Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 7.12 pm ( ST) Saturday 19 April 2014
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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 07:00 pm 11.9 -- 9.7 7.7 65 5.9 W 17
Devonport 07:00 pm 9.1 -- 7.4 4.9 70 3.9 W 15
King Is Airport 07:00 pm 12.5 -- 10.1 9.5 65 5.9 WSW 11
Luncheon Hill 07:00 pm 7.2 -- 6.9 4.3 95 6.5 SW 11
Smithton 07:00 pm 8.2 -- 7.8 6.2 95 7.1 SSW 7
Sheffield 07:00 pm 7.3 -- 6.2 3.5 80 4.1 W 13
Wynyard 07:00 pm 10.1 -- 8.5 7.0 75 5.7 W 11
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 07:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.2 8.9 65 5.4 NNE 7
Launceston 07:00 pm 10.3 -- 8.8 9.4 75 6.1   Calm
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 06:00 pm 14.2 -- 11.0 8.2 55 5.2 W 26
Ross 03:00 pm 15.1 -- 10.9 13.2 45 3.0 WSW 2
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 07:00 pm 10.8 -- 9.2 7.5 75 6.2 NW 13
Flinders Island 07:00 pm 13.9 -- 11.0 8.0 60 5.8 WSW 26
Hogan Is          *         
Scottsdale 07:00 pm 6.8 -- 5.7 4.1 80 3.5 NW 7
St Helens 07:00 pm 12.7 -- 10.1 10.5 60 5.4 E 6
Swan Is 07:00 pm 12.9 -- 11.0 9.9 70 7.8 WNW 13
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 07:00 pm 3.1 -- 3.0 -0.9 100 2.8 W 13
Maatsuyker Is 07:00 pm 9.9 -- 8.0 0.5 70 4.3 NW 43
Mount Read 07:00 pm 1.3 -- 1.3 -4.1 100 1.2 WSW 19
Scotts Peak 07:00 pm 6.2 -- 5.5 0.7 85 4.2 WNW 22
Strahan Airport 07:00 pm 9.8 -- 8.9 9.2 85 7.2   Calm
Warra 07:00 pm 5.8 -- 5.2 3.2 90 4.1 W 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 07:00 pm 9.2 -- 8.0 7.1 80 5.7 NNW 6
Liawenee 07:00 pm 3.3 -- 2.6 -1.0 85 1.2 WSW 13
Ouse 07:00 pm 9.1 -- 7.9 6.8 80 5.7 N 7
East Coast
Fingal 07:00 pm 8.2 -- 6.4 6.3 70 2.7 SSW 2
Friendly Beaches 07:00 pm 10.7 -- 8.5 8.3 65 4.2 S 6
Maria Island 07:00 pm 11.8 -- 9.8 8.1 70 6.3 SW 15
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 06:00 pm 12.3 -- 9.4 8.1 55 3.8 W 15
Cape Bruny 07:00 pm 9.9 -- 8.2 7.0 70 4.9 W 9
Grove          *         
Hobart 07:00 pm 11.3 -- 8.5 7.7 55 3.1 W 11
Hobart Airport 07:00 pm 11.6 -- 9.3 8.8 65 5.0 SW 9
Mt Wellington 07:00 pm 0.0 -- -0.1 -6.2 100 -0.3 W 22
Tasman Is 07:00 pm 9.7 -- 8.4 5.2 80 6.1 SW 19
Tunnack 07:00 pm 7.9 -- 6.5 4.5 75 3.8 W 11
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 07:00 pm 6.6 -- 6.4 -0.0 95 6.0 S 30

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).