Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 12.12 am ( DT) Monday 24 November 2014
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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 12:00 am 15.8 -- 13.3 14.4 65 9.5 ENE 7
Cerberus 12:00 am 14.4 -- 12.9 14.2 80 10.6 S 2
Coldstream 12:00 am 15.5 -- 14.4 16.4 85 12.8   Calm
Ferny Creek 12:00 am 14.5 -- 13.4 15.1 85 11.8   Calm
Essendon Airport 12:00 am 16.3 -- 14.1 14.5 70 10.8 SW 11
Frankston 12:00 am 16.7 -- 13.7 15.2 60 9.1 SE 7
Geelong Racecourse 12:00 am 15.9 -- 13.2 15.3 65 8.9 E 2
Laverton 12:00 am 16.5 -- 13.6 15.2 60 9.2 SE 6
Melbourne 12:00 am 17.6 -- 14.2  *  55 8.9    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 12:00 am 16.9 -- 14.0 16.5 60 9.6 SSW 2
Melbourne Airport 12:00 am 15.0 -- 13.3 13.9 75 10.7 WSW 7
Moorabbin 12:00 am 15.5 -- 12.9 13.5 65 8.7 SE 9
Point Wilson 12:00 am        *      E 15
Rhyll 12:00 am 16.7 -- 14.4 14.2 70 11.0 E 15
Scoresby 12:00 am 15.4 -- 13.3 14.7 70 10.2 S 4
Sheoaks 12:00 am 13.3 -- 11.3 11.7 70 8.0 E 6
Viewbank 12:00 am 16.6 -- 13.9 15.3 65 10.0 WSW 7
Mallee
Mildura 12:00 am 23.4 -- 18.5 22.0 50 12.1 SE 11
Swan Hill 12:00 am 21.7 -- 17.3 19.6 50 11.3 ESE 13
Walpeup Research 12:00 am 21.9 -- 17.4 19.8 50 11.3 ESE 13
Wimmera
Horsham 12:00 am 15.9 -- 11.6 13.4 45 4.0 E 6
Longerenong 12:00 am 14.5      *      ENE 4
Nhill Airport 12:00 am 17.1 -- 12.8 15.7 45 5.7 SSE 2
Stawell 12:00 am 16.4 -- 13.7 14.7 65 9.8 WSW 9
Western District
Aireys Inlet 12:00 am 13.8 -- 12.8 13.8 85 11.3 NNE 2
Ballarat 12:00 am 14.6 -- 13.2 13.8 80 11.2 ESE 6
Cape Nelson 12:00 am 14.8 -- 13.8 12.7 85 12.3 NNE 15
Cape Otway 12:00 am 14.6 -- 12.0 11.2 65 7.8 NNE 15
Hamilton 12:00 am 13.1 -- 12.0 9.6 85 10.3 ESE 19
Lookout Hill 12:00 am 17.3 -- 11.8 13.2 35 2.1 N 13
Mortlake 12:00 am 13.6 -- 12.2 11.6 80 10.0 ESE 11
Mount Gellibrand 12:00 am 12.6 -- 11.4 8.0 80 9.6 E 24
Port Fairy 12:00 am 15.4 -- 13.9 14.8 80 11.8 ENE 6
Portland Airport 12:00 am 14.1 -- 13.4 13.6 90 12.5 NE 7
Warrnambool 12:00 am 12.5 -- 11.6 11.8 85 10.2 E 4
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 12:00 am 25.8 -- 20.2 25.1 45 13.3 SE 9
Falls Creek 12:00 am 14.7 -- 11.0 11.1 55 5.2 NNW 13
Hunters Hill 12:00 am 20.9 -- 15.1 18.7 40 6.4 N 7
Mount Buller 12:00 am 14.8 -- 10.2 10.3 45 2.4 WNW 15
Mount Hotham 12:00 am 14.0 -- 10.0 7.7 50 3.5 NW 26
Rutherglen Research 12:00 am 24.0 -- 17.9 21.4 40 9.2 W 13
Wangaratta          *         
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 12:00 am 19.8 -- 17.1 20.2 70 13.7 NNE 4
Kilmore Gap 12:00 am 14.3 -- 12.9 12.9 80 10.9 S 9
Mangalore 12:00 am 18.5 -- 15.8 17.8 65 12.0 SW 7
Redesdale 12:00 am 15.9 -- 14.3 14.8 80 12.1 S 9
Northern Country
Bendigo 12:00 am 19.8 -- 16.7 18.5 65 12.6 ESE 11
Shepparton 12:00 am 21.9 -- 18.0 21.7 55 13.0 NE 6
Yarrawonga 12:00 am 25.4 -- 18.1 20.2 30 7.1 SW 24
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 12:00 am 15.9 -- 13.8 14.4 70 10.7 ENE 9
Hogan Island 12:00 am 13.3 -- 12.6 9.6 90 11.5 N 22
Latrobe Valley 12:00 am 14.8 -- 12.9 13.1 75 10.0 E 9
Mount Baw Baw 12:00 am 15.5 -- 10.1 10.7 35 0.5 W 15
Mount Moornapa 12:00 am 14.2 -- 11.8 12.6 65 7.9 NNE 6
Sale 12:00 am 15.0 -- 13.4 13.7 75 11.1 ENE 9
Wilsons Prom 12:00 am 14.9 -- 13.3 10.6 75 10.9 NNE 24
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 12:00 am 12.4 -- 11.4 12.4 85 9.8   Calm
Gelantipy 12:00 am 12.2 -- 10.9 9.9 80 9.0 NNE 11
Mallacoota 12:00 am 14.1 -- 13.2 13.4 85 12.0 WNW 7
Mount Nowa Nowa 12:00 am 14.9 -- 11.5 12.2 55 5.7 E 9
Orbost 12:00 am 14.2 -- 13.3 14.4 85 11.9 NNW 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).