Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 11.12 am ( ST) Monday 30 May 2016
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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 11:00 am 11.4 14.1 9.5 8.4 70 6.0 ESE 11
Devonport 11:00 am 10.7 13.8 9.2 6.7 75 6.6 S 17
King Is Airport 11:00 am 12.9 14.6 10.1 10.0 60 4.8 ENE 9
Luncheon Hill 11:00 am 10.7 13.8 9.2 9.5 75 6.6 ESE 2
Smithton 11:00 am 11.2 14.4 9.8 9.3 80 7.5 S 7
Sheffield 11:00 am 9.2 12.5 7.7 6.3 75 4.8 ESE 9
Wynyard 11:00 am 12.4 14.6 10.1 10.2 65 6.0 E 7
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 11:00 am 9.1 12.8 8.1 7.1 80 6.2 SE 6
Launceston 11:00 am 9.7 13.2 8.5 8.4 80 6.2 ENE 2
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 11:00 am 10.2 13.8 9.2 5.1 85 7.6 SSE 24
Ross 09:00 am 1.1 7.1 1.0 -0.8 100 0.8   Calm
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 11:00 am 14.1 16.2 11.9 9.5 70 8.3 S 22
Flinders Island 11:00 am 14.1 16.5 12.2 11.4 70 9.1 ESE 13
Hogan Is 11:00 am 12.0 15.5 11.2 8.8 85 9.9 WSW 17
Scottsdale 11:00 am 12.4 14.2 9.5 9.8 55 4.0 NW 7
St Helens 11:00 am 12.0 15.7 11.4 10.1 90 10.4 S 11
Swan Is 11:00 am 12.4 15.2 10.8 7.4 75 8.1 SSE 24
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 11:00 am 1.6 7.4 1.3 -0.7 95 0.6 NNE 2
Maatsuyker Is 11:00 am 9.3 12.5 7.6 6.0 70 4.3 N 11
Mount Read 11:00 am 2.1 7.9 2.1 -3.2 100 2.1 NNW 19
Scotts Peak 11:00 am 6.8 10.7 5.4 3.9 75 2.5 ESE 7
Strahan Airport 11:00 am 10.7 13.4 8.7 6.7 65 4.8 E 15
Warra 11:00 am 4.1 9.0 3.4 1.7 85 2.0 S 4
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 11:00 am 8.9 11.8 6.7 6.1 60 2.0 ENE 6
Liawenee 11:00 am 4.7 9.4 3.8 1.7 80 1.9 ENE 7
Ouse 11:00 am 8.6 12.1 7.1 6.0 75 4.2 NNW 7
East Coast
Fingal 11:00 am 10.2 13.2 8.4 8.3 70 5.0 WNW 4
Friendly Beaches 11:00 am 10.4 13.5 8.8 8.2 75 6.0 WNW 7
Maria Island 11:00 am 10.2      *      SSW 22
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 09:00 am 8.4 12.4 7.6 7.5 85 6.0   Calm
Cape Bruny 11:00 am 9.8 12.6 7.7 5.2 65 3.5 WNW 17
Grove          *         
Hobart 11:00 am 9.0 12.0 7.1 6.8 65 3.1 W 4
Hobart Airport 11:00 am 9.5 12.5 7.7 6.9 70 4.0 NNW 7
Mt Wellington 11:00 am -0.3 6.1 -0.4 -2.8 95 -0.7 ENE 2
Tasman Is 11:00 am 8.7 11.9 6.8 5.9 70 3.1 SW 7
Tunnack 11:00 am 6.2 10.6 5.4 3.2 85 3.9 WSW 9
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 11:00 am 3.8 8.2 2.2 -4.2 65 -2.0 WSW 30

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).