Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 3.42 am ( ST) Wednesday 02 September 2015
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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 03:30 am 7.2 -- 6.5 1.2 85 5.2 ENE 26
Devonport 03:30 am 4.3 -- 4.1 0.5 95 3.7 S 13
King Is Airport 03:30 am 8.8 -- 8.4 5.0 95 7.7 E 17
Luncheon Hill 03:30 am 2.7 -- 2.7 -2.7 100 2.6 ENE 20
Smithton 03:30 am -0.2 -- -0.2 -4.3 100 -0.2 ESE 11
Sheffield 03:00 am 0.3 -- 0.2 -2.5 95 -0.1 NNW 4
Wynyard 03:30 am 2.4 -- 2.4 -0.9 100 2.3 WNW 9
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 03:30 am -2.1 -- -2.2 -4.4 100 -2.4   Calm
Launceston 03:30 am 2.4 -- 2.3 0.7 100 2.1   Calm
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 03:00 am 5.5 -- 5.1 1.8 90 4.3 SSE 13
Ross          *         
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 03:30 am 6.1 -- 5.5 1.0 90 4.3 WNW 20
Flinders Island 03:30 am -0.4 -- -0.5 -5.0 95 -0.8 ENE 13
Hogan Is 03:30 am 7.9 -- 7.1 2.3 85 5.5 N 24
Scottsdale 03:30 am 2.2 -- 2.2 -0.6 100 2.2 WNW 6
St Helens 03:30 am 4.4 -- 4.3 1.8 95 4.0 NNW 7
Swan Is 03:30 am 6.5      *      WSW 7
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 03:30 am 2.0 -- 2.0 -1.0 100 1.9 NW 7
Maatsuyker Is 03:30 am 6.8      *      N 11
Mount Read 03:00 am        *         
Scotts Peak 03:30 am 3.6 -- 3.6 2.2 100 3.5   Calm
Strahan Airport 03:30 am 2.8 -- 2.5 -0.2 95 1.8 NE 7
Warra 03:30 am 2.2 -- 2.2 0.2 100 2.2 N 2
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 03:30 am 3.7 -- 3.5 0.5 95 3.0 N 9
Liawenee 03:30 am -4.2 -- -4.3 -6.8 95 -4.6   Calm
Ouse 03:30 am 2.1 -- 2.1 -0.9 100 2.1 NNW 7
East Coast
Fingal 03:30 am 1.5 -- 1.1 -1.6 90 0.2 WSW 6
Friendly Beaches 03:30 am 4.5 -- 4.4 1.5 95 4.1 NW 9
Maria Island 03:30 am 6.0 -- 5.8 3.8 95 5.4 NNE 6
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 am 1.4 -- 1.2 -1.8 95 0.8 N 7
Cape Bruny 03:30 am 7.0 -- 6.5 2.8 90 5.5 N 17
Grove          *         
Hobart 03:30 am 3.8 -- 3.6 1.9 95 3.1 WNW 2
Hobart Airport 03:30 am 2.8 -- 2.7 -0.1 100 2.5 NW 7
Mt Wellington 03:30 am -0.2 -- -0.3 -4.4 95 -0.6 WNW 11
Tasman Is 03:30 am 6.1 -- 5.6 2.8 90 4.6 N 11
Tunnack 03:30 am 3.0 -- 3.0 0.4 100 3.0 N 6
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 03:30 am 3.7 -- 3.2 -4.6 90 2.2 WNW 35

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).