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)
58°
57°
58°
56°
60°
63°
58°
54°
Temperature felt (°F)
58°
56°
57°
54°
59°
63°
57°
53°
Wind direction
N
NNW
SSE
SE
SE
SSE
SSE
SSE
Wind speed (mph)
N
3-9
3-9
NNW
4-10
4-10
SSE
3-5
3-5
SE
5-7
5-7
SE
3-7
3-7
SSE
3-4
3-4
SSE
3-6
3-6
SSE
3-4
3-4
Precipitation (in/3h)
0.17 in
75%
0.17
0.05 in
80%
0.05
0.04 in
95%
0.04
< 0.04 in
100%
< 0.04
0.08 in
75%
0.08
-
30%
-
-
5%
-
-
0%
-
Precipitation probability
75%
80%
95%
100%
75%
30%
5%
0%
Precipitation hourly

00:00 to 01:00:
70% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.06″ are predicted by our local models.

01:00 to 02:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.1″ are predicted by our local models.

02:00 to 03:00:
75% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

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

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

05:00 to 06:00:
80% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.05″ are predicted by our local models.

06:00 to 07:00:
85% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
95% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.02″ are predicted by our local models.

08:00 to 09:00:
95% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

09:00 to 10:00:
100% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.03″ are predicted by our local models.

10:00 to 11:00:
95% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

11:00 to 12:00:
80% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

12:00 to 13:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

13:00 to 14:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.08″ 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:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

18:00 to 19:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

19:00 to 20:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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

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

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

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

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Weather report for Luzern

Overnight into Friday there is a chance of thunderstorms and local showers. In the course of day rainfall becomes more steady as more clouds move in. The sun will not be visible. The chance of precipitation is extremely high, exceeding 95%. Temperatures peaking at 63 °F. Night and day blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). From time to time gusts could reach up to 10 mph. Winds blowing overnight from North and by day from Southeast. The weather forecast for Lucerne for Friday can be accurate in parts but deviations are expected. Check again for latest updates.

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UV 5
05:33
21:27
Waxing crescent moon (26°)
07:16
23:29

Pressure: 1020 hPa

Timezone: CEST (UTC +02:00h)

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Lucerne

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Lucerne. 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 - Lucerne

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Our 5-day meteogram for Lucerne 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 and rain images for Lucerne, Switzerland

The location marker is placed on Lucerne. [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.

Precipitation is estimated from radar and satellites. At night precipitation estimates from satellites are less accurate than during daytime. Orange crosses mark places where lightning was detected (over Europe).

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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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