Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 3.42 am ( DT) Monday 02 February 2015
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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 03:30 am 15.1 -- 13.0 10.9 70 9.7 SSW 22
Cerberus 03:30 am 15.7 -- 13.8 13.6 75 11.1 SW 13
Coldstream 03:30 am 15.3 -- 13.7 14.0 75 11.3 S 9
Ferny Creek 03:30 am 11.0 -- 10.6 10.3 95 10.1 S 4
Essendon Airport 03:30 am 14.7 -- 13.4 11.4 80 11.5 SW 20
Frankston 03:30 am 15.2 -- 13.3 14.1 75 10.6 SSW 7
Geelong Racecourse 03:30 am 14.8 -- 12.6 12.2 70 9.2 SSW 13
Laverton 03:30 am 15.4 -- 13.3 11.7 70 10.2 SSW 20
Melbourne          *         
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 03:30 am 16.4 -- 14.5 15.3 75 11.8 S 9
Melbourne Airport 03:30 am 14.3 -- 12.7 10.3 75 10.3 SSW 22
Moorabbin 03:30 am 16.1 -- 13.9 12.7 70 10.6 S 19
Point Wilson 03:30 am        *      SSW 26
Rhyll 03:30 am 15.4 -- 13.8 13.8 80 11.6 SW 11
Scoresby 03:30 am 15.1 -- 13.2 14.1 75 10.5 S 6
Sheoaks 03:30 am 12.9 -- 11.2 10.4 75 8.4 S 11
Viewbank 03:30 am 15.3 -- 13.9 13.4 80 11.9 SSW 13
Mallee
Mildura 03:30 am 14.9 -- 12.0 10.6 60 7.2 S 19
Swan Hill 03:30 am 15.9 -- 13.1 11.4 60 8.6 S 22
Walpeup Research 03:30 am 13.3 -- 11.2 9.0 70 7.7 S 20
Wimmera
Horsham 03:30 am 11.4 -- 9.6 7.4 70 6.5 S 17
Longerenong 03:30 am 12.7      *      S 19
Nhill Airport 03:30 am 12.4 -- 10.2 7.0 65 6.5 S 24
Stawell 03:35 am 11.7 -- 10.5 5.3 80 8.7 SSE 32
Western District
Aireys Inlet 03:30 am 14.4 -- 12.6 9.5 75 9.8 S 26
Ballarat 03:30 am 10.7 -- 9.9 5.8 85 8.5 S 24
Cape Nelson 03:30 am 14.0 -- 11.9 7.0 70 8.4 SSE 35
Cape Otway 03:30 am 14.7 -- 12.5 11.3 70 9.1 SW 17
Hamilton 03:30 am 10.9 -- 10.2 7.1 90 9.0 SSE 19
Lookout Hill 03:30 am 6.9 -- 6.8 1.6 100 6.6 S 24
Mortlake 03:30 am 12.9 -- 11.5 9.9 80 9.2 S 15
Mount Gellibrand 03:30 am 12.1 -- 10.5 9.6 75 8.0 SSW 11
Port Fairy 03:30 am 14.6 -- 12.5 9.5 70 9.2 SSE 26
Portland Airport 03:30 am 13.6 -- 11.8 10.1 75 8.9 SSE 17
Warrnambool 03:30 am 13.7 -- 12.0 9.0 75 9.4 S 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
Northeast
Albury Airport 03:30 am 17.7 -- 14.1 14.5 55 8.6 SSE 15
Falls Creek 03:30 am 3.6 -- 3.6 -1.0 100 3.6 S 17
Hunters Hill 03:30 am 10.8 -- 8.9 8.5 70 5.8 SSE 7
Mount Buller 03:30 am 5.4 -- 4.4 -1.5 80 2.4 SSE 28
Mount Hotham          *         
Rutherglen Research 03:30 am 12.0 -- 11.0 11.9 85 9.4   Calm
Wangaratta 03:30 am 12.5 -- 11.3 10.3 80 9.3 S 11
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 03:30 am 11.5 -- 11.1 8.8 95 10.4 SW 15
Kilmore Gap 03:30 am 10.5 -- 10.5 6.9 100 10.5 S 20
Mangalore 03:30 am 14.9 -- 12.9 10.0 70 9.9 S 26
Redesdale 03:30 am 11.9 -- 10.9 9.3 85 9.3 SSW 13
Northern Country
Bendigo 03:30 am 13.2 -- 11.7 9.9 80 9.5 S 17
Shepparton 03:30 am 14.9 -- 13.4 11.1 80 11.1 S 22
Yarrawonga 03:30 am 14.0 -- 12.3 12.2 75 9.6 S 9
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 03:30 am 11.9 -- 11.8 11.1 100 11.7 WNW 7
Hogan Island 03:30 am 15.5 -- 14.4 12.3 85 13.0 ENE 22
Latrobe Valley 03:30 am 14.2 -- 13.9 14.5 95 13.4 NNW 4
Mount Baw Baw 03:30 am 5.2 -- 5.2 2.8 100 5.1 ESE 7
Mount Moornapa 03:30 am 12.8 -- 12.5 12.7 95 12.2 NE 4
Sale 03:30 am 15.0 -- 14.5 14.5 95 13.8 SSW 9
Wilsons Prom 03:30 am 15.8 -- 14.8 14.8 85 13.5 NNE 11
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 03:30 am 11.0 -- 10.9 11.2 100 10.7   Calm
Gelantipy 03:30 am 8.5 -- 8.4 8.1 100 8.2   Calm
Mallacoota 03:30 am 16.1 -- 15.6 13.2 95 15.0 SSW 24
Mount Nowa Nowa 03:30 am 13.0 -- 12.7 13.0 95 12.4 SW 4
Orbost 03:30 am 14.1 -- 13.9 14.5 95 13.6 NNW 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).