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By Tomorrow.io
Tomorrow.io
Tomorrow.io
Sep 12, 2023· 1 min, 24 sec

Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Now Available on Tomorrow.io

WBGT is a valuable metric for assessing heat stress and the risk of heat related illness. The addition of WBGT to the Tomorrow.io solution provides yet another tool for decision makers that rely on our forecasts and improves their ability to maximize safety. 

  • WBGT has applications from occupational safety to sports and outdoors
  • Drive decisions around schedule modifications
  • Implement additional cooling precautions
  • Canceling activities altogether during periods of significant risk
  • Adhere to OSHA and American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for heat safety

WBGT differs from heat index or “feels like” values in that it accounts for additional variables including wind speed and solar radiation to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the potential heat stress. 

WBGT is a measure of heat stress in direct sunlight. In the Tomorrow.io platform, we calculate WBGT based on the inputs from our array of high quality modeling solutions. 

WBGT Considerations:

  • WBGT values are NOT directly comparable to temperature or heat index values
  • Regional and occupational variations exist in the thresholds for hazardous conditions and users should refer to the relevant agency guidelines
  • Values of 90 or higher are considered dangerous for any strenuous activity

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