Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 9.12 pm ( ST) Friday 22 May 2015
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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
Central
Avalon 09:00 pm 11.2 -- 9.3 6.7 70 5.9 SSW 19
Cerberus 09:00 pm 11.9 -- 9.9 8.2 70 6.2 S 15
Coldstream 09:00 pm 10.6 -- 8.6 7.7 70 4.9 S 9
Ferny Creek 09:00 pm 6.7 -- 5.9 4.3 85 4.4 SE 6
Essendon Airport 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.5 8.0 70 6.4 S 13
Frankston 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.2 10.2 65 5.2   Calm
Geelong Racecourse 09:00 pm 11.0 -- 9.4 9.0 75 6.4 SSW 6
Laverton 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.4 7.5 70 6.0 SSW 15
Melbourne          *         
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 09:00 pm 12.0 -- 9.8 9.0 65 5.9 SSE 11
Melbourne Airport 09:00 pm 10.8 -- 8.7 6.7 65 4.6 S 15
Moorabbin 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.2 7.4 65 5.4 S 15
Point Wilson 09:00 pm        *      SSW 24
Rhyll 09:00 pm 11.8 -- 10.1 9.4 75 7.1 SSW 9
Scoresby 09:00 pm 10.7 -- 8.9 8.9 70 5.5 S 4
Sheoaks 09:00 pm 9.1 -- 7.8 6.3 75 5.3 S 9
Viewbank 09:00 pm 10.9 -- 9.1 8.6 70 5.7 S 7
Mallee
Mildura 09:00 pm 9.4 -- 8.6 7.4 85 7.2 SSW 7
Swan Hill 09:00 pm 8.8 -- 7.6 5.7 80 5.4 S 11
Walpeup Research 09:00 pm 9.4 -- 8.2 6.8 80 6.1 S 9
Wimmera
Horsham 09:00 pm 3.8 -- 3.2 -0.3 90 2.0 SSE 13
Longerenong 09:00 pm 6.6      *      SSE 11
Nhill Airport 09:00 pm 6.0 -- 5.6 2.7 90 4.8 SSE 11
Stawell 09:00 pm 8.8 -- 7.2 3.3 75 4.2 SSE 22
Western District
Aireys Inlet 09:00 pm 11.0 -- 9.4 6.6 75 6.7 S 19
Ballarat 09:00 pm 7.3 -- 6.3 1.9 80 4.3 S 22
Cape Nelson 09:00 pm 11.7 -- 9.8 6.7 70 6.4 SSE 22
Cape Otway 09:00 pm 11.3 -- 9.5 8.0 70 6.4 SSW 13
Hamilton 09:00 pm 8.6 -- 7.4 4.2 80 5.0 SE 17
Lookout Hill 09:00 pm 3.2 -- 3.0 -1.2 95 2.5 S 15
Mortlake 09:00 pm 9.3 -- 8.6 7.5 85 7.3 S 6
Mount Gellibrand 09:00 pm 9.0 -- 7.6 5.4 75 4.8 S 13
Port Fairy 09:00 pm 11.8 -- 9.8 8.1 70 6.3 SE 15
Portland Airport 09:00 pm 10.0 -- 8.5 7.7 75 5.6 ESE 7
Warrnambool 09:00 pm 10.0 -- 8.6 9.1 75 6.0   Calm
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
Northeast
Albury Airport 09:00 pm 10.8 -- 8.6 7.8 65 4.3 SE 9
Falls Creek 09:00 pm 2.5 -- 0.2 -6.8 55 -5.8 S 35
Hunters Hill 09:00 pm 4.1 -- 3.1 1.1 80 0.8 S 6
Mount Buller 09:00 pm 3.4 -- -0.3 -6.4 30 -11.7 S 35
Mount Hotham 09:00 pm 2.1 -- -1.2 -10.6 35 -11.7 SSE 50
Rutherglen Research 09:00 pm 4.0 -- 4.0 2.7 100 3.9   Calm
Wangaratta 09:00 pm 7.6 -- 6.3 4.9 75 3.8 S 7
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 09:00 pm 5.3 -- 4.9 1.9 90 4.0 W 11
Kilmore Gap 09:00 pm 6.7 -- 5.9 0.9 85 4.4 S 24
Mangalore 09:00 pm 9.6 -- 7.6 4.1 65 3.8 S 22
Redesdale 09:00 pm 8.3 -- 6.9 3.4 75 4.1 S 19
Northern Country
Bendigo 09:00 pm 9.4 -- 7.9 6.6 75 5.2 S 9
Shepparton 09:00 pm 9.5 -- 8.0 4.6 75 5.3 S 20
Yarrawonga 09:00 pm 6.4 -- 5.7 3.5 85 4.4 SW 9
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 09:00 pm 8.4 -- 7.9 5.2 90 6.9 SW 13
Hogan Island 09:00 pm 10.8 -- 9.3 3.0 75 6.6 WSW 37
Latrobe Valley 09:00 pm 10.3 -- 9.2 6.1 80 7.4 W 19
Mount Baw Baw 09:00 pm -0.9 -- -0.9 -3.0 100 -1.0   Calm
Mount Moornapa 09:00 pm 7.1 -- 6.9 5.5 95 6.5 S 4
Sale 09:00 pm 6.7 -- 6.3 4.0 90 5.5 W 9
Wilsons Prom 09:02 pm 11.3 -- 10.0 2.6 80 7.8 WSW 43
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
East Gippsland
Combienbar 09:00 pm 6.5 -- 5.6 4.0 85 4.0 SW 6
Gelantipy 09:00 pm 5.0 -- 4.4 1.1 90 3.2 W 13
Mallacoota 09:00 pm 10.0 -- 8.9 7.2 80 6.9 WNW 11
Mount Nowa Nowa 09:00 pm 8.3 -- 7.7 5.8 90 6.6 W 9
Orbost 09:00 pm 10.4 -- 9.2 8.6 80 7.1 NNW 6

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).