Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 8.12 pm ( ST) Friday 30 January 2015
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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 pm 24.7 -- 21.7 26.5 70 18.4 N 6
Brisbane Airport 08:00 pm 24.4 -- 21.6 22.4 70 18.4 N 26
Archerfield 08:00 pm 24.2 -- 21.4 23.3 70 18.2 N 20
Amberley 08:00 pm 24.2 -- 21.8 25.5 75 19.2 ENE 11
Beaudesert AWS 08:00 pm 23.7 -- 21.1 25.8 70 18.1 NE 4
Redcliffe 08:00 pm 24.5 -- 21.5 23.6 70 18.2 N 20
Gold Coast Seaway 08:00 pm 24.0 -- 21.3 24.0 70 18.2 N 15
Gatton 08:00 pm 24.9 -- 22.4 25.2 75 19.7 NNE 17
Toowoomba 08:00 pm 22.6 -- 18.0 23.2 50 12.0   Calm
Oakey 08:00 pm 21.3 -- 18.6 21.4 70 15.4 NNE 9
Cape Moreton 08:00 pm 24.0 -- 21.6 23.0 75 18.9 N 22
Coolangatta 08:00 pm 24.5 -- 22.0 23.3 75 19.3 N 24
Maroochydore 08:00 pm 21.6 -- 20.0 22.8 80 18.2 NNW 9
Tewantin 08:00 pm 24.1 -- 22.1 26.1 80 20.0 N 9
Nambour 08:00 pm 22.1 -- 20.1 24.1 75 17.9 WNW 4
Beerburrum 08:00 pm 21.1 -- 19.7 22.8 85 18.1 N 6
Toolara          *         
Jimna 08:00 pm 19.8 -- 18.3  *  80 16.6    
Gympie 08:00 pm 23.8 -- 21.6 26.8 75 19.3 NNE 2
Double Island Point 08:00 pm 23.3 -- 21.2 23.6 75 18.8 NE 15
Gulf Country
Burketown 08:00 pm 30.1 -- 26.0 31.0 60 22.0 N 20
Zinifex Century Mine 08:00 pm 33.8 -- 22.6 31.8 20 7.0 SSW 7
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 08:00 pm 28.4 -- 25.9 32.6 75 23.5 NW 7
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 08:00 pm 30.1 -- 26.6 31.7 65 23.3 N 20
Sweers Island 03:00 pm 34.5 -- 29.6 39.3 60 25.1 W 9
Peninsula
Coen 06:00 pm 30.7 -- 25.8 31.1 55 20.9 W 20
Horn Island 08:00 pm 28.1 -- 26.4 32.0 85 24.9 WNW 13
Lockhart River 08:00 pm 28.7 -- 25.7 31.8 70 22.9 W 11
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 08:00 pm 28.2 -- 26.7 33.1 85 25.3 WNW 9
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 08:00 pm 28.2 -- 25.6 31.8 75 23.1 S 9
Cairns Racecourse 08:00 pm 28.1 -- 26.0 31.9 80 24.1 S 11
Cape Flattery 08:00 pm 28.7 -- 26.5 32.4 80 24.5 N 13
Cardwell 03:00 pm 29.2 -- 27.4 32.5 80 25.7 E 19
Cooktown 08:00 pm 27.9 -- 26.5 34.1 85 25.2 NE 2
Innisfail 03:00 pm 31.0 -- 27.4 35.1 65 24.0 SE 9
Low Isles 08:00 pm 29.2 -- 27.0 33.2 80 25.0 ESE 13
Lucinda 08:00 pm 23.8 -- 20.7 16.7 65 17.1 SW 50
Mareeba 08:00 pm 24.5 -- 21.7 25.1 70 18.7 SSE 13
Palmerville 08:00 pm 29.1 -- 23.8 32.0 50 18.2   Calm
South Johnstone 08:00 pm 27.8 -- 26.4 34.3 85 25.1   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 08:00 pm 28.4 -- 25.4 29.7 70 22.4 E 19
Ayr 06:00 pm 26.0 -- 24.1 29.2 80 22.3 SSE 9
Bowen 03:00 pm 28.1 -- 25.8 29.9 75 23.6 E 20
Ingham 03:00 pm 32.0      *      E 7
Townsville 08:00 pm 24.7 -- 23.7 28.5 90 22.8 ESE 7
Woolshed 08:00 pm 20.5 -- 20.2 23.4 95 19.8 ENE 4
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 03:00 pm 30.5 -- 25.8 32.7 55 21.1 SE 11
Georgetown 08:00 pm 28.0 -- 23.6 31.3 60 19.0   Calm
Hughenden 08:00 pm 27.7 -- 24.1 30.5 65 20.5 N 6
Richmond 08:00 pm 31.4 -- 24.1 31.2 40 15.8 SE 11
Channel Country
Ballera 08:00 pm 31.7 -- 19.8 26.3 10 -1.2 S 17
Bedourie 03:00 pm 38.0 -- 26.7 36.6 25 13.4 SE 13
Boulia 03:00 pm 38.0 -- 24.8 36.4 15 6.5 S 4
Birdsville 08:00 pm 33.7 -- 21.6 28.5 15 2.5 SSE 19
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 08:00 pm 31.4 -- 19.8 26.1 15 -0.3 SSW 17
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 03:00 pm 34.8 -- 25.7 35.7 30 15.2 SSW 4
Blackall 08:00 pm 33.5 -- 23.1 32.3 25 9.5 S 6
Isisford 03:00 pm 37.9 -- 26.3 36.1 20 12.2 SE 13
Longreach 08:00 pm 33.9 -- 24.3 33.4 30 12.8 S 7
Tambo 03:00 pm 35.6 -- 25.2 36.0 25 12.5 ESE 2
Winton 08:00 pm 34.8 -- 24.8 34.6 25 13.0 E 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 08:00 pm 27.6 -- 20.6 28.1 35 11.7   Calm
Cunnamulla 03:00 pm 34.9 -- 23.8 33.4 20 9.1 SW 7
Injune 03:00 pm 30.3 -- 22.9 30.2 35 14.0 WSW 7
Mitchell 03:00 pm 32.5      *      SW 4
Roma 08:00 pm 23.1 -- 20.4 23.9 70 17.3 N 9
St George 06:00 pm 32.2 -- 21.2 28.4 15 4.1 S 13
Surat 03:00 pm 32.4 -- 22.4 30.4 25 8.8 ESE 9
Northwest
Camooweal 08:00 pm 32.2 -- 23.2 31.5 30 11.9 SSW 7
Cloncurry 08:00 pm 33.5 -- 23.3 33.2 25 10.2 S 2
Julia Creek 08:00 pm 35.7 -- 25.0 32.7 25 12.0 SE 19
Mt Isa 08:00 pm 34.1 -- 22.1 30.4 15 4.6 S 13
The Monument 08:00 pm 34.3 -- 22.5 31.3 15 5.8 SSW 11
Urandangi 08:00 pm 32.1 -- 21.3 29.2 20 4.8 SE 9
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen 03:00 pm 28.1 -- 25.8 29.9 75 23.6 E 20
Collinsville 03:00 pm 33.2 -- 26.8 36.4 45 20.4 SW 4
Hamilton Island 08:00 pm 27.2 -- 25.1 27.2 80 23.0 SE 28
Mackay Airport 08:00 pm 27.6 -- 25.0 29.0 75 22.5 E 19
Mackay 08:00 pm 27.4 -- 24.9 29.1 75 22.4 E 17
Proserpine 08:00 pm 26.1 -- 24.3 29.4 80 22.6 ESE 9
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 08:00 pm 27.2 -- 22.9 28.0 60 18.2 ENE 11
Clermont 08:00 pm 25.6 -- 21.7 28.1 60 17.3   Calm
Lochington 08:00 pm 27.2 -- 23.0 28.5 60 18.5 NE 9
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 08:00 pm 27.4 -- 22.7 28.3 55 17.6 NE 9
Springsure 03:00 pm 30.0 -- 23.6 32.2 45 16.4   Calm
Taroom 03:00 pm 31.2 -- 24.9 31.5 45 18.0 SSE 13
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 pm 29.6 -- 23.3 30.3 45 16.1 ENE 7
Gladstone Airport 08:00 pm 26.2 -- 23.0 28.0 65 19.6 E 9
Heron Island 06:00 pm        *      E 19
Rockhampton 08:00 pm 25.8 -- 23.0 28.2 70 20.1 NNE 7
Samuel Hill 08:00 pm 23.6 -- 22.4 27.9 85 21.1   Calm
Williamson 08:00 pm 25.4 -- 23.0 28.1 75 20.6 E 7
Yeppoon 08:00 pm 27.0 -- 24.2 28.1 70 21.3 ENE 17
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 08:00 pm 22.7 -- 19.0 22.4 60 14.3 N 9
Goondiwindi 03:00 pm 30.5 -- 22.0 30.0 30 10.7 SW 4
Inglewood          *         
Miles 08:00 pm 22.3 -- 20.3 25.1 75 18.0   Calm
Oakey 08:00 pm 21.3 -- 18.6 21.4 70 15.4 NNE 9
Stanthorpe 08:00 pm 17.9 -- 14.9 17.8 65 10.8 NNW 2
Texas 03:00 pm 29.6 -- 22.1 29.7 35 12.7 W 4
Toowoomba 08:00 pm 22.6 -- 18.0 23.2 50 12.0   Calm
Warwick 08:00 pm 20.4 -- 17.4 20.8 65 13.6 NW 4
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 08:00 pm 24.8 -- 22.1 28.1 70 19.2   Calm
Double Island Point 08:00 pm 23.3 -- 21.2 23.6 75 18.8 NE 15
Gayndah 08:00 pm 25.3 -- 22.7 26.9 70 19.9 ENE 11
Hervey Bay 08:00 pm 24.8 -- 22.1 26.1 70 19.2 E 11
Gympie 08:00 pm 23.8 -- 21.6 26.8 75 19.3 NNE 2
Jimna 08:00 pm 19.8 -- 18.3  *  80 16.6    
Kingaroy 08:00 pm 20.6 -- 18.5 20.9 75 16.0 E 9
Lady Elliot Island 06:00 pm 26.6 -- 23.2 25.5 65 19.5 E 24
Maryborough 06:00 pm 26.0 -- 22.6 26.0 65 18.9 E 17
Monto 03:00 pm 31.3 -- 24.2 31.3 40 16.2 SE 11
Rainbow Beach 03:00 pm 26.1 -- 24.5 27.7 85 22.9 SE 19
Sandy Cape 03:00 pm 27.7 -- 23.3 28.3 55 18.5 E 13
Toolara          *         
Town of 1770 03:00 pm 28.6 -- 25.0 30.1 65 21.3 E 15

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).