Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 9.12 am ( ST) Saturday 23 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 09:00 am 12.7 16.4 12.2 6.9 90 11.4 E 33
Devonport 09:00 am 14.4 17.4 13.2 9.5 80 11.4 ENE 28
King Is Airport 09:00 am 13.0 17.1 12.9 10.2 100 12.7 NE 19
Luncheon Hill 09:00 am 11.1 15.3 10.9 5.6 95 10.6 ENE 30
Smithton 09:00 am 13.9 17.6 13.4 9.8 90 12.6 ENE 26
Sheffield 09:00 am 10.1 14.5 10.1 9.0 100 10.1 SE 6
Wynyard 09:00 am 12.4 16.6 12.3 9.5 100 12.2 E 19
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 09:00 am 7.9 12.6 7.9 6.1 100 7.9 NNW 7
Launceston 09:00 am 9.4 13.5 9.0 8.2 90 8.2 ESE 4
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 09:00 am 13.6 16.6 12.4 8.1 80 10.5 ENE 30
Ross 09:00 am 7.7 12.1 7.3 6.9 95 6.6   Calm
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 09:00 am 13.9 17.3 13.0 9.5 85 11.8 NNE 26
Flinders Island 09:02 am 15.4 18.1 13.9 9.9 80 11.8 NE 32
Hogan Is 09:00 am 12.9 16.4 12.2 7.2 90 11.1 NNE 32
Scottsdale 09:00 am 13.2 16.3 12.0 9.5 85 10.3 ENE 20
St Helens 09:00 am 10.8 15.1 10.7 11.0 100 10.6   Calm
Swan Is 09:00 am 14.0      *      ENE 11
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 09:00 am 8.5 12.0 7.0 4.8 75 4.3 N 13
Maatsuyker Is 09:00 am 12.2 13.9 9.2 7.0 55 3.4 N 20
Mount Read 09:00 am 5.4 10.5 5.4 -2.3 100 5.3 NNE 35
Scotts Peak 09:00 am 6.7 11.0 5.8 3.3 85 4.2 S 11
Strahan Airport 09:00 am 12.7 14.6 10.0 7.8 60 5.1 NE 20
Warra 09:00 am 10.3 13.3 8.6 8.1 70 5.5 ENE 6
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 09:00 am 1.9 7.8 1.9 -0.9 100 1.9 NNE 6
Liawenee 09:00 am 5.7 10.4 5.2 0.8 90 4.2 NNE 19
Ouse 09:00 am 1.1 7.2 1.1 -0.7 100 1.1   Calm
East Coast
Fingal 09:00 am 8.2 12.6 7.9 6.4 95 7.3 E 6
Friendly Beaches 09:00 am 12.1 16.2 12.0 11.9 100 11.8 E 4
Maria Island 09:00 am 11.1 15.0 10.6 9.4 90 9.7 NNW 9
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 09:00 am 11.7 15.1 10.6 9.0 85 8.9 N 13
Cape Bruny 09:00 am 12.0 14.7 10.2 8.5 70 7.1 NNE 15
Grove          *         
Hobart 09:00 am 8.6 12.1 7.1 2.8 75 4.2 NNW 24
Hobart Airport 09:00 am 10.0 13.7 9.2 7.0 85 7.7 NNW 13
Mt Wellington 09:00 am 4.7 9.5 4.0 -3.9 85 2.6 NE 37
Tasman Is 09:00 am 11.3 14.8 10.3 5.7 85 8.7 N 28
Tunnack 09:00 am 8.5 13.1 8.5 6.5 100 8.5 NE 9
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 09:00 am 6.8 11.3 6.3 -3.7 90 5.4 NNW 50

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).