Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Queensland

Issued at 8.07 am ( ST) Friday 22 August 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 08:00 am 14.7 -- 14.0 14.9 90 13.1 S 4
Brisbane Airport 08:00 am 14.6 -- 13.9 12.2 90 12.8 S 17
Archerfield 08:00 am 14.2 -- 13.3 12.4 85 12.1 S 13
Amberley 08:00 am 14.5 -- 13.4 14.7 85 11.7 SW 2
Beaudesert AWS 08:00 am 14.9 -- 13.3 13.1 75 10.9 S 11
Redcliffe 08:00 am 14.6 -- 13.7 10.0 85 12.3 S 28
Gold Coast Seaway 08:00 am 14.7 -- 14.2 12.0 90 13.4 S 20
Gatton 08:00 am 15.0 -- 13.4 13.3 80 11.2 SE 11
Toowoomba 08:00 am 10.2 -- 9.8 5.5 95 9.1 E 24
Oakey 08:00 am 13.3 -- 11.9 8.8 80 9.9 ESE 24
Cape Moreton 08:00 am 16.2 -- 14.9 8.8 80 13.1 ESE 44
Coolangatta 08:00 am 14.3 -- 13.8 13.2 90 13.0 SSW 11
Maroochydore 08:00 am 15.7 -- 15.1 13.2 90 14.2 S 20
Tewantin 08:00 am 15.1 -- 14.8 14.8 95 14.5 SSW 9
Nambour 08:00 am 14.7 -- 14.2 15.0 90 13.4 SW 4
Beerburrum 08:00 am 13.8 -- 13.3 13.3 95 12.7 SSW 7
Toolara 08:00 am 13.9 -- 13.9  *  100 13.9    
Jimna 08:00 am 11.5 -- 11.1  *  95 10.4    
Gympie 08:00 am 14.8 -- 14.4 14.3 95 13.8 S 9
Double Island Point 08:00 am 16.4 -- 15.7 6.0 90 14.8 SE 63
Gulf Country
Burketown 08:00 am 17.4 -- 11.4 11.1 30 -1.3 S 22
Zinifex Century Mine 08:00 am 17.0 -- 10.9 13.0 25 -2.1 S 9
Croydon          *         
Kowanyama 08:00 am 20.4 -- 17.6 21.7 65 14.1   Calm
Mornington Island          *         
Normanton 08:00 am 18.7 -- 12.1 13.3 25 -1.7 S 17
Sweers Island          *         
Peninsula
Coen 06:00 am 19.5 -- 18.6 22.1 90 17.5   Calm
Horn Island 08:00 am 24.4 -- 22.5 25.5 80 20.5 SSE 15
Lockhart River 08:00 am 20.8 -- 20.1 24.2 90 19.3   Calm
Musgrave          *         
Weipa 08:00 am 22.4 -- 20.4 22.8 75 18.2 ESE 13
North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
Cairns 08:00 am 22.0 -- 19.0 21.3 65 15.3 S 13
Cairns Racecourse 08:00 am 18.6 -- 17.8 19.6 90 16.9 S 7
Cape Flattery 08:00 am 24.1 -- 21.4 22.1 70 18.3 SE 26
Cardwell          *         
Cooktown 08:00 am 22.0 -- 19.9 23.3 75 17.5 S 7
Innisfail 06:00 am 18.2 -- 17.6 19.8 90 16.9 NW 4
Low Isles 08:00 am 22.4 -- 20.3 20.7 75 18.0 S 24
Lucinda 08:00 am 21.6 -- 19.2 21.2 70 16.3 S 13
Mareeba 08:00 am 17.6 -- 16.2 16.2 80 14.5 SSE 15
Palmerville 08:00 am 17.8 -- 16.4 18.9 80 14.7 SE 2
South Johnstone 08:00 am 20.1 -- 19.2 21.9 90 18.2 WSW 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
Herbert and Lower Burdekin
Alva Beach 08:00 am 17.2 -- 16.1 17.0 85 14.7 S 9
Ayr 06:00 am 14.0 -- 13.3 13.5 90 12.2 S 6
Bowen          *         
Ingham          *         
Townsville 08:00 am 19.3 -- 17.9 21.4 85 16.3   Calm
Woolshed 08:00 am 15.2 -- 15.1 15.5 100 14.9 ESE 7
Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders
Charters Towers 06:00 am 14.0 -- 14.0 14.9 100 14.0 SW 2
Georgetown 08:00 am 20.0 -- 17.4 18.8 70 14.1 E 13
Hughenden 08:00 am 18.8 -- 15.8 15.5 65 11.6 E 20
Richmond 08:00 am 19.3 -- 16.2 16.7 65 12.1 E 17
Channel Country
Ballera 08:00 am 13.7 -- 10.6 10.1 55 5.1 SSE 13
Bedourie          *         
Boulia 06:00 am 12.3 -- 8.3 8.2 40 -0.3 S 11
Birdsville 08:00 am 10.6 -- 7.0 6.8 45 -1.1 SE 9
Quilpie          *         
Thargomindah 08:00 am 13.9 -- 11.2 11.8 60 6.5 E 7
Windorah 06:00 am 9.8 -- 8.4 8.5 75 5.9 SSE 2
Central West
Barcaldine 06:00 am 14.6 -- 13.5 14.4 85 11.9 ESE 4
Blackall 08:00 am 14.4 -- 12.4 11.8 70 9.4 E 13
Isisford          *         
Longreach 08:00 am 15.2 -- 12.0 10.6 55 6.6 ESE 20
Tambo          *         
Winton 08:00 am 16.5 -- 12.7 12.8 50 6.3 ESE 15
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 08:00 am 13.8 -- 11.9 13.6 75 9.0   Calm
Cunnamulla 06:00 am 11.2 -- 9.8 9.8 75 7.3 SE 4
Injune          *         
Mitchell          *         
Roma 08:00 am 12.2 -- 11.6 10.3 90 10.6 E 11
St George 06:00 am 11.2 -- 10.6 9.4 90 9.6 ESE 9
Surat          *         
Northwest
Camooweal 08:00 am 8.7 -- 5.3 5.0 45 -3.2 SSW 7
Cloncurry 08:00 am 15.5 -- 10.2 11.3 30 -1.1 S 11
Julia Creek 08:00 am 14.8 -- 10.0 11.1 35 -0.1 SSW 9
Mt Isa 08:00 am 15.4 -- 10.1 10.1 35 -0.9 S 17
The Monument 08:00 am 12.2 -- 8.1 8.8 40 -0.6 S 7
Urandangi 08:00 am 9.4 -- 6.1 6.0 45 -1.9 S 6
Central Coast - Whitsundays
Bowen          *         
Collinsville 06:00 am 10.0 -- 9.4 9.6 90 8.4   Calm
Hamilton Island 08:00 am 19.1 -- 17.7 14.5 80 16.0 SSE 35
Mackay Airport 08:00 am 17.9 -- 16.8 16.0 85 15.3 S 19
Mackay 08:00 am 17.6 -- 16.3 14.9 85 14.6 S 22
Proserpine 08:00 am 17.4 -- 16.6 17.6 90 15.7 S 9
St Lawrence          *         
Central Highlands - Coalfields
Baralaba          *         
Emerald 08:00 am 13.7 -- 12.1 9.5 75 9.6 SSE 22
Clermont 08:00 am 13.8 -- 12.6 12.7 80 10.8 SSE 7
Lochington 08:00 am 11.8 -- 11.0 11.4 85 9.7 WNW 2
Moranbah          *         
Rolleston Airport 08:00 am 12.5 -- 11.1 10.1 80 8.8 SSE 11
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 06:00 am 14.8 -- 13.6 12.9 80 11.8 SE 13
Gladstone Airport 08:00 am 16.3 -- 14.8 13.0 80 12.8 SSE 22
Heron Island 06:00 am        *      S 50
Rockhampton 08:00 am 16.7 -- 15.5 15.9 85 13.9 S 11
Samuel Hill 08:00 am 16.8 -- 15.8 15.8 85 14.6 SSE 13
Williamson 08:00 am 15.8 -- 15.5 16.4 95 15.2 WSW 6
Yeppoon 08:00 am 17.9 -- 16.6 16.7 85 15.0 SSE 15
Darling Downs and Granite Belt
Dalby 08:00 am 12.7 -- 11.7 9.5 85 10.1 ESE 17
Goondiwindi 06:00 am 8.1 -- 7.6 6.6 90 6.6 SE 4
Inglewood 08:00 am        *      E 13
Miles 08:00 am 11.3 -- 11.1 11.5 95 10.7   Calm
Oakey 08:00 am 13.3 -- 11.9 8.8 80 9.9 ESE 24
Stanthorpe 08:00 am 9.1 -- 8.1 6.6 85 6.4 ESE 9
Texas          *         
Toowoomba 08:00 am 10.2 -- 9.8 5.5 95 9.1 E 24
Warwick 08:00 am 11.9 -- 10.7 8.4 80 8.7 SE 17
Wide Bay and Burnett
Bundaberg 08:00 am 15.4 -- 14.6 13.3 90 13.6 S 17
Double Island Point 08:00 am 16.4 -- 15.7 6.0 90 14.8 SE 63
Gayndah 08:00 am 14.3 -- 13.6 14.8 90 12.7 N 2
Hervey Bay 08:00 am 15.5 -- 15.2 13.4 95 14.7 S 19
Gympie 08:00 am 14.8 -- 14.4 14.3 95 13.8 S 9
Jimna 08:00 am 11.5 -- 11.1  *  95 10.4    
Kingaroy 08:00 am 11.5 -- 11.1 8.5 95 10.6 SE 17
Lady Elliot Island 06:00 am 18.4 -- 17.6 15.3 90 16.6 S 28
Maryborough 06:00 am 14.5 -- 14.0 12.3 95 13.4 S 17
Monto          *         
Rainbow Beach          *         
Sandy Cape 06:00 am 15.9 -- 15.8 16.4 100 15.6 SW 7
Toolara 08:00 am 13.9 -- 13.9  *  100 13.9    
Town of 1770 06:00 am 15.0 -- 14.5 12.6 95 13.9 S 19

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).