Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 9.12 am ( DT) Thursday 23 February 2017
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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 09:00 am 18.6 20.2 16.1 17.3 70 12.6 WNW 11
Cerberus 09:00 am 19.1 20.4 16.3 16.6 65 12.4 WNW 17
Coldstream 09:00 am 16.7 19.6 15.5 17.9 85 13.8   Calm
Ferny Creek 09:00 am 17.6 19.1 14.9 17.6 65 11.2 W 2
Essendon Airport 09:00 am 19.8 20.3 16.1 17.3 55 11.0 SW 15
Frankston 09:00 am 18.6 20.4 16.3 13.5 70 13.2 W 32
Geelong Racecourse 09:00 am 18.6 20.3 16.1 17.4 70 12.8 NW 11
Laverton 09:00 am 19.6 20.5 16.4 15.6 60 11.9 WSW 24
Melbourne          *         
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 09:00 am 20.0 20.8 16.6 18.5 60 12.0 WSW 11
Melbourne Airport 09:00 am 19.5 20.0 15.8 15.5 55 10.5 SW 22
Moorabbin 09:00 am 19.5 20.9 16.7 15.9 65 13.0 W 24
Point Wilson 09:00 am        *      NNW 17
Rhyll 09:00 am 19.7 20.6 16.5 17.9 60 12.0 W 13
Scoresby 09:00 am 19.3 20.7 16.5 18.5 65 12.8 WSW 9
Sheoaks 09:00 am 17.1 19.0 14.8 15.1 70 11.6 WNW 13
Viewbank 09:00 am 18.5 20.7 16.5 19.8 75 14.0   Calm
Mallee
Mildura 09:00 am 19.0 20.2 16.1 17.2 65 12.0 SW 13
Swan Hill 09:00 am 19.0 20.1 15.9 14.9 60 11.6 SW 24
Walpeup Research 09:00 am 18.2 20.1 15.9 15.9 70 12.9 SW 17
Wimmera
Horsham 09:00 am 17.7 19.6 15.5 13.1 70 12.4 WSW 28
Longerenong 09:00 am 18.0 19.7 15.6 13.7 70 12.2 WSW 26
Nhill Airport 09:00 am 17.0 19.1 14.9 13.1 75 12.1 SW 24
Stawell 09:00 am 18.0 19.6 15.4 16.5 65 11.8 WSW 11
Western District
Aireys Inlet 09:00 am 17.1 19.5 15.4 15.6 75 13.0 NW 13
Ballarat 09:00 am 15.3 18.4 14.2 13.7 85 12.8 W 13
Cape Nelson 09:00 am 16.5 19.5 15.3 10.3 85 13.8 W 39
Cape Otway 09:06 am 17.4 20.1 16.0 13.4 80 14.1 W 28
Hamilton 09:05 am 15.7 18.3 14.1 12.1 80 11.9 W 22
Lookout Hill 09:00 am 13.1 16.4 12.0 10.4 85 10.5 SW 15
Mortlake 09:00 am 17.9 20.1 15.9 16.1 75 13.2 W 15
Mount Gellibrand 09:00 am 16.1 18.9 14.7 11.7 80 12.8 WNW 28
Port Fairy 09:00 am 17.7 20.4 16.3 14.2 80 14.4 W 26
Portland Airport 09:00 am 15.5 18.8 14.6 12.0 90 13.5 W 24
Warrnambool 09:00 am 17.4 20.3 16.1 14.3 85 14.5 W 24
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 09:00 am 21.3 21.3 17.1 20.6 55 11.3 SE 6
Falls Creek 09:09 am 16.3 15.7 10.6 8.7 35 0.8 NNW 30
Hunters Hill 09:00 am 20.7 20.1 15.7 19.3 45 8.7 NNE 6
Mount Buller 09:00 am 15.9 15.4 10.3 8.7 35 0.5 N 28
Mount Hotham 09:00 am 15.4      *      N 44
Rutherglen Research 09:00 am 21.8 20.1 15.8 19.9 35 6.5 WSW 6
Wangaratta 09:00 am 21.0 19.9 15.7 19.3 40 7.6 SSE 6
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 09:00 am 17.2 17.9 13.6 14.7 55 8.1 WNW 11
Kilmore Gap 09:00 am 16.9 18.2 13.9 13.2 60 9.6 SSW 19
Mangalore 09:00 am 19.6 20.4 16.2 17.6 60 11.4 SSW 13
Redesdale 09:00 am 20.2 20.0 15.7 18.0 50 9.2 S 11
Northern Country
Bendigo 09:00 am 18.9 19.4 15.2 16.8 55 9.7 SW 11
Shepparton 09:00 am 19.1 19.4 15.2 16.9 55 9.3 W 11
Yarrawonga 09:00 am 20.9 20.4 16.2 17.9 45 9.2 W 15
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 09:00 am 21.6 21.1 17.0 20.6 50 10.4 WNW 6
Hogan Island 09:00 am 18.7      *  100 19.0 WNW 35
Latrobe Valley 09:00 am 19.4 20.2 16.1 17.0 60 11.4 WSW 15
Mount Baw Baw 09:00 am 14.9 15.0 9.9 10.6 40 1.1 NNW 13
Mount Moornapa 09:00 am 18.8 19.4 15.1 18.0 55 9.8 ESE 4
Sale 09:00 am 19.7 20.7 16.5 17.9 60 12.2 WSW 13
Wilsons Prom 09:00 am 19.1 20.9 16.7 10.3 70 13.5 W 52
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 09:00 am 20.2 19.8 15.5 19.9 50 8.8   Calm
Gelantipy 09:00 am 23.7 21.4 17.0 19.5 35 7.3 NNE 19
Mallacoota 09:00 am 24.2 25.0 20.7 24.7 60 16.5 NW 9
Mount Nowa Nowa 09:00 am 19.4 19.9 15.7 19.2 55 10.4 W 2
Orbost 09:00 am 21.8 21.7 17.6 21.6 55 11.8 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).