Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 10.42 pm ( ST) Wednesday 23 April 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 10:30 pm 14.8 -- 12.9 8.2 75 10.0 NNW 35
Devonport 10:30 pm 14.6 -- 13.1 8.2 80 10.8 NW 35
King Is Airport 10:30 pm 15.5 -- 13.7 9.8 75 11.1 N 32
Luncheon Hill 10:30 pm 10.8 -- 10.6 5.6 95 10.2 N 28
Smithton 10:30 pm 14.3 -- 13.0 10.5 80 11.1 NNW 22
Sheffield 10:00 pm 10.0 -- 9.8 8.8 95 9.5 N 6
Wynyard 10:30 pm 15.2 -- 13.2 10.7 70 10.2 NW 24
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 10:30 pm 10.6 -- 10.4 5.7 95 10.1 NNW 26
Launceston 10:30 pm 11.2 -- 11.0 10.3 95 10.7 NW 6
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 09:00 pm 15.2 -- 13.3 9.7 75 10.5 NW 30
Ross          *         
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 10:30 pm 13.1 -- 11.9 9.0 80 10.1 NW 22
Flinders Island 10:30 pm 13.6 -- 12.0 11.4 75 9.5 N 11
Hogan Is          *         
Scottsdale 10:30 pm 8.6 -- 8.4 6.8 95 8.0 NNE 7
St Helens 10:30 pm 12.7 -- 11.1 10.3 75 8.6 NNW 11
Swan Is 10:30 pm 15.3 -- 14.2 10.4 85 12.6 NW 30
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 10:30 pm 6.7 -- 6.0 1.7 85 4.7 NW 20
Maatsuyker Is 10:30 pm 13.2 -- 11.3 3.7 70 8.2 NNW 48
Mount Read 10:00 pm 5.6 -- 5.6 -3.2 100 5.5 N 41
Scotts Peak 10:30 pm 10.2 -- 9.4 1.4 85 8.0 NNW 44
Strahan Airport 10:30 pm 12.6 -- 12.0 8.8 90 11.0 N 22
Warra 10:30 pm 9.2 -- 7.8 6.1 75 5.4 NNW 11
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 10:30 pm 8.1 -- 7.3 5.5 85 5.9 NNW 9
Liawenee 10:30 pm 6.2 -- 5.4 0.7 85 3.9 NNW 22
Ouse 10:30 pm 6.0 -- 5.8 3.8 95 5.3 NW 6
East Coast
Fingal 10:30 pm 12.6 -- 10.0 8.7 60 5.3 NW 15
Friendly Beaches 10:30 pm 12.3 -- 10.3 10.3 70 7.0 N 7
Maria Island 10:30 pm 13.5 -- 11.8 8.0 75 9.0 N 28
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 09:00 pm 11.7 -- 10.2 7.3 75 7.6 N 20
Cape Bruny 10:30 pm 12.3 -- 10.0 9.3 65 5.9 E 11
Grove          *         
Hobart 10:30 pm 12.6 -- 9.8 5.7 60 4.6 NNW 30
Hobart Airport 10:30 pm 11.0 -- 9.8 8.0 80 7.7 N 13
Mt Wellington 10:30 pm 3.3 -- 3.1 -9.9 95 2.6 NW 61
Tasman Is 10:31 pm 12.3 -- 10.1 5.8 65 6.4 N 30
Tunnack 10:30 pm 8.5 -- 8.5 4.0 100 8.4 N 22
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 10:30 pm 5.5 -- 4.2 -4.6 75 1.4 W 44

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).