Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 1.42 pm ( ST) Monday 29 August 2016
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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 01:30 pm 12.3 14.6 10.1 6.1 65 6.2 E 28
Devonport 01:30 pm 10.5 13.3 8.6 6.9 70 5.1 NNW 13
King Is Airport 01:30 pm 17.2 18.2 14.0 13.8 60 9.1 NNE 17
Luncheon Hill 01:30 pm 12.4 14.7 10.1 9.1 65 6.2 N 13
Smithton 01:30 pm 12.7 14.5 10.0 9.1 60 4.9 NNE 13
Sheffield 01:00 pm 10.1 12.2 7.2 6.9 55 1.0 NW 7
Wynyard 01:30 pm 11.1 13.6 8.9 8.2 65 4.6 NE 9
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 01:30 pm 10.7 12.8 7.8 6.9 55 2.0 WNW 11
Launceston 01:30 pm 12.8 14.7 10.1 9.6 60 5.2 NNW 11
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 01:00 pm 10.8 13.9 9.3 6.8 75 6.6 N 17
Ross 09:00 am 2.7 7.9 2.0 0.8 85 0.3   Calm
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 01:30 pm 12.5 14.8 10.3 6.3 65 6.3 N 28
Flinders Island 01:30 pm 13.6 16.1 11.7 10.5 70 8.7 W 15
Hogan Is 01:30 pm 14.4 16.8 12.5 11.9 75 9.6 NNE 13
Scottsdale 01:30 pm 13.2 14.9 10.3 11.0 60 5.1 N 6
St Helens 01:30 pm 12.5 14.4 9.8 8.8 60 4.7 NE 13
Swan Is 01:30 pm 13.3 15.6 11.1 9.5 70 7.5 NW 17
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 01:30 pm 10.7 13.7 9.0 8.5 75 6.1 N 7
Maatsuyker Is 01:30 pm 9.2 12.1 7.1 2.0 65 2.9 NNW 30
Mount Read 01:00 pm 6.5 9.6 4.0 0.6 55 -2.4 W 19
Scotts Peak 01:30 pm 13.1 15.2 10.6 10.2 65 6.5 NW 11
Strahan Airport 01:30 pm 11.0 13.3 8.5 7.5 60 3.5 SSE 11
Warra 01:30 pm 9.5 12.6 7.7 7.0 70 4.5 E 7
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 01:30 pm 12.1 13.8 9.0 9.5 55 3.1 SSW 6
Liawenee 01:30 pm 11.5 12.1 6.6 5.7 30 -5.0 W 17
Ouse 01:30 pm 11.7 13.7 9.0 8.6 60 3.7 SSE 9
East Coast
Fingal 01:30 pm 12.5 13.6 8.7 8.9 45 0.9 N 9
Friendly Beaches 01:30 pm 12.8 14.3 9.7 9.3 55 3.7 ENE 11
Maria Island 01:30 pm 10.2      *      ESE 19
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 12:00 pm 11.8 13.7 8.9 9.0 55 3.3 WSW 7
Cape Bruny 01:30 pm 11.5 13.6 8.9 7.7 60 3.8 SE 13
Grove          *         
Hobart 01:30 pm 11.2 12.9 8.0 6.6 50 1.4 ESE 15
Hobart Airport 01:30 pm 11.7 13.4 8.6 7.2 55 2.4 SE 15
Mt Wellington 01:30 pm 6.1 10.0 4.5 1.8 70 1.2 NNW 13
Tasman Is 01:30 pm 9.9 12.6 7.6 6.0 65 3.2 NE 13
Tunnack 01:30 pm 10.7 12.7 7.7 7.7 55 1.8 NW 7
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 01:30 pm 2.6 7.9 2.0 -10.1 85 0.5 W 57

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).