One Minute TMY Data Australia

One-Minute Typical Meteorological Year Data

The Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) dataset available on is a derivative based on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology One Minute Solar and Weather data (BOM data). The BOM data was processed using the procedure published in M. Ernst and J. Gooday, “Methodology for Generating One Minute Resolution Typical Meteorological Year Data for Accurate Photovoltaic Energy Yield Modelling”, Solar Energy 189, 299–306 (2019). The program is available on  . Please cite this publication if you are using this program or TMY dataset.

Please refer to the full Typical Meteorological Year Dataset Description and License Information for more information.

The TMY dataset is available for seven locations in Australia:

BOM Station Number

Station Name

Latitude (°)

Longitude (°)


Broome Airport (WA)




Darwin Airport (NT)




Alice Springs Airport (NT)




Adelaide Airport (SA)




Rockhampton Aero (QLD)




Wagga Wagga AMO (NSW)




Melbourne Airport (VIC)



Download of datasets

Download Format

TMY_Dataset_1min.7z (40.0 MB)
TMY_Dataset_5min.7z (11.6 MB)
TMY_Dataset_10min.7z (6.4 MB)
TMY_Dataset_15min.7z (5.0 MB)
TMY_Dataset_30min.7z (2.7 MB)
TMY_Dataset_60min.7z (1.5 MB)

Typical Meteorological Year files with 1, 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60-minute resolution. These datasets include most columns of the source BOM data.
SAM_1min.7z (36.3 MB)
SAM_5min.7z (11.8 MB)
SAM_10min.7z (6.6 MB)
SAM_15min.7z (5.0 MB)
SAM_30min.7z (2.7 MB)
SAM_60min.7z (1.5 MB)
SAM CSV for use with NREL SAM. It is a comma-delimited (.csv) format (format description Data is available in 1, 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60-minute resolution.
PVSyst_60min.7z (1.0 MB) PVsyst standard format for hourly meteo data for use with PVSyst. It is a comma-delimited (.csv) format (format description with 60-minute resolution.

Note: The timestamp in averaged datasets (5, 10, 15, 30 and 60-minute resolution) is at the beginning of each interval. The datasets may include 29 February, depending on the selected year based on the method.

Tue Jul 30, 2019

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