Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 4.12 pm ( ST) Wednesday 24 May 2017
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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
Northwest Coast and King Island
Cape Grim 04:00 pm 12.8 15.3 10.8 3.9 70 7.5 WSW 44
Devonport 04:00 pm 13.6 15.4 10.9 8.5 60 6.2 WSW 22
King Is Airport 04:00 pm 13.8 16.5 12.2 8.0 75 9.6 W 30
Luncheon Hill 04:00 pm 9.0 12.7 8.0 3.5 80 6.1 SSE 24
Smithton 04:00 pm 13.4 16.0 11.7 9.0 75 8.9 WSW 22
Sheffield 04:00 pm 10.1 12.9 8.1 4.7 65 4.3 W 22
Wynyard 04:07 pm 12.1 14.5 10.0 5.5 65 6.2 W 30
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 04:00 pm 13.5 14.4 9.7 8.1 45 2.4 WSW 20
Launceston 04:00 pm 14.8 15.8 11.3 11.2 50 5.1 W 13
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 04:00 pm 14.3 16.4 12.1 6.9 70 8.5 W 37
Ross          *         
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 04:00 pm 14.4 15.7 11.2 8.4 55 5.5 W 26
Flinders Island 04:00 pm 14.0 16.0 11.7 4.0 65 7.8 W 50
Hogan Is 04:00 pm 13.4      *  100 14.3 W 69
Scottsdale 04:00 pm 12.8 14.4 9.7 9.0 55 4.1 WNW 13
St Helens 04:00 pm 15.4 16.0 11.5 12.5 50 4.5 W 9
Swan Is 04:00 pm 13.9 16.2 11.8 6.2 70 8.5 W 39
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 04:10 pm 4.0 9.2 3.7 -2.8 95 3.1 WNW 28
Maatsuyker Is 04:00 pm 10.7 13.9 9.2 -2.4 75 6.7 NW 65
Mount Read 04:00 pm 2.9 8.5 2.9 -4.3 100 2.9 W 30
Scotts Peak 04:00 pm 7.2 11.7 6.8 0.2 95 6.1 W 32
Strahan Airport 04:00 pm 11.9 15.1 10.6 8.0 80 8.6 W 19
Warra 04:00 pm 7.2 11.4 6.3 2.4 85 4.7 W 19
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
Central Plateau And Upper Derwent Valley
Bushy Park 04:00 pm 12.0 13.8 9.1 7.7 55 3.5 NW 15
Liawenee 04:00 pm 4.2 9.3 3.8 -1.1 90 3.0 WSW 20
Ouse 04:00 pm 11.8 14.5 9.9 7.8 70 6.7 NW 17
East Coast
Fingal 04:00 pm 12.2 14.0 9.3 9.2 55 3.9 WNW 9
Friendly Beaches 04:00 pm 13.5 15.3 10.8 10.1 60 6.1 SW 13
Maria Island 04:00 pm 13.8 15.2 10.7 10.6 55 5.2 WSW 11
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 pm 13.4 14.9 10.4 10.1 55 4.8 W 11
Cape Bruny 04:00 pm 12.1 14.4 9.8 5.4 65 5.7 W 30
Grove          *         
Hobart 04:00 pm 13.5 14.6 10.0 10.9 50 3.3 N 6
Hobart Airport 04:00 pm 14.0 15.0 10.4 8.8 50 3.7 NW 20
Mt Wellington 04:00 pm 1.8 7.5 1.5 -7.9 95 0.8 WSW 41
Tasman Is 04:00 pm 11.1 14.0 9.4 7.4 75 6.5 W 15
Tunnack 04:00 pm 8.7 12.0 7.0 4.9 70 3.7 W 13
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 04:00 pm 5.8 10.7 5.6 -1.0 95 5.2 W 30

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).