Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 4.12 am ( ST) Sunday 26 April 2015
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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 04:00 am 19.8 -- 14.2 17.3 35 4.7 W 7
Brisbane Airport 04:00 am 19.5 -- 13.7 13.9 35 3.4 W 22
Archerfield 04:00 am 19.0 -- 14.0 12.3 40 5.5 W 30
Amberley 04:00 am 13.0 -- 10.7 9.4 65 6.8 NW 15
Beaudesert AWS 04:00 am 9.7 -- 9.3 9.4 95 8.6   Calm
Redcliffe 04:00 am 20.4 -- 14.2 14.8 30 3.2 WSW 22
Gold Coast Seaway 04:00 am 20.4 -- 15.3 15.2 45 7.4 WNW 24
Gatton 04:00 am 15.8 -- 11.6 9.1 45 3.9 W 28
Toowoomba 04:00 am 9.9 -- 7.4 4.7 60 2.7 W 19
Oakey 04:00 am 10.0 -- 7.5 5.5 60 2.4 WNW 15
Cape Moreton 04:00 am 20.3 -- 15.3 15.2 45 7.7 SW 24
Coolangatta 04:00 am 12.7 -- 12.3 12.1 95 11.6 W 6
Maroochydore 04:00 am 17.1 -- 13.7 15.0 55 8.3 SW 9
Tewantin 04:00 am 18.1 -- 14.7 17.3 55 9.5 NW 4
Nambour 04:00 am 20.7 -- 14.2 16.6 30 2.5 WSW 13
Beerburrum 04:00 am 18.6 -- 13.7 15.9 40 5.5 W 9
Toolara          *         
Jimna 04:00 am 11.3 -- 9.3  *  70 5.8    
Gympie 04:00 am 13.0 -- 12.7 12.9 95 12.2 SW 4
Double Island Point 04:09 am 21.5 -- 15.4 14.8 35 5.4 SW 30
Gulf Country
Burketown 04:00 am 21.8 -- 15.0 15.0 30 3.0 S 28
Zinifex Century Mine 04:00 am 19.5 -- 13.2 14.5 30 1.5 S 17
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 04:00 am 18.3 -- 16.1 18.0 70 13.2 S 7
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 04:00 am 21.6 -- 14.9 15.6 30 3.3 S 24
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 03:00 am 21.9 -- 21.6 24.5 95 21.2 E 9
Horn Island 04:00 am 26.8 -- 24.3 27.8 75 21.8 ESE 19
Lockhart River 04:00 am 21.0 -- 20.9 25.1 100 20.7   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 04:00 am 23.9 -- 23.3 27.9 95 22.7 E 6
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 04:00 am 19.3 -- 19.3 22.7 100 19.3   Calm
Cairns Racecourse 04:00 am 18.5 -- 18.1 20.4 95 17.7 S 4
Cape Flattery 04:00 am 22.1 -- 21.3 24.3 90 20.4 E 9
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 04:00 am 19.5 -- 19.3 21.6 95 19.0 W 6
Innisfail          *         
Low Isles 04:00 am 24.3 -- 22.1 24.7 75 19.8 W 17
Lucinda 04:00 am 23.5 -- 19.0 20.7 50 13.1 SW 20
Mareeba 04:00 am 16.8 -- 16.0 16.0 90 15.0 S 13
Palmerville 04:00 am 20.2 -- 20.0 23.8 95 19.7   Calm
South Johnstone 04:00 am 17.9 -- 17.8 19.2 100 17.6 WSW 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 04:00 am 18.0 -- 16.9 17.8 85 15.6 SSW 11
Ayr 03:00 am 19.0 -- 17.6 18.5 80 15.9 SW 13
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 04:00 am 22.2 -- 16.0 18.0 35 5.9 SSW 17
Woolshed 04:00 am 18.1      *      SSW 13
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers          *         
Georgetown 04:00 am 16.1 -- 11.5 12.9 40 3.2 S 9
Hughenden 04:00 am 15.7 -- 9.9 9.2 30 -2.7 SSE 22
Richmond 04:00 am 13.2 -- 8.6 8.5 35 -1.5 SE 13
Channel Country
Ballera 04:00 am 10.7 -- 8.3 9.3 60 3.5   Calm
Bedourie          *         
Boulia          *         
Birdsville 04:00 am 11.8 -- 9.3 8.5 60 4.5 WSW 11
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 04:00 am 9.5 -- 7.2 6.2 60 2.4 W 9
Windorah          *         
Central West
Barcaldine          *         
Blackall 04:00 am 9.3 -- 6.1 5.8 50 -1.1 SW 7
Isisford          *         
Longreach 04:00 am 10.6 -- 6.5 6.1 35 -3.5 SW 11
Tambo          *         
Winton 04:00 am 10.9 -- 6.9 6.5 40 -2.5 S 11
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 04:00 am 9.0 -- 6.7 6.2 60 2.0 SSW 6
Cunnamulla          *         
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 04:00 am 8.4 -- 5.8 3.6 55 0.1 W 15
St George 03:00 am 12.8 -- 9.7 7.9 55 4.0 SW 19
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 04:00 am 14.7 -- 10.3 9.2 40 1.6 S 20
Cloncurry 04:00 am 15.7 -- 10.3 9.8 30 -0.9 S 20
Julia Creek 04:00 am 13.7 -- 8.9 8.6 35 -1.9 S 15
Mt Isa 04:00 am 14.7 -- 9.6 9.3 35 -1.1 S 17
The Monument 04:00 am 10.4 -- 6.9 6.6 45 -1.0 S 9
Urandangi 04:00 am 12.2 -- 8.3 7.4 45 0.0 SSE 15
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville          *         
Hamilton Island 04:00 am 24.9 -- 19.7 22.1 50 13.1 S 20
Mackay Airport 04:00 am 15.5 -- 14.3 14.6 85 12.6 WSW 9
Mackay 04:00 am 18.4 -- 15.7 16.1 65 11.9 SW 15
Proserpine 04:00 am 15.0 -- 14.0 15.0 85 12.5 S 4
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 04:00 am 16.2 -- 11.1 10.6 35 1.1 SW 20
Clermont 04:00 am 16.5 -- 11.0 12.8 30 -0.2 SW 9
Lochington 04:00 am 12.0 -- 7.9 8.1 40 -1.2 SW 9
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 04:00 am 12.8 -- 8.5 9.9 40 -0.8 SSW 4
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 03:00 am 15.0 -- 12.4 12.9 65 8.3 E 9
Gladstone Airport 04:00 am 17.1 -- 15.8 16.7 85 14.2 SW 9
Heron Island 03:00 am        *      WNW 20
Rockhampton 04:00 am 17.7 -- 14.4 15.9 60 9.3 WSW 9
Samuel Hill 04:00 am 14.3 -- 13.8 14.0 95 13.2 WSW 7
Williamson 04:00 am 14.0 -- 13.7 13.7 95 13.4 S 7
Yeppoon 04:00 am 19.0 -- 17.4 19.6 80 15.4 SSW 6
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 04:00 am 11.0 -- 7.8 7.8 50 1.0 WNW 7
Goondiwindi          *         
Inglewood          *         
Miles 04:00 am 11.6 -- 8.3 8.7 50 1.6 W 6
Oakey 04:00 am 10.0 -- 7.5 5.5 60 2.4 WNW 15
Stanthorpe 04:00 am 9.0 -- 6.5 4.8 60 1.4 WSW 13
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 04:00 am 9.9 -- 7.4 4.7 60 2.7 W 19
Warwick 04:00 am 12.4 -- 9.0 8.4 50 2.6 W 13
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 04:00 am 18.0 -- 14.5 15.7 55 9.1 SW 11
Double Island Point 04:09 am 21.5 -- 15.4 14.8 35 5.4 SW 30
Gayndah 04:00 am 12.2 -- 10.8 11.9 80 8.5   Calm
Hervey Bay 04:00 am 18.1 -- 15.3 15.7 65 11.4 WSW 15
Gympie 04:00 am 13.0 -- 12.7 12.9 95 12.2 SW 4
Jimna 04:00 am 11.3 -- 9.3  *  70 5.8    
Kingaroy 04:00 am 13.9 -- 9.7 10.1 45 1.5 WSW 11
Lady Elliot Island 03:00 am 24.8 -- 22.8 25.2 80 20.7 WNW 19
Maryborough 03:00 am 14.1 -- 13.7 13.9 95 13.1 WNW 6
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).