Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 3.42 am ( DT) Wednesday 28 January 2015
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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 03:30 am 11.0 -- 9.8 5.6 80 7.9 ESE 26
Devonport 03:30 am 12.3 -- 10.6 7.2 75 7.8 SE 24
King Is Airport 03:30 am 12.9 -- 12.1 9.9 85 10.8 SSE 17
Luncheon Hill 03:30 am 10.1 -- 9.1 6.6 85 7.3 SE 15
Smithton 03:30 am 9.0 -- 8.5 6.7 90 7.5 S 9
Sheffield 03:00 am 9.5 -- 8.5 6.6 80 6.6 SE 11
Wynyard 03:30 am 9.9 -- 9.3 8.4 90 8.3 S 6
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 03:30 am 10.3 -- 9.3 6.2 85 7.7 ESE 19
Launceston 03:30 am 12.5 -- 10.5 9.8 70 7.2 SE 11
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 03:00 am 13.3 -- 11.5 9.2 75 8.6 SSE 20
Ross          *         
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 03:30 am 13.9      *      S 48
Flinders Island 03:30 am 14.1 -- 12.7 12.6 80 10.5 SSE 9
Hogan Is 03:30 am 13.3 -- 11.6 8.9 75 9.0 ESE 22
Scottsdale 03:30 am 8.3 -- 7.7 7.1 90 6.6 S 2
St Helens 03:30 am 12.3 -- 10.5 8.5 75 7.6 S 17
Swan Is 03:30 am 13.7      *      SSE 32
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 03:30 am 4.5 -- 3.7 1.5 85 2.2 SSW 7
Maatsuyker Is 03:30 am 10.8 -- 8.6 7.1 65 4.6 E 13
Mount Read 03:00 am 5.4 -- 4.9 2.4 90 3.9 E 9
Scotts Peak 03:30 am 7.1 -- 6.5 4.3 90 5.3 SSE 9
Strahan Airport 03:30 am 8.2 -- 7.7 5.0 90 6.8 ESE 13
Warra 03:30 am 4.4 -- 4.2 1.3 95 3.8 WSW 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 03:30 am 11.5 -- 9.5 8.5 70 6.0 S 11
Liawenee 03:30 am 3.0 -- 2.8 0.1 95 2.4 W 7
Ouse 03:30 am 11.4 -- 10.0 9.5 80 7.7 S 7
East Coast
Fingal 03:30 am 10.8 -- 8.8 8.0 70 5.1 NW 9
Friendly Beaches 03:30 am 11.7 -- 10.3 9.2 80 8.0 SSW 11
Maria Island 03:30 am 13.0 -- 10.8 6.3 70 7.2 SW 32
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 am 11.7 -- 9.9 8.9 70 6.8 S 11
Cape Bruny 03:30 am 11.8 -- 10.3 8.8 75 7.7 SW 13
Grove          *         
Hobart 03:30 am 10.7 -- 8.6 6.3 65 4.7 SSW 17
Hobart Airport 03:30 am 11.2 -- 9.1 7.7 65 5.3 SSW 13
Mt Wellington 03:30 am 1.7 -- 1.6 -6.1 100 1.4 SSW 32
Tasman Is 03:30 am 10.6 -- 9.6 7.2 85 7.8 S 15
Tunnack 03:30 am 7.4 -- 7.1 4.1 95 6.5 S 13
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 03:30 am 6.4 -- 5.4 -0.4 80 3.2 WNW 28

Note: Calculation of the sun WBGT has been suppressed for this hour because the approximation used is not valid at these times.

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).