Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 6.12 pm ( DT) Thursday 18 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 06:00 pm 15.3 17.2 12.9 7.0 65 9.3 WSW 43
Devonport 06:00 pm 14.9 17.4 13.2 10.6 75 10.7 NW 24
King Is Airport 06:00 pm 16.1 17.3 13.0 9.0 60 8.1 WSW 35
Luncheon Hill 06:00 pm 12.5 15.3 10.8 7.5 75 8.2 SW 24
Smithton 06:00 pm 15.8 17.7 13.4 10.9 70 9.9 WSW 26
Sheffield 06:00 pm 13.1 15.7 11.3 10.3 75 8.4 W 13
Wynyard 06:00 pm 16.7 18.5 14.3 13.4 70 10.8 W 19
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 06:00 pm 14.2 16.8 12.5 7.9 75 9.8 NNW 33
Launceston 06:00 pm 14.2 17.0 12.8 11.6 80 10.6 N 15
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 06:00 pm 15.8 17.8 13.5 9.6 70 10.1 WNW 33
Ross 03:00 pm 19.1 18.8 14.6 12.8 45 7.4 NW 30
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 06:00 pm 18.8 19.6 15.4 12.3 60 10.4 W 35
Flinders Island 06:00 pm 17.4 19.0 14.8 10.0 65 11.2 W 41
Hogan Is 06:00 pm 14.8 17.4 13.1 1.0 75 10.6 W 74
Scottsdale 06:00 pm 13.3 15.9 11.5 11.3 75 8.8 W 9
St Helens 06:00 pm 17.2 18.4 14.1 13.9 60 9.6 WSW 17
Swan Is 06:00 pm 16.3      *      W 35
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 06:00 pm 7.3 11.7 6.8 -4.8 90 5.9 W 59
Maatsuyker Is 06:00 pm 12.2 14.9 10.4 -2.1 75 7.5 NW 72
Mount Read 06:00 pm 5.2 10.3 5.2 -2.2 100 5.1 W 33
Scotts Peak 06:05 pm 11.5 14.8 10.3 4.1 80 8.4 WNW 37
Strahan Airport 06:00 pm 14.9 16.9 12.6 9.8 70 9.1 W 26
Warra 06:03 pm 10.0 13.3 8.6 3.8 75 6.2 WNW 28
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 06:00 pm 16.6 17.0 12.7 12.8 50 6.0 W 15
Liawenee 06:00 pm 9.1 12.8 7.9 2.9 80 6.0 W 28
Ouse 06:00 pm 15.9 17.4 13.1 11.1 65 8.9 WNW 24
East Coast
Fingal 06:00 pm 15.1 16.7 12.3 12.5 60 7.9 W 11
Friendly Beaches 06:00 pm 17.9 18.5 14.2 13.8 55 8.7 WNW 20
Maria Island 06:00 pm 15.6 17.2 12.9 10.0 65 8.8 W 28
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 06:00 pm 16.7 17.6 13.3 12.0 55 7.9 WNW 22
Cape Bruny 06:00 pm 15.4 16.8 12.4 7.5 60 7.7 W 39
Grove          *         
Hobart 06:00 pm 16.9 17.2 12.8 12.4 50 5.9 NW 19
Hobart Airport 06:00 pm 16.2 17.0 12.6 11.6 55 6.7 NW 20
Mt Wellington 06:00 pm 5.2 10.0 4.6 -2.5 90 3.4 WSW 33
Tasman Is 06:00 pm 12.3 15.5 11.0 10.8 80 9.1 W 7
Tunnack 06:00 pm 13.6 16.1 11.7 9.2 75 8.9 W 22
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 06:00 pm 7.6 11.7 6.8 2.7 85 5.2 N 20

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).