Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 2.42 pm ( DT) Friday 20 January 2017
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Central
Avalon 02:30 pm 21.4 21.5 17.3 13.8 55 11.7 SSW 43
Cerberus 02:32 pm 19.4 20.6 16.4 13.5 65 12.4 WSW 35
Coldstream 02:30 pm 19.8 21.2 17.0 15.1 65 13.3 SW 30
Ferny Creek 02:30 pm 14.7 17.7 13.4 12.8 80 11.7 WSW 13
Essendon Airport 02:30 pm 20.0 20.7 16.5 13.9 60 11.8 SSW 35
Frankston 02:30 pm 17.6 20.1 15.9 10.0 80 13.7 WSW 46
Geelong Racecourse 02:33 pm 20.6 20.8 16.6 14.7 55 11.0 SSW 33
Laverton 02:30 pm 20.0 21.0 16.8 14.5 60 12.5 SSW 33
Melbourne          *         
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 02:30 pm 19.9 20.3 16.2 16.6 55 10.9 SSW 19
Melbourne Airport 02:30 pm 19.2 19.6 15.3 12.1 55 9.7 SW 37
Moorabbin 02:30 pm 20.6 21.7 17.5 15.5 65 13.6 SW 33
Point Wilson 02:30 pm        *      SSW 50
Rhyll 02:30 pm 18.9 20.2 16.1 13.9 65 12.2 WSW 30
Scoresby 02:31 pm 18.4 19.7 15.5 13.6 65 11.5 SW 28
Sheoaks 02:30 pm 17.0 18.4 14.1 12.8 65 9.9 WSW 22
Viewbank 02:30 pm 19.7 20.6 16.4 15.4 60 12.0 W 26
Mallee
Mildura 02:30 pm 23.8 23.8 19.5 21.3 55 14.2 SW 20
Swan Hill 02:39 pm 24.8 23.7 19.4 19.9 45 12.4 SSW 30
Walpeup Research 02:30 pm 22.2 22.2 18.0 17.7 55 12.5 SSW 28
Wimmera
Horsham 02:30 pm 20.9 20.6 16.4 13.6 50 10.1 S 39
Longerenong 02:30 pm 21.1 21.3 17.1 15.6 55 11.7 S 32
Nhill Airport 02:30 pm 21.8 21.3 17.1 15.0 50 10.6 S 37
Stawell 02:31 pm 18.0 18.9 14.7 11.8 60 9.9 SSW 33
Western District
Aireys Inlet 02:30 pm 17.4 19.6 15.4 9.9 75 12.7 SSW 44
Ballarat 02:30 pm 15.6 17.9 13.7 11.0 75 11.0 SSW 26
Cape Nelson 02:30 pm 16.3 18.4 14.2 11.0 70 11.2 S 30
Cape Otway 02:30 pm 15.5 17.8 13.5 7.6 75 10.7 SW 43
Hamilton 02:30 pm 17.7 18.7 14.4 11.4 60 9.6 SSW 33
Lookout Hill 02:30 pm 10.6 14.7 10.3 2.2 95 9.8 SSW 44
Mortlake 02:30 pm 16.4 18.3 14.1 10.9 70 10.7 SSW 30
Mount Gellibrand 02:30 pm 16.3 18.2 14.0 7.4 70 10.6 SW 48
Port Fairy 02:30 pm 17.3 19.0 14.8 12.4 70 11.3 SSW 28
Portland Airport 02:30 pm 16.0 17.9 13.7 12.5 70 10.3 SSW 19
Warrnambool 02:30 pm 16.2 18.3 14.0 9.5 70 10.9 SSW 37
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Northeast
Albury Airport 02:30 pm 24.4 26.5 21.9 23.9 75 19.2 WSW 20
Falls Creek 02:30 pm 12.9 17.0 12.8 7.7 100 12.7 WNW 32
Hunters Hill 02:30 pm 16.6 20.8 16.6 15.6 100 16.6 WSW 17
Mount Buller 02:30 pm 8.4 13.0 8.4 1.9 100 8.3 SW 32
Mount Hotham 02:37 pm 10.6      *      WNW 28
Rutherglen Research 02:30 pm 25.5 26.4 21.8 21.5 60 17.7 WSW 35
Wangaratta 02:32 pm 24.5 24.5 20.1 19.1 55 14.9 SSW 37
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 02:35 pm 13.6 17.1 12.8 5.4 90 11.8 WSW 46
Kilmore Gap 02:33 pm 16.0 18.2 13.9 9.7 70 11.0 SSW 35
Mangalore 02:30 pm 20.4 20.3 16.1 13.0 50 9.9 SSW 39
Redesdale 02:30 pm 22.6 22.1 17.8 17.3 50 11.4 SSW 30
Northern Country
Bendigo 02:31 pm 19.6 20.2 16.0 13.9 60 11.1 SSW 32
Shepparton 02:30 pm 22.9 23.0 18.7 15.2 55 13.4 S 46
Yarrawonga 02:30 pm 25.1 26.2 21.6 20.8 65 17.8 SW 37
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 02:30 pm 21.7 21.9 17.7 13.0 55 12.5 WSW 50
Hogan Island 02:30 pm 15.5      *      WSW 70
Latrobe Valley 02:30 pm 19.5 20.4 16.2 10.6 60 11.8 WSW 50
Mount Baw Baw 02:30 pm 6.6 11.5 6.6 -2.5 100 6.6 WSW 44
Mount Moornapa 02:30 pm 16.8 19.0 14.8 13.7 75 12.1 WSW 20
Sale 02:30 pm 20.3 21.5 17.3 13.2 65 13.5 W 43
Wilsons Prom 02:34 pm 16.2 19.7 15.5 4.0 90 14.6 WSW 72
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

DT °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
East Gippsland
Combienbar 02:30 pm 16.6 20.6 16.5 17.6 100 16.3 SW 6
Gelantipy 02:30 pm 17.0 20.9 16.7 15.9 95 16.4 S 17
Mallacoota 02:30 pm 21.8 23.9 19.6 21.0 75 17.0 WSW 17
Mount Nowa Nowa 02:30 pm 19.0 21.0 16.8 16.1 75 14.1 W 22
Orbost 02:30 pm 23.7 24.4 20.0 19.3 60 15.7 W 33

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).