Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 4.12 am ( ST) Sunday 31 August 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 04:00 am 11.3 -- 11.1 6.3 95 10.9 ENE 28
Devonport 04:00 am 8.9 -- 8.4 5.5 90 7.5 S 15
King Is Airport 04:00 am 9.4 -- 9.4 7.6 100 9.3 E 9
Luncheon Hill 04:00 am 8.6 -- 8.6 2.9 100 8.5 ENE 28
Smithton 04:00 am 11.8 -- 11.4 8.3 95 10.9 ENE 20
Sheffield 04:00 am 7.6 -- 7.6 6.3 100 7.6 SSE 4
Wynyard 04:00 am 11.4 -- 11.2 8.5 95 10.9 E 17
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 04:00 am 6.5 -- 6.5 3.6 100 6.5 N 11
Launceston 04:00 am 4.8 -- 4.6 3.5 95 4.2   Calm
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 03:00 am 8.6 -- 8.1 5.5 90 7.1 SSE 13
Ross          *         
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 04:00 am 8.5 -- 8.0 5.4 90 7.1 WNW 13
Flinders Island 04:00 am 6.5 -- 6.1 4.3 90 5.3 E 6
Hogan Is 04:00 am 11.2 -- 10.9 7.6 95 10.4 NNE 20
Scottsdale 04:00 am 7.5 -- 7.2 4.6 95 6.6 SSE 11
St Helens 04:00 am 5.4 -- 5.3 4.3 95 5.0   Calm
Swan Is 04:00 am 9.3      *      S 2
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 04:00 am 6.3 -- 4.0 -1.9 60 -1.3 WNW 32
Maatsuyker Is 04:00 am 10.9 -- 8.3 6.6 60 3.4 N 15
Mount Read 04:00 am 3.5 -- 3.5 -5.3 100 3.4 N 39
Scotts Peak 04:00 am 6.0 -- 4.4 0.9 70 0.8 N 17
Strahan Airport 04:00 am 9.6 -- 7.7 4.5 70 4.0 NNE 20
Warra 04:00 am 4.6 -- 3.0 0.8 70 -0.6 W 9
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 04:00 am 0.4      *        Calm
Liawenee 04:00 am 3.1 -- 2.8 -0.2 95 2.2 NE 9
Ouse 04:00 am -1.1 -- -1.2 -3.3 100 -1.4   Calm
East Coast
Fingal 04:00 am 0.8 -- 0.5 -2.4 90 -0.3 SE 6
Friendly Beaches 04:00 am 7.8 -- 7.0 5.1 85 5.4 N 9
Maria Island 04:00 am 11.2 -- 9.6 3.8 75 6.7 N 35
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 am 5.9 -- 5.2 2.8 85 3.7 NW 9
Cape Bruny 04:00 am 9.4 -- 7.5 4.2 65 3.6 N 20
Grove          *         
Hobart 04:00 am 8.4 -- 6.0 0.4 60 0.7 NNW 32
Hobart Airport 04:00 am 7.5 -- 6.4 3.0 80 4.3 N 17
Mt Wellington 04:00 am 3.2 -- 1.3 -5.3 60 -3.4 W 32
Tasman Is 04:00 am 9.3 -- 7.8 4.5 75 4.9 N 19
Tunnack 04:00 am 5.6 -- 5.6 2.1 100 5.5 N 13
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 04:00 am 6.6 -- 6.3 -3.5 95 5.7 NNW 48

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).