Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 10.42 pm (EST) Friday 25 July 2014
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Central
Avalon 10:30 pm 11.4 -- 10.5 9.1 85 9.0 NNW 11
Cerberus 10:30 pm 11.2 -- 10.1 9.7 85 8.4 NNE 6
Coldstream 10:30 pm 12.1 -- 10.9 9.4 80 8.9 N 13
Ferny Creek 10:30 pm 9.1 -- 8.6 7.9 90 7.9 NNW 4
Essendon Airport 10:30 pm 12.3 -- 11.0 9.6 80 8.8 N 13
Frankston 10:30 pm 12.4 -- 11.4 9.5 85 9.8 N 15
Geelong Racecourse 10:30 pm 11.2 -- 10.7 9.9 90 10.0 N 7
Laverton 10:30 pm 11.7 -- 10.6 8.9 80 8.7 NNW 13
Melbourne 10:30 pm 13.7 -- 11.7  *  70 8.5    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 10:30 pm 13.4 -- 11.9 11.3 80 9.6 N 11
Melbourne Airport 10:30 pm 10.5 -- 9.5 6.8 85 7.8 N 17
Moorabbin 10:30 pm 13.0 -- 11.8 9.8 80 9.8 N 17
Point Wilson 10:30 pm        *      N 17
Rhyll 10:30 pm 11.6 -- 11.1 10.0 90 10.2 N 9
Scoresby 10:30 pm 12.1 -- 11.1 10.7 85 9.5 NNE 7
Sheoaks 10:30 pm 10.1 -- 9.3 6.8 85 8.0 NW 15
Viewbank 10:30 pm 12.9 -- 11.8 10.5 85 10.1 N 13
Mallee
Mildura 10:30 pm 8.5 -- 8.2 6.8 95 7.7 W 6
Swan Hill 10:30 pm 10.5 -- 10.1 8.3 95 9.5 N 11
Walpeup Research 10:30 pm 9.9 -- 9.6 8.9 95 9.0 W 4
Wimmera
Horsham 10:30 pm 7.7 -- 7.6 5.0 100 7.4 NW 11
Longerenong 10:30 pm 8.0      *      WNW 11
Nhill Airport 10:30 pm 9.1 -- 8.6 6.9 90 7.7 NNW 9
Stawell 10:30 pm 8.5 -- 8.5 6.8 100 8.4 NW 7
Western District
Aireys Inlet 10:30 pm 11.4 -- 11.1 7.8 95 10.6 NW 20
Ballarat 10:30 pm 7.0 -- 7.0 3.8 100 7.0 N 13
Cape Nelson 10:30 pm 13.3 -- 12.5 7.0 85 11.2 W 35
Cape Otway 10:30 pm 11.2 -- 10.8 7.1 95 10.2 NNW 22
Hamilton 10:35 pm 10.1 -- 10.0 6.9 100 9.9 WNW 17
Lookout Hill 10:30 pm 5.8 -- 5.8 2.0 100 5.7 W 15
Mortlake 10:30 pm 10.8 -- 10.6 7.7 95 10.3 WNW 17
Mount Gellibrand 10:30 pm 9.4 -- 9.2 3.8 95 8.8 NW 28
Port Fairy 10:30 pm 11.9 -- 11.6 10.2 95 11.1 WNW 11
Portland Airport 10:30 pm 12.3 -- 11.8 8.5 90 11.0 WSW 22
Warrnambool 10:30 pm 11.3 -- 11.3 7.5 100 11.3 NW 22
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Northeast
Albury Airport 10:30 pm 6.1 -- 6.0 5.1 100 5.8   Calm
Falls Creek 10:40 pm 1.1 -- 1.1 -9.1 100 1.1 NNW 44
Hunters Hill 10:30 pm 6.8 -- 6.4 4.7 90 5.6 NNW 6
Mount Buller 10:30 pm 0.9 -- 0.9  *  100 0.9    
Mount Hotham 10:30 pm 0.2 -- 0.2 -14.1 100 0.1 NNW 65
Rutherglen Research 10:30 pm 4.9 -- 4.9 2.6 100 4.9 E 6
Wangaratta 10:30 pm 8.6 -- 8.6 7.5 100 8.5 ENE 4
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 10:30 pm 7.7 -- 7.6 4.2 95 7.3 N 15
Kilmore Gap 10:30 pm 8.8 -- 8.8 4.4 100 8.8 N 22
Mangalore 10:30 pm 10.4 -- 10.1 9.0 95 9.6 NNW 7
Redesdale 10:30 pm 9.5 -- 9.5 8.6 100 9.4 NNE 4
Northern Country
Bendigo 10:30 pm 9.9 -- 9.9 8.6 100 9.8 NNW 7
Shepparton 10:30 pm 10.3 -- 10.2 8.3 100 10.1 N 11
Yarrawonga 10:30 pm 6.9 -- 6.9 4.8 100 6.8 SW 7
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 10:30 pm 10.0 -- 8.5 7.7 75 5.8 NNW 7
Hogan Island 10:30 pm 13.0 -- 11.4 8.2 75 8.9 NNW 24
Latrobe Valley 10:30 pm 9.2 -- 8.9 8.8 95 8.3   Calm
Mount Baw Baw 10:30 pm 1.9 -- 1.9 -2.3 100 1.8 NNW 13
Mount Moornapa 10:30 pm 10.2 -- 8.3 6.9 70 4.8 N 11
Sale 10:30 pm 9.3 -- 8.5 7.3 85 7.2 W 7
Wilsons Prom 10:30 pm 13.4 -- 11.4 9.1 70 8.0 NNW 20
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

EST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
East Gippsland
Combienbar 10:30 pm 11.1 -- 8.1 8.1 55 2.2 NNW 7
Gelantipy 10:30 pm 6.9 -- 5.3 2.4 70 2.2 N 15
Mallacoota 10:30 pm 10.3 -- 9.3 8.4 85 7.7 WNW 7
Mount Nowa Nowa 10:30 pm 11.9 -- 9.2 8.2 60 4.4 NNW 13
Orbost 10:30 pm 10.3 -- 8.7 8.6 75 5.9 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).