Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 5.42 pm ( DT) Wednesday 10 February 2016
About Thermal Comfort Observations | Related information from sports organisations
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Northwest Coast and King Island
Cape Grim 05:30 pm 18.4 20.1 16.0 11.5 70 12.7 WSW 41
Devonport 05:30 pm 27.0 25.0 20.7 22.1 40 12.6 W 30
King Is Airport 05:30 pm 19.8 21.0 16.8 16.1 65 12.8 WSW 24
Luncheon Hill 05:30 pm 16.3 18.5 14.3 12.6 75 11.5 S 22
Smithton 05:30 pm 20.6 21.2 17.0 15.6 60 12.1 SW 30
Sheffield 05:00 pm 23.2 22.0 17.8 18.8 45 10.3 W 24
Wynyard 05:30 pm 22.7 21.7 17.5 16.7 45 10.2 W 32
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 05:30 pm 24.7 23.1 18.8 21.4 40 10.9 NNW 19
Launceston 05:30 pm 24.6 24.0 19.7 22.1 50 13.5 NNW 19
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 05:00 pm 22.4 23.8 19.5 16.6 65 16.0 WNW 41
Ross          *         
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 05:30 pm 23.4 22.9 18.7 18.8 50 12.4 NW 28
Flinders Island 05:30 pm 20.5 22.0 17.8 15.8 70 14.4 W 32
Hogan Is 05:30 pm 20.0 21.2 17.1 12.8 65 13.2 W 43
Scottsdale 05:30 pm 22.4 21.9 17.7 20.0 50 11.4 NNW 15
St Helens 05:30 pm 21.7 23.3 19.0 20.4 70 15.8 ENE 17
Swan Is 05:30 pm 21.6 23.0 18.7 18.7 65 15.2 W 24
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 05:30 pm 12.6 15.8 11.4 8.7 80 9.6 W 20
Maatsuyker Is 05:30 pm 16.3 19.4 15.2 9.3 85 13.8 NNW 43
Mount Read 05:00 pm 9.8 14.0 9.5 5.4 95 9.0 WSW 22
Scotts Peak 05:30 pm 15.2 17.9 13.6 8.2 80 11.4 WNW 39
Strahan Airport 05:30 pm 19.6 21.1 16.9 16.8 65 13.3 WNW 20
Warra 05:30 pm 16.2 18.0 13.8 15.0 70 10.3 W 7
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Central Plateau And Upper Derwent Valley
Bushy Park 05:30 pm 21.2 20.7 16.5 17.6 50 9.8 SW 19
Liawenee 05:30 pm 19.1 19.4 15.0 14.4 55 9.3 SSW 24
Ouse 05:30 pm 22.5 21.6 17.4 19.0 45 10.3 WSW 19
East Coast
Fingal 05:30 pm 21.3 23.0 18.7 20.7 70 15.6 NE 13
Friendly Beaches 05:30 pm 21.6 23.3 19.0 21.5 70 15.9 ENE 11
Maria Island 05:30 pm 20.2 21.4 17.2 18.7 65 13.2 E 13
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 pm 24.9 22.6 18.4 20.9 35 9.2 WSW 20
Cape Bruny 05:30 pm 21.3 21.9 17.7 17.7 60 13.0 W 24
Grove          *         
Hobart 05:30 pm 22.3 21.1 16.9 18.3 45 9.1 SW 20
Hobart Airport 05:30 pm 21.6 21.0 16.8 18.0 50 10.0 SE 19
Mt Wellington 05:30 pm 12.1 14.8 10.2 7.3 75 7.4 W 22
Tasman Is 05:30 pm 18.1 19.7 15.5 17.9 65 11.9 N 4
Tunnack 05:30 pm 19.9 19.5 15.2 16.3 45 8.3 WSW 17
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 05:30 pm 6.1 10.0 4.6 -3.1 70 1.1 W 39

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).