Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 11.42 am ( ST) Saturday 19 August 2017
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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 11:30 am 7.8 12.1 7.3 2.0 90 6.3 SSW 26
Cerberus 11:30 am 9.2 12.6 7.8 6.0 75 5.2 SW 11
Coldstream 11:30 am 8.5 12.3 7.5 5.8 80 5.6 S 9
Ferny Creek 11:30 am 5.6 10.2 4.9 2.9 85 3.6 ESE 7
Essendon Airport 11:30 am 8.2 12.8 8.2 6.1 100 8.1 WSW 9
Frankston 11:30 am 8.7 12.5 7.7 7.0 80 5.8 SW 4
Geelong Racecourse 11:30 am 11.0 14.2 9.6 8.7 80 7.3 SSW 9
Laverton 11:30 am 9.2 12.6 7.8 5.6 75 5.0 SW 13
Melbourne          *         
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 11:30 am 9.4 12.9 8.2 7.1 80 5.9 S 7
Melbourne Airport 11:30 am 7.2 11.4 6.4 3.6 85 4.9 S 13
Moorabbin 11:30 am 8.5 12.2 7.3 4.2 80 5.1 SE 17
Point Wilson 11:30 am        *      WSW 26
Rhyll 11:30 am 12.0 14.1 9.5 8.3 60 4.7 S 13
Scoresby 11:30 am 6.3 10.8 5.6 2.2 85 4.3 SSW 15
Sheoaks 11:30 am 8.9 12.2 7.3 5.1 70 4.1 SW 13
Viewbank 11:30 am 7.6 12.3 7.6 4.9 100 7.5 SW 11
Mallee
Mildura 11:30 am 11.9 13.7 9.0 7.2 55 3.2 S 17
Swan Hill 11:30 am 10.8 13.0 8.1 5.6 55 2.6 SSW 19
Walpeup Research 11:30 am 11.9 14.0 9.3 7.8 60 4.6 S 15
Wimmera
Horsham 11:30 am 9.7 12.8 7.9 4.9 70 4.5 S 19
Longerenong 11:30 am 9.2 12.4 7.6 4.7 70 4.4 S 17
Nhill Airport 11:30 am 10.9 13.5 8.8 6.1 65 4.8 S 19
Stawell 11:30 am 8.4 11.5 6.3 3.5 65 2.0 S 17
Western District
Aireys Inlet 11:30 am 10.7 13.2 8.5 6.6 65 4.2 SSW 15
Ballarat 11:30 am 8.3 11.6 6.5 2.2 70 3.0 S 24
Cape Nelson 11:30 am 10.8 12.8 7.8 5.3 55 1.6 S 20
Cape Otway 11:30 am 10.1 12.5 7.6 6.0 60 2.5 SSW 13
Hamilton 11:30 am 8.7 12.0 7.0 4.1 70 3.5 SSW 17
Lookout Hill 11:30 am 2.9 8.5 2.9 -1.1 100 2.8 S 13
Mortlake 11:30 am 9.7 13.2 8.5 6.7 80 6.2 S 11
Mount Gellibrand 11:30 am 9.3 12.3 7.4 4.3 70 3.7 SSW 19
Port Fairy 11:30 am 11.4 13.6 8.8 6.5 60 3.9 SW 19
Portland Airport 11:30 am 10.1 12.2 7.2 5.8 55 1.0 SSW 13
Warrnambool 11:30 am 10.1 13.1 8.4 5.4 70 5.1 S 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 11:30 am 10.7 12.3 7.2 4.8 45 -0.7 SW 20
Falls Creek 11:30 am -5.5 2.3 -5.8 -15.3 90 -6.7 S 37
Hunters Hill 11:30 am 4.3 8.8 2.9 1.2 75 -0.1 S 6
Mount Buller 11:30 am -4.1 3.4 -4.1 -12.3 100 -4.2 S 30
Mount Hotham 11:30 am -6.6      *      NW 4
Rutherglen Research 11:30 am 9.6 12.3 7.3 5.2 60 2.7 SW 15
Wangaratta 11:30 am 10.3 12.3 7.3 4.3 50 0.9 SSW 22
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 11:30 am 6.5 10.8 5.6 3.5 85 4.0 SSW 9
Kilmore Gap 11:36 am 6.2 10.7 5.6 0.0 90 4.4 S 26
Mangalore 11:30 am 9.3 12.3 7.3 4.1 65 3.3 S 20
Redesdale 11:30 am 10.2 12.8 7.9 5.9 60 3.3 SSW 15
Northern Country
Bendigo 11:30 am 9.6 12.2 7.1 4.3 60 2.0 SSW 19
Shepparton 11:30 am 9.9 12.8 8.0 4.5 70 4.3 S 22
Yarrawonga 11:30 am 10.1 13.2 8.5 5.3 75 5.5 SSW 20
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 11:30 am 9.7 12.4 7.5 4.0 65 3.0 WSW 22
Hogan Island 11:30 am 9.9      *  100 10.0 SW 22
Latrobe Valley 11:30 am 10.9 13.0 8.2 5.2 55 2.7 WSW 22
Mount Baw Baw 11:30 am -3.5 3.8 -3.5 -7.7 100 -3.6 S 9
Mount Moornapa 11:30 am 6.4 10.0 4.5 3.1 65 0.1 SSW 7
Sale 11:30 am 10.1 12.7 7.8 5.0 60 3.2 W 19
Wilsons Prom 11:30 am 9.1 11.6 6.4 2.2 55 0.3 SW 26
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 11:30 am 5.6 9.7 4.1 2.4 70 0.8 SW 7
Gelantipy 11:30 am 1.2 7.2 1.2 -3.8 100 1.1 SW 17
Mallacoota 11:30 am 7.8 11.9 7.0 2.6 85 5.6 WSW 22
Mount Nowa Nowa 11:30 am 6.2 10.7 5.6 3.3 90 4.4 W 9
Orbost 11:30 am 9.4 12.6 7.8 5.3 70 4.6 W 15

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).