Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 5.42 pm ( ST) Monday 22 September 2014
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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 05:30 pm 18.2 19.2 15.0 16.2 60 10.3 SE 11
Cerberus 05:30 pm 16.3 18.0 13.8 15.2 65 9.9 SW 6
Coldstream 05:30 pm 18.8 18.8 14.6 16.2 50 7.9 N 11
Ferny Creek 05:30 pm 15.8 16.7 12.2 15.0 55 6.3   Calm
Essendon Airport 05:30 pm 19.9 19.8 15.6 15.9 50 9.2 NNE 20
Frankston 05:30 pm 20.1 18.8 14.5 19.0 35 5.0   Calm
Geelong Racecourse 05:30 pm 19.4 18.9 14.7 17.0 45 7.2 SE 9
Laverton 05:30 pm 20.5 19.8 15.7 18.4 45 8.2 ENE 9
Melbourne 05:30 pm 21.5 20.1 15.9  *  40 7.0    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 05:30 pm 21.3 19.9 15.7 17.7 40 6.8 N 15
Melbourne Airport 05:30 pm 19.8 19.1 14.9 14.5 45 7.0 NNE 24
Moorabbin 05:30 pm 21.2 19.8 15.6 18.0 40 6.7 N 13
Point Wilson 05:30 pm        *      SE 17
Rhyll 05:30 pm 16.9 19.0 14.9 15.8 75 12.0 S 9
Scoresby 05:30 pm 20.6 19.7 15.5 18.7 45 7.6 N 7
Sheoaks 05:30 pm 18.1 18.2 13.9 15.7 50 7.2 E 9
Viewbank 05:30 pm 20.5 19.2 14.9 17.1 40 5.7 N 13
Mallee
Mildura 05:30 pm 25.7 20.4 16.1 22.0 15 -3.3 ENE 7
Swan Hill 05:30 pm 23.1 19.1 14.8 18.8 20 -1.9 E 11
Walpeup Research 05:30 pm 25.0 20.0 15.6 20.5 15 -3.4 NE 11
Wimmera
Horsham 05:30 pm 21.8 18.9 14.5 17.5 25 0.9 NNE 13
Longerenong 05:30 pm 22.9 19.1 14.7 19.4 20 -1.2 NE 7
Nhill Airport 05:30 pm 23.0 19.1 14.7 18.3 20 -1.8 ENE 13
Stawell 05:30 pm 21.5 17.9 13.4 16.2 20 -3.8 NNE 15
Western District
Aireys Inlet 05:30 pm 16.0 17.2 12.9 14.2 60 8.0 ENE 7
Ballarat 05:30 pm 16.7 16.4 11.8 12.7 40 3.0 NNE 13
Cape Nelson 05:30 pm 16.7 18.1 13.9 14.2 65 9.6 ESE 13
Cape Otway 05:30 pm 15.9 16.8 12.4 11.9 55 6.5 ENE 17
Hamilton 05:30 pm 20.4 19.2 14.9 19.1 40 6.0 N 2
Lookout Hill 05:30 pm 14.1 14.2 9.1 9.5 35 -0.7 NNE 13
Mortlake 05:30 pm 19.7 20.2 16.0 19.2 55 10.7 N 4
Mount Gellibrand 05:30 pm 18.8 18.1 13.7 17.4 40 5.3 W 2
Port Fairy 05:30 pm 17.1 18.9 14.7 15.4 70 11.2 ESE 11
Portland Airport 05:30 pm 18.7 18.2 13.9 15.7 45 5.9 S 11
Warrnambool 05:30 pm 19.8 19.7 15.5 18.3 50 9.1 ENE 7
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          *         
Falls Creek 05:30 pm 8.3 11.6 6.3 5.1 70 2.8 WNW 9
Hunters Hill 05:30 pm 13.6 15.5 10.9 12.1 65 6.7 W 4
Mount Buller 05:30 pm 8.1 11.2 5.8  *  65 1.5    
Mount Hotham 05:30 pm 6.1 10.3 4.8 2.0 75 2.4 WNW 13
Rutherglen Research 05:30 pm 18.7 19.5 15.3 17.7 60 10.5 S 6
Wangaratta 05:30 pm 19.1 18.7 14.4 17.6 45 6.9 SE 4
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 05:30 pm 15.7 16.8 12.4 13.0 55 7.2 W 11
Kilmore Gap 05:30 pm 15.1 16.7 12.4 11.4 65 8.1 NNE 17
Mangalore 05:30 pm 18.3 18.4 14.1 16.0 50 7.4 NNE 9
Redesdale 05:30 pm 18.4 17.8 13.4 16.5 40 4.9 NNE 4
Northern Country
Bendigo 05:30 pm 20.2 18.6 14.2 16.4 35 3.9 NE 13
Shepparton 05:30 pm 19.8 18.3 14.0 16.4 35 3.9 NE 11
Yarrawonga 05:30 pm 19.4 18.9 14.7 17.6 45 7.2 SE 6
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 05:30 pm 14.7 17.3 13.0 12.8 75 10.5 ESE 11
Hogan Island 05:30 pm 11.7 15.2 10.8 7.8 85 9.3 ENE 20
Latrobe Valley 05:30 pm 19.1 20.1 15.9 18.2 60 11.4 NNE 7
Mount Baw Baw 05:30 pm 8.4 12.5 7.7 7.2 90 6.5 E 2
Mount Moornapa 05:30 pm 15.3 17.5 13.2 14.6 70 10.1 ESE 4
Sale 05:30 pm 14.5 17.1 12.8 11.4 75 10.3 E 17
Wilsons Prom 05:30 pm 12.5 15.9 11.5 8.8 85 10.0 NNE 20
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 05:30 pm 15.2 16.6 12.2 14.6 60 7.5   Calm
Gelantipy 05:30 pm 15.8 16.4 11.9 13.1 50 5.4 SSW 9
Mallacoota 05:30 pm 15.6 17.7 13.5 13.3 70 10.4 NNE 13
Mount Nowa Nowa 05:30 pm 14.8 17.1 12.8 14.0 70 9.8 SE 4
Orbost 05:30 pm 16.6 18.9 14.7 16.5 75 12.0 SSE 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).