Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 10.42 am ( DT) Sunday 21 December 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 10:30 am 15.7 18.1 13.9 13.7 75 11.4 NNW 13
Devonport 10:30 am 16.9 19.1 14.9 14.7 75 12.2 NNE 15
King Is Airport 10:30 am 18.5 20.6 16.4 17.2 75 13.6 NW 13
Luncheon Hill 10:30 am 16.3 18.1 13.9 14.0 70 10.4 NNW 13
Smithton 10:30 am 16.5 19.0 14.8 15.2 75 12.5 NNW 11
Sheffield 10:00 am 18.2 19.0 14.8 17.1 60 9.8 ESE 6
Wynyard 10:30 am 17.0 19.3 15.1 14.9 75 12.5 NNE 15
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 10:30 am 19.3 19.6 15.4 15.7 55 9.8 NNW 19
Launceston 10:30 am 20.1 20.6 16.4 17.7 55 11.3 NW 15
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 09:00 am 16.6 18.9 14.7 14.0 75 12.0 N 17
Ross 09:00 am 16.2 17.7 13.5 10.7 65 9.3 NW 28
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 10:30 am 18.8 21.2 17.0 17.5 75 14.7 NNE 15
Flinders Island 10:30 am 19.1 20.7 16.5 16.3 70 13.1 W 20
Hogan Is 10:30 am 17.7 20.0 15.9 15.2 75 13.4 NNE 19
Scottsdale 10:30 am 18.6 19.4 15.2 16.6 60 10.3 NNW 11
St Helens 10:30 am 18.9 20.1 16.0 17.0 65 11.9 N 13
Swan Is 10:30 am 19.1      *      N 11
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 10:30 am 12.3 14.7 10.1 6.6 70 6.6 WNW 26
Maatsuyker Is 10:30 am 14.4 16.5 12.1 9.1 70 8.5 NNW 26
Mount Read 10:00 am 10.2 13.4 8.8 6.9 75 6.2 NNW 13
Scotts Peak 10:30 am 16.6 17.8 13.5 10.1 60 8.8 NNW 33
Strahan Airport 10:30 am 16.5 18.5 14.3 12.3 70 11.0 NW 24
Warra 10:30 am 15.2 16.6 12.1 12.1 60 7.2 NNW 13
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 10:30 am 17.0 17.7 13.5 14.4 55 7.8 N 11
Liawenee 10:30 am 17.9 16.9 12.1 11.3 35 2.2 W 26
Ouse 10:30 am 18.1 18.9 14.6 16.7 55 9.5 ENE 7
East Coast
Fingal 10:30 am 18.9 19.0 14.8 16.9 50 8.6 SE 9
Friendly Beaches 10:30 am 20.2 21.0 16.8 17.3 60 12.2 NE 19
Maria Island 10:30 am 17.9 19.4 15.2 12.7 65 11.5 N 30
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 09:00 am 17.1 18.6 14.4 16.0 65 10.5 WSW 7
Cape Bruny 10:30 am 17.9 18.3 14.0 14.2 50 7.9 NNE 17
Grove          *         
Hobart 10:30 am 19.2 18.8 14.6 14.4 45 7.2 N 22
Hobart Airport 10:30 am 19.2 19.4 15.2 15.8 50 9.1 WNW 17
Mt Wellington 10:30 am 11.7 13.1 7.9 3.5 45 0.5 W 33
Tasman Is 10:30 am 15.1 17.6 13.3 10.0 75 10.7 N 28
Tunnack 10:30 am 18.6 18.8 14.5 15.0 50 8.3 N 17
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 10:32 am 5.8 9.9 4.5 -6.2 75 1.5 WSW 54

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).