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Little Athletics Chelsea Heat Policy

Little Athletics Chelsea (LAC) recognizes that our sport can be a strenuous exercise and that children are particularly susceptible to heat stress as their ability to regulate body heat is poorly developed.

As such LAC is committed to the health and wellbeing of all participants including volunteers and to make this a priority when considering decisions on continuation during periods of extreme weather.

LAC will utilise the guidelines as published by Sport Medicine Australia which specifies the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index should be used to determine if an event should be cancelled or postponed. The Little Athletics Chelsea Committee recommends that all running events at competition or training be cancelled when the WBGT is 28°C or higher, and will cancel all competition and training when the WBGT is 30°C or higher.

The WBGT index may be obtained from the tables below. The automatic data is measured every ~30 minutes, from the nearest Automatic Weather Station to the LAC competition site. Manual data may be obtained from the nearby CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research division in real-time and is the recommended site for measurement results.

Automatic Data Derived From: Moorabbin Airport

Station: Moorabbin Airport

Date/Time: 14/07:00pm

Dry Bulb Temperature:

Relative Humidity: 78 %

Wet Bulb Temperature:

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Manual Data May Be Derived From: CSIRO, Aspendale

Dry Bulb Temperature:
Relative Humidity:
Wet Bulb Temperature:

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