Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 4.42 pm ( ST) Tuesday 02 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 04:30 pm 10.5 13.0 8.2 0.0 65 3.7 S 48
Devonport 04:30 pm 12.7 14.8 10.2 9.3 65 5.8 N 13
King Is Airport 04:30 pm 10.9 13.8 9.1 4.6 70 5.9 SSW 28
Luncheon Hill 04:30 pm 8.6 11.9 6.8 1.9 70 3.4 SSW 28
Smithton 04:30 pm 11.0 13.9 9.2 5.5 70 6.0 SW 24
Sheffield 04:00 pm 11.7 13.2 8.4 8.2 50 1.4 SSE 9
Wynyard 04:30 pm 12.9 14.2 9.5 8.2 50 3.0 S 17
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 04:30 pm 11.8 13.6 8.8 8.2 55 2.8 S 11
Launceston 04:30 pm 13.0 13.7 8.8 8.9 40 -0.3 S 11
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 03:00 pm 13.7 14.5 9.8 8.4 45 2.0 NW 19
Ross 03:00 pm 11.1 12.7 7.6 5.3 45 0.1 S 20
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 04:30 pm 11.9 14.0 9.3 4.0 60 4.4 S 35
Flinders Island 04:30 pm 12.5 14.3 9.6 7.4 55 4.2 SSW 20
Hogan Is 04:30 pm 11.1 13.6 8.8 3.6 65 4.6 SW 33
Scottsdale 04:30 pm 11.7 12.7 7.6 7.0 40 -1.6 SSW 13
St Helens 04:30 pm 12.0 13.7 8.9 8.7 55 2.7 S 9
Swan Is 04:30 pm 12.2      *      SSE 15
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 04:30 pm 1.6 7.4 1.4 -6.9 95 1.0 WSW 35
Maatsuyker Is 04:30 pm 8.8 11.4 6.2 1.9 55 0.4 W 26
Mount Read 04:00 pm 0.6 6.8 0.6 -8.0 100 0.5 SSW 35
Scotts Peak 04:30 pm 5.4 9.8 4.3 -0.8 80 1.9 WSW 24
Strahan Airport 04:30 pm 8.3 11.5 6.4 2.9 65 2.5 SSW 20
Warra 04:30 pm 4.6 9.3 3.7 -0.3 80 1.8 WSW 17
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 04:30 pm 11.7 13.5 8.7 7.3 55 2.9 WSW 15
Liawenee 04:30 pm 3.3 8.2 2.3 -2.5 80 0.2 WSW 20
Ouse 04:30 pm 11.3 13.4 8.6 7.0 60 3.3 SW 15
East Coast
Fingal 04:30 pm 9.8 11.9 6.8 6.1 50 0.2 S 9
Friendly Beaches 04:30 pm 11.1 13.1 8.3 7.1 55 2.7 S 13
Maria Island 04:30 pm 9.2 12.8 8.0 1.2 80 5.8 SSW 37
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 pm 10.7 13.4 8.6 5.9 65 4.8 SSE 19
Cape Bruny 04:30 pm 9.2 12.0 7.0 1.9 65 2.5 SW 30
Grove          *         
Hobart 04:30 pm 8.3 12.2 7.4 3.5 85 5.6 SSW 20
Hobart Airport 04:30 pm 9.7 12.6 7.7 4.5 65 3.7 S 20
Mt Wellington 04:30 pm -0.7 5.8 -0.8 -2.8 100 -1.0   Calm
Tasman Is 04:30 pm 7.4 11.1 5.9 -2.3 75 2.9 SW 43
Tunnack 04:30 pm 5.8 10.6 5.5 1.8 95 4.8 S 15
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 04:31 pm 3.3 8.0 2.0 -10.4 75 -1.1 W 61

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).