Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 5.12 am (EST) Thursday 24 April 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 am 14.3 -- 10.9 9.0 55 4.9 NW 22
Cerberus 05:00 am 12.6 -- 10.5 11.1 70 6.9 NNE 4
Coldstream 05:00 am 12.6 -- 10.0 9.4 60 5.3 NNE 11
Ferny Creek 05:00 am 10.8 -- 7.9 7.8 55 2.1 NNW 7
Essendon Airport 05:00 am 13.3 -- 10.2 8.3 55 4.5 N 20
Frankston 05:00 am 15.9 -- 12.8 10.4 60 7.7 N 26
Geelong Racecourse 05:00 am 13.2 -- 10.3 10.4 60 5.1 NNW 9
Laverton 05:00 am 13.9 -- 10.7 9.1 55 4.8 NNW 19
Melbourne 05:00 am 13.4 -- 10.2  *  55 4.2    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 05:00 am 13.7 -- 10.5 10.4 55 4.6 N 11
Melbourne Airport 05:00 am 14.2 -- 9.9 7.1 40 1.3 NNW 28
Moorabbin 05:00 am 14.2 -- 10.8 8.9 55 4.8 N 22
Point Wilson 05:00 am        *      NW 20
Rhyll 05:00 am 14.8 -- 12.6 8.9 70 9.2 NNW 30
Scoresby 05:00 am 12.8 -- 9.7 10.2 55 4.0 NNE 7
Sheoaks 05:00 am 12.8 -- 10.0 8.1 60 5.0 NW 19
Viewbank 05:00 am 14.6 -- 10.6 9.9 45 3.1 N 17
Mallee
Mildura 05:00 am 8.3 -- 7.2 5.9 80 5.2 WNW 7
Swan Hill 05:00 am 6.3 -- 5.8 3.4 90 4.7 NW 9
Walpeup Research 05:00 am 7.8 -- 6.2 5.1 70 2.9 WNW 6
Wimmera
Horsham 05:00 am 6.6 -- 5.7 4.5 80 3.8 NNW 4
Longerenong 05:00 am 6.2 -- 5.4 2.4 85 3.9 NW 13
Nhill Airport 05:00 am 11.5 -- 10.4 8.3 80 8.5 WNW 15
Stawell 05:00 am 12.3 -- 10.8 9.1 75 8.4 NNW 15
Western District
Aireys Inlet 05:00 am 13.2 -- 10.7 9.1 65 6.3 NW 17
Ballarat 05:00 am 6.1 -- 5.2 1.8 80 3.3 N 15
Cape Nelson 05:00 am 13.9 -- 11.8 8.6 70 8.5 N 26
Cape Otway 05:00 am 13.5 -- 12.8 6.7 90 11.8 W 39
Hamilton 05:00 am 13.0 -- 12.4 9.7 90 11.6 W 20
Lookout Hill 05:00 am 6.9 -- 6.4 3.0 90 5.5 WNW 15
Mortlake 05:00 am 12.6 -- 12.1 8.8 90 11.3 NW 22
Mount Gellibrand 05:00 am 10.6 -- 10.4 2.9 95 10.1 NW 41
Port Fairy 05:00 am 14.3 -- 13.1 6.5 80 11.3 SW 43
Portland Airport 05:00 am 12.6 -- 10.9 7.6 75 8.1 SW 24
Warrnambool 05:00 am 13.0 -- 12.7 7.6 95 12.2 WSW 32
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 am 10.5 -- 10.3 10.1 95 9.9 SSE 2
Falls Creek 05:00 am 2.6 -- 2.6 -5.0 100 2.6 NNW 32
Hunters Hill 05:00 am 10.5 -- 9.9 9.1 90 8.9 WNW 6
Mount Buller 05:00 am 1.2 -- 0.5 -5.1 85 -0.9 NW 22
Mount Hotham 05:00 am 1.0 -- 1.0 -9.2 100 0.9 NNW 44
Rutherglen Research 05:00 am 6.6 -- 6.6 5.8 100 6.6   Calm
Wangaratta 05:00 am 4.9 -- 4.9 3.4 100 4.8 S 2
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 05:00 am 9.9 -- 7.6 6.0 65 3.4 NW 13
Kilmore Gap 05:00 am 7.6 -- 6.4 1.8 80 4.2 N 24
Mangalore 05:00 am 4.4 -- 4.1 1.9 95 3.5 W 6
Redesdale 05:00 am 3.1 -- 2.7 1.4 90 1.9   Calm
Northern Country
Bendigo 05:00 am 4.1 -- 3.7 2.6 90 2.9   Calm
Shepparton 05:00 am 5.8 -- 5.8 4.8 100 5.7   Calm
Yarrawonga 05:00 am 8.6 -- 8.5 7.5 100 8.3 ESE 4
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 05:00 am 7.9 -- 7.9 4.9 100 7.8 NW 13
Hogan Island          *         
Latrobe Valley 05:11 am 5.0 -- 5.0 3.9 100 4.9   Calm
Mount Baw Baw 05:00 am 3.6 -- 2.1 -2.4 70 -1.3 W 20
Mount Moornapa 05:00 am 11.6 -- 9.4 9.3 65 5.5 NNW 7
Sale 05:00 am 5.9 -- 5.8 3.2 100 5.7 W 9
Wilsons Prom 05:08 am 14.9 -- 11.6 8.7 55 6.0 WNW 28
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 am 15.0 -- 11.7 13.4 55 6.3 NW 4
Gelantipy 05:00 am 12.3 -- 8.6 7.3 45 1.3 WNW 17
Mallacoota 05:00 am 12.1 -- 11.7 10.3 95 11.0 WNW 11
Mount Nowa Nowa 05:00 am 12.0 -- 10.9 10.7 85 9.2 W 6
Orbost 05:00 am 9.8 -- 9.7 9.0 100 9.5 WNW 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).