Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 11.12 pm ( ST) Thursday 30 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 11:00 pm 22.8 -- 21.1 25.4 80 19.2 N 4
Brisbane Airport 11:00 pm 22.6 -- 21.0 23.1 80 19.3 N 15
Archerfield 11:00 pm 22.1 -- 20.5 23.1 80 18.7 N 11
Amberley 11:00 pm 20.2 -- 18.9 22.4 85 17.4 ENE 2
Beaudesert AWS 11:00 pm 19.9 -- 18.5 21.9 85 16.9 SE 2
Redcliffe 11:00 pm 23.3 -- 21.1 23.1 75 18.6 NNE 17
Gold Coast Seaway 11:00 pm 22.1 -- 20.8 24.3 85 19.3 NNW 6
Gatton 11:00 pm 20.6 -- 19.3 21.6 85 17.8 SSE 9
Toowoomba 11:00 pm 17.6 -- 17.1 14.5 95 16.5 E 28
Oakey 11:00 pm 21.0 -- 19.0 20.4 75 16.6 NE 15
Cape Moreton 11:00 pm 21.8 -- 20.7 22.4 85 19.4 N 15
Coolangatta 11:00 pm 22.3 -- 21.0 22.9 85 19.5 NNW 15
Maroochydore 11:00 pm 21.8 -- 20.7 24.0 85 19.5 NW 7
Tewantin 11:00 pm 22.5 -- 21.6 25.4 90 20.6 N 6
Nambour 11:00 pm 22.2 -- 20.6 25.4 80 18.8   Calm
Beerburrum 11:00 pm 22.2 -- 20.7 25.5 80 19.0   Calm
Toolara 11:00 pm 21.1 -- 20.5  *  95 19.9    
Jimna 11:00 pm 19.1 -- 18.1  *  85 16.9    
Gympie 11:00 pm 21.6 -- 20.5 24.9 85 19.2   Calm
Double Island Point 11:00 pm 22.2 -- 20.9 23.5 85 19.4 N 11
Gulf Country
Burketown 11:00 pm 26.2 -- 24.4 28.1 80 22.7 NNW 17
Zinifex Century Mine 11:00 pm 30.9 -- 24.1 31.0 40 16.5 NNW 11
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 11:00 pm 25.0 -- 23.7 28.9 85 22.5 NNE 6
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 11:00 pm 27.2 -- 25.7 31.1 85 24.3 NW 11
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 pm 22.8 -- 20.5 23.1 75 17.9 NE 13
Horn Island 11:00 pm 25.2 -- 22.8 25.8 75 20.2 ESE 17
Lockhart River 11:00 pm 24.8 -- 21.9 25.1 70 18.7 ESE 15
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 11:00 pm 24.8 -- 21.8 26.1 70 18.4 E 9
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 11:00 pm 23.4 -- 21.6 24.9 80 19.7 S 11
Cairns Racecourse 11:00 pm 22.6 -- 21.2 24.8 85 19.6 S 7
Cape Flattery 11:00 pm 24.3 -- 21.7 23.9 70 18.9 ESE 19
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 11:00 pm 24.7 -- 22.5 24.3 75 20.2 ESE 22
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 11:00 pm 24.8 -- 22.7 25.1 75 20.5 ESE 19
Lucinda 11:00 pm 24.8 -- 21.8 24.2 70 18.5 NNE 19
Mareeba 11:00 pm 18.7 -- 17.6 20.8 85 16.3   Calm
Palmerville 11:00 pm 24.9 -- 20.8 24.1 60 16.1 NNE 15
South Johnstone 11:00 pm 21.3 -- 20.5 23.5 90 19.7 WSW 7
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 11:00 pm 23.7 -- 21.3 22.2 75 18.6 ENE 24
Ayr 09:00 pm 21.8 -- 20.3 23.7 80 18.6 NE 6
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 11:00 pm 24.4 -- 22.2 25.6 75 19.9 NNE 13
Woolshed 11:00 pm 19.7 -- 19.6 20.7 100 19.4 NE 13
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 11:00 pm 31.3 -- 22.6 29.4 30 11.7 NE 13
Hughenden 11:00 pm 32.2 -- 22.3 27.5 25 9.1 NE 24
Richmond 11:00 pm 28.9 -- 19.5 25.7 20 5.1 WNW 11
Channel Country
Ballera 11:00 pm 27.7 -- 16.9 23.0 10 -5.4 SE 11
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 11:00 pm 28.8 -- 17.3 24.6 10 -7.2 S 7
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 11:00 pm 27.2 -- 17.0 22.8 15 -2.6 SE 11
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 11:00 pm 29.7 -- 20.7 26.4 25 8.2 E 15
Isisford          *         
Longreach 11:00 pm 26.9 -- 15.7 21.3 5 -11.2 ENE 13
Tambo          *         
Winton 11:00 pm 27.0 -- 15.9 23.2 10 -10.0 WSW 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 11:00 pm 26.3 -- 16.7 22.1 15 -1.0 ESE 11
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 11:00 pm 23.9 -- 18.4 21.7 45 10.9 NNE 13
St George 09:00 pm 25.8 -- 16.8 22.6 20 0.5 SSE 7
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 11:00 pm 30.7 -- 19.0 25.5 10 -3.1 SE 15
Cloncurry 11:00 pm 26.7 -- 15.8 22.0 10 -8.8 S 9
Julia Creek 11:00 pm 25.2 -- 14.8 20.1 10 -9.9 S 11
Mt Isa 11:00 pm 23.2 -- 15.0 19.1 20 -0.3 SSE 11
The Monument 11:00 pm 25.4 -- 15.4 21.4 10 -6.0 SSW 7
Urandangi 11:00 pm 23.8 -- 14.1 20.8 10 -9.6   Calm
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 11:00 pm 23.3 -- 21.5 24.3 80 19.5 ENE 13
Mackay Airport 11:00 pm 23.1 -- 21.6 25.1 80 19.9 NNE 9
Mackay 11:00 pm 22.9 -- 21.3 24.7 80 19.6 NNE 9
Proserpine 11:00 pm 20.1 -- 19.3 23.1 90 18.4   Calm
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 11:00 pm 24.0 -- 20.9 22.7 65 17.3 ENE 20
Clermont 11:00 pm 24.5 -- 20.7 25.2 60 16.2 NNE 7
Lochington 11:00 pm 27.2 -- 21.8 26.2 50 15.6 ENE 15
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 11:00 pm 23.5 -- 20.5 23.4 65 17.0 SSE 13
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 23.8 -- 19.8 22.2 60 15.0 NE 17
Gladstone Airport 11:00 pm 23.5 -- 21.6 24.6 80 19.6 NNE 13
Heron Island 09:00 pm        *      NNE 20
Rockhampton 11:00 pm 22.7 -- 21.3 23.8 85 19.7 NNE 13
Samuel Hill 11:00 pm 17.4 -- 16.6 19.3 90 15.7   Calm
Williamson 11:00 pm 23.3 -- 21.7 25.3 80 19.9 NE 9
Yeppoon 11:00 pm 24.0 -- 22.2 22.2 80 20.3 NNE 30
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 11:00 pm 23.7 -- 20.6 22.9 65 17.0 NNE 17
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood 11:00 pm        *      NNE 15
Miles 11:00 pm 24.5 -- 19.6 23.9 50 13.5 N 9
Oakey 11:00 pm 21.0 -- 19.0 20.4 75 16.6 NE 15
Stanthorpe 11:00 pm 14.5 -- 13.8 15.0 90 12.8 NE 2
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 11:00 pm 17.6 -- 17.1 14.5 95 16.5 E 28
Warwick 11:00 pm 17.8 -- 16.2 19.1 80 14.2   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 11:00 pm 22.3 -- 21.0 24.1 85 19.5 NNE 9
Double Island Point 11:00 pm 22.2 -- 20.9 23.5 85 19.4 N 11
Gayndah 11:00 pm 23.2 -- 20.5 22.1 70 17.4 ENE 19
Hervey Bay 11:00 pm 23.3 -- 21.7 25.3 80 19.9 N 9
Gympie 11:00 pm 21.6 -- 20.5 24.9 85 19.2   Calm
Jimna 11:00 pm 19.1 -- 18.1  *  85 16.9    
Kingaroy 11:00 pm 21.5 -- 19.7 22.9 80 17.7 NE 7
Lady Elliot Island 09:00 pm 22.9 -- 21.8 25.6 85 20.6 NNW 7
Maryborough 09:00 pm 22.5 -- 20.9 24.7 80 19.1 NE 6
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 11:00 pm 21.1 -- 20.5  *  95 19.9    
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).