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)
57°
58°
68°
77°
81°
79°
71°
63°
Temperature felt (°F)
53°
54°
65°
76°
79°
74°
67°
59°
Wind direction
N
N
W
W
W
W
NW
NNW
Wind speed (mph)
N
2-5
2-5
N
2-6
2-6
W
2-5
2-5
W
3-6
3-6
W
4-9
4-9
W
4-10
4-10
NW
4-9
4-9
NNW
3-6
3-6
Precipitation (in/3h)
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0%
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0%
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5%
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10%
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5%
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-
0%
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Precipitation probability
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5%
10%
5%
0%
Precipitation hourly

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02:00 to 03:00:
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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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07:00 to 08:00:
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12:00 to 13:00:
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13:00 to 14:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

14:00 to 15:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
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16:00 to 17:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
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17:00 to 18:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
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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:
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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 Creston

Overnight into Friday clear skies prevail, but in the course of day a few clouds are expected. The sky remains sunny to mostly sunny. Temperatures peaking at 81 °F. With UV-Index rising to 8, sun protection is strongly recommended. Until noon light air is noticeable (1 to 4 mph). Friday afternoon blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). Gusts to 10 mph are possible. Winds blowing overnight from North and by day from West. The weather forecast for Creston for Friday is expected to be very accurate.

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UV 8
04:43
20:56
Waxing crescent moon (26°)
06:48
23:06

Pressure: 1014 hPa

Timezone: MST (UTC -07:00h)

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Creston

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Hail

The location marker is placed on Creston. 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 - Creston

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Our 5-day meteogram for Creston 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 Creston, Canada

The location marker is placed on Creston. [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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