Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 5.42 pm ( ST) Wednesday 23 July 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 05:30 pm 9.2 12.8 8.0 5.0 80 5.9 ENE 17
Devonport 05:30 pm 8.0 12.1 7.2 6.6 85 5.6 WSW 2
King Is Airport 05:30 pm 9.3 13.2 8.6 6.2 85 7.3 E 13
Luncheon Hill 05:30 pm 7.0 11.5 6.5 2.4 90 5.6 NE 19
Smithton 05:30 pm 8.1 12.6 7.8 5.0 95 7.3 E 13
Sheffield 05:00 pm 8.9 12.2 7.2 6.4 70 3.9 N 6
Wynyard 05:30 pm 5.9 10.9 5.9 4.2 100 5.8 SSE 4
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 05:30 pm 6.1 10.8 5.7 5.0 90 4.9   Calm
Launceston 05:30 pm 9.4 13.0 8.3 8.6 80 6.3   Calm
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 03:00 pm 12.7 14.9 10.4 9.8 65 6.4 NNW 11
Ross 03:00 pm 13.2 14.8 10.2 12.0 55 4.8   Calm
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 05:30 pm 11.4 14.1 9.5 8.0 70 6.1 N 13
Flinders Island 05:30 pm 6.2 10.4 5.2 4.7 80 3.0   Calm
Hogan Is 05:30 pm 10.2 13.9 9.4 5.9 85 8.0 E 20
Scottsdale 05:30 pm 5.9 10.3 5.0 3.3 80 3.0 N 6
St Helens 05:30 pm 8.8 12.5 7.6 7.8 80 5.4   Calm
Swan Is 05:30 pm 10.6      *        Calm
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 05:30 pm 4.1 9.0 3.4 -0.1 85 1.8 W 13
Maatsuyker Is 05:30 pm 10.5 13.5 8.8 5.9 70 5.7 NNW 19
Mount Read 05:00 pm 3.5 8.6 2.9 0.0 85 1.4 NNW 9
Scotts Peak 05:30 pm 7.3 11.5 6.5 4.9 85 5.1 SW 7
Strahan Airport 05:30 pm 6.1 10.8 5.6 4.9 90 4.7   Calm
Warra 05:30 pm 4.7 9.7 4.3 3.3 90 3.4   Calm
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 05:30 pm 6.2 10.7 5.6 3.6 90 4.4 S 7
Liawenee 05:30 pm 1.1 6.8 0.5 -2.7 85 -0.8 N 9
Ouse 05:30 pm 6.3 10.8 5.6 5.0 85 4.3   Calm
East Coast
Fingal 05:30 pm 5.5 9.7 4.2 3.3 75 1.2 ESE 2
Friendly Beaches 05:30 pm 8.9 12.4 7.6 7.4 75 5.1 E 2
Maria Island 05:30 pm 10.1 13.7 9.0 8.3 80 7.2 NNE 6
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 03:00 pm 13.5 15.2 10.7 11.4 60 5.9 NNW 6
Cape Bruny 05:30 pm 10.6 13.6 9.0 9.7 75 6.0   Calm
Grove          *         
Hobart 05:30 pm 9.5 12.8 8.0 6.3 75 5.3 WSW 11
Hobart Airport 05:30 pm 8.4 12.4 7.6 6.3 85 6.0 S 6
Mt Wellington 05:30 pm 1.4 7.0 0.8 -3.2 85 -0.7 NNW 13
Tasman Is 05:30 pm 9.0 12.6 7.8 5.2 80 5.6 N 15
Tunnack 05:30 pm 5.8 10.0 4.6 3.4 75 2.1 E 4
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 05:30 pm 3.0 7.9 2.0 -9.7 75 -0.6 W 56

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).