Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Tasmania

Issued at 1.12 pm ( ST) Friday 18 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 01:00 pm 14.6 15.8 11.4 1.3 55 5.8 SW 65
Devonport 01:00 pm 15.6 16.6 12.2 8.5 55 6.6 SW 33
King Is Airport 01:01 pm 16.4 17.0 12.7 8.9 50 6.5 WSW 35
Luncheon Hill 01:00 pm 11.6 14.5 9.9 3.9 75 7.1 SSW 37
Smithton 01:00 pm 14.7 16.7 12.3 6.2 65 8.6 SW 43
Sheffield 01:00 pm 13.1 15.3 10.9 6.7 65 7.1 SW 30
Wynyard 01:00 pm 16.2 17.0 12.7 9.2 55 6.9 SW 33
Central North And Midlands
Cressy 01:00 pm 13.9 16.2 11.8 11.9 70 8.5 NW 9
Launceston 01:00 pm 14.1 16.9 12.6 12.9 80 10.3 SW 7
Launceston Airport          *         
Low Head 12:00 pm 14.3 16.6 12.2 9.9 70 9.0 WNW 22
Ross 09:00 am 15.9 18.1 13.9 10.9 70 10.9 NW 28
Northeast Coast and Flinders Island
Eddystone Pt 01:07 pm 15.1 18.2 14.0 8.8 85 12.4 WSW 37
Flinders Island 01:00 pm 14.2 17.7 13.5 10.0 90 12.4 SW 26
Hogan Is          *         
Scottsdale 01:00 pm 13.4 15.7 11.3 10.8 70 7.8 WSW 11
St Helens 01:00 pm 12.4 15.7 11.4 9.5 85 9.8 SSW 15
Swan Is 01:00 pm 15.1 18.4 14.3 12.5 90 13.1 WSW 19
West Coast, South Coast and Highlands
Hartz Mts 01:00 pm 5.4 10.1 4.8 -4.7 90 3.7 WSW 46
Maatsuyker Is 01:00 pm 11.9 14.9 10.5 1.2 80 8.1 WNW 54
Mount Read 01:00 pm 3.9 9.3 3.9 -5.6 100 3.8 SW 43
Scotts Peak 01:03 pm 8.8 12.7 7.9 1.7 85 6.2 WNW 33
Strahan Airport 01:00 pm 13.8 15.5 11.0 6.8 60 6.2 WSW 32
Warra 01:00 pm 8.4 12.6 7.8 4.8 90 6.7 WSW 15
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 01:00 pm 13.2 15.4 10.9 10.1 65 7.1 W 13
Liawenee 01:00 pm 5.8 10.2 4.9 -2.7 85 3.1 SW 37
Ouse 01:00 pm 13.3 15.3 10.8 7.6 65 6.6 W 26
East Coast
Fingal 01:00 pm 11.2 14.4 9.8 8.9 80 7.5 WSW 9
Friendly Beaches 01:00 pm 12.8 15.6 11.2 8.9 75 8.5 WSW 19
Maria Island 01:00 pm 12.9 15.6 11.2 8.9 75 8.4 WSW 19
Southeast, Huon , Channel And Lower Derwent Valley
Campania 12:00 pm 13.5 15.2 10.7 9.0 60 5.9 WNW 19
Cape Bruny 01:00 pm 11.2 14.4 9.9 2.5 80 7.7 W 43
Grove          *         
Hobart 01:00 pm 13.6 14.8 10.2 8.5 50 4.0 WSW 20
Hobart Airport 01:00 pm 13.6 15.0 10.4 8.2 55 4.5 WNW 22
Mt Wellington 01:04 pm 2.3 8.0 2.2 -6.8 100 2.0 WSW 39
Tasman Is 01:00 pm 10.8 14.3 9.8 7.5 85 8.2 W 15
Tunnack 01:00 pm 9.4 12.9 8.1 3.9 80 5.9 W 24
Macquarie Is
Macquarie Is 01:00 pm 7.0 11.6 6.7 0.4 95 6.1 N 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).