Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 11.12 pm ( ST) Monday 01 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 11:00 pm 7.7 -- 7.5 3.8 95 7.1 W 17
Cerberus 11:00 pm 10.2 -- 9.2 9.3 85 7.6 WNW 2
Coldstream 11:00 pm 8.7 -- 8.6 8.3 100 8.4   Calm
Ferny Creek 11:00 pm 7.0 -- 6.9 5.5 95 6.6 W 4
Essendon Airport 11:00 pm 9.2 -- 8.5 5.7 90 7.3 W 15
Frankston 11:00 pm 11.5 -- 10.8 9.7 90 9.6 WSW 9
Geelong Racecourse 11:00 pm 7.9 -- 7.6 5.9 95 7.0 WNW 7
Laverton 11:00 pm 8.6 -- 8.1 6.2 90 7.1 WNW 9
Melbourne 11:00 pm 10.4 -- 9.4  *  85 7.7    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 11:00 pm 10.6 -- 9.7 9.0 85 8.2 W 6
Melbourne Airport 11:00 pm 8.8 -- 8.1 5.2 90 6.9 W 15
Moorabbin 11:00 pm 10.3 -- 9.9 8.8 95 9.2 WNW 7
Point Wilson 11:00 pm        *      W 28
Rhyll 11:00 pm 11.3 -- 10.1 9.5 80 8.0 WSW 7
Scoresby 11:00 pm 8.7 -- 8.3 8.1 90 7.5   Calm
Sheoaks 11:00 pm 7.1 -- 7.0 4.2 95 6.7 WNW 11
Viewbank 11:00 pm 8.9 -- 8.9 7.5 100 8.9 W 6
Mallee
Mildura 11:00 pm 7.6 -- 6.9 4.9 85 5.6 SW 9
Swan Hill 11:00 pm 6.8 -- 6.6 4.2 95 6.1 SW 9
Walpeup Research 11:00 pm 6.1 -- 5.6 3.8 90 4.7 W 6
Wimmera
Horsham 11:00 pm 5.7 -- 5.5 2.1 95 5.1 W 13
Longerenong 11:00 pm 5.8 -- 5.4 2.9 90 4.6 WSW 9
Nhill Airport 11:00 pm 5.8 -- 5.2 3.4 90 4.1 W 6
Stawell 11:00 pm 6.2 -- 6.1 4.5 95 5.8 ESE 4
Western District
Aireys Inlet 11:00 pm 9.3 -- 8.6 5.8 85 7.3 W 15
Ballarat 11:04 pm 6.3 -- 6.3 3.0 100 6.3 WSW 13
Cape Nelson 11:00 pm 11.4 -- 9.6 7.4 70 6.5 S 17
Cape Otway 11:00 pm 10.1 -- 8.9 7.3 80 6.9    
Hamilton 11:00 pm 6.0 -- 6.0 3.0 100 5.9 W 11
Lookout Hill 11:00 pm 3.8 -- 3.8 -2.1 100 3.7 SW 24
Mortlake 11:00 pm 7.4 -- 7.4 4.7 100 7.3 W 11
Mount Gellibrand 11:00 pm 7.0 -- 6.6 2.8 95 5.9 W 17
Port Fairy 11:00 pm 11.4 -- 10.2 6.5 80 8.3 SW 24
Portland Airport 11:00 pm 9.3 -- 8.5 6.5 85 7.1 SSW 11
Warrnambool 11:00 pm 8.7 -- 8.4 5.4 95 7.9 S 15
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 11:00 pm 10.0 -- 9.7 7.3 95 9.1 WNW 13
Falls Creek 11:00 pm -0.6 -- -0.6 -6.3 100 -0.7 WNW 19
Hunters Hill 11:00 pm 4.6 -- 4.6 2.1 100 4.6 W 7
Mount Buller 11:00 pm -1.3 -- -1.4  *  100 -1.6    
Mount Hotham 11:00 pm -1.5 -- -1.5 -6.9 100 -1.6 NW 17
Rutherglen Research 11:00 pm 9.2 -- 9.2 7.3 100 9.2 W 9
Wangaratta 11:00 pm 9.6 -- 9.6 8.2 100 9.5 WSW 7
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 11:00 pm 5.7 -- 5.7 2.6 100 5.6 S 11
Kilmore Gap 11:04 pm 6.0 -- 6.0 1.9 100 6.0 SW 17
Mangalore 11:00 pm 7.3 -- 7.0 4.0 95 6.4 WSW 13
Redesdale 11:00 pm 3.2 -- 3.0 -0.1 95 2.6 SW 9
Northern Country
Bendigo 11:00 pm 6.4 -- 6.2 2.6 95 5.8 WSW 15
Shepparton 11:00 pm 8.0 -- 7.9 5.4 95 7.6 WSW 11
Yarrawonga 11:00 pm 9.0 -- 8.9 5.1 100 8.7 W 19
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 11:00 pm 9.3 -- 9.0 5.7 95 8.4 W 17
Hogan Island 11:00 pm 11.1 -- 9.8 0.3 80 7.6 WSW 54
Latrobe Valley 11:00 pm 10.1 -- 10.1 6.4 100 10.1 W 20
Mount Baw Baw 11:00 pm 0.0 -- -0.0 -6.6 100 -0.1 WSW 24
Mount Moornapa 11:00 pm 7.0 -- 7.0 4.2 100 6.9 W 11
Sale 11:00 pm 9.7 -- 9.3 6.6 95 8.7 W 15
Wilsons Prom 11:05 pm 11.6 -- 9.9 2.5 75 6.9 W 44
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 11:00 pm 8.1 -- 7.9 7.5 95 7.5   Calm
Gelantipy 11:00 pm 7.3 -- 7.2 5.4 95 6.9 S 6
Mallacoota 11:00 pm 11.8 -- 11.1 10.1 90 9.9 W 9
Mount Nowa Nowa 11:00 pm 7.7 -- 7.6 4.6 100 7.4 W 13
Orbost 11:00 pm 10.4 -- 10.0 8.6 95 9.3 W 9

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).