Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 9.42 am ( ST) Wednesday 05 August 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 09:30 am 7.7 10.6 5.2 -6.7 55 -0.5 SW 65
Devonport 09:30 am 6.3 10.0 4.5 0.2 65 0.4 W 22
King Is Airport 09:30 am 8.1 11.1 5.9 -0.4 60 1.0 SW 35
Luncheon Hill 09:30 am 3.3 8.5 2.7 -2.6 90 1.5 SSW 22
Smithton 09:30 am 5.7 10.2 5.0 1.4 85 3.4 SSW 15
Sheffield 09:00 am 2.9 7.5 1.3 -1.6 65 -3.2 W 11
Wynyard 09:30 am 5.9 10.3 5.0 1.2 80 3.1 WNW 17
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 09:30 am 5.9 9.0 3.1 0.1 45 -4.5 NW 17
Launceston 09:30 am 5.0 9.0 3.2 0.8 65 -1.2 NW 11
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 09:00 am 6.8 10.3 4.8 -0.8 65 0.3 WSW 30
Ross 09:00 am 4.2 8.0 1.9 -0.5 50 -4.7 WSW 11
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 09:30 am 6.7 9.9 4.3 1.3 55 -1.7 WNW 17
Flinders Island 09:40 am 8.1 11.2 6.1 -1.0 65 1.7 WSW 39
Hogan Is 09:30 am 7.3 10.7 5.3 -5.7 65 1.0 WSW 59
Scottsdale 09:30 am 4.3 8.1 1.9 -0.8 50 -4.8 WNW 13
St Helens 09:30 am 6.5 9.8 4.1 2.6 55 -1.6 W 9
Swan Is 09:30 am 7.4      *      W 20
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 09:33 am -2.6 4.4 -2.6 -13.7 100 -2.7 WSW 46
Maatsuyker Is          *         
Mount Read 09:00 am        *         
Scotts Peak 09:30 am 1.3 7.0 0.8 -8.2 85 -0.6 WNW 39
Strahan Airport 09:34 am 4.7 9.4 3.9 -2.7 85 2.1 SW 30
Warra 09:30 am -0.3 6.1 -0.3 -6.5 100 -0.4 W 22
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 09:30 am 5.5 9.6 4.0 1.2 70 0.7 NW 13
Liawenee 09:30 am -3.2 3.8 -3.6 -13.2 90 -4.9 W 39
Ouse 09:30 am 4.9 9.1 3.5 -0.7 70 0.1 WNW 19
East Coast
Fingal 09:30 am 4.6 8.1 1.9 -1.9 45 -6.0 W 20
Friendly Beaches 09:30 am 6.0 9.2 3.4 0.3 50 -3.4 W 17
Maria Island 09:30 am 5.7 9.4 3.7 -1.8 60 -1.2 W 28
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 09:00 am 4.7 8.6 2.8 -2.1 60 -2.2 WNW 24
Cape Bruny 09:30 am 5.6 9.8 4.3 -6.4 75 1.5 W 54
Grove          *         
Hobart 09:30 am 4.7 8.7 2.8 -1.7 60 -1.9 NW 22
Hobart Airport 09:30 am 5.7 9.2 3.5 -0.8 55 -2.2 NW 22
Mt Wellington 09:30 am -5.6 2.2 -5.8 -12.0 95 -6.5 WSW 19
Tasman Is 09:30 am 2.7 8.1 2.3 -1.9 90 1.4 S 15
Tunnack 09:36 am 1.9 7.0 0.6 -6.5 70 -2.8 W 32
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 09:30 am 1.5 6.8 0.5 -2.5 75 -2.3 S 9

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).