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)
37°
38°
39°
39°
50°
52°
48°
39°
Temperature felt (°F)
27°
28°
28°
28°
42°
42°
40°
30°
Wind direction
E
E
E
E
NNW
NW
NW
E
Wind speed (mph)
E
6-18
6-18
E
7-17
7-17
E
7-18
7-18
E
7-18
7-18
NNW
3-16
3-16
NW
7-19
7-19
NW
5-14
5-14
E
5-14
5-14
Precipitation (in/3h)
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Precipitation hourly

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Precipitation hourly

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Weather report for LCO

The whole day a few clouds are expected. It will be mostly sunny but some cloudy periods occur. Temperatures as high as 52 °F are foreseen. During the night and in the afternoon blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). At the break of day a gentle breeze is expected (8 to 12 mph). Gusts to 19 mph are possible. Winds blowing at night and in the morning from East and during the afternoon from Northwest. The weather forecast for LCO for Sunday is expected to be very accurate.

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UV 5
11:35
21:58
Waxing crescent moon (48°)
14:53
01:08

Pressure: 1016 hPa

Timezone: UTC

Meteogram - 5 days - LCO

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Our 5-day meteogram for LCO 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 LCO

The location marker is placed on LCO. [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 LCO

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