Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 10.42 am ( DT) Thursday 23 October 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 10:30 am 15.3 18.0 13.8 13.4 80 11.7 ESE 13
Cerberus 10:30 am 14.9 17.9 13.7 15.1 85 12.0 NNE 2
Coldstream 10:30 am 16.3 19.1 15.0 15.6 80 13.2 S 9
Ferny Creek 10:30 am 12.2 16.3 12.1 11.7 100 11.9 ESE 6
Essendon Airport 10:30 am 14.9 18.1 13.9 13.2 85 12.6 S 13
Frankston 10:30 am 15.2 18.1 13.9 15.4 80 12.0 S 2
Geelong Racecourse 10:30 am 14.8 18.1 14.0 13.2 90 12.8 SSE 13
Laverton 10:33 am 14.8 18.2 14.0 12.5 90 13.0 S 17
Melbourne 10:30 am 16.3 19.0 14.8  *  80 12.7    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 10:30 am 15.5 18.8 14.7 14.9 90 13.5 SSW 9
Melbourne Airport 10:30 am 15.3 18.1 13.9 13.8 80 12.0 SSW 11
Moorabbin 10:30 am 15.6 18.2 14.0 13.7 80 11.8 ESE 13
Point Wilson 10:30 am        *      SSE 9
Rhyll 10:30 am 15.2 18.5 14.4 15.8 90 13.2 E 2
Scoresby 10:30 am 15.3 18.3 14.1 14.9 85 12.4 SSE 6
Sheoaks 10:30 am 12.5 16.4 12.2 10.9 95 11.7 ESE 11
Viewbank 10:30 am 16.1 19.4 15.2 16.1 90 14.1 SSE 7
Mallee
Mildura 10:30 am 21.7 21.3 17.2 19.9 50 10.8 SSW 11
Swan Hill 10:30 am 26.4 24.4 20.1 24.9 40 12.0 SE 11
Walpeup Research 10:30 am 20.5 20.6 16.4 18.2 55 10.6 SSW 13
Wimmera
Horsham 10:30 am 20.2 20.6 16.4 17.7 55 11.1 SSE 15
Longerenong 10:30 am 20.0 20.3 16.1 14.9 55 10.7 SE 28
Nhill Airport 10:30 am 19.7 20.1 15.9 16.6 55 10.4 SSE 17
Stawell 10:30 am 17.5 19.3 15.1 14.3 70 11.8 S 20
Western District
Aireys Inlet 10:30 am 14.8 17.7 13.5 12.8 80 11.6 SSW 13
Ballarat 10:30 am 14.5 18.3 14.2 9.6 95 13.7 SE 32
Cape Nelson 10:30 am 13.4 16.8 12.6 8.9 85 11.3 ESE 26
Cape Otway 10:30 am 13.8 16.9 12.7 10.9 85 11.0 ESE 17
Hamilton 10:30 am 12.7 16.6 12.3 7.6 95 11.8 SE 30
Lookout Hill 10:30 am 18.7 19.4 15.0 15.0 55 10.0 E 20
Mortlake 10:30 am 13.9 17.4 13.2 12.1 90 12.1 SSE 13
Mount Gellibrand 10:30 am 13.2 16.7 12.5 12.3 90 11.4 ESE 7
Port Fairy 10:30 am 14.0 17.4 13.1 9.7 85 11.9 SE 26
Portland Airport 10:30 am 12.7 16.4 12.2 8.2 90 11.4 SE 26
Warrnambool 10:30 am 13.9 17.2 13.0 10.6 85 11.6 SE 20
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 10:30 am 24.6 24.9 20.6 24.8 60 15.8 SE 9
Falls Creek 10:30 am 17.2 17.2 12.4  *  45 5.2    
Hunters Hill 10:30 am 22.4 21.8 17.4 22.3 50 10.9 W 2
Mount Buller 10:30 am 16.2 16.7 11.9 13.1 50 5.5 NNW 11
Mount Hotham 10:30 am 15.2 16.2 11.5 11.1 55 6.0 WNW 17
Rutherglen Research 10:30 am 26.5 25.5 21.1 25.1 50 14.6 NE 15
Wangaratta 10:30 am 26.1 24.9 20.5 26.1 45 13.6 N 6
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 10:30 am 17.6 20.1 15.9 17.4 80 13.7 WSW 7
Kilmore Gap 10:30 am 12.2 16.4 12.2 9.1 100 12.2 S 20
Mangalore 10:30 am 21.5 22.1 17.9 18.7 60 13.2 S 20
Redesdale 10:30 am 22.6 22.8 18.5 21.2 55 13.4 SSE 13
Northern Country
Bendigo 10:30 am 22.8 23.1 18.8 20.4 55 13.8 SE 19
Shepparton 10:30 am 24.8 24.2 19.9 23.9 50 13.7 SSE 11
Yarrawonga 10:30 am 27.8 25.4 21.1 25.8 40 12.6 ENE 15
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 10:41 am 17.3 20.0 15.8 15.7 80 13.8 SSE 15
Hogan Island 10:30 am 15.6 18.3 14.1 7.5 80 12.0 ESE 46
Latrobe Valley 10:30 am 16.5 19.7 15.5 15.8 85 14.3 ENE 11
Mount Baw Baw 10:30 am 16.6 17.3 12.7 14.2 55 7.0 WNW 9
Mount Moornapa 10:30 am 14.1 17.7 13.5 14.6 90 12.8 SSW 2
Sale 10:30 am 16.2 19.7 15.6 15.3 90 14.8 ESE 13
Wilsons Prom 10:30 am 14.1 17.5 13.3 8.1 90 12.1 ENE 35
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 10:30 am 19.4 21.1 16.9 20.2 70 13.8 SW 2
Gelantipy 10:30 am 18.3 20.9 16.7 17.4 80 14.8 S 13
Mallacoota 10:30 am 20.3 21.8 17.6 18.8 70 14.2 SSW 15
Mount Nowa Nowa 10:30 am 16.1 19.3 15.1 16.5 85 13.8 WSW 4
Orbost 10:30 am 18.8 21.7 17.5 19.6 85 15.9 S 6

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).