm 20.6 -- 20.0 24.0 95 19.4   Calm
Redcliffe 10:00 pm 24.6 -- 22.1 25.2 75 19.4 E 15
Gold Coast Seaway 10:00 pm 24.0 -- 23.2 26.0 90 22.3 ENE 15
Gatton 10:00 pm 21.8 -- 20.7 24.0 85 19.5 SE 7
Toowoomba 10:04 pm 19.4 -- 19.2 16.5 95 18.9 E 32
Oakey 10:00 pm 21.5 -- 20.0 19.9 80 18.3 ENE 24
Cape Moreton 10:00 pm 24.4 -- 22.7 23.2 80 20.9 E 28
Coolangatta 10:00 pm 24.4 -- 22.0 25.8 75 19.5 NE 11
Maroochydore 10:00 pm 25.3 -- 22.8 26.2 75 20.1 ESE 15
Tewantin 10:00 pm 25.5 -- 23.4 28.1 75 21.2 SE 9
Nambour 10:00 pm 21.6 -- 20.8 25.3 90 19.9   Calm
Beerburrum 10:00 pm 20.6 -- 19.8 23.8 90 18.9   Calm
Toolara          *         
Jimna 10:00 pm 18.4      *         
Gympie 10:00 pm 22.6 -- 21.9 26.1 90 21.1 SSE 4
Double Island Point 10:00 pm 23.9 -- 23.9 24.4 100 23.9 SE 28
Gulf Country
Burketown 10:00 pm 28.1 -- 28.0 34.4 100 27.9 NW 11
Zinifex Century Mine 10:00 pm 26.1 -- 21.3 26.7 55 15.8 SW 7
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 10:00 pm 26.0 -- 25.5 32.1 95 25.0 NW 2
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 10:00 pm 29.6 -- 28.4 36.5 90 27.4 N 6
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 pm 27.6 -- 26.0 32.7 85 24.6 NW 6
Horn Island 10:00 pm 28.1 -- 26.5 31.8 85 25.1 WNW 15
Lockhart River 10:00 pm 25.8 -- 25.3 32.2 95 24.9   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 10:00 pm 26.8 -- 26.0 33.4 90 25.2   Calm
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 10:00 pm 28.4 -- 26.9 32.8 85 25.6 SSE 13
Cairns Racecourse 10:00 pm 27.2 -- 25.9 31.8 85 24.7 SSE 9
Cape Flattery 10:00 pm 29.5 -- 27.9 32.4 85 26.5 NW 24
Cardwell 06:00 pm 33.8 -- 27.7 38.4 50 21.8   Calm
Cooktown 10:00 pm 28.9 -- 26.4 33.0 75 24.0 W 9
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 10:00 pm 29.7 -- 28.3 36.4 85 27.1 WNW 6
Lucinda 10:00 pm 30.4 -- 25.9 29.5 60 21.5 SW 28
Mareeba 10:00 pm 25.4 -- 22.0 26.3 65 18.3 WSW 11
Palmerville 10:00 pm 26.2 -- 26.1 33.3 100 26.0   Calm
South Johnstone 10:00 pm 26.0 -- 25.3 31.9 95 24.7 WSW 2
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 10:00 pm 26.6 -- 24.0 27.8 75 21.4 SW 17
Ayr 09:00 pm 28.5 -- 24.6 28.3 60 20.5 SSW 22
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 10:10 pm 30.5 -- 25.6 28.8 55 20.6 SW 30
Woolshed 10:00 pm 24.7 -- 22.5 24.9 75 20.2 SW 19
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 10:00 pm 26.6 -- 22.2 28.0 55 17.4 SW 6
Hughenden 10:00 pm 28.4 -- 21.7 27.8 40 13.5 ESE 9
Richmond 10:00 pm 27.8 -- 21.7 26.7 45 14.4 ESE 13
Channel Country
Ballera 10:00 pm 36.5 -- 24.6 35.6 20 9.2 S 4
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 10:00 pm 36.6 -- 24.9 34.9 20 10.0 ESE 9
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 10:00 pm 33.1 -- 22.9 32.9 25 9.2   Calm
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 10:00 pm 29.7 -- 22.9 28.5 40 15.0 E 15
Isisford          *         
Longreach 10:00 pm 29.3 -- 22.5 28.6 40 14.4 SE 11
Tambo          *         
Winton 10:00 pm 30.8 -- 22.3 30.2 30 11.7 SSE 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
Maranoa and Warrego
Charleville 10:00 pm 30.4 -- 22.5 28.8 35 12.8 E 13
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 10:00 pm 24.5 -- 21.2 25.4 65 17.5 ESE 9
St George 09:00 pm 29.3 -- 22.6 29.1 40 14.7 ENE 9
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 10:00 pm 30.2 -- 23.0 30.4 40 14.3 ESE 6
Cloncurry 10:00 pm 31.7 -- 22.6 30.3 30 11.0 SE 9
Julia Creek 10:00 pm 27.9 -- 20.8 26.3 35 11.5 SSE 11
Mt Isa 10:00 pm 27.7 -- 22.0 27.8 45 15.4 S 9
The Monument 10:00 pm 31.1 -- 22.3 29.7 30 11.0 ESE 9
Urandangi 10:00 pm 29.0 -- 19.8 26.7 25 5.8 ESE 7
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 10:00 pm 26.2 -- 26.2 13.3 100 26.2 ENE 106
Mackay Airport 10:00 pm 25.6 -- 25.3 20.5 95 25.1 SSE 61
Mackay 10:10 pm 26.0 -- 26.0 25.3 100 26.0 SE 41
Proserpine 10:07 pm 24.7 -- 24.2 23.3 95 23.7 S 37
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 10:00 pm 26.4 -- 24.2 29.0 75 22.0 E 11
Clermont 10:00 pm 26.2 -- 23.1 27.7 70 19.8 SE 11
Lochington 10:00 pm 25.2 -- 21.5 26.4 60 17.4 E 7
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 10:00 pm 26.3 -- 22.0 27.4 55 17.1 SE 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 09:00 pm 26.6 -- 23.2 26.3 65 19.5 E 20
Gladstone Airport 10:00 pm 23.9 -- 22.9 25.3 90 21.8 SE 17
Heron Island 09:00 pm        *      SE 37
Rockhampton 10:11 pm 23.9 -- 23.4 24.9 95 22.9 SE 22
Samuel Hill 10:00 pm 25.5 -- 24.8 27.2 90 24.1 SE 22
Williamson 10:00 pm 26.0 -- 25.0 28.2 90 24.0 SE 19
Yeppoon 10:00 pm 25.1 -- 24.6 25.3 95 24.1 SE 30
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 10:00 pm 22.8 -- 20.0 20.6 70 16.8 ENE 24
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 10:00 pm 26.6 -- 22.7 26.7 60 18.4 NE 15
Oakey 10:00 pm 21.5 -- 20.0 19.9 80 18.3 ENE 24
Stanthorpe 10:00 pm 15.9 -- 15.5 17.6 95 15.1   Calm
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 10:04 pm 19.4 -- 19.2 16.5 95 18.9 E 32
Warwick 10:00 pm 18.7 -- 18.1 21.3 90 17.4   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 10:11 pm 24.1 -- 23.6 27.0 95 23.2 SSE 13
Double Island Point 10:00 pm 23.9 -- 23.9 24.4 100 23.9 SE 28
Gayndah 10:00 pm 24.7 -- 22.3 27.0 75 19.8 E 7
Hervey Bay 10:00 pm 25.5 -- 23.8 27.8 80 22.0 SE 13
Gympie 10:00 pm 22.6 -- 21.9 26.1 90 21.1 SSE 4
Jimna 10:00 pm 18.4      *         
Kingaroy 10:00 pm 20.6 -- 19.6 21.9 85 18.4 SE 9
Lady Elliot Island 10:00 pm 25.8 -- 24.9 25.4 90 24.0 E 33
Maryborough 09:00 pm 23.7 -- 23.0 25.7 90 22.3 SSE 15
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).