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)
68°
68°
74°
80°
85°
81°
74°
69°
Temperature felt (°F)
69°
70°
76°
81°
87°
84°
77°
74°
Wind direction
S
S
SSW
SSW
SSW
SSW
SW
W
Wind speed (mph)
S
2-7
2-7
S
3-8
3-8
SSW
5-15
5-15
SSW
8-22
8-22
SSW
8-21
8-21
SSW
6-14
6-14
SW
5-15
5-15
W
3-14
3-14
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
10%
-
-
15%
-
-
20%
-
-
15%
-
-
35%
-
0.06 in
60%
0.06
0.45 in
65%
0.45
0.18 in
55%
0.18
Precipitation probability
10%
15%
20%
15%
35%
60%
65%
55%
Precipitation hourly

00:00 to 01:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

01:00 to 02:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

02:00 to 03:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

03:00 to 04:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

04:00 to 05:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

05:00 to 06:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

06:00 to 07:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

08:00 to 09:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

09:00 to 10:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

10:00 to 11:00:
10% 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:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

13:00 to 14:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

14:00 to 15:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
45% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
60% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.06″ are predicted by our local models.

18:00 to 19:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.13″ are predicted by our local models.

19:00 to 20:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.17″ are predicted by our local models.

20:00 to 21:00:
60% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.15″ are predicted by our local models.

21:00 to 22:00:
55% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.1″ are predicted by our local models.

22:00 to 23:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.05″ are predicted by our local models.

23:00 to 00:00:
45% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.03″ are predicted by our local models.

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Weather report for Chicopee

During the night and in the morning a few clouds are expected and in the afternoon some wet spells with showers are mixed in. Only few sunny spells are forecast. There is a high chance of Precipitation near 70%. Temperatures peaking at 84 °F. Overnight into Tuesday light air is noticeable (1 to 4 mph). By day a gentle breeze is expected (8 to 12 mph). Gusts to 23 mph are possible. Winds blowing from South. The weather forecast for Chicopee for Tuesday is changing rapidly and likely to be in disagreement. Check again at a later time for a more reliable forecast.

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UV 3
05:18
20:31
Waxing crescent moon (71°)
11:30
24:00

Pressure: 1013 hPa

Timezone: EDT (UTC -04:00h)

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Chicopee

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Chicopee. 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 - Chicopee

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Our 5-day meteogram for Chicopee 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 Chicopee, United States

The location marker is placed on Chicopee. [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.

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