Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 2.12 am ( ST) Friday 29 July 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 02:00 am 11.1 -- 10.1 10.0 85 8.3 SW 4
Brisbane Airport 02:00 am 10.4 -- 9.6 7.2 85 8.3 SSW 15
Archerfield 02:00 am 9.2 -- 8.6 7.3 90 7.5 S 7
Amberley 02:00 am 4.8 -- 4.6 1.8 95 4.1 NNW 9
Beaudesert AWS 02:00 am 6.3 -- 6.1 5.3 95 5.7   Calm
Redcliffe 02:00 am 11.8 -- 10.5 8.9 80 8.3 W 13
Gold Coast Seaway 02:00 am 12.7 -- 11.4 10.5 80 9.3 WSW 11
Gatton 02:00 am 4.9 -- 4.1 1.2 85 2.3 W 11
Toowoomba 02:00 am 8.5 -- 6.5 4.1 65 2.7 SSW 15
Oakey 02:00 am 1.8 -- 1.3 -1.5 90 0.2 E 7
Cape Moreton 02:00 am 16.8 -- 14.5 14.7 70 11.1 S 13
Coolangatta 02:00 am 9.6 -- 9.4 8.2 95 9.0 SSW 6
Maroochydore 02:00 am 8.7 -- 8.6 7.2 95 8.3 WSW 6
Tewantin 02:00 am 12.6 -- 12.1 13.0 90 11.3   Calm
Nambour 02:00 am 10.1 -- 9.7 9.9 95 9.0   Calm
Beerburrum 02:00 am 9.2 -- 8.8 8.8 95 8.1   Calm
Toolara          *         
Jimna 02:00 am 2.8      *         
Gympie 02:00 am 6.3 -- 6.2 5.4 100 6.0   Calm
Double Island Point 02:00 am 16.6 -- 14.7 12.3 75 12.0 S 26
Gulf Country
Burketown 02:00 am 18.3 -- 12.7 11.7 35 2.2 SSE 26
Zinifex Century Mine 02:00 am 16.4 -- 10.9 12.3 30 -0.3 SSE 11
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 02:00 am 23.1 -- 18.9 22.1 55 13.6 ESE 11
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 02:00 am 18.7 -- 12.8 13.2 30 1.7 S 20
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 12:00 am 23.1 -- 20.0 22.8 65 16.4 E 13
Horn Island 02:00 am 25.9 -- 23.8 25.1 75 21.6 SE 28
Lockhart River 02:00 am 23.3 -- 21.8 22.6 85 20.2 SE 24
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 02:00 am 23.8 -- 20.9 22.8 70 17.6 SE 19
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 02:00 am 20.2 -- 17.8 17.6 70 14.8 SSE 22
Cairns Racecourse 02:00 am 19.5 -- 17.4 18.5 75 14.7 S 13
Cape Flattery 02:09 am 24.3 -- 21.5 20.3 70 18.5 SE 37
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 02:00 am 22.1 -- 20.1 20.6 75 17.7 SE 22
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 02:00 am 22.9 -- 20.4 18.9 70 17.6 SSE 35
Lucinda 02:00 am 21.2 -- 18.6 20.1 70 15.3 S 15
Mareeba 02:00 am 15.7 -- 14.3 12.7 80 12.5 SSE 20
Palmerville 02:00 am 18.0 -- 15.7 18.8 70 12.5   Calm
South Johnstone 02:00 am 15.9 -- 15.4 17.4 95 14.7   Calm
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 02:00 am 14.0 -- 12.1 11.8 75 9.2 SSW 11
Ayr 12:00 am 13.7 -- 11.7 11.7 70 8.5 S 9
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 02:00 am 14.5 -- 12.5 12.7 70 9.4 S 9
Woolshed 02:00 am 9.9 -- 9.1 8.6 85 7.7 S 4
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 02:00 am 17.1 -- 13.1 13.8 50 6.6 ESE 13
Hughenden 02:00 am 9.7 -- 7.3 5.7 60 2.6 ESE 13
Richmond 02:00 am 10.5 -- 8.6 5.8 70 5.1 SE 19
Channel Country
Ballera 02:00 am 7.8 -- 6.5 4.0 75 4.0 ESE 13
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 02:00 am 7.6 -- 5.6 3.7 65 1.2 SSW 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 02:00 am 8.9 -- 7.2 5.9 70 3.9 SE 9
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 02:00 am 7.8 -- 6.5 4.7 75 3.8 SSE 9
Isisford          *         
Longreach 02:00 am 8.7 -- 7.5 4.4 80 5.4 S 17
Tambo          *         
Winton 02:00 am 10.1 -- 8.7 8.1 75 6.3 SSE 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
Maranoa and Warrego
Charleville 02:00 am 6.3 -- 5.6 3.0 85 4.3 SSE 11
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 02:00 am 2.9 -- 2.4 -0.6 90 1.3 W 9
St George 12:00 am 4.8 -- 4.2 3.3 85 2.8   Calm
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 02:00 am 9.1 -- 7.2 5.6 65 3.3 SW 11
Cloncurry 02:00 am 11.7 -- 9.1 8.0 60 4.2 S 13
Julia Creek 02:00 am 9.8 -- 8.0 6.5 70 4.6 SSE 11
Mt Isa 02:00 am 13.6 -- 9.9 9.6 50 3.1 SE 13
The Monument 02:00 am 9.7 -- 7.7 6.7 65 3.9 SE 9
Urandangi 02:00 am 5.9 -- 4.4 2.8 70 1.1 SSE 7
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 02:00 am 18.5 -- 15.7 12.0 65 11.8 SSE 37
Mackay Airport 02:00 am 10.7 -- 9.6 7.3 80 7.8 SSW 15
Mackay 02:00 am 12.0 -- 10.5 8.3 75 7.9 SSW 17
Proserpine 02:00 am 9.9 -- 9.4 7.1 90 8.5 SSW 13
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 02:00 am 9.9 -- 8.2 5.9 70 5.1 SSE 15
Clermont 02:00 am 5.0 -- 4.6 3.6 90 3.7   Calm
Lochington 02:00 am 6.6 -- 6.0 4.7 90 4.8 WNW 4
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 02:00 am 6.4 -- 5.6 3.7 85 3.9 SSE 7
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 6.1 -- 5.1 2.9 80 2.9 E 9
Gladstone Airport 02:00 am 10.4 -- 8.8 7.0 75 6.0 SSW 13
Heron Island 12:00 am        *      SE 26
Rockhampton 02:00 am 10.4 -- 9.7 10.1 90 8.6   Calm
Samuel Hill 02:00 am 8.6 -- 8.3 6.9 95 7.7 SW 6
Williamson 02:00 am 9.0 -- 8.9 8.7 100 8.7   Calm
Yeppoon 02:00 am 12.3 -- 10.9 9.5 80 8.5 W 13
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 02:00 am 1.7 -- 0.3 -1.1 70 -3.6 NNE 2
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 02:00 am 2.6 -- 2.4 0.9 95 2.1   Calm
Oakey 02:00 am 1.8 -- 1.3 -1.5 90 0.2 E 7
Stanthorpe 02:00 am -0.6      *        Calm
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 02:00 am 8.5 -- 6.5 4.1 65 2.7 SSW 15
Warwick 02:00 am 0.8 -- 0.8 -1.1 100 0.8   Calm
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 02:00 am 11.1 -- 10.4 9.3 90 9.4 SW 9
Double Island Point 02:00 am 16.6 -- 14.7 12.3 75 12.0 S 26
Gayndah 02:00 am 5.6 -- 5.0 3.4 85 3.6 SSW 4
Hervey Bay 02:00 am 12.8 -- 11.8 10.8 85 10.2 SW 11
Gympie 02:00 am 6.3 -- 6.2 5.4 100 6.0   Calm
Jimna 02:00 am 2.8      *         
Kingaroy 02:00 am 1.5 -- 1.1 -0.4 90 0.3   Calm
Lady Elliot Island 02:00 am 19.7 -- 18.1 18.0 80 16.2 SSE 20
Maryborough 12:00 am 10.7 -- 10.3 10.6 95 9.6   Calm
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).