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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Temperature (°F)
74°
82°
92°
97°
95°
86°
81°
78°
Temperature felt (°F)
76°
89°
101°
105°
101°
92°
88°
85°
Wind direction
NNW
NW
WNW
WNW
WNW
SSW
SSE
NNW
Wind speed (mph)
NNW
4-9
4-9
NW
4-11
4-11
WNW
4-11
4-11
WNW
7-13
7-13
WNW
4-10
4-10
SSW
1-7
1-7
SSE
2-9
2-9
NNW
1-7
1-7
Precipitation (in/3h)
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0%
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10%
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5%
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5%
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Precipitation probability
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10%
5%
5%
Precipitation hourly

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04:00 to 05:00:
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05:00 to 06:00:
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06:00 to 07:00:
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18:00 to 19:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
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19:00 to 20:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
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20:00 to 21:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
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21:00 to 22:00:
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22:00 to 23:00:
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23:00 to 00:00:
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Weather report for Ōtawara

During the night and in the first hours of the day a few clouds are expected, and some more clouds roll across for this afternoon. It will be mostly sunny but some cloudy periods occur. Temperatures as high as 97 °F are foreseen. With a UV-Index as high as 9 make sure to properly protect your skin. The whole day blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). From time to time gusts could reach up to 12 mph. Winds blowing at night and in the morning from Northwest and during the afternoon from West. The weather forecast for Ōtawara for Thursday is likely to be accurate.

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UV 9
04:22
19:04
Waxing crescent moon (16°)
04:50
20:15

Pressure: 1013 hPa

Timezone: JST (UTC +09:00h)

Weather anomaly: Unusually hot weather for the season

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Meteogram - 5 days - Ōtawara

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Our 5-day meteogram for Ōtawara offers all weather information in 3 simple graphs: [More]
  • Temperature chart with weather pictograms. The time from sunrise to sunset is indicated in light yellow.
  • Clouds in different altitudes: from few clouds (light grey) to overcast (dark grey). Dark blue bars show hourly precipitation and light blue showers. An asterisk indicates snow fall.
  • Forecasts for wind speeds are blue and for gusts are green. The arrowheads point in the same direction as the wind.

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Current satellite images for Ōtawara, Japan

The location marker is placed on Ōtawara. [More]

The real-time satellite image combines visible light during daytime with infrared radiation during nighttime. At night, the image is not dark as infrared radiation can detect temperature differences. Unfortunately, low clouds and fog are difficult to distinguish from ground temperatures and thus can be almost invisible during the night. Meteosat satellite images for Europe are updated in real-time every 5 minutes. GOES-16/GOES-17 (North & South America) and Himawari (Asia) images update every 10 minutes.

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Ōtawara

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Light
Moderate
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Hail

The location marker is placed on Ōtawara. This animation shows the precipitation radar for the last hour, as well as a 1h forecast. Drizzle or light snow fall might be invisible for the radar. Precipitation intensity is colour coded, ranging from light blue to orange.

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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