Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 5.12 pm ( ST) Wednesday 17 September 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 05:04 pm 9.1 11.6 6.4 -6.1 55 0.5 SW 70
Devonport 05:00 pm 8.6 11.6 6.5 2.7 65 2.0 WSW 22
King Is Airport 05:00 pm 10.5 12.7 7.8 2.6 55 2.1 WSW 33
Luncheon Hill 05:00 pm 4.2 9.3 3.9 -3.3 95 3.2 SSW 32
Smithton 05:00 pm 9.0 12.2 7.3 1.0 70 3.8 WSW 35
Sheffield 05:00 pm 5.8 9.9 4.5 -0.9 75 1.5 WSW 26
Wynyard 05:00 pm 7.3 11.3 6.2 -0.1 80 3.9 WSW 32
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 05:00 pm 9.0 11.5 6.3 4.6 55 0.5 NW 13
Launceston 05:00 pm 11.4 12.7 7.7 6.5 45 -0.4 S 15
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 03:00 pm 10.7 12.8 7.9 -0.5 55 2.0 WSW 50
Ross 03:00 pm 9.7 12.4 7.4 4.9 60 2.7 SSW 17
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 05:00 pm 8.0 12.0 7.1 5.2 85 5.3 W 9
Flinders Island 05:00 pm 9.9 12.8 8.0 -2.2 70 4.3 W 57
Hogan Is 05:11 pm 8.8 12.0 7.0 -9.5 70 3.4 WSW 89
Scottsdale 05:00 pm 10.0 11.6 6.3 3.9 40 -2.4 WSW 20
St Helens 05:00 pm 8.8 12.4 7.5 6.4 80 5.2 W 7
Swan Is 05:00 pm 7.3      *      SSW 20
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 05:05 pm 0.7 6.6 0.2 -9.8 90 -0.9 WSW 44
Maatsuyker Is 05:00 pm 8.4 10.9 5.5 -0.8 50 -1.1 W 37
Mount Read 05:00 pm -1.5 5.2 -1.5 -11.5 100 -1.6 SW 41
Scotts Peak 05:11 pm 4.1 8.8 3.1 -3.8 80 0.8 W 32
Strahan Airport 05:00 pm 6.2 9.8 4.3 -1.5 65 -0.1 WSW 30
Warra          *         
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 05:00 pm 8.8 11.5 6.3 5.6 60 1.0 ESE 7
Liawenee 05:00 pm -1.9 4.9 -2.0 -10.8 100 -2.2 SW 35
Ouse 05:00 pm 10.0 12.2 7.1 4.5 55 0.9 SW 19
East Coast
Fingal 05:00 pm 9.0 11.4 6.1 3.2 50 -0.3 SW 20
Friendly Beaches 05:00 pm 7.4 11.5 6.5 3.0 85 4.7 SW 17
Maria Island 05:00 pm 9.4 12.3 7.4 -1.5 65 3.4 SW 50
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 pm 9.5 12.3 7.3 2.6 65 2.8 SW 28
Cape Bruny 05:00 pm 9.1 11.8 6.7 -3.5 60 1.5 WSW 57
Grove          *         
Hobart 05:00 pm 8.9 11.4 6.1 4.8 55 -0.1 WSW 11
Hobart Airport 05:00 pm 9.6 11.7 6.5 1.5 50 -0.4 WSW 32
Mt Wellington 05:00 pm -2.8 4.2 -3.0 -16.8 95 -3.5 SW 61
Tasman Is 05:00 pm 6.4 10.6 5.4 -6.6 80 3.4 SW 61
Tunnack 05:02 pm 5.0 9.2 3.5 -2.3 70 0.2 SW 28
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 05:00 pm 5.7 10.4 5.2 -4.3 90 4.2 N 46

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).