Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 1.12 pm ( DT) Thursday 23 February 2017
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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 01:00 pm 17.2 20.1 16.0 11.6 85 14.4 W 37
Devonport 01:00 pm 20.6 22.4 18.2 15.7 70 15.2 NW 35
King Is Airport 01:00 pm 17.8 20.5 16.4 13.5 80 14.5 W 30
Luncheon Hill 01:00 pm 16.2 18.7 14.5 13.7 75 12.2 W 17
Smithton 01:00 pm 18.4 21.2 17.0 16.0 80 15.3 W 22
Sheffield 01:00 pm 19.7 20.1 15.9 16.3 55 10.4 W 19
Wynyard 01:00 pm 20.5 21.0 16.8 16.5 55 11.7 WSW 24
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 01:00 pm 23.3 22.3 18.1 17.6 45 11.0 NW 32
Launceston 01:00 pm 22.8 22.8 18.5 19.2 55 13.0 N 24
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 01:00 pm 20.0 21.7 17.5 15.1 70 14.4 NW 33
Ross 09:00 am 18.0 20.7 16.6 15.7 80 14.7 NNW 20
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 01:10 pm 22.4 22.2 18.0 15.3 50 12.1 WNW 41
Flinders Island 01:00 pm 21.5 23.2 18.9 17.3 70 15.8 W 32
Hogan Is 01:00 pm 20.4      *      W 56
Scottsdale 01:00 pm 22.2 21.4 17.2 18.5 45 10.2 WNW 20
St Helens 01:00 pm 24.0 23.0 18.7 20.7 45 11.7 W 20
Swan Is 01:00 pm 20.6 22.3 18.1 16.5 70 14.9 W 30
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 01:00 pm 12.5 16.1 11.8 5.3 90 10.7 W 39
Maatsuyker Is 01:00 pm 15.3 18.6 14.4 6.5 90 13.3 NNW 52
Mount Read 01:00 pm 9.0 13.6 9.0 4.2 100 9.0 WNW 24
Scotts Peak 01:10 pm 14.7 18.0 13.9 8.1 90 12.7 WNW 39
Strahan Airport 01:01 pm 15.3 18.9 14.7 12.0 90 14.0 NW 24
Warra 01:00 pm 17.1 18.9 14.7 14.3 70 11.4 WNW 17
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 01:00 pm 24.0 22.6 18.4 20.6 45 10.6 N 19
Liawenee 01:00 pm 17.4 18.3 14.0 11.9 60 9.1 W 28
Ouse 01:00 pm 23.7 22.8 18.6 19.3 45 11.7 WNW 26
East Coast
Fingal 01:00 pm 25.3 22.3 18.1 21.1 30 7.4 NW 19
Friendly Beaches 01:00 pm 25.5 23.4 19.2 22.1 40 10.5 WNW 19
Maria Island 09:30 am 19.8 21.6 17.4 15.9 70 14.4 NNW 28
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 12:00 pm 24.3 22.4 18.2 19.7 40 9.5 NW 24
Cape Bruny 01:00 pm 24.0 23.2 18.9 21.1 50 12.3 WNW 19
Grove          *         
Hobart 01:00 pm 25.4 22.8 18.6 21.3 35 8.8 NNW 20
Hobart Airport 01:00 pm 25.4 22.6 18.4 19.7 35 8.3 WNW 28
Mt Wellington 01:00 pm 14.4 16.2 11.7 7.8 65 7.7 WNW 32
Tasman Is 01:00 pm 18.4 21.0 16.8 17.9 80 14.9 E 11
Tunnack 01:00 pm 23.1 21.4 17.1 18.2 40 8.4 W 24
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 01:00 pm 9.6 13.8 9.3 5.1 95 8.7 NNW 22

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).