Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 10.12 am ( ST) Saturday 02 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 10:00 am 10.3 12.3 7.3 -0.3 50 0.8 WSW 46
Devonport 10:00 am 8.1 11.6 6.5 2.8 70 3.2 WNW 20
King Is Airport 10:00 am 9.7 11.9 6.9 4.0 55 0.6 WSW 20
Luncheon Hill 10:00 am 4.8 9.7 4.4 0.5 90 3.5 SW 15
Smithton 10:00 am 7.1 11.5 6.6 2.9 90 5.6 NW 17
Sheffield 10:00 am 6.0 10.2 4.9 1.9 80 2.5 W 13
Wynyard 10:00 am 8.0 11.7 6.7 3.5 75 4.0 SW 17
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 10:00 am 6.1 10.0 4.6 1.1 70 1.2 N 17
Launceston 10:00 am 4.8 9.3 3.7 2.6 75 1.1 N 2
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 09:00 am 7.7 11.3 6.2 3.4 75 3.2 WSW 15
Ross 09:00 am 2.4 7.5 1.5 -0.5 80 -0.9 N 4
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 10:00 am 9.1 11.6 6.5 4.0 55 0.6 NW 17
Flinders Island 10:00 am 10.0 12.3 7.3 2.6 55 1.6 SW 30
Hogan Is 10:00 am 9.6 12.0 6.9 -0.4 55 1.0 SW 43
Scottsdale 10:00 am 7.5 10.3 4.8 3.6 50 -1.8 WNW 9
St Helens 10:00 am 9.7 11.8 6.7 4.1 50 -0.2 SSW 19
Swan Is 10:00 am 9.2      *      W 17
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 10:00 am 0.2 6.5 0.2 -8.4 100 0.2 WSW 35
Maatsuyker Is 10:00 am 7.8 11.6 6.6 -0.1 75 4.1 WNW 35
Mount Read 10:00 am -0.8 5.7 -0.8 -5.8 100 -0.9 S 15
Scotts Peak 10:00 am 3.4 8.9 3.4 -1.3 100 3.3 W 17
Strahan Airport 10:00 am 8.6 11.8 6.7 2.9 65 2.8 WSW 22
Warra 10:00 am 2.2 7.9 2.0 -2.4 95 1.5 WSW 15
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 10:00 am 5.7 10.3 5.0 3.0 85 3.6 WNW 7
Liawenee 10:00 am -0.4 5.8 -0.9 -8.4 90 -2.0 SW 30
Ouse 10:00 am 7.6 11.4 6.3 3.0 75 3.6 NNW 17
East Coast
Fingal 10:00 am 5.0 9.1 3.4 1.3 70 -0.2 NNE 9
Friendly Beaches 10:00 am 7.7 10.8 5.5 2.5 60 0.4 W 17
Maria Island 10:00 am 7.3 10.9 5.7 1.1 70 2.2 WNW 24
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 09:00 am 6.6 10.3 5.0 2.3 70 1.3 WNW 13
Cape Bruny 10:08 am 7.2 11.3 6.3 -0.7 85 4.5 SW 35
Grove          *         
Hobart 10:00 am 7.3 10.6 5.3 0.1 65 0.7 NNW 28
Hobart Airport 10:00 am 7.5 10.8 5.6 1.2 65 1.3 NNW 24
Mt Wellington 10:00 am -2.5 4.4 -2.6 -9.8 95 -3.0 SW 26
Tasman Is 10:00 am 5.8 10.2 4.9 0.7 85 3.1 W 19
Tunnack 10:00 am 4.5 9.3 3.8 -0.7 85 2.2 WNW 19
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 10:00 am 0.4 5.6 -1.3 -10.7 60 -6.7 W 44

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).