Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 10.42 pm ( 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 pm 16.3 -- 15.1 12.9 85 13.6 SE 24
Cerberus 10:30 pm 16.5 -- 15.0 14.6 80 13.0 E 15
Coldstream 10:30 pm 14.8 -- 14.0 15.7 90 12.8   Calm
Ferny Creek 10:30 pm 13.3 -- 12.8 13.5 90 12.0 E 2
Essendon Airport 10:30 pm 15.0 -- 14.3 13.2 90 13.4 WNW 15
Frankston 10:30 pm        *      ESE 24
Geelong Racecourse 10:30 pm 16.1 -- 15.4 15.8 90 14.5 SSE 9
Laverton 10:30 pm 15.1 -- 14.3 14.7 90 13.1 S 7
Melbourne 10:30 pm 17.4 -- 15.6  *  75 13.3    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 10:30 pm 16.1 -- 15.2 17.4 90 14.1   Calm
Melbourne Airport 10:30 pm 13.9 -- 13.5 12.0 95 13.0 W 15
Moorabbin 10:30 pm 15.9 -- 14.7 12.3 85 13.0 ESE 24
Point Wilson 10:30 pm        *      ESE 33
Rhyll 10:30 pm 15.9 -- 14.9 12.9 85 13.6 E 22
Scoresby 10:30 pm 15.4 -- 14.3 16.2 85 12.7   Calm
Sheoaks 10:30 pm 14.4 -- 13.7 11.5 90 12.8 ESE 20
Viewbank 10:30 pm 16.1 -- 15.5 16.3 90 14.8 W 7
Mallee
Mildura 10:30 pm 24.1 -- 17.5 21.9 35 7.7 W 9
Swan Hill 10:30 pm 21.6 -- 15.5 19.3 35 5.6 WNW 7
Walpeup Research 10:30 pm 21.9 -- 16.1 20.1 40 7.3 WNW 6
Wimmera
Horsham 10:30 pm 16.5 -- 14.2 14.4 70 11.0 ESE 13
Longerenong 10:30 pm 18.4 -- 15.7 16.5 65 11.9 SE 13
Nhill Airport 10:30 pm 20.1 -- 16.6 18.2 60 11.8 SSW 13
Stawell 10:30 pm 16.2 -- 14.6 14.9 80 12.4 SSW 11
Western District
Aireys Inlet 10:30 pm 14.1 -- 13.9 12.0 95 13.6 ESE 17
Ballarat 10:30 pm 13.3 -- 13.2 9.3 100 13.1 SE 26
Cape Nelson 10:30 pm 14.7 -- 14.4 11.1 95 14.1 ENE 26
Cape Otway 10:33 pm 14.1 -- 13.4 7.8 90 12.4 E 37
Hamilton 10:35 pm 13.0 -- 12.8 8.8 95 12.5 E 26
Lookout Hill 10:30 pm 19.7 -- 14.6 15.8 45 7.1 E 17
Mortlake 10:30 pm 15.6 -- 15.0 14.9 90 14.3 E 11
Mount Gellibrand 10:30 pm 13.2 -- 13.0 8.0 95 12.7 ESE 32
Port Fairy 10:30 pm 15.9 -- 14.9 13.2 85 13.6 E 20
Portland Airport 10:36 pm 13.3 -- 13.1 12.5 95 12.8 ENE 9
Warrnambool 10:30 pm 15.7 -- 14.6 13.5 85 13.2 E 17
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 pm 24.0 -- 19.8 23.4 55 14.7 ESE 11
Falls Creek 10:30 pm 12.7 -- 10.8 9.8 75 8.2 N 13
Hunters Hill 10:30 pm 17.9 -- 14.8 16.8 60 10.5 NNE 7
Mount Buller 10:30 pm 14.8 -- 11.8 11.7 60 7.4 N 13
Mount Hotham 10:30 pm 13.0 -- 10.6 7.0 65 7.0 NNW 28
Rutherglen Research 10:30 pm 21.4 -- 17.8 19.9 60 13.1 E 13
Wangaratta 10:30 pm 19.2 -- 16.8 18.3 70 13.8 S 11
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 10:30 pm 17.4 -- 15.2 12.0 70 12.3 E 32
Kilmore Gap 10:30 pm 12.6 -- 12.6 9.2 100 12.6 SW 22
Mangalore 10:30 pm 16.2 -- 15.0 14.1 85 13.5 SSW 17
Redesdale 10:30 pm 15.4 -- 14.2 13.7 85 12.5 SSW 13
Northern Country
Bendigo 10:30 pm 17.7 -- 15.6 14.0 75 12.8 SSE 24
Shepparton 10:30 pm 18.4 -- 16.7 18.5 80 14.5 S 7
Yarrawonga 10:30 pm 21.6 -- 17.9 20.1 60 13.0 ESE 13
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 10:30 pm 15.6 -- 15.6 14.2 100 15.6 E 17
Hogan Island 10:30 pm 13.2 -- 12.5 2.5 90 11.6 E 59
Latrobe Valley 10:30 pm 15.2 -- 15.1 13.0 100 15.0 E 20
Mount Baw Baw 10:30 pm 12.2 -- 10.6 9.3 75 8.3 NNE 13
Mount Moornapa 10:30 pm 13.0 -- 13.0 12.8 100 13.0 E 6
Sale 10:30 pm 15.8 -- 15.3 13.1 95 14.6 ESE 22
Wilsons Prom 10:30 pm 13.5 -- 12.8 -0.0 90 11.7 ENE 74
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 pm 13.5 -- 13.3 14.4 95 13.0   Calm
Gelantipy 10:30 pm 12.6 -- 12.5 13.4 100 12.4   Calm
Mallacoota 10:30 pm 16.4 -- 15.8 17.3 90 15.1 WNW 4
Mount Nowa Nowa 10:30 pm 14.2 -- 14.1 14.1 100 13.9 ESE 7
Orbost 10:30 pm 16.0 -- 15.8 17.8 95 15.5   Calm

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).