These apparent temperature maps show the average (mean) annual and average monthly indoor apparent temperature distribution across Australia, over the period 1976 to 2005.
Indoor apparent temperature describes the combined effect of temperature and humidity on the typical human; sometimes, wind and radiation are taken into account (outdoor apparent temperature). The apparent temperature values displayed here are the Steadman Indoor Apparent Temperatures and do not take into account the effect of sun or wind (Steadman 1994). For example, under Australian conditions the effect of full sun produces a maximum increase in the outdoor apparent temperature of about 8°C when the sun is at its highest elevation in the sky.
For more information about thermal comfort observations, including apparent temperature, see : [ http://www.bom.gov.au/info/thermal_stress/index.shtml ].