Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 8.12 am ( ST) Tuesday 23 September 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
Central
Avalon 08:00 am 12.3 -- 10.5 10.4 70 7.4 ENE 7
Cerberus 08:00 am 11.7 -- 11.2 10.7 90 10.4 N 6
Coldstream 08:00 am 12.2 -- 11.1 10.8 85 9.4 SE 7
Ferny Creek 08:00 am 15.9 -- 11.6 13.3 45 4.0 N 7
Essendon Airport 08:00 am 14.9 -- 11.9 11.3 60 6.7 N 15
Frankston 08:00 am 15.7 -- 12.1 14.0 50 5.9 E 4
Geelong Racecourse 08:00 am 12.9 -- 12.5 12.4 95 12.0 NNE 6
Laverton 08:00 am 15.7 -- 12.0 11.1 50 5.6 N 19
Melbourne 08:00 am 13.7 -- 10.7  *  55 5.3    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 08:00 am 13.5 -- 11.0 11.1 65 6.8 N 9
Melbourne Airport 08:00 am 15.6 -- 11.6 11.2 50 4.5 NNE 17
Moorabbin 08:00 am 15.2 -- 12.7 14.9 65 8.7   Calm
Point Wilson 08:00 am        *      N 11
Rhyll 08:00 am 13.4 -- 11.9 12.2 80 9.6 NNW 6
Scoresby 08:00 am 15.3 -- 11.9 12.3 55 6.1 N 11
Sheoaks 08:00 am 15.4 -- 11.5 11.0 50 4.5 N 17
Viewbank 08:00 am 11.6 -- 10.4 10.1 80 8.3 ENE 6
Mallee
Mildura 08:00 am 16.5 -- 12.0 12.7 40 3.7 NE 13
Swan Hill 08:00 am 14.3 -- 10.7 11.7 50 4.0 NE 7
Walpeup Research 08:00 am 15.7 -- 11.2 11.3 40 2.8 NNE 15
Wimmera
Horsham 08:00 am 12.0 -- 9.4 7.0 60 4.5 NE 20
Longerenong 08:00 am 11.9 -- 9.2 8.5 60 4.2 NE 11
Nhill Airport 08:00 am 12.9 -- 9.2 9.5 45 1.6 NNE 9
Stawell 08:00 am 14.5 -- 10.7 12.3 50 3.6 S 4
Western District
Aireys Inlet 08:00 am 15.4 -- 11.8 12.3 50 5.6 NNW 11
Ballarat 08:00 am 12.4 -- 10.2 8.7 65 6.5 N 15
Cape Nelson 08:00 am 16.3 -- 11.9 8.9 45 4.0 N 32
Cape Otway 08:00 am 18.0 -- 12.5 10.3 35 2.1 N 32
Hamilton 08:00 am 15.6 -- 12.4 10.0 55 7.1 N 26
Lookout Hill 08:00 am 13.9 -- 9.9 7.4 45 2.8 N 26
Mortlake 08:00 am 12.3 -- 10.6 8.2 75 7.8 N 19
Mount Gellibrand 08:00 am 12.6 -- 10.0 10.4 60 5.3 ENE 6
Port Fairy 08:00 am 13.9 -- 11.0 10.5 60 5.8 N 13
Portland Airport 08:00 am 13.5 -- 10.7 10.1 60 5.7 N 13
Warrnambool 08:00 am 13.1 -- 10.7 8.7 65 6.7 NNE 19
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          *         
Falls Creek 08:00 am 7.1 -- 3.7 1.0 45 -4.3 NNW 19
Hunters Hill 08:00 am 11.1 -- 9.0 10.1 70 5.4   Calm
Mount Buller 08:00 am 7.6 -- 4.7  *  55 -1.4    
Mount Hotham 08:00 am 5.4 -- 2.5 -1.7 50 -4.2 NW 24
Rutherglen Research 08:00 am 12.9 -- 12.7 13.6 95 12.3   Calm
Wangaratta 08:00 am 9.8 -- 8.9 8.0 85 7.2 S 6
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 08:00 am 12.5 -- 9.8 8.2 60 5.2 NE 17
Kilmore Gap 08:00 am 11.9 -- 9.7 5.6 65 5.8 N 28
Mangalore 08:00 am 8.6 -- 8.6 7.1 100 8.5 NNE 6
Redesdale 08:00 am 13.1 -- 10.7 11.2 65 6.7 ESE 6
Northern Country
Bendigo 08:00 am 12.9 -- 10.3 9.9 60 5.8 ESE 11
Shepparton 08:00 am 13.3 -- 11.1 11.4 70 7.5 NE 7
Yarrawonga 08:00 am 12.2 -- 10.5 9.2 75 7.7 E 13
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 08:00 am 12.7 -- 11.5 10.5 80 9.5 NW 11
Hogan Island 08:00 am 16.0 -- 13.1 13.2 60 8.5 N 13
Latrobe Valley 08:03 am 8.6 -- 8.6 7.1 100 8.6 SW 6
Mount Baw Baw 08:00 am 7.1 -- 3.9 2.2 45 -3.4 N 13
Mount Moornapa 08:00 am 13.4 -- 9.9 9.9 50 3.5 N 11
Sale 08:00 am 8.5 -- 8.3 5.9 95 7.9 WNW 11
Wilsons Prom 08:00 am 19.0 -- 14.1 15.6 40 5.8 N 13
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 08:00 am 15.6 -- 12.4 15.0 60 7.4   Calm
Gelantipy 08:00 am 11.3 -- 9.3 7.5 70 5.8 NNE 15
Mallacoota 08:00 am 14.0 -- 12.3 11.9 75 9.6 NNW 11
Mount Nowa Nowa 08:00 am 13.1 -- 10.5 9.8 65 6.2 NNW 13
Orbost 08:00 am 13.0 -- 11.2 12.2 75 8.3 WNW 2

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).