Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 3.42 pm (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 03:30 pm 15.9 16.9 12.6 10.7 55 7.1 S 24
Cerberus 03:30 pm 14.9 16.2 11.8 10.5 55 6.5 WSW 19
Coldstream 03:30 pm 15.9 15.9 11.4 11.6 40 3.0 S 15
Ferny Creek 03:30 pm 11.1 13.3 8.4 8.3 60 3.4 SW 7
Essendon Airport 03:30 pm 15.7 15.9 11.4 10.1 45 3.5 S 22
Frankston 03:30 pm 14.5 15.7 11.2 8.9 55 5.3 SW 24
Geelong Racecourse 03:30 pm 14.4 15.9 11.5 10.0 60 6.5 S 19
Laverton 03:30 pm 15.4 15.8 11.2 10.4 45 3.5 S 19
Melbourne 03:30 pm 17.2 16.7 12.2  *  40 3.0    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 03:30 pm 15.9 16.4 11.9 11.9 50 4.9 SSE 15
Melbourne Airport 03:30 pm 16.6 15.8 11.2 11.8 35 0.5 S 15
Moorabbin 03:30 pm 15.4 16.4 12.0 10.7 55 6.1 SSW 20
Point Wilson 03:30 pm        *      SSW 32
Rhyll 03:30 pm 14.4 15.7 11.2 10.2 55 5.7 SW 17
Scoresby 03:30 pm 14.9 15.9 11.4 11.8 55 5.4 SW 11
Sheoaks 03:30 pm 13.4 14.5 9.8 9.8 50 2.9 WSW 11
Viewbank 03:30 pm 16.0 15.8 11.2 11.5 40 2.1 SSW 15
Mallee
Mildura 03:30 pm 20.2 20.1 15.9 17.7 50 9.7 S 13
Swan Hill 03:30 pm 20.9 19.1 14.8 16.8 35 4.5 SSW 15
Walpeup Research 03:30 pm 20.0 19.1 14.9 16.4 40 6.7 S 15
Wimmera
Horsham 03:30 pm 17.0 16.2 11.6 11.4 35 1.0 S 20
Longerenong 03:30 pm 17.4 16.8 12.4 13.1 40 3.3 S 15
Nhill Airport 03:30 pm 18.2 17.0 12.5 14.0 35 1.7 SSW 13
Stawell 03:30 pm 16.2 15.9 11.3 11.0 40 2.2 SSE 19
Western District
Aireys Inlet 03:30 pm 14.8 16.2 11.8 10.3 60 6.9 SSW 20
Ballarat 03:30 pm 12.0 13.6 8.7 6.6 50 2.2 SSW 20
Cape Nelson 03:30 pm 13.5 15.4 11.0 8.9 65 6.6 S 20
Cape Otway 03:30 pm 13.4 14.7 10.1 7.5 55 3.9 WSW 24
Hamilton 03:30 pm 13.5 15.0 10.4 8.7 55 4.9 S 19
Lookout Hill 03:30 pm 9.6 12.1 6.9 5.0 60 1.8 SSW 15
Mortlake 03:30 pm 15.0 15.9 11.4 10.6 50 5.0 SW 17
Mount Gellibrand 03:30 pm 12.1 14.7 10.1 6.0 70 6.8 SSW 28
Port Fairy 03:30 pm 14.7 16.0 11.5 10.6 55 6.0 SSW 17
Portland Airport 03:30 pm 12.8 14.7 10.2 9.7 60 5.5 SSW 11
Warrnambool 03:30 pm 13.7 15.5 11.0 8.7 60 6.3 SSW 22
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 03:30 pm 19.6 19.9 15.7 17.2 55 10.0 WNW 13
Falls Creek 03:30 pm 3.9 9.3 3.9 -1.0 100 3.9 W 19
Hunters Hill 03:30 pm 13.1 15.5 11.0 10.9 70 7.8 WNW 9
Mount Buller 03:30 pm 2.1 7.7 1.7 -2.6 90 0.8 WSW 15
Mount Hotham 03:30 pm 2.6 8.3 2.6 -3.2 100 2.5 W 22
Rutherglen Research 03:30 pm 17.1 18.9 14.7 15.0 70 11.2 SSW 13
Wangaratta 03:30 pm 17.5 18.0 13.7 13.4 55 7.8 SSW 19
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 03:30 pm 11.8 13.7 8.8 5.0 55 3.3 WSW 28
Kilmore Gap 03:30 pm 12.5 14.0 9.2 7.2 50 2.9 S 20
Mangalore 03:30 pm 16.2 16.0 11.5 10.8 40 2.6 SSW 20
Redesdale 03:30 pm 16.0 15.8 11.2 11.5 40 2.1 S 15
Northern Country
Bendigo 03:30 pm 17.4 17.2 12.7 13.7 45 4.7 SW 13
Shepparton 03:30 pm 18.2 18.1 13.8 13.3 45 6.7 SSE 22
Yarrawonga 03:30 pm 17.8 18.5 14.3 14.0 55 8.9 SSW 19
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 03:40 pm 16.2 16.3 11.8 9.2 45 3.9 WSW 30
Hogan Island          *         
Latrobe Valley 03:30 pm 14.8 15.8 11.4 8.4 55 5.3 WSW 28
Mount Baw Baw 03:30 pm 1.3 7.3 1.3 -5.1 100 1.2 SW 24
Mount Moornapa 03:30 pm 13.1 15.0 10.5 10.9 60 6.0 WSW 7
Sale 03:30 pm 16.0 15.8 11.3 8.3 40 2.1 W 32
Wilsons Prom 03:30 pm 13.0 15.0 10.4 2.9 60 5.9 W 48
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 03:30 pm 9.6 13.6 9.0 8.4 90 8.0 SW 4
Gelantipy 03:30 pm 9.6 13.6 9.0 7.4 90 8.0 S 9
Mallacoota 03:30 pm 14.9 16.8 12.5 10.4 65 8.6 SW 22
Mount Nowa Nowa 03:30 pm 12.6 14.7 10.1 9.2 65 5.8 W 13
Orbost 03:30 pm 16.3 17.2 12.9 11.1 55 7.3 WSW 24

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).