Kilimanjaro crossing with meteoblue weather data

Kilimanjaro crossing with meteoblue weather data

The summit of the highest mountain in Africa reaches 5895 meters altitude and is tough to reach and even tougher to overpass. However, in December 2021, 15 hot air balloon teams made the first balloon crossing since 2011. Stefan Zeberli, a Swiss professional balloon pilot, leader of the ballon world ranking and user of meteoblue services, recounts the experience.

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This chart shows the 14 day weather trend for Bukowina Tatrzańska (Lesser Poland, Poland) with daily weather symbols, minimum and maximum temperatures, precipitation amount and probability.

  • The deviance is coloured within the temperature graph. The stronger the ups and downs, the more uncertain the forecast will be. The thick line represents the most probable trend.
  • Variation in precipitation is represented as a „T“. These uncertainties usually increase with the number of forecasts days ahead.
  • The forecast is created with „ensemble“ models. Several model runs with varying start parameter are calculated to estimate the predictability of the forecast more precisely.
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