Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 11.12 pm ( ST) Tuesday 09 February 2016
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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 22.9 -- 19.4 23.4 60 15.0 S 6
Brisbane Airport 11:00 pm 23.2 -- 19.7 22.5 60 15.5 S 13
Archerfield 11:00 pm 21.6 -- 18.5 21.3 65 14.5 S 9
Amberley 11:00 pm 18.6 -- 16.9 18.8 80 14.8 SSW 7
Beaudesert AWS 11:00 pm 17.4 -- 16.6 19.3 90 15.7   Calm
Redcliffe 11:00 pm 22.4 -- 19.9 18.7 70 16.9 S 32
Gold Coast Seaway 11:00 pm 23.1 -- 21.5 20.0 80 19.7 S 35
Gatton 11:00 pm 21.2 -- 18.5 21.5 70 15.1 ESE 7
Toowoomba 11:00 pm 17.7 -- 16.0 14.7 80 13.8 E 22
Oakey 11:00 pm 19.0 -- 16.6 16.5 70 13.6 E 19
Cape Moreton 11:00 pm 23.9 -- 21.3 17.4 70 18.5 SE 50
Coolangatta 11:00 pm 22.8 -- 20.0 21.9 70 16.8 S 17
Maroochydore 11:00 pm 21.7 -- 20.6 21.3 85 19.4 S 20
Tewantin 11:00 pm 22.2 -- 21.0 22.5 85 19.6 S 17
Nambour 11:00 pm 20.6 -- 19.5 22.7 85 18.2 WSW 4
Beerburrum 11:00 pm 20.4 -- 18.7 20.5 80 16.6 S 11
Toolara          *         
Jimna 11:00 pm 18.6 -- 16.0  *  70 12.6    
Gympie 11:00 pm 21.4 -- 20.0 22.3 85 18.4 SSE 11
Double Island Point 11:00 pm 24.0 -- 21.4 16.4 70 18.6 SE 56
Gulf Country
Burketown 11:00 pm 27.8 -- 25.8 30.4 80 24.0 SSW 17
Zinifex Century Mine 11:00 pm 27.6 -- 24.5 30.7 70 21.4 NNE 7
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 11:00 pm 25.7 -- 25.3 32.2 95 25.0   Calm
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 11:00 pm 25.3 -- 24.0 28.4 85 22.8 E 11
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 pm 25.4 -- 24.8 29.7 95 24.2 SSE 9
Horn Island 11:00 pm 28.2 -- 26.5 34.7 85 25.0   Calm
Lockhart River 11:00 pm 26.4 -- 25.8 31.8 95 25.2 WSW 6
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 11:00 pm 27.3 -- 26.3 33.9 90 25.3   Calm
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 11:00 pm 27.0 -- 25.3 29.1 80 23.7 SSE 19
Cairns Racecourse 11:00 pm 25.8 -- 24.6 29.3 85 23.5 S 11
Cape Flattery 11:00 pm 25.8 -- 25.3 25.5 95 24.8 SSE 35
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 11:00 pm 25.3 -- 24.8 27.1 95 24.3 SE 22
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 11:00 pm 28.9 -- 27.0 30.2 80 25.3 S 28
Lucinda 11:10 pm 28.7 -- 25.4 28.2 70 22.2 ESE 28
Mareeba 11:00 pm 24.1 -- 22.1 26.5 80 20.0 SE 7
Palmerville 11:00 pm 23.8 -- 23.8 29.5 100 23.8   Calm
South Johnstone 11:00 pm 26.7 -- 25.0 30.8 80 23.3 SSE 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 27.9 -- 24.8 27.5 70 21.7 ESE 26
Ayr 09:00 pm 27.6 -- 23.6 27.2 60 19.4 ESE 20
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 11:00 pm 27.2 -- 24.8 29.3 75 22.5 SE 15
Woolshed 11:00 pm 22.8 -- 20.9 24.8 80 18.8 ESE 6
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 11:00 pm 25.6 -- 24.6 29.9 90 23.6 N 7
Hughenden 11:00 pm 27.9 -- 22.1 26.9 45 15.5 E 15
Richmond 11:00 pm 30.8 -- 24.3 28.7 45 17.1 E 24
Channel Country
Ballera 11:00 pm 29.6 -- 20.7 26.7 25 8.1 SSE 13
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 11:00 pm 31.6 -- 20.2 27.7 15 0.9 SSE 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 11:00 pm 31.2 -- 22.1 28.8 25 10.0 ESE 13
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 11:00 pm 26.0 -- 21.8 25.2 60 17.1 E 17
Isisford          *         
Longreach 11:00 pm 26.1 -- 22.2 26.4 60 17.9 E 13
Tambo          *         
Winton 11:00 pm 29.2 -- 23.8 28.8 50 18.0 E 17
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 25.8 -- 20.7 25.6 50 14.6 ENE 9
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 11:00 pm 21.2 -- 20.0 23.9 85 18.6 N 2
St George 09:00 pm 26.6 -- 19.5 25.4 35 9.5 E 6
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 11:00 pm 27.6 -- 24.6 30.0 70 21.6 NNE 11
Cloncurry 11:00 pm 26.3 -- 23.9 27.9 75 21.5 N 15
Julia Creek 11:00 pm 27.2 -- 24.8 28.9 75 22.4 NW 17
Mt Isa 11:00 pm 25.8 -- 24.9 30.3 90 24.0 NNE 7
The Monument 11:00 pm 29.2 -- 24.4 31.5 55 19.5 ESE 6
Urandangi 11:00 pm 28.5 -- 24.6 31.3 60 20.5 NNW 6
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 11:00 pm 27.2 -- 24.8 23.0 75 22.4 SE 48
Mackay Airport 11:00 pm 26.9 -- 24.5 25.6 75 22.1 SE 32
Mackay 11:00 pm 26.6 -- 23.7 26.1 70 20.8 SE 24
Proserpine 11:00 pm 22.9 -- 22.3 24.2 95 21.7 S 17
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 11:00 pm 24.6 -- 22.2 24.9 75 19.7 ENE 17
Clermont 11:00 pm 22.8 -- 20.4 25.1 75 17.7 NE 2
Lochington 11:00 pm 21.8 -- 19.9 24.1 80 17.8 N 2
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 11:00 pm 23.3 -- 21.1 25.2 75 18.6 SSE 6
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 24.7 -- 21.2 24.7 65 17.2 ESE 13
Gladstone Airport 11:00 pm 24.5 -- 20.8 23.8 60 16.5 SE 15
Heron Island 09:00 pm        *      SE 39
Rockhampton 11:00 pm 24.8 -- 21.6 24.0 65 18.0 ESE 19
Samuel Hill 11:00 pm 25.3 -- 22.1 25.1 65 18.5 SE 17
Williamson 11:00 pm 25.6 -- 22.3 25.9 65 18.8 SE 15
Yeppoon 11:00 pm 26.3 -- 22.5 23.9 60 18.3 ESE 28
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 11:00 pm 20.5 -- 16.9 16.2 60 12.0 E 26
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 11:00 pm 23.9 -- 20.1 23.6 60 15.5 E 11
Oakey 11:00 pm 19.0 -- 16.6 16.5 70 13.6 E 19
Stanthorpe 11:00 pm 17.0 -- 16.0 17.2 85 14.7 ESE 7
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 11:00 pm 17.7 -- 16.0 14.7 80 13.8 E 22
Warwick 11:00 pm 19.0 -- 17.5 19.6 80 15.7 SE 7
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 11:00 pm 21.9 -- 20.1 22.3 80 18.1 S 13
Double Island Point 11:00 pm 24.0 -- 21.4 16.4 70 18.6 SE 56
Gayndah 11:00 pm 22.1 -- 19.0 22.7 65 15.2 SE 6
Hervey Bay 11:00 pm 24.3 -- 21.6 23.2 70 18.7 SSE 22
Gympie 11:00 pm 21.4 -- 20.0 22.3 85 18.4 SSE 11
Jimna 11:00 pm 18.6 -- 16.0  *  70 12.6    
Kingaroy 11:00 pm 17.7 -- 16.4 17.5 85 14.8 SSE 9
Lady Elliot Island 11:00 pm 25.8 -- 23.1 22.6 70 20.3 SE 37
Maryborough 09:00 pm 22.2 -- 20.3 23.0 80 18.2 SSE 11
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).