Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 4.12 am ( ST) Friday 31 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 04:00 am 23.4 -- 20.7 24.9 70 17.6 NNW 6
Brisbane Airport 04:00 am 23.2 -- 20.7 24.6 70 17.9 N 7
Archerfield 04:00 am 21.1 -- 20.0 22.5 85 18.7 S 9
Amberley 04:00 am 17.6 -- 17.2 19.9 95 16.8   Calm
Beaudesert AWS 04:00 am 19.6 -- 18.5 22.1 85 17.2   Calm
Redcliffe 04:00 am 23.1 -- 20.6 24.1 70 17.8 N 9
Gold Coast Seaway 04:00 am 21.3 -- 20.9 24.5 95 20.5 NNW 4
Gatton 04:00 am 21.4 -- 19.8 23.1 80 18.0 WNW 6
Toowoomba 04:00 am 17.7 -- 17.2 15.8 95 16.6 E 22
Oakey 04:00 am 20.4 -- 18.7 19.5 80 16.8 NE 17
Cape Moreton 04:00 am 22.1 -- 20.8 23.8 85 19.3 N 9
Coolangatta 04:00 am 19.2 -- 18.3 20.6 90 17.3 NNW 6
Maroochydore 04:00 am 19.9 -- 19.2 22.9 90 18.4   Calm
Tewantin 04:00 am 21.6 -- 21.1 25.6 95 20.6   Calm
Nambour 04:00 am 21.8 -- 20.5 25.1 85 19.0   Calm
Beerburrum 04:00 am 21.7 -- 20.5 25.0 85 19.1   Calm
Toolara 04:00 am 20.4 -- 20.4  *  100 20.4    
Jimna 04:00 am 19.1 -- 17.9  *  85 16.5    
Gympie 04:00 am 20.1 -- 19.5 23.3 95 18.9   Calm
Double Island Point 04:00 am 21.2 -- 20.0 22.9 85 18.6 N 7
Gulf Country
Burketown 04:00 am 23.6 -- 22.8 26.6 90 22.0 SW 9
Zinifex Century Mine 04:00 am 22.7 -- 19.4 24.5 65 15.5   Calm
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 04:00 am 23.8 -- 21.2 25.1 70 18.4 NNE 9
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 04:00 am 25.5 -- 25.5 29.8 100 25.5 NE 13
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 am 20.8 -- 19.4 23.1 85 17.8 NNE 2
Horn Island 04:00 am 24.7 -- 22.4 25.9 75 20.0 SE 13
Lockhart River 04:00 am 24.3 -- 21.9 25.6 75 19.4 E 11
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 04:00 am 19.6 -- 18.7 21.9 90 17.6 ESE 2
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 04:00 am 22.0 -- 20.7 23.3 85 19.3 SE 11
Cairns Racecourse 04:00 am 20.4 -- 19.7 22.5 90 18.9 SSE 6
Cape Flattery 04:00 am 24.2 -- 22.0 23.2 75 19.7 SE 24
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 04:00 am 23.5 -- 21.8 24.3 80 19.9 ESE 15
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 04:00 am 24.5 -- 22.4 25.8 75 20.2 ESE 13
Lucinda 04:00 am 24.6 -- 21.3 22.3 65 17.6 NE 26
Mareeba 04:00 am 16.2 -- 15.4 17.6 90 14.4   Calm
Palmerville 04:00 am 20.2 -- 18.3 22.2 75 16.0   Calm
South Johnstone 04:00 am 19.0 -- 18.7 22.0 95 18.4   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 04:00 am 23.4 -- 21.0 21.4 75 18.3 NE 26
Ayr 03:00 am 20.2 -- 19.1 22.5 85 17.8 NE 2
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 04:00 am 24.0 -- 21.6 24.0 75 19.0 NNE 17
Woolshed 04:00 am 19.1 -- 19.0 19.8 100 18.9 NE 13
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 04:00 am 25.3 -- 19.8 23.7 45 12.9 ENE 13
Hughenden 04:00 am 27.5 -- 19.4 23.2 30 7.9 NNE 20
Richmond 04:00 am 30.7 -- 21.8 26.6 30 10.1 N 22
Channel Country
Ballera 04:00 am 26.8 -- 17.0 21.8 15 -1.1 E 15
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 04:00 am 26.2 -- 16.0 22.2 10 -5.4 SE 7
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 04:00 am 23.1 -- 15.0 19.3 20 -0.4 S 9
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 04:00 am 25.9 -- 20.4 21.8 45 13.7 NE 28
Isisford          *         
Longreach 04:00 am 27.6 -- 19.7 21.2 30 8.5 NNE 32
Tambo          *         
Winton 04:00 am 21.7 -- 12.6 16.6 10 -10.0 N 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 04:00 am 26.7 -- 19.9 22.1 35 10.9 NNE 26
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 04:00 am 20.8 -- 18.1 21.2 70 14.7 N 6
St George 03:00 am 21.3 -- 14.8 18.6 30 3.5 NNE 7
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 04:00 am 27.9 -- 17.1 22.8 10 -5.2 NNE 13
Cloncurry 04:00 am 22.7 -- 13.5 17.7 10 -8.1 N 11
Julia Creek 04:00 am 19.3 -- 11.3 13.5 15 -8.8 W 15
Mt Isa 04:00 am 15.8 -- 9.5 13.2 25 -5.3   Calm
The Monument 04:00 am 21.3 -- 12.9 18.6 15 -5.5   Calm
Urandangi 04:00 am 22.3 -- 13.3 18.0 10 -8.4 ESE 7
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 04:00 am 22.6 -- 21.1 24.7 80 19.4 NE 7
Mackay Airport 04:00 am 19.2 -- 18.8 22.2 95 18.4   Calm
Mackay 04:00 am 22.3 -- 20.8 23.9 80 19.1 N 9
Proserpine 04:00 am 18.3 -- 17.9 20.5 95 17.5 S 2
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 04:00 am 21.8 -- 20.3 21.6 80 18.6 NNE 17
Clermont 04:00 am 20.2 -- 18.6 21.4 80 16.8 ESE 6
Lochington 04:00 am 22.4 -- 19.1 21.9 65 15.0 NE 11
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 04:00 am 20.7 -- 19.5 21.1 85 18.1 NE 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 03:00 am 20.1 -- 18.7 21.2 85 17.1 N 7
Gladstone Airport 04:00 am 22.4 -- 20.9 24.4 80 19.2 NNE 7
Heron Island 03:00 am        *      N 15
Rockhampton 04:00 am 20.1 -- 19.5 22.9 90 18.8 S 2
Samuel Hill 04:00 am 15.9 -- 15.4 17.5 95 14.8   Calm
Williamson 04:00 am 20.5 -- 19.9 23.8 90 19.2   Calm
Yeppoon 04:00 am 22.2 -- 21.1 23.4 85 20.0 N 13
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 04:00 am 20.3 -- 18.6 20.8 80 16.5 W 9
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood 04:00 am        *      NE 13
Miles 04:00 am 21.4 -- 19.6 21.6 80 17.6 N 13
Oakey 04:00 am 20.4 -- 18.7 19.5 80 16.8 NE 17
Stanthorpe 04:00 am 11.9 -- 11.7 12.4 95 11.5   Calm
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 04:00 am 17.7 -- 17.2 15.8 95 16.6 E 22
Warwick 04:00 am 15.2 -- 14.3 16.2 85 13.1   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 04:00 am 19.3 -- 18.9 22.3 95 18.5   Calm
Double Island Point 04:00 am 21.2 -- 20.0 22.9 85 18.6 N 7
Gayndah 04:00 am 20.1 -- 19.1 21.7 85 17.9 ENE 6
Hervey Bay 04:00 am 19.7 -- 18.5 21.0 85 17.1 N 6
Gympie 04:00 am 20.1 -- 19.5 23.3 95 18.9   Calm
Jimna 04:00 am 19.1 -- 17.9  *  85 16.5    
Kingaroy 04:00 am 18.5 -- 17.3 19.1 85 15.9 N 7
Lady Elliot Island 03:00 am 22.3 -- 21.4 25.1 90 20.4 NNW 6
Maryborough 03:00 am 18.7 -- 18.2 21.4 95 17.7   Calm
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 04:00 am 20.4 -- 20.4  *  100 20.4    
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).