Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 9.12 am ( ST) Saturday 19 August 2017
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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 am 15.7 15.0 10.3 10.7 30 -1.4 W 15
Brisbane Airport 09:00 am 15.7 14.6 9.7 6.5 25 -4.6 SW 35
Archerfield 09:00 am 16.4 15.2 10.4 9.1 25 -3.1 W 26
Amberley 09:00 am 16.9 14.8 9.9 6.9 15 -8.4 WSW 37
Beaudesert AWS 09:00 am 15.5 14.9 10.1 8.4 30 -1.5 WSW 26
Redcliffe 09:00 am 15.3 14.5 9.6 9.0 25 -3.6 WSW 20
Gold Coast Seaway 09:00 am 15.6 14.7 9.9 9.4 25 -3.3 W 20
Gatton 09:00 am 14.7 14.3 9.5 6.3 30 -2.2 WSW 32
Toowoomba 09:00 am 8.8 10.8 5.2 -0.3 40 -3.4 WSW 35
Oakey 09:00 am 11.7 12.4 7.1 2.6 35 -4.0 SW 35
Cape Moreton 09:01 am 14.9 14.6 9.8 5.7 35 -1.2 WSW 37
Coolangatta 09:00 am 16.1 14.9 10.1 8.7 25 -3.9 SW 26
Maroochydore 09:00 am 16.8 15.3 10.5 9.4 25 -3.9 SW 26
Tewantin 09:00 am 16.7 15.3 10.6 10.5 25 -2.9 SW 20
Nambour 09:00 am 16.1 14.7 9.8 11.0 20 -5.6 WSW 13
Beerburrum 09:00 am 16.4 15.3 10.6 12.8 30 -2.1 SW 7
Toolara          *         
Jimna          *         
Gympie 09:00 am 16.4 15.4 10.8 10.1 30 -1.2 WSW 22
Double Island Point 09:00 am 15.4 14.7 9.8 6.0 30 -2.5 SW 37
Gulf Country
Burketown 09:05 am 26.1 21.4 17.2 16.5 20 1.4 SE 41
Zinifex Century Mine 09:00 am 25.4 20.4 16.0 19.3 15 -2.2 ESE 20
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 09:00 am 24.2 25.5 21.0 23.5 65 17.4 NE 17
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 09:00 am 26.3 21.8 17.6 21.0 20 2.9 SSE 20
Sweers Island 09:00 am 25.4 23.1 18.9 18.4 40 9.9 SE 37
Peninsula
Coen 09:00 am 25.2 25.3 20.9 22.9 55 15.8 ENE 22
Horn Island 09:00 am 26.6 28.0 23.3 24.5 65 19.7 ESE 30
Lockhart River 09:00 am 24.8 26.9 22.2 24.6 70 19.4 ESE 19
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 09:00 am 24.4 26.2 21.6 25.0 70 18.6 ESE 13
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 09:00 am 22.5 24.4 20.0 23.8 70 17.2 SSE 6
Cairns Racecourse 09:00 am 21.3 23.5 19.2 22.2 75 16.7 SE 7
Cape Flattery 09:00 am 25.4 26.6 22.0 23.4 65 18.3 SE 26
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 09:00 am 25.2 26.8 22.2 23.8 70 18.9 E 24
Innisfail 09:00 am 18.9 21.7 17.5 20.0 80 15.7 NW 4
Low Isles 09:00 am 23.3 26.2 21.6 24.4 80 19.7 SSE 13
Lucinda 09:00 am 22.0 24.3 20.0 22.2 75 17.6 SSW 13
Mareeba 09:00 am 24.1 22.0 17.7 20.0 35 8.5 SSE 20
Palmerville 09:00 am 22.1 22.6 18.4 22.5 60 13.7 E 4
South Johnstone 09:00 am 21.7 24.8 20.3 24.5 85 18.8 WNW 2
Cowley Beach 09:00 am 20.8 24.6 20.2 23.5 90 19.5 WNW 4
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 am 23.4 24.5 20.2 23.1 65 16.4 S 13
Ayr 09:00 am 23.5 23.9 19.6 22.2 60 14.8 S 15
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 09:00 am 25.5 23.1 18.9 23.4 35 9.6 S 11
Woolshed 09:00 am 21.0 19.1 14.6 18.0 35 4.1 S 9
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 09:00 am 22.0 26.6 21.9 24.9 100 21.7 SE 9
Georgetown 09:00 am 27.1 22.4 18.1 22.1 20 3.6 SE 19
Hughenden 09:00 am 20.9 17.0 12.2 12.9 10 -9.5 ESE 26
Richmond 09:00 am 20.1 16.7 12.0 10.2 15 -7.3 SE 37
Channel Country
Ballera 09:00 am 13.2 13.6 8.7 6.4 35 -1.5 SE 24
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 09:00 am 12.6 13.1 8.1 6.7 35 -2.4 SE 19
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 09:00 am 12.4 13.3 8.4 5.4 40 -0.5 SSE 26
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 09:00 am 15.1 14.5 9.6 6.7 30 -2.8 SE 32
Isisford 09:00 am 16.0 15.0 10.3 3.8 30 -2.4 SE 52
Longreach 09:00 am 16.4 15.1 10.3 7.9 25 -3.7 SE 32
Tambo 09:00 am 13.5 13.8 9.0 7.2 35 -0.9 SE 22
Winton 09:00 am 18.2 16.2 11.5 9.5 25 -3.2 SE 33
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 am 12.9 13.1 8.0 6.3 30 -3.4 SSE 22
Cunnamulla 09:00 am 13.2 14.0 9.2 8.9 45 1.0 S 13
Injune 09:00 am 13.0 13.3 8.3 2.0 35 -2.4 SSE 46
Mitchell 09:00 am 13.2 13.5 8.6 9.7 35 -1.7 SE 7
Roma 09:00 am 12.7 13.1 7.9 6.5 35 -3.1 SSW 20
St George 09:00 am 11.5 12.5 7.4 3.5 40 -2.3 S 30
Surat 09:00 am 12.3 13.3 8.3 6.7 40 -0.3 S 19
Northwest
Camooweal 09:00 am 21.1 17.6 13.0 13.9 15 -4.9 SE 24
Cloncurry 09:00 am 21.9 17.7 13.1 13.7 15 -7.7 SE 28
Julia Creek 09:00 am 20.8 16.9 12.2 10.4 10 -9.6 SE 39
Mt Isa 09:00 am 21.4 17.6 12.9 15.1 15 -6.3 SE 19
The Monument 09:00 am 18.6 16.0 11.2 11.3 20 -6.2 SE 24
Urandangi 09:00 am 18.3 15.7 11.0 11.3 15 -7.1 SE 22
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 09:00 am 22.7 21.5 17.3 12.4 45 9.5 SSE 54
Mackay Airport 09:00 am 22.8 19.5 15.2 16.1 25 1.2 SE 26
Mackay 09:00 am 21.0 19.4 15.1 13.3 35 5.4 S 35
Proserpine 09:00 am 23.9 20.9 16.7 18.9 30 4.8 ESE 20
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 09:00 am 16.9 15.6 10.9 9.4 30 -1.7 SSE 28
Clermont 09:00 am 17.1 15.1 10.2 11.1 20 -6.7 SSE 17
Lochington 09:00 am 16.4 14.9 10.0 12.1 25 -4.8 SSW 9
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 09:00 am 15.6 14.7 9.9 10.0 30 -2.8 S 17
Springsure          *         
Taroom 09:00 am 14.7 14.4 9.6 8.9 30 -1.7 S 19
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 am 15.6 14.7 9.9 9.4 30 -2.8 S 20
Gladstone Airport 09:00 am 18.7 16.4 11.8 12.7 20 -3.4 SSW 19
Heron Island 09:00 am        *      S 26
Rockhampton 09:00 am 19.0 16.1 11.4 12.0 15 -7.4 S 22
Samuel Hill 09:00 am 19.1 16.8 12.2 13.0 25 -2.5 S 20
Williamson 09:00 am 19.3 16.6 12.0 11.1 20 -4.2 S 30
Yeppoon 09:00 am 19.2 17.1 12.6 13.9 25 -0.7 SSW 17
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 09:00 am 12.0 12.8 7.8 3.5 40 -1.9 SW 33
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 09:00 am 12.7 13.0 7.8 6.6 30 -3.6 SSW 19
Oakey 09:00 am 11.7 12.4 7.1 2.6 35 -4.0 SW 35
Stanthorpe 09:00 am 6.3 9.3 3.4 0.2 50 -3.9 WSW 19
Texas 09:00 am 10.4 12.5 7.5 6.9 55 1.2 SW 9
Toowoomba 09:00 am 8.8 10.8 5.2 -0.3 40 -3.4 WSW 35
Warwick 09:00 am 10.5 11.7 6.3 3.1 35 -4.0 WSW 26
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 09:00 am 16.6 15.4 10.7 8.3 30 -2.0 SW 32
Double Island Point 09:00 am 15.4 14.7 9.8 6.0 30 -2.5 SW 37
Gayndah 09:01 am 15.0 14.5 9.7 7.4 30 -2.0 SSW 28
Hervey Bay 09:00 am 16.6 15.4 10.7 7.7 30 -2.0 SW 35
Gympie 09:00 am 16.4 15.4 10.8 10.1 30 -1.2 WSW 22
Jimna          *         
Kingaroy 09:01 am 12.3 12.9 7.8 3.7 35 -2.3 SW 33
Lady Elliot Island 09:00 am 17.8 17.3 12.9 9.5 40 4.4 SSW 37
Maryborough 09:00 am 16.9 15.7 11.1 7.3 30 -1.2 SW 39
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Toolara          *         
Town of 1770 09:00 am 18.1 16.6 12.0 14.4 30 -0.3 S 9

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).