Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 12.12 am ( ST) Wednesday 03 September 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 12:00 am 15.6 -- 10.7 12.6 35 1.0 W 6
Brisbane Airport 12:00 am 15.2 -- 10.1 7.8 35 -0.6 WSW 28
Archerfield 12:00 am 13.8 -- 9.6 9.9 40 1.1 SW 11
Amberley 12:00 am 14.5 -- 9.5 9.5 35 -1.4 WSW 15
Beaudesert AWS 12:00 am 13.4 -- 9.2 9.8 40 0.4 SW 9
Redcliffe 12:00 am 16.2 -- 10.8 10.0 30 -0.5 WSW 22
Gold Coast Seaway 12:00 am 16.1 -- 11.0 9.7 35 0.7 W 24
Gatton 12:00 am 13.5 -- 9.5 7.9 45 1.5 WSW 20
Toowoomba 12:00 am 8.5 -- 6.0 2.1 60 0.7 WSW 24
Oakey 12:00 am 6.4 -- 4.6 2.0 65 0.5 WSW 13
Cape Moreton 12:00 am 16.1 -- 11.2 7.7 40 1.8 WSW 35
Coolangatta 12:00 am 16.1 -- 10.8 9.1 35 -0.2 W 26
Maroochydore 12:00 am 16.6 -- 11.4 9.8 35 1.1 SW 26
Tewantin 12:00 am 17.2 -- 12.0 14.2 35 2.0 SSW 7
Nambour 12:00 am 16.2 -- 10.9 12.5 35 -0.1 WSW 9
Beerburrum 12:00 am 14.6 -- 10.0 11.4 40 0.8 WSW 7
Toolara 12:00 am 15.6 -- 10.9  *  40 1.7    
Jimna 12:00 am 11.6 -- 7.7  *  45 -0.5    
Gympie 12:00 am 16.8 -- 11.5 12.5 35 1.3 SSW 13
Double Island Point 12:00 am 16.5 -- 11.5 11.0 35 1.8 SSW 20
Gulf Country
Burketown 12:00 am 21.6 -- 14.0 16.2 20 -1.0 SSE 17
Zinifex Century Mine 12:00 am 23.4 -- 15.7 18.9 25 2.3 S 15
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 12:00 am 18.5 -- 17.9 19.8 90 17.2 SW 6
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 12:00 am 25.1 -- 16.7 18.5 20 1.9 S 26
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 12:00 am 16.3 -- 14.6 16.6 75 12.3 S 2
Horn Island 12:00 am 23.7 -- 22.2 24.5 85 20.6 SE 17
Lockhart River 12:00 am 17.2 -- 16.8 19.3 95 16.2   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 12:00 am 20.7 -- 19.0 22.3 80 17.0 SE 4
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 12:00 am 15.7 -- 15.5 16.3 95 15.2 WNW 6
Cairns Racecourse 12:00 am 14.6 -- 14.3 15.8 95 13.8   Calm
Cape Flattery 12:00 am 20.5 -- 18.5 20.1 75 16.1 SE 13
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 12:00 am 15.1 -- 14.8 14.8 95 14.4 NW 9
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 12:00 am 20.3 -- 19.3 21.1 85 18.1 WNW 11
Lucinda 12:00 am 19.9 -- 18.0 19.3 75 15.7 SW 13
Mareeba 12:00 am 12.8 -- 11.9 11.7 85 10.7 SSE 7
Palmerville 12:00 am 17.9 -- 15.0 18.2 65 11.0   Calm
South Johnstone 12:00 am 14.4 -- 14.2 14.5 95 13.9 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 12:00 am 19.2 -- 17.7 19.8 80 15.9 WNW 7
Ayr 12:00 am 14.1 -- 13.4 14.1 90 12.5 S 4
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 12:00 am 17.0 -- 16.3 18.8 90 15.5   Calm
Woolshed 12:00 am 10.8 -- 10.7 11.0 100 10.6   Calm
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 12:00 am 22.2 -- 14.0 18.5 20 -2.5 SSE 7
Hughenden 12:00 am 17.4 -- 10.7 9.9 20 -4.5 S 26
Richmond 12:00 am 14.1 -- 8.4 8.6 25 -5.6 SE 15
Channel Country
Ballera 12:00 am 10.9 -- 7.1 5.4 40 -1.8 SSW 17
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 12:00 am 11.4 -- 6.7 6.3 30 -5.5 SSE 13
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 12:00 am 11.3 -- 7.8 6.9 45 0.4 S 13
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 12:00 am 12.9 -- 8.5 7.9 40 -1.1 S 15
Isisford          *         
Longreach 12:00 am 14.2 -- 9.0 8.2 30 -3.0 S 19
Tambo          *         
Winton 12:00 am 15.1 -- 9.6 9.9 30 -2.8 S 15
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 12:00 am 10.1 -- 6.8 6.0 50 -0.5 S 11
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 12:00 am 8.9 -- 5.8 3.5 50 -1.2 SW 17
St George 12:00 am 9.2 -- 6.2 4.6 50 -0.7 WSW 13
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 12:00 am 18.8 -- 12.4 12.2 25 -0.6 SSE 24
Cloncurry 12:00 am 18.9 -- 12.0 12.9 25 -2.7 S 19
Julia Creek 12:00 am 17.4 -- 10.9 11.2 25 -3.4 S 20
Mt Isa 12:00 am 18.0 -- 11.1 11.7 20 -4.3 S 20
The Monument 12:00 am 14.2 -- 8.9 9.3 30 -3.1 S 13
Urandangi 12:00 am 14.9 -- 9.1 9.5 25 -4.9 S 15
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 12:00 am 20.9 -- 19.1 15.1 80 16.9 NW 43
Mackay Airport 12:00 am 15.8 -- 14.9 14.9 90 13.8 W 11
Mackay 12:00 am 18.4 -- 17.8 18.4 90 17.1 NW 13
Proserpine 12:00 am 19.1 -- 17.8 17.6 85 16.3 NW 19
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 12:00 am 16.2 -- 10.5 10.2 30 -1.8 SSW 20
Clermont 12:00 am 15.1 -- 9.9 12.2 35 -1.0 S 4
Lochington 12:00 am 13.6 -- 8.9 10.7 35 -1.2 SSW 4
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 12:00 am 14.5 -- 9.6 10.7 35 -0.8 SSW 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 12:00 am 14.7 -- 9.9 11.4 35 -0.2 SE 7
Gladstone Airport 12:00 am 17.5 -- 14.5 16.2 60 10.1 S 7
Heron Island 12:00 am        *      WNW 26
Rockhampton 12:00 am 19.3 -- 12.6 14.3 25 -1.3 SSW 15
Samuel Hill 12:00 am 14.7 -- 14.1 14.0 90 13.2 WSW 9
Williamson 12:00 am 13.6 -- 13.3 14.5 95 12.8   Calm
Yeppoon 12:00 am 17.0 -- 15.1 14.9 75 12.5 W 15
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 12:00 am 10.7 -- 7.5 5.0 50 0.4 WSW 20
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood 12:00 am        *      SW 17
Miles 12:00 am 11.5 -- 7.5 8.0 40 -1.5 SW 7
Oakey 12:00 am 6.4 -- 4.6 2.0 65 0.5 WSW 13
Stanthorpe 12:00 am 5.9 -- 4.0 0.3 65 -0.3 WSW 19
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 12:00 am 8.5 -- 6.0 2.1 60 0.7 WSW 24
Warwick 12:00 am 9.7 -- 6.8 4.2 55 0.6 WSW 19
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 12:00 am 17.3 -- 12.1 12.5 35 2.5 SW 17
Double Island Point 12:00 am 16.5 -- 11.5 11.0 35 1.8 SSW 20
Gayndah 12:00 am 16.3 -- 11.0 9.8 35 0.4 SSW 24
Hervey Bay 12:00 am 18.3 -- 12.7 12.1 35 2.2 SW 24
Gympie 12:00 am 16.8 -- 11.5 12.5 35 1.3 SSW 13
Jimna 12:00 am 11.6 -- 7.7  *  45 -0.5    
Kingaroy 12:00 am 11.7 -- 8.0 6.0 45 0.5 WSW 20
Lady Elliot Island 12:00 am 20.8 -- 19.1 18.6 80 17.0 WNW 24
Maryborough 12:00 am 17.0 -- 11.8 12.4 35 1.8 SW 15
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 12:00 am 15.6 -- 10.9  *  40 1.7    
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).