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.

Icon
Temperature (°F)
71°
71°
76°
81°
82°
79°
74°
69°
Temperature felt (°F)
73°
75°
77°
79°
81°
79°
75°
70°
Wind direction
SW
W
NNW
N
NE
E
ESE
WNW
Wind speed (mph)
SW
9-25
9-25
W
7-18
7-18
NNW
9-20
9-20
N
9-19
9-19
NE
7-16
7-16
E
5-12
5-12
ESE
3-9
3-9
WNW
2-6
2-6
Precipitation (in/3h)
0.19 in
75%
0.19
0.08 in
65%
0.08
< 0.04 in
50%
< 0.04
-
20%
-
-
20%
-
-
30%
-
-
30%
-
-
20%
-
Precipitation probability
75%
65%
50%
20%
20%
30%
30%
20%
Precipitation hourly

00:00 to 01:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.05″ are predicted by our local models.

01:00 to 02:00:
75% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.07″ are predicted by our local models.

02:00 to 03:00:
70% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.06″ are predicted by our local models.

03:00 to 04:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.04″ are predicted by our local models.

04:00 to 05:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.02″ are predicted by our local models.

05:00 to 06:00:
55% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

06:00 to 07:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

08:00 to 09:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

09:00 to 10:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

10:00 to 11:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

11:00 to 12:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

12:00 to 13:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

13:00 to 14:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

14:00 to 15:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

18:00 to 19:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

19:00 to 20:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

20:00 to 21:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

21:00 to 22:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

22:00 to 23:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

23:00 to 00:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

rainSPOT Precipitation distribution within 35 km
Sea/surf forecast
Significant wave height (m)
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.4
0.4
Significant wave direction in which the waves move
Water temperature (°F)
63°
62°
62°
62°
63°
63°
63°
63°
1h view
The weather forecast has low predictability. Compare different forecasts with MultiModel.

Weather report for Cambridge

Overnight into Wednesday there is a chance of thunderstorms and local showers. In the morning no more showers are expected but it remains partly cloudy. Wednesday afternoon a few clouds are expected. Overall a fair bit of clouds but partly sunny. There is a high chance of Precipitation near 70%. Temperature highs are likely to reach 82 °F. The UV-Index climbs up to 7, don't forget to use sunscreen when spending the day outside. Night and day a gentle breeze is expected (8 to 12 mph). From time to time gusts could reach up to 31 mph. Winds blowing overnight from Southwest, in the morning from North and during the afternoon from East. The weather forecast for Cambridge for Wednesday is changing rapidly and likely to be in disagreement. Check again at a later time for a more reliable forecast.

sun-icon
UV 7
05:12
20:25
First quarter moon (83°)
12:30
00:12

Pressure: 1011 hPa

Timezone: EDT (UTC -04:00h)

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Cambridge

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Cambridge. 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.

Meteogram - 5 days - Cambridge

meteoblue
Our 5-day meteogram for Cambridge 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.

You can embed this meteogram into your own website with the following HTML code. In doing so, you agree to our non-commercial use conditions.

Current satellite images for Cambridge, United States

The location marker is placed on Cambridge. [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.

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.

Back to top