Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 9.12 pm ( ST) Monday 20 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 09:00 pm 19.2 -- 16.5 19.7 65 12.9 SE 2
Brisbane Airport 09:00 pm 19.9 -- 17.0 18.8 65 13.0 SE 11
Archerfield 09:00 pm 19.2 -- 16.6 18.1 70 13.2 SE 11
Amberley 09:00 pm 18.6 -- 16.0 16.9 65 12.3 ESE 13
Beaudesert AWS 09:00 pm 17.5 -- 15.2 17.7 70 12.0 E 2
Redcliffe 09:00 pm 20.8 -- 17.3 17.0 60 12.5 SE 24
Gold Coast Seaway 09:00 pm 20.1 -- 17.6 16.2 70 14.5 S 28
Gatton 09:00 pm 19.5 -- 16.4 17.4 65 12.3 E 15
Toowoomba 09:00 pm 16.3 -- 14.0 9.5 70 10.8 E 37
Oakey 09:00 pm 19.5 -- 15.7 13.0 55 10.2 ENE 35
Cape Moreton 09:00 pm 20.0 -- 17.3 15.0 70 13.9 ESE 33
Coolangatta 09:00 pm 19.3 -- 17.0 17.7 70 13.9 S 15
Maroochydore 09:00 pm 20.6 -- 17.7 18.3 65 14.0 ESE 19
Tewantin 09:00 pm 20.1 -- 17.4 20.0 70 14.0 SE 7
Nambour 09:00 pm 16.8 -- 15.0 17.6 75 12.5   Calm
Beerburrum 09:00 pm 14.9 -- 13.9 14.9 85 12.4 SW 4
Toolara 09:00 pm 17.2 -- 15.4  *  75 12.9    
Jimna 09:00 pm 17.1 -- 12.4  *  45 4.4    
Gympie 09:00 pm 16.6 -- 15.2 17.6 80 13.3   Calm
Double Island Point 09:00 pm 20.1 -- 17.1 15.0 65 13.1 ESE 32
Gulf Country
Burketown 09:00 pm 23.4 -- 19.4 23.5 55 14.4 NNW 7
Zinifex Century Mine 09:00 pm 25.8 -- 17.3 22.6 25 3.1 SE 9
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 09:00 pm 25.7 -- 22.5 27.7 65 19.1 SW 7
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 09:00 pm 27.6 -- 22.0 26.9 45 15.3 NNW 13
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 pm 24.2 -- 20.7 23.5 60 16.5 E 15
Horn Island 09:00 pm 26.0 -- 23.7 25.9 75 21.4 SE 24
Lockhart River 09:00 pm 25.7 -- 23.1 24.2 70 20.3 SE 28
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 09:00 pm 26.7 -- 22.3 25.1 55 17.4 E 22
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 09:00 pm 21.4 -- 20.0 20.8 85 18.5 S 19
Cairns Racecourse 09:00 pm 21.1 -- 19.7 20.7 85 18.1 S 17
Cape Flattery 09:00 pm 24.5 -- 21.9 22.1 70 19.1 SE 30
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 09:00 pm 24.5 -- 21.9 23.2 70 19.0 ESE 24
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 09:00 pm 24.6 -- 22.1 21.8 75 19.4 ESE 33
Lucinda 09:00 pm 24.2 -- 20.4 21.6 60 15.9 ESE 24
Mareeba 09:00 pm 19.2 -- 17.1 16.8 75 14.5 SSE 20
Palmerville          *         
South Johnstone 09:00 pm 22.1 -- 19.5 22.9 70 16.3 S 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 09:00 pm 22.9 -- 20.3 18.8 70 17.4 E 35
Ayr 09:00 pm 22.9 -- 19.8 22.5 65 16.2 E 13
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 09:00 pm 23.9 -- 20.6 20.5 65 16.7 E 30
Woolshed 09:00 pm 18.6 -- 17.6 18.3 85 16.4 NE 13
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 09:00 pm 27.3 -- 19.1 23.0 30 7.2 ENE 19
Hughenden 09:00 pm 26.0 -- 17.3 21.2 20 2.7 ESE 17
Richmond 09:00 pm 28.2 -- 18.5 20.9 20 2.4 ESE 30
Channel Country
Ballera 09:00 pm 30.2 -- 19.3 27.0 15 0.7 ENE 7
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 09:00 pm 29.4 -- 18.8 26.3 15 0.1 E 6
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 09:00 pm 29.4 -- 18.9 25.9 15 1.0 E 9
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 09:00 pm 24.1 -- 16.6 21.6 30 4.5 NE 7
Isisford          *         
Longreach 09:00 pm 26.7 -- 17.5 21.2 20 1.7 ENE 20
Tambo          *         
Winton 09:00 pm 26.6 -- 17.9 22.8 25 3.8 ENE 13
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 09:00 pm 26.2 -- 17.9 23.4 25 5.0 E 9
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 09:00 pm 22.4 -- 15.7 20.5 30 4.9 NNE 4
St George 09:00 pm 23.9 -- 16.4 21.2 25 3.8 E 7
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 09:00 pm 28.1 -- 18.2 24.1 15 0.8 E 11
Cloncurry 09:00 pm 28.6 -- 18.2 24.8 15 -0.5 SE 9
Julia Creek 09:00 pm 26.3 -- 16.7 21.3 15 -1.5 SE 15
Mt Isa 09:00 pm 29.7 -- 18.8 25.2 15 -0.2 ESE 13
The Monument 09:00 pm 28.0 -- 18.3 23.9 20 2.2 E 13
Urandangi 09:00 pm 24.4 -- 14.9 19.6 15 -5.8 E 11
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 09:00 pm 21.7 -- 20.2 15.6 80 18.5 SE 48
Mackay Airport 09:00 pm 22.5 -- 20.1 19.4 75 17.4 ESE 30
Mackay 09:00 pm 22.3 -- 19.7 20.8 70 16.7 ESE 20
Proserpine 09:00 pm 21.7 -- 19.8 20.7 75 17.5 SE 19
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 09:00 pm 22.1 -- 16.3 18.7 40 7.5 ENE 15
Clermont 09:00 pm 21.6 -- 15.2 19.1 35 4.7 NE 7
Lochington 09:00 pm 23.6 -- 16.6 21.4 30 5.5 E 6
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 09:00 pm 25.1 -- 17.5 21.3 30 5.8 ESE 15
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 18.6 -- 15.8 17.9 65 11.9 N 7
Gladstone Airport 09:00 pm 21.8 -- 18.2 19.3 60 13.4 E 19
Heron Island 09:00 pm        *      ESE 20
Rockhampton 09:00 pm 20.0 -- 17.2 19.4 65 13.5 ESE 9
Samuel Hill 09:00 pm 16.0 -- 14.9 15.9 85 13.3 SE 6
Williamson 09:00 pm 20.6 -- 17.7 19.8 65 14.0 E 11
Yeppoon 09:00 pm 21.7 -- 18.9 19.7 70 15.5 E 20
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 09:00 pm 21.8 -- 16.9 16.5 45 9.7 E 28
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood 09:00 pm        *      ENE 20
Miles 09:00 pm 25.0 -- 17.4 21.5 30 5.6 NE 13
Oakey 09:00 pm 19.5 -- 15.7 13.0 55 10.2 ENE 35
Stanthorpe 09:00 pm 13.9 -- 12.5 11.2 80 10.4 ESE 15
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 09:00 pm 16.3 -- 14.0 9.5 70 10.8 E 37
Warwick 09:00 pm 18.1 -- 15.2 15.6 65 11.2 ESE 15
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 09:00 pm 18.7 -- 16.4 18.4 70 13.3 SE 7
Double Island Point 09:00 pm 20.1 -- 17.1 15.0 65 13.1 ESE 32
Gayndah 09:00 pm 20.9 -- 16.9 19.3 55 11.5 NE 11
Hervey Bay 09:00 pm 20.4 -- 17.5 19.5 65 13.8 SE 11
Gympie 09:00 pm 16.6 -- 15.2 17.6 80 13.3   Calm
Jimna 09:00 pm 17.1 -- 12.4  *  45 4.4    
Kingaroy 09:00 pm 19.9 -- 14.9 14.7 45 7.3 ESE 24
Lady Elliot Island 09:00 pm 21.6 -- 17.8 16.2 55 12.8 E 33
Maryborough 09:00 pm 16.9 -- 15.3 16.2 80 13.2 S 9
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara 09:00 pm 17.2 -- 15.4  *  75 12.9    
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).