Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 3.12 am ( DT) Saturday 13 February 2016
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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 03:00 am 15.1 -- 14.5 16.3 90 13.8   Calm
Cerberus 03:00 am 14.5 -- 13.9 15.4 90 13.0   Calm
Coldstream 03:00 am 12.5 -- 12.2 12.3 95 11.7 S 4
Ferny Creek 03:00 am 21.1 -- 15.8 19.5 45 8.0 WNW 6
Essendon Airport 03:00 am 16.4 -- 15.3 16.3 85 13.9 NNE 7
Frankston 03:00 am 18.7 -- 17.6 20.1 85 16.3 E 4
Geelong Racecourse 03:00 am 15.0 -- 14.5 16.2 95 13.9   Calm
Laverton 03:00 am 16.0 -- 15.1 16.5 90 14.0 NNW 4
Melbourne          *         
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 03:00 am 19.1 -- 17.5 19.2 80 15.4 NE 9
Melbourne Airport 03:00 am 18.7 -- 16.2 15.4 70 12.9 N 22
Moorabbin 03:00 am 16.5 -- 15.6 17.2 90 14.5 NNW 4
Point Wilson 03:00 am        *      N 11
Rhyll 03:00 am 19.0 -- 18.3 19.9 90 17.5 NNE 9
Scoresby 03:00 am 18.2 -- 17.0 19.3 85 15.5 N 4
Sheoaks 03:00 am 16.8 -- 14.4 15.0 70 10.9 N 11
Viewbank 03:00 am 17.0 -- 16.6 19.1 95 16.2   Calm
Mallee
Mildura 03:00 am 23.5 -- 16.3 20.6 30 4.5 S 9
Swan Hill 03:00 am 21.7 -- 15.0 17.0 30 3.4 SW 17
Walpeup Research 03:00 am 21.3 -- 15.2 19.5 35 5.2 S 4
Wimmera
Horsham 03:00 am 17.7 -- 13.0 14.9 45 5.0 W 9
Longerenong 03:00 am 16.8 -- 12.3 14.4 45 4.5 WNW 6
Nhill Airport 03:00 am 19.0 -- 14.1 16.8 45 6.2 WSW 7
Stawell 03:00 am 17.3 -- 14.3 15.3 60 10.0 E 11
Western District
Aireys Inlet 03:00 am 16.5 -- 15.8 17.0 90 15.0 NE 6
Ballarat 03:00 am 15.2 -- 12.0 14.4 55 6.7   Calm
Cape Nelson 03:00 am 16.0 -- 14.9 13.8 85 13.3 NW 17
Cape Otway 03:00 am 16.0 -- 14.1 14.7 75 11.4 NW 9
Hamilton 03:00 am 14.4 -- 13.2 13.6 85 11.6 N 7
Lookout Hill          *         
Mortlake 03:00 am 11.8 -- 11.5 11.4 95 11.0 ENE 4
Mount Gellibrand 03:00 am 16.1 -- 15.4 16.4 90 14.6 NE 6
Port Fairy 03:00 am 13.2 -- 13.1 13.0 100 13.0 N 6
Portland Airport 03:00 am 14.9 -- 13.8 13.5 85 12.2 N 11
Warrnambool 03:00 am 11.4 -- 11.4 10.5 100 11.4 N 7
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 03:00 am 19.0 -- 16.2 19.0 65 12.5 ENE 4
Falls Creek 03:00 am 14.4 -- 11.0 7.4 55 6.0 NNE 32
Hunters Hill 03:00 am 20.1 -- 14.5 17.9 40 6.1 NNE 7
Mount Buller 03:00 am 15.2 -- 9.9 7.6 35 0.6 NNW 30
Mount Hotham 03:00 am 13.5 -- 10.3 4.3 60 5.4 WNW 43
Rutherglen Research 03:00 am 15.6 -- 14.0 16.2 80 11.8   Calm
Wangaratta 03:00 am 14.9 -- 12.9 13.8 70 9.9 SW 6
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 03:00 am 21.3 -- 15.1 17.7 35 5.2 N 13
Kilmore Gap 03:00 am 20.7 -- 16.6 17.3 55 11.1 N 20
Mangalore 03:00 am 15.3 -- 14.1 16.1 85 12.4   Calm
Redesdale 03:00 am 15.4 -- 13.4 13.9 75 10.6 SSW 9
Northern Country
Bendigo 03:00 am 17.4 -- 12.8 16.3 45 5.0   Calm
Shepparton 03:00 am 16.9 -- 14.1 17.0 65 10.1   Calm
Yarrawonga 03:00 am 18.4 -- 15.4 18.0 65 11.2 E 4
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 03:00 am 14.7 -- 14.7 16.2 100 14.7   Calm
Hogan Island 03:00 am 18.5 -- 18.2 17.0 95 17.8 NNE 22
Latrobe Valley 03:00 am 15.8 -- 15.3 17.3 95 14.7   Calm
Mount Baw Baw 03:00 am 15.2 -- 10.3 11.0 40 1.7 N 13
Mount Moornapa 03:00 am 19.6 -- 18.0 18.0 80 16.1 N 19
Sale 03:00 am 14.8 -- 14.5 16.1 95 14.2   Calm
Wilsons Prom 03:00 am 18.9 -- 18.2 16.1 90 17.4 NNE 28
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 03:00 am 20.4 -- 17.3 20.1 65 13.4 N 7
Gelantipy 03:00 am 16.9 -- 15.6 14.6 85 14.0 N 19
Mallacoota 03:00 am 21.0 -- 19.9 22.7 85 18.6 NNW 7
Mount Nowa Nowa 03:00 am 20.0 -- 18.5 18.7 80 16.8 NNW 19
Orbost 03:00 am 18.1 -- 18.0 20.8 100 17.8   Calm

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).