Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 12.12 am (EDT) Wednesday 29 January 2020
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Northwest Coast and King Island
Cape Grim 12:00 am 15.1 -- 14.6 12.5 95 13.9 W 20
Devonport 12:00 am 16.5 -- 15.6 12.6 90 14.5 WNW 28
King Is Airport 12:00 am 16.7 -- 15.5 15.1 85 13.8 W 15
Luncheon Hill 12:00 am 12.6 -- 12.5 10.5 100 12.4 SW 15
Smithton 12:00 am 15.1 -- 14.8 15.1 95 14.3 W 7
Sheffield 12:00 am 14.0 -- 12.8 11.9 80 11.0 NW 13
Wynyard 12:00 am 15.6 -- 14.3 12.6 80 12.5 W 20
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 12:00 am 15.5 -- 13.7 11.7 75 11.1 NNW 22
Launceston 12:00 am 16.2 -- 15.0 15.6 85 13.5 NW 9
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 12:00 am 16.9 -- 16.5 12.3 95 16.1 W 35
Ross          *         
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 12:00 am 16.8 -- 15.1 9.9 80 12.9 W 41
Flinders Island 12:00 am 16.7 -- 16.0 12.7 90 15.2 W 30
Hogan Is 12:00 am 15.8      *  100 16.3 W 41
Scottsdale 12:00 am 14.8 -- 14.0 12.1 90 12.8 W 19
St Helens 12:00 am 18.2 -- 16.0 16.7 70 13.1 W 13
Swan Is 12:00 am 16.8 -- 16.1 13.6 90 15.2 W 26
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 12:07 am 9.5 -- 9.4 0.6 100 9.2 W 46
Maatsuyker Is 12:00 am 12.9 -- 12.8 2.1 100 12.6 NW 61
Mount Read 12:00 am 8.8 -- 8.8 4.9 100 8.7 WNW 19
Scotts Peak 12:00 am 12.2 -- 12.2 5.1 100 12.2 NW 41
Strahan Airport 12:00 am 14.8 -- 14.4 11.8 95 13.8 NW 22
Warra 12:00 am 12.7 -- 12.2 11.5 95 11.6 W 9
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EDT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Central Plateau And Upper Derwent Valley
Bushy Park 12:00 am 16.8 -- 15.1 15.9 75 12.7 W 9
Liawenee 12:00 am 8.9 -- 8.9 6.2 100 8.9 W 13
Ouse 12:00 am 17.1 -- 14.7 13.7 70 11.4 WNW 20
East Coast
Fingal 12:00 am 16.1 -- 13.6 16.2 65 10.0   Calm
Friendly Beaches 12:00 am 16.4 -- 16.0 16.5 95 15.4 ESE 9
Maria Island 12:00 am 15.6 -- 15.0 15.6 90 14.3 ENE 7
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 12:00 am 18.4 -- 15.2 15.8 60 10.7 WNW 15
Cape Bruny 12:00 am 14.5 -- 13.3 13.3 80 11.5 SW 9
Grove          *         
Hobart 12:00 am 18.2 -- 15.2 13.2 60 10.8 NNW 28
Hobart Airport 12:00 am 18.4 -- 15.5 15.3 65 11.5 NW 19
Mt Wellington 12:00 am 7.8 -- 7.2 -2.6 90 6.1 W 50
Tasman Is 12:00 am 13.2 -- 13.1 13.0 100 13.0 W 6
Tunnack 12:00 am 14.0 -- 12.4 10.8 75 10.0 W 17
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 12:00 am 7.1 -- 7.0 2.2 95 6.7 NW 22

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).