Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 4.12 am (EST) Wednesday 23 September 2020
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southeast Region
Brisbane 04:00 am 21.5 -- 20.4 24.8 85 19.1   Calm
Brisbane Airport 04:00 am 20.8 -- 20.1 22.9 90 19.4 N 7
Archerfield 04:00 am 20.4 -- 19.7 21.9 90 18.9 SSE 9
Amberley 04:00 am 19.1 -- 18.4 21.0 90 17.6 SSW 4
Beaudesert AWS 04:00 am 18.0 -- 18.0 20.8 100 18.0   Calm
Redcliffe 04:00 am 22.2 -- 21.3 23.6 90 20.3 NW 13
Gold Coast Seaway 04:00 am 21.3 -- 20.2 22.5 85 19.0 WNW 11
Gatton 04:00 am 20.7 -- 18.0 20.5 70 14.6 W 9
Toowoomba 04:00 am 16.4 -- 16.3 17.1 100 16.2 W 7
Oakey 04:00 am 16.0 -- 15.6 17.7 95 15.2   Calm
Cape Moreton 04:00 am 20.5 -- 20.0 18.3 95 19.5 W 30
Coolangatta 04:00 am 19.6 -- 19.1 22.3 95 18.6 N 2
Maroochydore 04:00 am 19.4 -- 18.9 19.9 95 18.4 NNW 13
Tewantin 04:00 am 19.4 -- 19.0 20.4 95 18.6 NW 11
Nambour 04:00 am 19.7 -- 19.6 23.1 100 19.4   Calm
Beerburrum 04:00 am 20.1 -- 19.5 21.9 90 18.8 W 7
Gympie 04:00 am 18.5 -- 18.3 21.3 95 18.0   Calm
Double Island Point 04:00 am 19.2 -- 19.1 18.7 100 19.0 NNW 20
Canungra (Defence) 04:00 am 16.8 -- 16.7 19.0 100 16.5   Calm
Greenbank (Defence) 04:00 am 18.5 -- 18.4 21.4 100 18.2   Calm
Gulf Country
Burketown 04:00 am 26.3 -- 23.2 28.8 70 19.9 E 6
Zinifex Century Mine 04:00 am 24.8 -- 21.5 22.2 65 17.8 SW 28
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 04:00 am 22.2 -- 21.2 26.0 90 20.1   Calm
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 04:00 am 27.0 -- 24.8 30.0 75 22.6 SSW 11
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 04:00 am 24.2 -- 21.2 24.4 65 17.7 E 13
Horn Island 04:00 am 26.1 -- 24.1 26.4 80 22.2 ESE 24
Lockhart River 04:00 am 24.8 -- 23.4 25.9 85 21.9 SE 19
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 04:00 am 22.5 -- 21.2 24.8 85 19.9 ESE 7
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 04:00 am 22.3 -- 21.4 24.9 90 20.4 SSE 7
Cairns Racecourse 04:00 am 20.8 -- 20.2 23.1 90 19.5 SSE 6
Cape Flattery 04:00 am 24.2 -- 22.5 23.7 80 20.7 SE 24
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 04:00 am 23.9 -- 22.3 25.4 80 20.6 ESE 13
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 04:00 am 24.0 -- 22.7 25.1 85 21.3 E 17
Lucinda 04:00 am 23.8 -- 22.5 25.2 85 21.1 NE 15
Mareeba 04:00 am 17.4 -- 16.8 19.1 90 16.1 E 2
Palmerville 04:00 am 21.0 -- 18.9 22.4 75 16.4 SE 4
South Johnstone 04:00 am 20.0 -- 19.9 22.2 100 19.7 WSW 7
Cowley Beach (Defence) 04:00 am 20.1 -- 19.8 22.8 95 19.4 WNW 4
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 04:00 am 23.5 -- 22.2 24.0 85 20.8 NE 19
Ayr 03:00 am 19.5      *        Calm
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Mount Stuart (Defence) 04:00 am 21.6 -- 21.1 24.3 95 20.6 NE 7
Townsville 04:00 am 22.3 -- 21.6 24.4 90 20.9 NE 11
Townsville Air Weapons Range (Defence) 04:00 am 19.7 -- 18.9 21.4 90 18.0 N 6
Townsville Fanning River (Defence) 04:00 am 20.1 -- 19.3 23.1 90 18.4   Calm
Woolshed 04:00 am 19.3 -- 19.3 21.4 100 19.3 NNE 7
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 04:00 am 24.6 -- 20.7 24.9 60 16.1 N 9
Hughenden 04:00 am 21.7 -- 18.7 21.7 65 15.1 SSE 9
Richmond 04:00 am 22.1 -- 19.3 21.2 70 15.9 SE 15
Channel Country
Ballera 04:00 am 12.9 -- 10.4 9.1 65 6.0 SW 15
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 04:00 am 14.7 -- 10.4 12.3 40 1.9 S 4
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 04:00 am 14.3 -- 11.3 11.0 60 6.2 WSW 13
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 04:00 am 19.3 -- 13.9 15.3 40 5.0 S 15
Isisford          *         
Longreach 04:00 am 21.1 -- 15.9 18.6 45 8.0 S 11
Tambo          *         
Winton 04:00 am 24.4 -- 16.2 18.9 25 1.9 SSE 20
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Maranoa and Warrego
Charleville 04:00 am 12.9 -- 11.7 12.9 80 9.9   Calm
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 04:00 am 17.2 -- 16.4 17.3 90 15.4 NNW 9
St George 04:00 am 11.1 -- 9.9 9.5 80 8.0 NW 6
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 04:00 am 18.9 -- 18.7 16.9 95 18.4 ESE 26
Cloncurry 04:00 am 25.6 -- 18.2 21.7 30 7.2 S 17
Julia Creek 04:00 am 23.3 -- 19.0 20.8 55 13.5 SSE 19
Mt Isa 04:00 am 24.9 -- 17.5 18.7 30 6.1 S 28
The Monument 04:00 am 20.9 -- 14.4 16.6 30 3.2 S 15
Urandangi 04:00 am 21.9 -- 15.3 17.4 30 4.0 SE 17
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 04:00 am 21.7 -- 21.3 25.9 95 20.9   Calm
Mackay Airport 04:00 am 19.5 -- 19.0 22.5 95 18.5   Calm
Mackay 04:00 am 21.7 -- 21.3 25.5 95 20.9 NNW 2
Proserpine 04:00 am 19.4 -- 18.9 22.4 95 18.4   Calm
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 04:00 am 21.6 -- 19.7 21.8 80 17.6 E 13
Clermont 04:00 am 22.2 -- 19.7 23.3 70 16.7 N 6
Lochington 04:00 am 23.3 -- 20.4 24.6 70 17.1 ESE 6
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 04:00 am 21.3 -- 21.1 24.3 95 20.8 SE 6
Springsure          *         
Taroom          *         
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Capricornia
Biloela 04:00 am 21.1 -- 19.3 23.6 80 17.3   Calm
Gladstone Airport 04:00 am 22.6 -- 20.9 24.7 80 19.0 E 6
Heron Island          *         
Rockhampton 04:00 am 21.5 -- 20.6 24.6 90 19.6 SE 2
Samuel Hill 04:00 am 19.9 -- 19.6 23.2 95 19.2   Calm
Williamson 04:00 am 22.0 -- 21.4 24.4 95 20.8 N 9
Yeppoon 04:00 am 20.6 -- 20.3 23.5 95 19.9 N 4
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 04:00 am 17.0 -- 15.6 18.2 80 13.7   Calm
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 04:00 am 17.2 -- 16.4 18.6 90 15.4 NNE 2
Oakey 04:00 am 16.0 -- 15.6 17.7 95 15.2   Calm
Stanthorpe 04:00 am 12.1 -- 10.3 10.4 75 7.4 WNW 6
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 04:00 am 16.4 -- 16.3 17.1 100 16.2 W 7
Warwick 04:00 am 15.6 -- 15.6 17.4 100 15.6   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 04:00 am 21.1 -- 20.4 24.3 90 19.7 NW 2
Double Island Point 04:00 am 19.2 -- 19.1 18.7 100 19.0 NNW 20
Gayndah 04:00 am 20.3 -- 19.7 23.6 90 19.0   Calm
Hervey Bay 04:00 am 21.2 -- 20.5 23.1 90 19.7 NE 9
Gympie 04:00 am 18.5 -- 18.3 21.3 95 18.0   Calm
Kingaroy 04:00 am 17.0 -- 16.9 18.2 100 16.8 NW 6
Lady Elliot Island 04:00 am 21.5 -- 20.6 22.6 90 19.6 WNW 13
Maryborough 04:00 am 20.4 -- 20.2 22.7 95 19.9 NNE 7
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape          *         
Town of 1770          *         
Tin Can Bay (Defence) 04:00 am 18.9 -- 18.3 21.6 95 17.7   Calm

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).

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).