Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 5.12 pm (EST) Saturday 23 August 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 05:00 pm 17.3 18.6 14.4 13.2 60 10.0 NE 22
Cerberus 05:00 pm 18.1 18.3 14.0 15.8 50 7.5 N 9
Coldstream 05:00 pm 17.1 18.1 13.9 15.6 60 9.0 NE 7
Ferny Creek 05:00 pm 13.7 15.5 11.0 11.2 60 6.6 NNE 9
Essendon Airport 05:00 pm 17.4 18.4 14.2 13.1 60 9.3 N 22
Frankston 05:00 pm 18.7 18.6 14.4 15.7 50 7.5 NE 13
Geelong Racecourse 05:00 pm 17.9 18.5 14.2 14.3 55 8.5 NNE 17
Laverton 05:00 pm 17.9 18.6 14.4 13.9 55 9.0 NNE 20
Melbourne 05:00 pm 19.3 19.0 14.7  *  45 7.5    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 05:00 pm 19.3 19.2 15.0 16.4 50 8.3 N 13
Melbourne Airport 05:00 pm 16.5 17.7 13.4 11.3 60 8.7 NNE 26
Moorabbin 05:00 pm 18.5 18.8 14.6 14.4 50 8.5 NNE 20
Point Wilson 05:00 pm        *      NNE 32
Rhyll 05:00 pm 16.4 17.8 13.5 12.4 60 9.1 NNE 20
Scoresby 05:00 pm 18.1 18.3 14.0 14.3 50 7.5 NNE 17
Sheoaks 05:00 pm 15.7 17.2 12.9 12.1 60 8.4 NNE 17
Viewbank 05:00 pm 18.2 18.4 14.2 15.6 50 7.9 NE 11
Mallee
Mildura 05:00 pm 22.5 18.9 14.6 17.1 20 -1.1 NNW 17
Swan Hill 05:00 pm 20.2 18.4 14.0 14.5 30 2.9 N 22
Walpeup Research 05:00 pm 20.8 18.6 14.3 16.0 30 2.6 NNW 17
Wimmera
Horsham 05:00 pm 11.7 14.5 9.9 6.4 70 6.8 W 24
Longerenong 05:00 pm 12.3 14.6 10.0 6.5 65 6.1 W 26
Nhill Airport 05:00 pm 11.9 14.3 9.7 6.8 65 5.8 W 22
Stawell 05:00 pm 17.3 17.2 12.7 12.4 45 4.9 N 20
Western District
Aireys Inlet 05:00 pm 17.6 18.4 14.2 14.5 55 9.0 N 15
Ballarat 05:00 pm 14.2 16.3 11.9 7.2 70 8.4 NNE 35
Cape Nelson 05:00 pm 10.1 14.2 9.7 4.9 95 9.0 NNW 26
Cape Otway 05:00 pm 17.3 18.1 13.8 14.1 55 8.3    
Hamilton 05:00 pm 8.7 13.3 8.7 4.6 100 8.6 WNW 20
Lookout Hill 05:00 pm 9.3 13.3 8.6 4.9 90 7.4 N 20
Mortlake 05:00 pm 11.4 14.7 10.3 5.0 80 8.4 W 32
Mount Gellibrand 05:00 pm 15.1 17.0 12.7 9.6 65 9.0 N 28
Port Fairy 05:00 pm 10.2 13.9 9.3 6.8 85 7.8 NW 15
Portland Airport 05:00 pm 10.6 14.3 9.8 5.7 85 8.5 NNW 24
Warrnambool 05:00 pm 10.3 14.1 9.6 5.4 90 8.4 WNW 24
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 05:00 pm 17.9 18.3 14.0 16.1 50 7.9 NW 7
Falls Creek 05:00 pm 3.6 8.8 3.1 -1.3 90 2.1 NNW 17
Hunters Hill 05:00 pm 12.1 14.2 9.4 9.8 60 4.8 WNW 6
Mount Buller 05:00 pm 3.3 8.2 2.2  *  80 -0.2    
Mount Hotham 05:00 pm 2.5 7.9 2.0 -4.3 90 0.9 NNW 26
Rutherglen Research 05:00 pm 17.2 18.6 14.4 16.0 65 10.3 NE 7
Wangaratta 05:00 pm 16.5 17.6 13.3 13.2 60 8.2 N 15
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 05:00 pm 11.9 14.1 9.4 7.9 65 5.1 NNE 15
Kilmore Gap 05:00 pm 12.9 15.9 11.5 6.7 80 9.5 N 32
Mangalore 05:00 pm 16.2 17.9 13.6 12.4 65 9.8 NE 20
Redesdale 05:00 pm 15.9 17.7 13.4 12.2 65 9.6 NNE 19
Northern Country
Bendigo 05:00 pm 17.2 18.3 14.1 13.5 60 9.4 NNE 19
Shepparton 05:00 pm 17.1 18.5 14.2 14.3 65 10.0 NNE 15
Yarrawonga 05:00 pm 15.3 17.1 12.8 13.3 65 8.8 ENE 9
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 05:00 pm 15.0 16.8 12.5 11.8 65 8.5 ESE 15
Hogan Island 05:00 pm 11.9 15.5 11.2 7.4 90 10.0 ENE 24
Latrobe Valley 05:00 pm 15.7 17.5 13.3 13.9 65 9.6 NE 9
Mount Baw Baw 05:00 pm 4.1 8.7 2.8 0.4 75 0.1 NNE 9
Mount Moornapa 05:00 pm 12.9 14.9 10.3 9.9 65 6.0 ESE 11
Sale 05:00 pm 14.3 16.7 12.4 11.3 70 9.4 E 15
Wilsons Prom 05:00 pm 12.1 15.6 11.2 8.3 85 9.8 NNE 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 05:00 pm 12.4 15.2 10.7 11.2 75 8.1 NNE 4
Gelantipy 05:00 pm 12.4 14.5 9.8 9.6 60 5.3 N 9
Mallacoota 05:00 pm 15.6 17.8 13.6 12.6 70 10.6 NNE 17
Mount Nowa Nowa 05:00 pm 13.8 15.8 11.3 12.0 65 7.3 E 6
Orbost 05:00 pm 16.0 17.6 13.3 15.1 65 9.2 SE 4

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).