Thermal Comfort Observations

WBGT and Apparent Temperature for Western Australia

Issued at 3.07 pm (WST) Saturday 25 October 2014
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Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

WST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Kimberley and Pilbara
Argyle 03:00 pm 36.6 30.4 25.6 34.1 25 12.4 ENE 17
Barrow Island 03:00 pm 27.1 27.9 23.2 23.3 60 18.9 WSW 37
Broome 03:00 pm 29.6 31.9 26.3 29.7 70 23.2 WNW 28
Curtin 03:00 pm 36.4 33.4 28.0 36.2 35 19.4 NNW 19
Derby Airport 03:00 pm 32.0 33.1 27.4 31.2 60 23.0 NNW 32
Fitzroy Crossing 03:00 pm 40.6 31.1 26.4 38.4 15 7.9 SE 9
Halls Creek 03:00 pm 38.1 27.7 23.2 34.8 10 -1.2 W 6
Kalumburu 03:00 pm 32.3 31.6 26.3 30.8 50 20.2 N 28
Karratha Airport 03:00 pm 32.1 31.0 25.9 26.8 45 19.4 W 46
Kununurra Airport 03:00 pm 37.0 31.5 26.6 34.9 25 14.8 NNW 19
Learmonth 03:00 pm 31.6 27.4 22.9 26.9 30 12.0 SSW 28
Newman 03:00 pm 38.5 27.4 22.8 33.0 5 -5.4 SW 15
Onslow 03:00 pm 35.7 28.3 23.9 29.5 20 7.7 SW 30
Port Hedland 03:00 pm 35.2 30.3 25.5 30.5 30 14.3 NW 32
Roebourne Airport 03:00 pm 42.0 32.6 27.7 35.8 15 10.0 WNW 33
Telfer 03:00 pm 40.9 30.5 25.8 37.6 10 4.6 N 11
Troughton Island 03:00 pm 31.4 34.4 28.2 33.5 70 25.3 NNW 24
Wyndham 03:00 pm 36.2 32.0 26.9 33.6 30 16.9 N 26
Gascoyne, Interior, Goldfields and Eucla
Carnarvon 03:00 pm 24.9 24.5 20.2 20.6 50 14.4 SSW 30
Eucla 03:00 pm 20.8 22.8 18.5 18.5 75 15.8 ESE 22
Forrest 03:00 pm 38.9 29.8 25.2 33.6 15 6.6 NW 24
Giles 03:00 pm 38.9 27.5 22.9 33.3 5 -6.2 NNW 15
Kalgoorlie Boulder Airport 03:00 pm 34.0 25.1 20.7 26.3 10 -3.0 W 28
Laverton 03:00 pm 38.2 27.7 23.1 28.6 10 -1.8 WNW 39
Leonora Airport 03:00 pm 36.7 26.2 22.0 28.2 5 -6.7 WNW 30
Leinster 03:00 pm 36.2 25.6 21.1 27.9 5 -9.4 W 28
Meekatharra 03:00 pm 32.5 24.3 19.8 28.0 10 -3.0 SW 11
Mount Magnet 03:00 pm 29.4 24.2 19.8 23.4 20 5.5 WSW 26
Norseman 03:00 pm 31.3 27.4 22.9 26.8 30 12.6 WSW 28
Paraburdoo 03:00 pm 37.8 27.4 22.9 31.7 10 -2.1 W 20
Shark Bay 03:00 pm 26.6 24.5 20.2 22.3 40 11.9 SSW 26
Southern Cross Airport 03:00 pm 27.8 23.2 18.9 20.7 25 5.4 W 32
Warburton 03:00 pm 39.9 28.9 24.2 32.5 10 -0.5 N 28
Central and Lower West
Badgingarra          *         
Bickley 03:00 pm 17.7 19.4 15.2  *  70 11.7    
Champion Lakes          *         
Dwellingup Forestry 03:00 pm 18.6 20.1 16.0 15.6 65 12.4 NW 20
Garden Island 03:00 pm 20.2 22.2 18.0 17.0 75 15.2 WNW 26
Geraldton Airport 03:00 pm 23.4 22.9 18.7 18.8 50 12.4 SW 28
Gingin Airport 03:00 pm 21.6 21.9 17.7 17.8 55 12.5 W 24
Jandakot Airport 03:00 pm 21.4 22.0 17.8 17.0 60 13.0 W 28
Mandurah 03:00 pm 20.0 22.2 17.9 16.1 75 15.4 WNW 30
Morawa 03:00 pm 24.6 21.9 17.6 19.4 35 7.3 SW 24
North Island 02:59 pm 22.3 27.0 22.2 22.1 100 22.1 SSW 26
Pearce 03:00 pm 21.6 22.2 18.0 18.0 60 13.2 W 24
Perth Airport 03:00 pm 21.3 21.5 17.4 18.1 55 12.0 W 20
Perth Metro 03:00 pm 21.3 22.3 18.1 19.7 65 14.0 W 15
Rottnest Island 03:00 pm 20.4 21.8 17.6 15.6 65 14.1 WNW 32
Swanbourne 03:00 pm 21.0 22.1 17.9 18.4 65 13.9 WNW 20
South West
Bridgetown 03:00 pm 19.9 21.6 17.4 17.5 70 14.3 W 20
Bunbury 03:00 pm 20.2 22.0 17.8 17.6 70 14.8 W 22
Busselton Airport 03:00 pm 19.4 20.0 15.8 15.1 55 10.7 W 24
Busselton          *         
Cape Leeuwin 03:00 pm 18.8 19.5 15.3 10.5 55 10.2 WNW 44
Cape Naturaliste 03:00 pm 20.3 20.9 16.7 14.6 60 11.8 WSW 33
Collie East 03:00 pm 18.5 20.9 16.7 17.1 75 14.4 W 15
Manjimup 03:00 pm 18.5 20.9 16.7 16.7 75 14.4 W 17
Shannon 03:00 pm 17.0 18.8 14.6 13.2 70 11.3 W 22
Walpole 03:04 pm 18.5 20.2 16.0 14.0 70 12.7 W 28
Witchcliffe 03:00 pm 17.6 18.3 14.1 13.1 55 8.7 W 22
Station Name Observation
Time
Temp WBGT
sun
WBGT
shade
  AT
shade
Rel
Hum
Dew
Point
Wind (10m)
Dir Spd

WST °C °C°C°C % °C
km/h
Southern Coastal and Wheatbelt
Albany Airport 03:00 pm 16.5 20.1 16.0 12.9 95 15.3 WSW 28
Cunderdin Airfield 03:00 pm 24.6 23.0 18.7 18.8 40 10.8 WSW 32
Dalwallinu 03:00 pm 25.3 22.1 17.8 19.6 30 6.5 WSW 26
Esperance 03:00 pm 19.0 21.3 17.1 17.3 75 14.7 WSW 17
Esperance Airport 03:00 pm 20.0 22.0 17.8 17.1 75 15.0 SW 24
Hopetoun North 03:00 pm 20.8 22.5 18.3 20.4 70 15.1 SSE 11
Jacup 03:00 pm 24.2 22.3 18.0 19.2 40 9.4 WSW 26
Katanning 03:00 pm 22.9 21.5 17.3 17.4 40 9.3 WNW 28
Lake Grace 03:00 pm 23.6 22.0 17.8 19.4 40 9.6 WSW 22
Munglinup West 03:00 pm 21.7 23.1 18.8 20.2 65 15.3 S 17
Newdegate Research Stn 03:00 pm 23.3 21.3 17.0 19.0 35 7.8 W 20
Rocky Gully South 03:00 pm 17.9 20.1 16.0 15.7 75 13.4 W 17
Salmon Gums Research Stn 03:00 pm 26.8 24.5 20.2 23.5 40 11.7 SSW 20
Wandering 03:00 pm 20.8 20.7 16.4 17.7 50 10.3 WNW 17
North West Islands
Christmas Island 03:00 pm 25.7 28.4 23.5 25.5 75 21.2    
Cocos Is 03:00 pm 28.6 31.1 25.7 27.7 70 22.9 E 32

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).