Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 10.42 am ( ST) Friday 29 August 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 10:30 am 11.4 15.6 11.3 10.5 100 11.2 NW 7
Cerberus 10:30 am 11.9 15.7 11.4 11.4 90 10.6 SSW 4
Coldstream 10:30 am 8.5 13.0 8.4 6.9 100 8.2 N 6
Ferny Creek 10:30 am 9.0 13.0 8.3 7.6 90 7.1 S 4
Essendon Airport 10:30 am 11.0 15.1 10.7 9.8 95 10.2 W 7
Frankston 10:30 am 11.2 15.0 10.5 10.4 90 9.5 WNW 4
Geelong Racecourse 10:30 am 13.0 16.9 12.7 13.3 95 12.2 N 2
Laverton 10:30 am 10.9 15.2 10.8 8.7 100 10.7 WNW 13
Melbourne 10:30 am 12.2 15.3 10.9  *  80 8.8    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 10:30 am 12.2 15.6 11.3 10.9 85 9.8 S 7
Melbourne Airport 10:30 am 10.1 14.0 9.5 8.6 90 8.5 WSW 6
Moorabbin 10:30 am 11.9 15.2 10.8 11.0 85 9.1 NE 4
Point Wilson 10:30 am        *        Calm
Rhyll 10:30 am 11.7 15.9 11.6 11.4 100 11.5 NE 4
Scoresby 10:30 am 9.8 13.9 9.3 9.1 90 8.6 SW 2
Sheoaks 10:30 am 10.9 15.2 10.9 10.8 100 10.9 SE 2
Viewbank 10:30 am 9.9 14.3 9.9 8.8 100 9.9 NNE 6
Mallee
Mildura 10:30 am 20.2 18.7 14.4 18.6 35 4.4 NW 2
Swan Hill 10:30 am 17.7 17.9 13.7 15.9 50 7.1 S 6
Walpeup Research 10:30 am 20.1 19.4 15.2 18.4 45 7.5 S 6
Wimmera
Horsham 10:30 am 15.7 17.5 13.2 14.3 65 9.4 ESE 7
Longerenong 10:30 am 15.5 17.6 13.3 14.4 70 10.1 E 6
Nhill Airport 10:30 am 16.2 17.9 13.7 15.4 65 9.8 ESE 4
Stawell 10:30 am 15.5 16.7 12.4 14.5 60 7.3 ESE 2
Western District
Aireys Inlet 10:30 am 14.4 17.7 13.4 13.9 85 12.1 S 6
Ballarat 10:30 am 11.8 14.8 10.2 8.0 75 7.7 S 17
Cape Nelson 10:30 am 14.8 16.8 12.4 11.3 65 8.7 NE 17
Cape Otway 10:30 am 13.2 16.4 12.1 11.3 85 10.5    
Hamilton 10:30 am 14.6 17.3 13.1 12.8 80 10.8 ESE 11
Lookout Hill 10:30 am 12.4 13.3 8.1 7.9 40 -0.5 S 13
Mortlake 10:30 am 13.9 17.3 13.1 13.2 90 11.9 SSE 7
Mount Gellibrand 10:30 am 10.6 14.6 10.2 9.4 95 9.5 ESE 6
Port Fairy 10:30 am 14.6 17.9 13.7 14.2 85 12.5 ENE 6
Portland Airport 10:30 am 14.7 16.8 12.5 12.4 70 8.9 NNE 11
Warrnambool 10:30 am 14.2 18.3 14.1 13.0 100 14.0 NE 13
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 10:30 am 13.1 15.4 10.9 11.7 70 7.3 E 4
Falls Creek 10:30 am 6.6 9.0 2.6 2.4 35 -8.1 S 7
Hunters Hill 10:30 am 12.6 13.5 8.4 10.2 40 0.0 WSW 2
Mount Buller 10:30 am 6.8 9.2 2.9  *  35 -6.8    
Mount Hotham 10:30 am 5.6 8.3 1.7 1.5 35 -9.0 ESE 6
Rutherglen Research 10:30 am 14.1 16.8 12.5 12.8 75 10.1 N 7
Wangaratta 10:30 am 13.7 16.0 11.6 12.6 70 8.3 NE 4
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 10:30 am 11.4 14.2 9.5 9.8 70 6.3 W 4
Kilmore Gap 10:30 am 6.8 11.7 6.8 3.2 100 6.8 S 15
Mangalore 10:30 am 13.8 16.3 11.9 12.3 75 9.0 SE 7
Redesdale 10:30 am 16.2 17.4 13.1 15.0 60 8.2 SSW 4
Northern Country
Bendigo 10:30 am 16.2 17.5 13.3 15.2 60 8.7 W 4
Shepparton 10:30 am 13.9 16.3 12.0 12.9 70 8.9 S 4
Yarrawonga 10:30 am 14.5 16.8 12.5 13.6 70 9.3 SSE 4
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 10:30 am 13.5 15.9 11.6 11.4 70 8.4 SSW 9
Hogan Island 10:30 am 14.6 18.1 14.0 13.1 90 13.1 E 13
Latrobe Valley 10:30 am 11.5 15.6 11.3 9.0 95 11.0 WNW 15
Mount Baw Baw 10:30 am 9.7 11.7 6.1 6.4 45 -1.1 ENE 6
Mount Moornapa 10:30 am 11.1 14.4 9.9 9.9 80 8.0 S 4
Sale 10:30 am 11.7 15.6 11.2 10.6 90 10.5 SW 7
Wilsons Prom 10:30 am 14.1 16.9 12.7 13.0 80 10.5 SW 7
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 10:30 am 12.6 15.1 10.6 12.0 70 7.3   Calm
Gelantipy 10:30 am 11.6 14.2 9.5 9.5 70 5.9 NE 6
Mallacoota 10:30 am 14.2 16.7 12.4 12.4 75 9.6 SSE 9
Mount Nowa Nowa 10:30 am 12.8 15.1 10.6 11.7 65 6.8 NNW 2
Orbost 10:30 am 13.4 16.1 11.8 12.1 75 9.3 S 6

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).