Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 1.42 am (EST) Saturday 02 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 01:30 am 4.8 -- 4.1 -0.9 85 2.7 W 22
Cerberus 01:30 am 9.7 -- 7.1 4.2 55 1.6 SW 20
Coldstream 01:30 am 3.0 -- 2.9 0.3 100 2.7 NNW 6
Ferny Creek 01:30 am 2.5 -- 2.3 -0.3 95 1.9 W 6
Essendon Airport 01:30 am 4.5 -- 3.8 -0.9 85 2.4 W 20
Frankston 01:30 am 8.0 -- 6.0 4.6 65 1.6 SSW 9
Geelong Racecourse 01:30 am 5.4 -- 4.8 0.7 85 3.4 W 17
Laverton 01:30 am 5.0 -- 4.2 0.2 85 2.4 W 17
Melbourne 01:30 am 5.4 -- 4.5  *  80 2.4    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 01:30 am 6.0 -- 4.9 2.7 80 2.5 W 9
Melbourne Airport 01:30 am 4.5 -- 3.6 -2.5 80 1.7 WSW 28
Moorabbin 01:30 am 8.2 -- 6.9 3.4 75 4.4 SW 19
Point Wilson 01:30 am        *      WSW 28
Rhyll 01:30 am 7.1 -- 5.8 1.8 75 3.0 SSW 20
Scoresby 01:30 am 2.6 -- 2.3 0.5 95 1.7 ENE 2
Sheoaks 01:30 am 3.9 -- 3.0 -1.6 80 0.9 W 19
Viewbank 01:30 am 4.1 -- 4.1 1.5 100 4.0 W 7
Mallee
Mildura 01:30 am 2.7 -- 2.2 -0.8 90 1.1 SW 9
Swan Hill 01:30 am 1.2 -- 0.9 -4.0 90 0.1 W 17
Walpeup Research 01:30 am 0.6 -- 0.3 -2.8 95 -0.4 WNW 7
Wimmera
Horsham 01:30 am 0.7 -- 0.6 -3.3 95 0.3 SSW 11
Longerenong 01:30 am 0.1      *      SSW 6
Nhill Airport 01:30 am 1.8 -- 1.2 -0.2 85 -0.3   Calm
Stawell 01:30 am 0.6 -- 0.5 -2.1 100 0.3 E 4
Western District
Aireys Inlet 01:30 am 7.5 -- 6.0 2.2 75 3.0 S 20
Ballarat 01:30 am 0.0 -- -0.0 -4.5 100 -0.1 W 13
Cape Nelson 01:30 am 9.8 -- 7.0 3.8 55 0.9 S 22
Cape Otway 01:30 am 9.3 -- 6.2 -1.2 50 -1.0 SSW 44
Hamilton 01:30 am 0.4 -- 0.4 -2.9 100 0.3 N 7
Lookout Hill 01:30 am -0.6 -- -0.6 -5.5 100 -0.7 SW 15
Mortlake 01:30 am 2.2 -- 2.1 -1.2 95 1.8 NW 9
Mount Gellibrand 01:30 am 2.7 -- 2.1 -2.0 85 0.8 WNW 15
Port Fairy 01:30 am 8.1 -- 6.6 1.4 75 3.6 WSW 28
Portland Airport 01:30 am 5.1 -- 4.0 1.7 80 1.6 SW 9
Warrnambool 01:30 am 6.5 -- 5.5 1.4 80 3.3 SSW 19
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 01:30 am 1.9 -- 1.5 -2.1 90 0.7 W 11
Falls Creek 01:30 am -6.3 -- -6.4 -10.2 95 -6.7 SSW 6
Hunters Hill 01:30 am -1.2 -- -1.2 -3.4 100 -1.2   Calm
Mount Buller 01:30 am -5.3 -- -5.5  *  95 -6.0    
Mount Hotham 01:30 am -6.7 -- -6.8 -13.7 100 -7.0 NW 22
Rutherglen Research 01:30 am 1.8 -- 1.8 -1.6 100 1.8 SSW 9
Wangaratta 01:30 am 3.2 -- 2.6 -1.5 85 1.1 WSW 15
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 01:30 am 0.6 -- 0.6 -5.5 100 0.6 WSW 22
Kilmore Gap 01:30 am 1.9 -- 1.8 -3.6 100 1.6 WSW 20
Mangalore 01:30 am 2.1 -- 1.8 -1.4 95 1.2 W 9
Redesdale 01:30 am 1.1 -- 0.8 -2.6 95 0.1 SSW 9
Northern Country
Bendigo 01:30 am 2.5 -- 2.1 -1.8 90 1.3 W 13
Shepparton 01:30 am 1.5 -- 1.4 -2.4 95 1.1 W 11
Yarrawonga 01:30 am 1.4 -- 1.3 -2.9 100 1.1 WSW 13
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 01:30 am 5.3 -- 4.3 -1.7 80 2.0 W 28
Hogan Island 01:30 am 8.1 -- 6.0 -3.2 65 1.5 SW 50
Latrobe Valley 01:30 am 5.0 -- 4.8 -1.6 95 4.3 WNW 28
Mount Baw Baw 01:30 am -4.7 -- -4.7 -7.3 100 -4.8   Calm
Mount Moornapa 01:30 am 2.9 -- 2.3 -2.2 85 1.0 W 17
Sale 01:30 am 4.7 -- 4.0 -0.5 85 2.5 WNW 19
Wilsons Prom 01:30 am 9.1 -- 6.5 -2.2 55 1.0 SW 50
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 01:30 am 2.0 -- 1.6 -3.1 90 0.7 SW 17
Gelantipy 01:30 am 1.9 -- 1.1 -6.3 80 -1.0 WSW 32
Mallacoota 01:30 am 6.0 -- 5.4 1.5 90 4.3 W 17
Mount Nowa Nowa 01:30 am 4.0 -- 3.2 -1.0 85 1.5 W 17
Orbost 01:30 am 5.7 -- 5.0 0.5 85 3.4 W 20

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).