Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 2.12 am ( ST) Saturday 23 May 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 02:00 am 15.4 -- 13.1 14.2 70 9.5 WSW 6
Brisbane Airport 02:00 am 15.1 -- 12.7 11.2 65 8.8 SSW 19
Archerfield 02:00 am 13.3 -- 11.9 10.8 80 9.7 WSW 13
Amberley 02:00 am 11.0 -- 10.2 9.4 85 8.8 WNW 7
Beaudesert AWS 02:00 am 16.2 -- 13.3 12.7 60 8.7 SSW 17
Redcliffe 02:00 am 15.0 -- 12.6 11.5 65 8.7 SW 17
Gold Coast Seaway 02:00 am 17.0 -- 13.9 11.1 60 9.2 S 30
Gatton 02:00 am 12.0 -- 10.9 9.8 85 9.2 WSW 11
Toowoomba 02:00 am 9.8 -- 9.5 7.1 95 8.9 SW 13
Oakey 02:00 am 10.8 -- 10.3 8.7 90 9.6 WNW 11
Cape Moreton 02:00 am 15.8 -- 13.6 11.8 70 10.3 SW 22
Coolangatta 02:00 am 17.1 -- 14.3 11.5 65 10.0 SSW 30
Maroochydore 02:00 am 15.1 -- 12.9 11.2 70 9.5 SW 20
Tewantin 02:00 am 14.4 -- 12.4 13.5 70 9.4 SW 4
Nambour 02:00 am 15.3 -- 12.6 13.6 65 8.3 SW 7
Beerburrum 02:00 am 13.3 -- 11.8 11.9 80 9.5 SSW 7
Toolara          *         
Jimna 02:00 am 7.2 -- 7.2  *  100 7.2    
Gympie 02:00 am 12.5 -- 11.2 12.3 80 9.1   Calm
Double Island Point 02:00 am 15.6 -- 12.8 8.6 60 8.4 S 35
Gulf Country
Burketown 02:00 am 17.8 -- 11.7 12.1 30 -0.9 S 19
Zinifex Century Mine 02:00 am 16.0 -- 9.9 11.7 25 -4.5 S 9
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 02:00 am 23.2 -- 17.5 21.3 40 9.2 ESE 9
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 02:00 am 19.8 -- 13.3 13.4 30 0.8 S 24
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen          *         
Horn Island 02:00 am 25.2 -- 23.6 26.6 80 21.9 SE 17
Lockhart River 02:00 am 19.8 -- 19.6 23.2 95 19.3   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 02:00 am 21.7 -- 21.7 26.2 100 21.6   Calm
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 02:00 am 23.0 -- 20.1 22.0 65 16.6 SSE 17
Cairns Racecourse 02:00 am 21.1 -- 19.3 21.1 80 17.3 SSW 13
Cape Flattery 02:00 am 25.0 -- 22.4 22.4 70 19.6 SE 32
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 02:00 am 23.9 -- 21.3 24.0 70 18.3 SE 15
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 02:00 am 24.9 -- 22.2 25.4 70 19.3 SSE 15
Lucinda 02:00 am 23.7 -- 18.3 16.9 45 10.7 S 37
Mareeba 02:00 am 18.5 -- 16.9 17.3 80 15.0 SSE 15
Palmerville 02:00 am 22.4 -- 20.5 25.4 80 18.4   Calm
South Johnstone 02:00 am 18.1 -- 17.8 19.5 95 17.4 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
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 02:00 am 15.5 -- 11.2 12.3 45 3.0 SSW 9
Ayr 12:00 am 19.1 -- 12.8 14.4 30 0.7 S 15
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 02:00 am 21.8 -- 13.7 13.7 20 -3.5 S 30
Woolshed 02:00 am 15.6 -- 10.3 10.7 35 -0.2 S 15
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 02:00 am 20.4 -- 14.4 17.5 35 4.4 SE 9
Hughenden 02:00 am 12.0 -- 8.1 7.5 45 -0.2 SE 13
Richmond 02:00 am 12.7 -- 8.8 6.3 45 0.8 ESE 24
Channel Country
Ballera 02:00 am 10.6 -- 8.6 6.2 70 4.9 S 17
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 02:00 am 10.1 -- 7.5 6.8 60 2.2 S 9
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 02:00 am 9.3 -- 8.1 6.7 80 5.9 S 9
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 02:00 am 7.7 -- 6.7 4.8 80 4.8 SSE 9
Isisford          *         
Longreach 02:00 am 10.2 -- 8.1 6.4 65 4.1 SSE 13
Tambo          *         
Winton 02:00 am 13.9 -- 10.4 7.6 50 3.9 SE 26
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 5.5 -- 5.4 4.4 95 5.1   Calm
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 02:00 am 6.3 -- 5.8 3.0 90 4.8 WSW 11
St George 12:00 am 9.1 -- 8.5 7.2 90 7.5 W 7
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 02:00 am 12.8 -- 8.3 7.3 35 -1.9 NNE 17
Cloncurry 02:00 am 11.4 -- 7.2 6.6 35 -2.8 S 13
Julia Creek 02:00 am 9.7 -- 5.8 4.0 40 -3.9 SSE 17
Mt Isa 02:00 am 12.4 -- 8.1 7.8 40 -1.4 S 13
The Monument 02:00 am 11.0 -- 7.7 6.7 50 0.7 SSE 13
Urandangi 02:00 am 10.2 -- 6.8 5.6 45 -0.9 SE 13
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 02:00 am 19.6 -- 15.7 10.9 55 10.0 SSE 46
Mackay Airport 02:00 am 15.6 -- 12.5 9.3 60 7.4 SSE 30
Mackay 02:09 am 16.1 -- 12.9 9.5 55 7.7 S 32
Proserpine 02:00 am 13.4 -- 11.0 10.6 65 7.0 SE 11
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 02:00 am 10.4 -- 8.4 7.1 70 4.8 S 11
Clermont 02:00 am 11.0 -- 8.7 8.5 65 4.5 SSE 7
Lochington 02:00 am 7.2 -- 6.0 4.7 80 3.6 W 6
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 02:00 am 6.4 -- 5.5 5.0 80 3.6   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 9.1 -- 7.7 6.8 75 4.9 ESE 6
Gladstone Airport 02:00 am 13.6 -- 11.1 11.6 65 6.9 SSW 7
Heron Island 12:00 am        *      S 35
Rockhampton 02:00 am 12.4 -- 10.3 8.4 70 6.7 SSW 17
Samuel Hill 02:00 am 12.1 -- 10.4 9.8 75 7.4 SE 9
Williamson 02:00 am 10.4 -- 9.0 9.2 75 6.4 SW 2
Yeppoon 02:00 am 13.3 -- 10.9 10.5 65 6.9 SW 11
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 02:00 am 8.4 -- 7.9 5.6 90 6.9 SW 11
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 02:00 am 9.9 -- 9.4 8.3 90 8.7 SSW 7
Oakey 02:00 am 10.8 -- 10.3 8.7 90 9.6 WNW 11
Stanthorpe 02:00 am 7.3 -- 7.2 5.9 100 7.1 SSW 4
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 02:00 am 9.8 -- 9.5 7.1 95 8.9 SW 13
Warwick 02:00 am 7.9 -- 7.8 7.3 95 7.5   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 02:00 am 12.7 -- 11.1 9.5 75 8.4 SW 15
Double Island Point 02:00 am 15.6 -- 12.8 8.6 60 8.4 S 35
Gayndah 02:00 am 10.7 -- 9.7 9.5 85 7.9 SW 4
Hervey Bay 02:00 am 11.4 -- 10.2 8.5 80 8.1 SW 13
Gympie 02:00 am 12.5 -- 11.2 12.3 80 9.1   Calm
Jimna 02:00 am 7.2 -- 7.2  *  100 7.2    
Kingaroy 02:00 am 10.0 -- 9.3 6.7 90 8.1 S 15
Lady Elliot Island 12:00 am 17.2 -- 14.4 11.0 65 10.2 SSW 33
Maryborough 12:00 am 12.9 -- 10.9 9.9 70 7.6 SW 13
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).