Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Victoria

Issued at 8.42 pm (EST) Sunday 20 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 08:30 pm 15.5 -- 12.5 12.1 60 7.5 N 15
Cerberus 08:30 pm 14.9 -- 11.9 12.4 60 6.7 N 9
Coldstream 08:30 pm 11.2 -- 9.6 9.1 75 6.7 NNE 7
Ferny Creek 08:30 pm 10.2 -- 8.3 8.3 70 5.0 N 4
Essendon Airport 08:30 pm 14.5 -- 11.6 10.9 60 6.6 N 15
Frankston 08:30 pm 15.1 -- 12.2 11.6 60 7.4 NNE 15
Geelong Racecourse 08:30 pm 15.7 -- 12.6 14.0 60 7.7 NW 6
Laverton 08:30 pm 13.9 -- 11.2 11.0 60 6.5 N 11
Melbourne 08:30 pm 15.3 -- 11.8  *  55 5.7    
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 08:30 pm 15.3 -- 11.7 12.6 50 5.5 N 9
Melbourne Airport 08:30 pm 13.8 -- 10.7 8.6 55 5.3 N 22
Moorabbin 08:30 pm 14.5 -- 11.6 9.9 60 6.6 N 20
Point Wilson 08:30 pm        *      N 22
Rhyll 08:30 pm 15.4 -- 13.1 10.4 70 9.5 N 26
Scoresby 08:30 pm 13.0 -- 10.6 9.7 65 6.6 NNE 13
Sheoaks 08:30 pm 13.5 -- 10.7 11.2 60 5.9 N 7
Viewbank 08:30 pm 13.0 -- 10.6 10.8 65 6.4 NE 7
Mallee
Mildura 08:30 pm 12.6 -- 10.7 12.0 70 7.5   Calm
Swan Hill 08:30 pm 12.4 -- 9.9 9.2 60 5.3 W 11
Walpeup Research 08:30 pm 14.7 -- 10.9 12.3 50 4.1 N 6
Wimmera
Horsham 08:30 pm 15.4 -- 12.0 12.4 55 6.1 WNW 11
Longerenong 08:30 pm 15.3 -- 12.1 13.4 55 6.8 NW 6
Nhill Airport 08:30 pm 17.1 -- 14.0 13.7 60 9.3 W 17
Stawell 08:30 pm 15.0 -- 11.6 12.7 55 5.8 NE 7
Western District
Aireys Inlet 08:30 pm 14.5 -- 12.7 12.8 75 9.9 NW 9
Ballarat 08:30 pm 12.6 -- 9.7 8.2 60 4.6 NNE 17
Cape Nelson 08:30 pm 14.8 -- 14.4 12.2 95 13.8 WNW 20
Cape Otway 08:30 pm 14.7 -- 13.1 12.9 75 10.7 WNW 11
Hamilton 08:30 pm 14.8 -- 12.8 11.9 70 9.8 WNW 15
Lookout Hill 08:30 pm 10.6 -- 8.1 6.7 60 3.6 N 13
Mortlake 08:30 pm 14.5 -- 13.0 14.0 80 10.7 SE 4
Mount Gellibrand 08:30 pm 13.2 -- 13.2 12.9 100 13.2 SSW 7
Port Fairy 08:30 pm 15.2 -- 13.8 14.6 80 11.8 N 6
Portland Airport 08:30 pm 13.8 -- 13.5 11.5 95 13.0 NW 17
Warrnambool 08:30 pm 13.7 -- 12.9 12.1 90 11.7 N 11
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 08:30 pm 10.8 -- 8.9 9.8 70 5.6   Calm
Falls Creek 08:30 pm -1.1 -- -1.3 -7.1 95 -1.9 SSW 20
Hunters Hill 08:30 pm 6.2 -- 4.9 4.2 75 2.3 W 2
Mount Buller 08:30 pm 0.2 -- -0.0 -5.1 95 -0.6 WSW 17
Mount Hotham 08:30 pm -1.3 -- -1.3 -7.7 100 -1.4 SW 22
Rutherglen Research 08:30 pm 7.4 -- 7.4 6.0 100 7.4 SE 4
Wangaratta 08:30 pm 8.7 -- 7.8 7.1 85 6.3 SSE 4
North Central
Eildon Fire Tower 08:30 pm 8.3 -- 7.3 5.6 80 5.4 NNE 9
Kilmore Gap 08:30 pm 9.6 -- 8.0 4.0 75 5.2 N 24
Mangalore 08:30 pm 8.6 -- 7.6 5.9 80 5.7 ENE 9
Redesdale 08:30 pm 8.7 -- 7.2 7.5 75 4.5   Calm
Northern Country
Bendigo 08:30 pm 11.4 -- 9.3 10.4 65 5.5   Calm
Shepparton 08:30 pm 10.5 -- 9.2 8.7 80 7.0 N 6
Yarrawonga 08:30 pm 9.9 -- 8.8 8.4 80 6.8 E 4
West Gippsland
Bairnsdale Airport 08:30 pm 9.0 -- 7.2 5.9 70 3.6 NNW 9
Hogan Island          *         
Latrobe Valley 08:30 pm 9.2 -- 8.2 7.6 80 6.3 S 4
Mount Baw Baw 08:30 pm 2.4 -- 2.1 -3.0 95 1.5 WSW 19
Mount Moornapa 08:30 pm 10.4 -- 7.9 6.8 60 3.2 NNW 11
Sale 08:30 pm 9.7 -- 7.9 6.0 70 4.5 NNW 13
Wilsons Prom 08:32 pm 15.3 -- 13.1 10.0 70 9.7 W 28
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 08:30 pm 8.5 -- 6.7 6.6 70 3.1 SW 2
Gelantipy 08:30 pm 7.0 -- 6.1 4.1 85 4.5 WNW 9
Mallacoota 08:30 pm 13.2 -- 10.6 10.6 60 6.1 WNW 9
Mount Nowa Nowa 08:30 pm 11.0 -- 8.8 7.7 65 4.7 NW 11
Orbost 08:30 pm 11.7 -- 9.4 8.9 65 5.1 N 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).