Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 1.42 am ( ST) Saturday 20 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 01:30 am 10.1 -- 9.4 2.3 90 8.2 SW 39
Devonport 01:30 am 8.7 -- 7.8 4.9 85 6.0 W 15
King Is Airport 01:30 am 10.3 -- 9.7 7.2 90 8.7 SW 15
Luncheon Hill 01:30 am 6.8 -- 6.8 2.4 100 6.7 SSW 19
Smithton 01:30 am 7.2 -- 7.1 4.0 95 6.8 WSW 13
Sheffield 01:00 am 7.6 -- 6.7 5.2 85 5.1 NNW 7
Wynyard 01:30 am 7.5 -- 7.2 4.2 95 6.6 W 13
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 01:30 am 10.7 -- 8.6 8.4 65 4.6 SSW 6
Launceston 01:30 am 7.9 -- 7.2 6.6 90 6.0 NE 2
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 12:00 am 11.7 -- 10.3 5.9 80 8.0 WSW 28
Ross          *         
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 01:30 am 8.3 -- 6.8 4.1 75 3.8 W 15
Flinders Island 01:30 am 11.7 -- 10.7 5.2 85 9.1 SW 33
Hogan Is 01:30 am 11.1 -- 9.9 0.0 80 8.0 WSW 56
Scottsdale 01:30 am 7.4 -- 5.6 5.7 70 1.8   Calm
St Helens 01:30 am 10.8 -- 8.6 8.2 65 4.3 SSW 7
Swan Is 01:30 am 10.2      *      W 13
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 01:30 am 4.3 -- 4.3 -4.4 100 4.2 WSW 39
Maatsuyker Is 01:30 am 9.7 -- 8.7 2.3 85 6.9 W 35
Mount Read 01:00 am 2.7 -- 2.7 -6.3 100 2.6 SSW 39
Scotts Peak 01:30 am 6.9 -- 6.8 1.9 100 6.6 WNW 22
Strahan Airport 01:30 am 8.0 -- 7.4 3.5 90 6.3 SW 19
Warra 01:30 am 6.5 -- 6.5 4.0 100 6.5 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 01:30 am 9.9 -- 8.5 6.9 75 5.8 WSW 11
Liawenee 01:30 am 3.2 -- 3.1 -1.9 95 2.8 SSW 19
Ouse 01:30 am 9.3 -- 8.0 5.4 75 5.5 WNW 15
East Coast
Fingal 01:30 am 9.7 -- 7.4 5.7 65 3.0 SW 13
Friendly Beaches 01:30 am 9.4 -- 7.9 5.8 75 5.0 SW 13
Maria Island 01:30 am 11.6 -- 9.8 5.1 70 6.5 SW 30
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 12:00 am 11.1 -- 9.2 6.9 70 5.8 WNW 17
Cape Bruny 01:30 am 10.2 -- 9.2 0.1 85 7.4 WSW 50
Grove          *         
Hobart 01:30 am 11.4 -- 8.8 7.2 60 3.7 SW 15
Hobart Airport 01:30 am 8.3 -- 7.5 7.4 85 5.9   Calm
Mt Wellington 01:30 am 1.5 -- 1.4 -12.7 100 1.2 SW 65
Tasman Is 01:32 am 8.7 -- 8.6 3.0 95 8.3 SW 28
Tunnack 01:30 am 6.8 -- 5.7 2.2 80 3.6 WSW 17
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 01:30 am 1.0 -- 0.2 -5.0 80 -1.9 W 20

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).