Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 8.42 am ( DT) Wednesday 22 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 08:30 am 17.9 -- 16.0 16.9 75 13.4 E 11
Cerberus 08:30 am 16.8 -- 15.2 16.4 80 13.1 N 7
Coldstream 08:30 am 17.2 -- 15.6 17.9 80 13.5 ESE 2
Ferny Creek 08:30 am 18.2 -- 14.7 15.7 60 9.8 N 13
Essendon Airport 08:30 am 19.4 -- 15.9 12.3 60 10.9 N 39
Frankston 08:30 am 17.8 -- 15.2 17.1 65 11.4 NNE 6
Geelong Racecourse 08:30 am 18.6 -- 16.6 17.8 75 13.9 NNE 11
Laverton 08:34 am 20.7 -- 16.4 15.5 50 10.2 N 28
Melbourne 08:30 am 20.6 -- 16.3  *  50 10.0    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 08:30 am 20.4 -- 16.5 16.6 55 11.1 N 22
Melbourne Airport 08:32 am 18.9 -- 14.9 8.8 50 8.8 N 52
Moorabbin 08:30 am 20.5 -- 16.7 17.1 55 11.4 N 20
Point Wilson 08:30 am        *      NE 15
Rhyll 08:30 am 16.3 -- 14.8 15.8 80 12.7 NNE 7
Scoresby 08:30 am 20.9 -- 16.8 18.0 55 11.0 NNE 17
Sheoaks 08:30 am 21.9 -- 17.0 19.1 45 10.1 NNW 15
Viewbank 08:30 am 19.6 -- 16.4 19.1 60 12.1 ENE 6
Mallee
Mildura 08:30 am 22.9 -- 17.0 20.4 40 8.2 SSE 11
Swan Hill 08:30 am 20.5 -- 16.1 17.2 50 9.7 NNE 17
Walpeup Research 08:30 am 26.0 -- 18.7 22.7 30 8.0 NE 15
Wimmera
Horsham 08:30 am 19.7 -- 15.8 14.5 55 10.1 ENE 28
Longerenong 08:30 am 19.8 -- 16.0 17.5 55 10.5 ENE 13
Nhill Airport 08:30 am 18.8 -- 14.3 15.7 45 7.3 ESE 13
Stawell 08:30 am 19.1 -- 15.1 17.8 55 9.3 E 6
Western District
Aireys Inlet 08:30 am 20.4 -- 16.7 19.8 55 11.6 NW 6
Ballarat 08:30 am 16.3 -- 13.9 10.8 70 10.4 NNE 30
Cape Nelson 08:30 am 20.6 -- 16.8 19.7 55 11.5 N 7
Cape Otway 08:30 am 20.6 -- 17.4 21.2 60 13.1 ESE 2
Hamilton 08:30 am 23.4 -- 17.7 18.8 40 9.8 N 24
Lookout Hill 08:30 am 19.3 -- 14.0 14.7 40 5.7 NNE 19
Mortlake 08:30 am 18.4 -- 15.9 15.4 70 12.4 N 20
Mount Gellibrand 08:30 am 16.4 -- 14.2 15.1 70 11.1 S 9
Port Fairy 08:30 am 18.8 -- 16.6 18.8 70 13.6 E 6
Portland Airport 08:30 am 19.5 -- 16.3 18.8 60 12.0 W 7
Warrnambool 08:30 am 18.7 -- 16.3 18.0 70 13.1 NE 9
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 08:30 am 15.7 -- 14.1 15.0 80 11.9 ESE 7
Falls Creek 08:30 am 10.6 -- 8.7  *  70 5.8    
Hunters Hill 08:30 am 14.2 -- 12.3 13.4 75 9.6 NNW 4
Mount Buller 08:30 am 11.2 -- 9.4 7.2 75 6.7 NNW 17
Mount Hotham 08:30 am 8.8 -- 7.2 1.5 75 4.6 NNW 32
Rutherglen Research 08:30 am 17.0 -- 15.7 16.2 85 14.1 ENE 11
Wangaratta 08:30 am 13.5 -- 13.5 14.2 100 13.5 S 2
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 08:30 am 16.3 -- 13.6 13.4 65 9.7 NE 15
Kilmore Gap 08:30 am 14.8 -- 13.2 6.8 80 11.0 N 44
Mangalore 08:30 am 18.1 -- 14.9 14.4 60 10.2 NNE 20
Redesdale 08:30 am 15.5 -- 13.5 14.0 70 10.5 ENE 9
Northern Country
Bendigo 08:30 am 16.0 -- 13.8 13.4 70 10.7 E 15
Shepparton 08:30 am 16.9 -- 14.1 12.3 65 9.8 NNE 24
Yarrawonga 08:30 am 16.9 -- 14.2 13.2 65 10.3 ENE 20
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 08:30 am 14.0 -- 13.9 15.2 100 13.8   Calm
Hogan Island 08:30 am 14.5 -- 14.2 11.9 95 13.7 NE 20
Latrobe Valley 08:30 am 12.3 -- 12.3 13.0 100 12.3   Calm
Mount Baw Baw 08:30 am 12.4 -- 9.1 8.5 55 3.4 WNW 13
Mount Moornapa 08:30 am 17.6 -- 14.3 16.2 60 9.5 NNE 7
Sale 08:30 am 12.5 -- 12.1 11.9 95 11.6 NNW 6
Wilsons Prom 08:30 am 15.6 -- 14.8 12.2 90 13.8 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 08:30 am 19.6 -- 16.5 20.4 65 12.4   Calm
Gelantipy 08:30 am 12.2 -- 11.2 8.5 85 9.6 NNE 19
Mallacoota 08:30 am 16.4 -- 13.0 11.7 55 7.6 N 22
Mount Nowa Nowa 08:30 am 16.4 -- 14.0 14.1 70 10.5 NNW 13
Orbost 08:30 am 18.1 -- 15.4 17.9 65 11.7 N 4

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).