Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 2.42 pm ( DT) Tuesday 21 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 02:30 pm 14.8 16.5 12.2 2.4 65 8.0 E 63
Devonport 02:30 pm 16.0 17.2 12.9 10.6 60 8.0 NE 26
King Is Airport 02:38 pm 16.6 18.2 14.0 9.2 65 10.0 ENE 39
Luncheon Hill 02:31 pm 16.0 17.0 12.6 8.3 55 7.2 NE 37
Smithton 02:39 pm 16.4 17.6 13.3 8.2 60 8.4 E 41
Sheffield 02:00 pm 13.7 15.1 10.5 10.4 55 4.8 NNE 11
Wynyard 02:30 pm 15.5 17.4 13.1 10.1 65 9.4 E 28
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 02:30 pm 15.6 16.6 12.2 11.0 55 6.6 WNW 20
Launceston 02:30 pm 18.0 17.6 13.3 13.7 45 5.2 NW 17
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 12:00 pm 15.2 16.1 11.6 8.5 50 5.4 ENE 30
Ross 09:00 am 8.1 11.8 6.9 6.1 80 4.5 E 4
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 02:30 pm 17.4 18.1 13.9 14.5 55 8.3 E 13
Flinders Island 02:30 pm 16.4 17.1 12.8 9.4 55 6.8 E 33
Hogan Is 02:30 pm 16.4 17.8 13.6 7.1 65 9.3 ENE 48
Scottsdale 02:30 pm 16.7 17.3 13.0 13.1 50 6.8 NE 15
St Helens 02:30 pm 16.2 16.8 12.5 11.1 50 6.1 NE 22
Swan Is 02:30 pm 17.3      *      ESE 19
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 02:30 pm 14.8 15.4 10.7 11.3 45 3.6 NNE 11
Maatsuyker Is 02:30 pm 13.3 15.5 11.1 11.0 65 7.4 ENE 9
Mount Read 02:00 pm 11.9 14.0 9.3 6.1 60 4.4 NNE 24
Scotts Peak 02:30 pm 21.9 20.0 15.6 18.1 35 5.8 NW 15
Strahan Airport 02:30 pm 17.4 17.2 12.9 13.8 45 5.0 S 13
Warra 02:30 pm 16.7 16.9 12.4 13.9 45 5.3 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 02:30 pm 18.8 18.1 13.7 15.6 40 5.1 SE 11
Liawenee 02:30 pm 12.7 13.7 8.7 7.1 45 1.1 NNE 20
Ouse 02:30 pm 19.9 19.4 15.2 16.9 45 7.9 S 13
East Coast
Fingal 02:30 pm 16.3 16.7 12.2 12.4 50 5.3 NE 15
Friendly Beaches 02:30 pm 17.4 17.6 13.3 10.9 50 6.3 NNE 30
Maria Island 02:30 pm 15.7 16.7 12.4 8.3 55 6.7 N 35
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 12:00 pm 16.7 16.8 12.4 12.3 45 4.7 N 17
Cape Bruny 02:30 pm 18.2 17.6 13.3 13.8 40 4.7 NNE 17
Grove          *         
Hobart 02:30 pm 18.5 17.5 13.2 14.6 35 3.5 ESE 13
Hobart Airport 02:30 pm 19.5 17.8 13.5 15.4 30 2.2 NNE 13
Mt Wellington 02:30 pm 10.2 12.7 7.6 5.8 60 2.8 N 15
Tasman Is 02:30 pm 12.2 14.4 9.8 5.1 65 5.6 NNE 32
Tunnack 02:30 pm 15.2 15.8 11.2 9.3 45 4.0 NNE 24
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 02:30 pm 5.4 10.4 5.2 -3.6 95 4.7 W 41

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).