Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 11.42 am ( ST) Wednesday 03 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 11:30 am 12.9 14.4 9.7 7.7 55 3.6 SSW 20
Cerberus 11:30 am 12.7 14.0 9.3 8.7 50 2.6 S 13
Coldstream 11:30 am 12.4 14.2 9.5 9.0 55 4.1 S 11
Ferny Creek 11:30 am 8.4 11.5 6.3 5.6 65 2.0 SSE 6
Essendon Airport 11:30 am 11.6 13.8 9.1 6.5 60 4.3 S 20
Frankston 11:30 am 12.0 13.7 9.0 9.4 55 3.0 S 6
Geelong Racecourse 11:30 am 12.4 13.9 9.2 8.8 50 2.8 S 11
Laverton 11:30 am 12.1 14.4 9.8 8.3 65 5.7 S 15
Melbourne 11:30 am 13.2 14.7 10.1  *  55 4.2    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 11:30 am 12.2 14.3 9.7 9.4 60 5.1 SSW 9
Melbourne Airport 11:30 am 11.6 13.4 8.6 6.4 55 2.6 S 19
Moorabbin 11:30 am 12.3 14.3 9.7 9.0 60 4.8 SSE 11
Point Wilson 11:30 am        *      SSW 15
Rhyll 11:30 am 14.5 16.0 11.6 12.1 60 6.8 S 9
Scoresby 11:30 am 12.5 14.2 9.5 9.5 55 4.0 SSE 9
Sheoaks 11:30 am 10.6 13.0 8.2 7.5 60 3.4 SSE 9
Viewbank 11:30 am 12.6 14.5 9.9 9.3 60 4.8 S 11
Mallee
Mildura 11:30 am 12.9 14.1 9.4 9.6 50 2.3 E 9
Swan Hill 11:30 am 12.4 13.3 8.4 8.3 40 -0.3 SSE 11
Walpeup Research 11:30 am 12.9 14.4 9.7 10.7 55 3.6 SSW 4
Wimmera
Horsham 11:30 am 11.9 13.6 8.8 8.6 55 2.6 E 9
Longerenong 11:30 am 12.3 14.0 9.3 9.8 55 3.5 NE 6
Nhill Airport 11:30 am 10.9 13.0 8.2 7.6 55 2.7 E 9
Stawell 11:30 am 11.4 13.2 8.3 7.3 55 2.2 SE 13
Western District
Aireys Inlet 11:30 am 12.7 14.3 9.6 10.0 55 3.9 S 7
Ballarat 11:00 am 8.1 11.2 6.0 2.6 65 1.7 S 20
Cape Nelson 11:30 am 12.5 14.2 9.5 9.8 55 3.7 SE 7
Cape Otway 11:30 am 11.5 14.2 9.7 9.3 70 6.4    
Hamilton 11:30 am 11.3 14.0 9.3 8.6 70 5.8 E 9
Lookout Hill 11:30 am 5.6 9.6 4.0 2.0 70 0.6 SSE 9
Mortlake 11:30 am 11.4 13.8 9.1 9.5 65 4.8 S 4
Mount Gellibrand 11:30 am 10.3 13.1 8.3 7.4 65 4.5 S 9
Port Fairy 11:30 am 12.9 14.4 9.7 10.7 55 3.6 S 4
Portland Airport 11:30 am 11.5 13.7 8.9 8.9 60 4.0 S 7
Warrnambool 11:30 am 11.5 13.8 9.1 8.6 60 4.5 SSE 9
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 11:30 am 12.1 13.6 8.8 9.1 50 2.3 S 7
Falls Creek 11:30 am -2.5 4.3 -2.9 -11.6 90 -3.8 SSE 35
Hunters Hill 11:30 am 7.5 10.5 5.0 3.7 55 -0.5 S 9
Mount Buller 11:30 am -0.9 5.6 -1.0  *  95 -1.3    
Mount Hotham 11:30 am -3.5 3.8 -3.5 -9.8 100 -3.6 NNW 20
Rutherglen Research 11:30 am 12.2 14.3 9.7 7.5 60 5.1 SW 19
Wangaratta 11:30 am 12.1 13.8 9.0 8.9 55 3.1 SW 9
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 11:30 am 9.7 12.3 7.2 6.9 60 2.3 E 6
Kilmore Gap 11:30 am 8.6 12.2 7.3 3.9 80 5.0 S 19
Mangalore 11:30 am 11.8 13.5 8.7 6.4 55 2.5 S 20
Redesdale 11:30 am 12.8 14.7 10.1 8.5 60 5.2 SSE 17
Northern Country
Bendigo 11:30 am 12.0 13.9 9.2 7.4 55 3.8 SE 17
Shepparton 11:30 am 12.3 14.2 9.6 7.9 60 4.5 S 17
Yarrawonga 11:30 am 12.2 13.9 9.2 8.3 55 3.4 SSW 13
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 11:30 am 11.6 14.2 9.6 6.9 70 6.1 WSW 20
Hogan Island 11:30 am 12.5 14.3 9.7 7.5 60 4.5 SW 20
Latrobe Valley 11:30 am 13.0 15.0 10.4 9.2 60 5.9 W 15
Mount Baw Baw 11:30 am 0.9 6.9 0.8 -1.0 95 0.5   Calm
Mount Moornapa 11:30 am 8.7 12.3 7.4 6.8 80 5.1 SW 4
Sale 11:30 am 12.8 14.9 10.4 8.7 65 6.3 WSW 17
Wilsons Prom 11:30 am 10.9 13.3 8.4 5.3 60 3.7 WSW 22
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 11:30 am 6.2 10.5 5.2 3.6 80 3.2 SSW 6
Gelantipy 11:30 am 5.5 9.9 4.5 -0.3 80 2.5 SW 22
Mallacoota 11:30 am 10.5 14.4 9.9 6.1 90 8.9 SW 22
Mount Nowa Nowa 11:30 am 9.3 13.0 8.3 7.2 85 6.6 WSW 7
Orbost 11:30 am 12.3 15.1 10.6 8.2 75 7.8 SW 19

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).