Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 5.42 pm ( DT) Saturday 25 October 2014
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Northwest Coast and King Island
Cape Grim 05:30 pm 13.3 16.2 11.9 4.6 80 9.8 SSW 46
Devonport 05:30 pm 16.8 19.0 14.8 13.7 75 12.1 NE 20
King Is Airport 05:30 pm 13.8 16.4 12.1 9.5 75 9.5 SSW 22
Luncheon Hill 05:30 pm 18.9 19.6 15.4 15.5 60 10.5 SSW 19
Smithton 05:30 pm 19.3 20.3 16.1 15.2 60 11.6 WSW 24
Sheffield 05:00 pm 17.3 18.3 14.1 14.3 60 9.2 N 15
Wynyard 05:30 pm 17.6 19.5 15.3 16.5 70 12.1 E 9
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 05:30 pm 19.6 21.0 16.8 14.9 65 13.1 N 30
Launceston 05:30 pm 19.4 20.6 16.4 16.9 65 12.4 NNW 17
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 03:00 pm 15.7 18.4 14.2 11.8 80 12.2 NE 24
Ross 03:00 pm 22.4 20.3 16.1 19.8 35 6.1 S 9
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 05:30 pm 15.2 18.1 13.9 11.7 80 12.1 ESE 22
Flinders Island 05:30 pm 15.1 18.0 13.8 14.4 80 11.9 SSW 7
Hogan Is 05:30 pm 14.2 16.8 12.5 11.0 75 10.0 SSW 17
Scottsdale 05:30 pm 14.3 17.8 13.6 12.7 90 12.7 NNE 13
St Helens 05:30 pm 13.1 16.8 12.5 11.5 90 11.7 S 11
Swan Is 05:30 pm 15.3      *      ESE 19
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 05:30 pm 8.8 12.7 7.9 5.9 85 6.4 ESE 11
Maatsuyker Is 05:30 pm 10.5 13.4 8.7 4.5 70 5.3 S 26
Mount Read 05:00 pm 10.2 14.1 9.6 7.4 90 8.5 S 13
Scotts Peak 05:30 pm 14.0 16.3 11.9 7.6 70 8.6 SW 32
Strahan Airport 05:30 pm 13.7 15.6 11.2 7.3 65 7.0 SSW 30
Warra 05:30 pm 11.5 14.4 9.8 8.3 75 7.0 SE 13
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Central Plateau And Upper Derwent Valley
Bushy Park 05:30 pm 18.2 18.7 14.4 12.2 55 8.6 SSE 30
Liawenee 05:30 pm 14.4 16.1 11.6 10.9 60 7.2 NNE 15
Ouse 05:30 pm 20.1 20.1 15.9 15.9 50 9.9 E 22
East Coast
Fingal 05:30 pm 12.1 15.8 11.5 9.4 90 10.5 NNE 15
Friendly Beaches 05:30 pm 13.3 16.5 12.2 9.9 85 10.5 SE 19
Maria Island 05:30 pm 12.9 15.7 11.3 8.1 75 8.8 SE 24
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 pm 15.7 17.7 13.5 10.1 70 10.2 SSE 30
Cape Bruny 05:30 pm 11.2 13.7 9.1 6.5 65 5.1 S 19
Grove          *         
Hobart 05:30 pm 12.4 14.8 10.2 7.0 65 6.5 SSE 24
Hobart Airport 05:30 pm 13.0 15.1 10.6 6.5 65 6.3 S 30
Mt Wellington 05:30 pm 10.0 13.0 8.1 7.2 70 5.0 NNW 9
Tasman Is 05:30 pm 10.2 13.4 8.7 6.8 75 6.0 S 13
Tunnack 05:30 pm 13.4 16.0 11.6 11.4 75 8.7 SE 9
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 05:30 pm 3.6 8.1 2.1 -6.8 65 -1.9 W 43

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).