Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 11.12 am ( DT) Sunday 26 October 2014
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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 11:00 am 13.9 16.7 12.4 9.0 80 10.1 SSW 26
Devonport 11:00 am 14.7 17.9 13.7 13.4 85 12.4 NNE 11
King Is Airport 11:00 am 14.6 16.9 12.6 12.8 70 9.6 SSW 9
Luncheon Hill 11:00 am 12.9 15.9 11.5 12.8 80 9.4   Calm
Smithton 11:00 am 15.4 17.8 13.5 14.9 75 10.8 W 4
Sheffield 11:00 am 12.7 16.4 12.1 11.8 90 11.3 ESE 7
Wynyard 11:00 am 14.5 17.5 13.3 13.3 85 11.6 NNE 9
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 11:00 am 12.8 16.9 12.7 10.7 100 12.5 S 15
Launceston 11:00 am 14.7 17.9 13.7 13.7 85 12.2 SSE 9
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 09:00 am 13.2 17.0 12.7 11.4 95 12.1 SSE 13
Ross 09:00 am 11.1 15.0 10.6 7.3 90 9.7 S 20
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 11:00 am 15.6 18.6 14.5 12.9 85 12.9 E 19
Flinders Island 11:00 am 16.2 19.0 14.8 14.3 80 12.9 WSW 15
Hogan Is 11:00 am 15.5 17.9 13.7 12.1 75 11.1 WSW 20
Scottsdale 11:00 am 16.2 18.4 14.1 14.5 70 11.2 ENE 11
St Helens 11:00 am 13.5 17.6 13.4 13.4 100 13.3 ESE 6
Swan Is 11:00 am 16.2      *      SE 20
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 11:00 am 6.6 11.4 6.5 3.6 95 6.2 ENE 11
Maatsuyker Is 11:00 am 13.3 15.8 11.5 13.0 75 8.5   Calm
Mount Read 11:00 am 8.6 13.2 8.6 4.5 100 8.5 N 20
Scotts Peak 11:00 am 11.2 14.5 9.9 9.0 80 7.9 ESE 9
Strahan Airport 11:00 am 12.1 15.0 10.6 9.2 75 8.0 NW 13
Warra 11:00 am 8.3 12.9 8.3 6.2 100 8.3 E 9
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 11:00 am 12.0 15.3 10.9 10.1 85 9.2 SE 9
Liawenee 11:00 am 9.5 13.7 9.1 6.7 95 8.4 NNE 13
Ouse 11:00 am 11.6 15.2 10.8 10.2 85 9.5 S 7
East Coast
Fingal 11:00 am 13.8 16.7 12.4 12.8 80 10.4 N 6
Friendly Beaches 11:00 am 13.0 17.0 12.8 10.5 95 12.4 E 17
Maria Island 11:00 am 11.2 15.2 10.9 7.8 95 10.4 E 19
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 09:00 am 10.3 14.6 10.2 8.7 100 10.1 S 9
Cape Bruny 11:00 am 11.5 15.0 10.6 8.9 85 9.2 NE 13
Grove          *         
Hobart 11:00 am 11.2 15.1 10.7 9.5 90 10.0 SE 9
Hobart Airport 11:00 am 11.8 15.4 11.0 9.7 90 9.8 ESE 11
Mt Wellington 11:00 am 4.1 9.5 4.1 0.7 100 4.0 NE 11
Tasman Is 11:00 am 8.7 13.3 8.7 4.8 100 8.7 NE 19
Tunnack 11:00 am 10.1 14.5 10.0 6.3 100 9.9 E 20
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 11:07 am 0.9 6.3 -0.3 -8.6 70 -3.9 SW 37

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).