Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 7.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 21 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 07:00 am 20.3 -- 18.3 20.9 75 15.9 SSE 7
Brisbane Airport 07:00 am 18.6 -- 17.8 17.7 90 16.8 SE 17
Archerfield 07:00 am 20.1 -- 17.8 20.4 70 14.9 SSE 7
Amberley 07:00 am 19.1 -- 17.0 20.4 75 14.2   Calm
Beaudesert AWS 07:00 am 20.7 -- 17.8 20.3 65 14.1 S 9
Redcliffe 07:00 am 18.9 -- 17.8 12.0 85 16.5 SSE 48
Gold Coast Seaway 07:00 am 19.9 -- 17.8 14.5 75 15.1 S 37
Gatton 07:00 am 20.0 -- 17.4 18.1 70 14.1 SE 17
Toowoomba 07:00 am 15.3 -- 14.2 9.1 85 12.8 E 37
Oakey 07:00 am 17.7 -- 15.7 13.7 75 13.0 E 26
Cape Moreton 07:00 am 20.2 -- 17.9 18.0 70 15.0 ESE 20
Coolangatta 07:00 am 20.2 -- 17.7 17.5 70 14.6 S 22
Maroochydore 07:00 am 21.2 -- 18.4 19.1 65 14.8 ESE 19
Tewantin 07:00 am 21.9 -- 18.6 20.8 60 14.3 SE 13
Nambour 07:00 am 17.5 -- 16.7 19.4 90 15.7   Calm
Beerburrum 07:00 am 17.3 -- 16.7 18.9 90 16.0 ESE 2
Toolara 07:00 am 19.5 -- 17.0  *  70 13.7    
Jimna 07:00 am 16.5 -- 14.8  *  75 12.5    
Gympie 07:00 am 15.9 -- 15.0 17.1 85 13.7   Calm
Double Island Point 07:00 am 21.4 -- 17.7 16.2 60 12.8 ESE 32
Gulf Country
Burketown 07:00 am 24.3 -- 20.2 23.9 55 15.2 ESE 11
Zinifex Century Mine 07:00 am 19.4 -- 13.9 17.8 35 4.3 SE 2
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 07:00 am 23.9 -- 20.1 24.0 60 15.4 E 9
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 07:00 am 25.1 -- 18.7 23.0 40 9.8 E 11
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 06:00 am 21.3 -- 19.7 22.4 80 17.9 SSE 9
Horn Island 07:00 am 26.0 -- 23.6 24.2 75 21.2 SE 32
Lockhart River 07:00 am 25.2 -- 22.7 25.1 75 20.0 SE 20
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 07:00 am 22.1 -- 20.5 24.1 80 18.7 SSE 6
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 07:00 am 22.2 -- 19.6 20.7 70 16.4 SSE 19
Cairns Racecourse 07:00 am 21.3 -- 19.4 21.6 75 17.1 S 11
Cape Flattery 07:00 am 25.0 -- 21.9 22.3 65 18.4 SE 30
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 07:00 am 25.0 -- 21.0 22.6 60 16.3 ESE 24
Innisfail 06:00 am 19.0 -- 18.3 20.8 90 17.4 NW 4
Low Isles 07:00 am 24.5 -- 21.8 21.6 70 18.9 ESE 32
Lucinda 07:00 am 24.8 -- 19.8 22.1 50 13.4 ENE 20
Mareeba 07:00 am 19.4 -- 17.2 19.5 75 14.4 E 7
Palmerville          *         
South Johnstone 07:00 am 21.2 -- 19.5 22.7 80 17.6 WNW 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 07:00 am 20.3 -- 18.7 20.5 80 16.7 S 11
Ayr 06:00 am 19.0 -- 17.5 18.8 80 15.7 SSE 11
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 07:00 am 23.0 -- 19.9 22.6 65 16.1 SSE 13
Woolshed 07:00 am 17.0 -- 16.4 17.6 90 15.7 ESE 7
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 06:00 am 17.5 -- 15.6 17.7 75 12.9 SE 4
Georgetown 07:00 am 20.8 -- 17.8 19.6 65 14.0 ESE 13
Hughenden 07:00 am 20.8 -- 16.0 17.4 45 9.1 ENE 17
Richmond 07:00 am 23.1 -- 17.6 19.3 45 9.8 NE 20
Channel Country
Ballera 07:00 am 24.8 -- 16.4 22.3 20 1.7 E 4
Bedourie          *         
Boulia 06:00 am 21.6 -- 14.8 19.7 30 2.6 ENE 2
Birdsville 07:00 am 21.2 -- 13.6 16.9 20 -2.0 NE 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 07:00 am 23.4 -- 15.9 20.5 25 2.8 NNE 7
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine 06:00 am 19.2 -- 16.1 19.0 65 11.9 NE 4
Blackall 07:00 am 21.3 -- 16.3 16.9 45 8.9 NE 22
Isisford          *         
Longreach 07:00 am 21.8 -- 15.6 17.0 35 5.4 ENE 20
Tambo          *         
Winton 07:00 am 20.8 -- 15.2 17.9 40 6.4 ENE 11
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 07:00 am 21.7 -- 16.4 16.8 45 8.5 NNE 24
Cunnamulla 06:00 am 18.8 -- 15.2 18.0 55 9.8 E 4
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 07:00 am 19.1 -- 15.4 13.9 55 10.1 NNE 28
St George 06:00 am 20.2 -- 15.5 16.2 45 8.2 NE 19
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 07:00 am 22.0 -- 14.9 18.3 25 2.2 E 11
Cloncurry 07:00 am 24.0 -- 16.3 20.5 25 3.3 ESE 11
Julia Creek 07:00 am 21.0 -- 14.4 17.8 30 2.8 ENE 9
Mt Isa 07:00 am 23.7 -- 16.3 20.7 30 4.1 NNE 9
The Monument 07:00 am 21.6 -- 14.6 20.0 30 2.3   Calm
Urandangi 07:00 am 24.6 -- 16.2 19.5 20 0.8 ENE 17
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville 06:00 am 15.2 -- 14.3 16.2 85 13.1   Calm
Hamilton Island 07:00 am 23.8 -- 19.5 15.3 55 14.2 ESE 52
Mackay Airport 07:00 am 20.6 -- 19.3 19.7 85 17.8 S 19
Mackay 07:00 am 22.9 -- 20.5 21.4 75 17.7 SE 22
Proserpine 07:00 am 22.3 -- 19.5 21.1 70 16.1 S 17
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 07:00 am 19.2 -- 16.2 17.0 65 12.0 SSE 15
Clermont 07:00 am 17.6 -- 15.2 15.7 70 11.9 SE 13
Lochington 07:00 am 18.6 -- 15.4 17.2 60 10.9 ESE 9
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 07:00 am 17.7 -- 15.0 16.4 65 11.3 SSE 9
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 06:00 am 13.9 -- 13.2 13.2 90 12.1 SSE 7
Gladstone Airport 07:00 am 21.1 -- 17.8 19.0 60 13.5 SSE 17
Heron Island 06:00 am        *      ESE 28
Rockhampton 07:00 am 19.5 -- 17.3 18.9 75 14.5 ESE 11
Samuel Hill 07:00 am 22.5 -- 19.3 21.0 65 15.4 ESE 17
Williamson 07:00 am 19.5 -- 17.1 18.3 70 13.9 SSW 13
Yeppoon 07:00 am 21.9 -- 19.1 19.6 70 15.7 SE 22
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 07:00 am 17.9 -- 15.7 15.1 70 12.6 E 19
Goondiwindi 06:00 am 17.0 -- 14.8 16.8 70 11.7 NE 4
Inglewood 07:00 am        *      ENE 17
Miles 07:00 am 18.5 -- 15.5 16.0 60 11.2 NNE 15
Oakey 07:00 am 17.7 -- 15.7 13.7 75 13.0 E 26
Stanthorpe 07:00 am 12.9 -- 11.6 10.0 80 9.7 E 15
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 07:00 am 15.3 -- 14.2 9.1 85 12.8 E 37
Warwick 07:00 am 16.6 -- 14.6 13.0 75 11.9 SE 22
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 07:00 am 20.2 -- 17.1 17.9 65 12.9 SSE 17
Double Island Point 07:00 am 21.4 -- 17.7 16.2 60 12.8 ESE 32
Gayndah 07:00 am 20.2 -- 17.1 20.0 65 12.9 E 6
Hervey Bay 07:00 am 22.1 -- 18.0 20.1 55 12.6 SE 15
Gympie 07:00 am 15.9 -- 15.0 17.1 85 13.7   Calm
Jimna 07:00 am 16.5 -- 14.8  *  75 12.5    
Kingaroy 07:00 am 16.3 -- 14.8 15.1 80 12.8 SE 11
Lady Elliot Island 06:00 am 21.5 -- 18.3 16.2 65 14.3 SE 35
Maryborough 06:00 am 15.5 -- 14.5 14.8 85 13.2 S 9
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape 06:00 am 19.6 -- 16.0 15.8 60 11.0 ESE 22
Toolara 07:00 am 19.5 -- 17.0  *  70 13.7    
Town of 1770 06:00 am 18.7 -- 17.2 16.8 80 15.3 S 19

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).