Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 11.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 03 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 11.9 15.5 11.1 5.7 90 10.0 W 33
Devonport 11:09 am 13.7 17.5 13.3 7.9 95 12.8 WNW 35
King Is Airport 11:00 am 13.6 16.5 12.2 7.1 80 10.2 WNW 35
Luncheon Hill 11:00 am 8.8 13.4 8.8 6.0 100 8.7 SW 13
Smithton 11:00 am 12.2 15.9 11.6 9.2 90 10.8 WSW 17
Sheffield 11:00 am 11.1 14.9 10.5 5.3 90 9.5 WNW 30
Wynyard 11:00 am 13.0 16.5 12.3 8.1 90 11.2 WNW 28
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 11:00 am 13.2 16.5 12.3 5.3 85 10.9 NW 43
Launceston 11:00 am 14.0 17.9 13.7 9.0 95 13.4 NW 32
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 11:00 am 15.8 19.3 15.1 4.4 90 14.2 NNW 67
Ross 09:00 am 12.7 16.4 12.2 6.5 90 11.4 NNW 35
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 11:05 am 16.7 18.8 14.7 7.8 75 11.8 NNW 50
Flinders Island 11:00 am 19.6 19.5 15.3 10.6 50 8.9 NNW 46
Hogan Is 11:00 am 18.6 19.1 14.9 4.8 55 9.4 NW 72
Scottsdale 11:00 am 14.6 17.3 13.1 5.8 80 10.9 NNW 48
St Helens 11:00 am 14.4 18.6 14.4 8.4 100 14.4 NW 39
Swan Is 11:07 am 17.9 19.7 15.6 4.2 70 12.4 NNW 76
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 11:06 am 3.1 8.6 3.0 -3.8 100 2.8 W 28
Maatsuyker Is 11:00 am 9.6 12.4 7.5 -1.0 65 3.3 NNW 48
Mount Read 11:00 am        *         
Scotts Peak 11:00 am 5.7 10.7 5.7 -4.0 100 5.6 WNW 46
Strahan Airport 11:00 am 10.4 14.0 9.4 3.8 85 7.8 NW 32
Warra 11:00 am 6.4 11.3 6.4 2.3 100 6.4 WNW 17
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 10.3 14.3 9.8 8.4 90 9.1 WSW 9
Liawenee 11:01 am 6.4 11.0 5.9 -0.0 90 5.0 WNW 28
Ouse 11:00 am 11.1 15.2 10.9 9.6 95 10.5 SW 9
East Coast
Fingal 11:00 am 14.4 17.5 13.3 11.1 85 11.7 N 20
Friendly Beaches 11:00 am 18.2 19.5 15.3 16.1 65 11.3 NW 13
Maria Island 11:00 am 14.8      *      WNW 19
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 09:00 am 14.5 16.4 12.1 10.9 65 8.2 NW 17
Cape Bruny 11:00 am 9.8 13.2 8.5 3.6 80 6.2 NW 28
Grove          *         
Hobart 11:00 am 10.9 14.5 10.1 8.9 85 8.7 NW 9
Hobart Airport 11:00 am 11.4 15.0 10.5 9.5 85 9.2 N 9
Mt Wellington 11:00 am 2.6 8.2 2.5 -7.4 100 2.3 NW 44
Tasman Is 11:00 am 9.8 13.4 8.7 6.6 80 6.7 NW 13
Tunnack 11:00 am 9.2 13.3 8.7 6.2 90 7.8 WSW 13
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 11:00 am 8.4 12.8 8.1 -0.3 95 7.6 N 43

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).