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)
75°
75°
80°
86°
90°
87°
77°
74°
Temperature felt (°F)
74°
77°
89°
93°
97°
91°
83°
82°
Wind direction
WSW
WSW
SW
SSW
SSW
SSW
S
SW
Wind speed (mph)
WSW
2-4
2-4
WSW
1-4
1-4
SW
2-5
2-5
SSW
3-6
3-6
SSW
4-9
4-9
SSW
4-9
4-9
S
2-6
2-6
SW
1-5
1-5
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
30%
-
-
10%
-
-
5%
-
-
10%
-
-
20%
-
-
25%
-
-
40%
-
-
20%
-
Precipitation probability
30%
10%
5%
10%
20%
25%
40%
20%
Precipitation hourly

00:00 to 01:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

01:00 to 02:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

02:00 to 03:00:
20% 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:
0% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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

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

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

08:00 to 09:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

09:00 to 10:00:
5% 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:
10% 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:
20% 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:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
25% 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:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

20:00 to 21:00:
30% 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:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

23:00 to 00:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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Weather report for Oak Ridge

Overnight into Thursday it is mostly cloudy, but early in the day the sky clears. Thursday afternoon a few clouds are expected. It will be mostly sunny but some cloudy periods occur. The forecast has a moderate, 40% chance of Precipitation. Temperatures as high as 90 °F are foreseen. With UV-Index rising to 8, sun protection is strongly recommended. Until noon light air is noticeable (1 to 4 mph). In the afternoon blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). Gusts to 9 mph are possible. Winds blowing at night and in the morning from Southwest and during the afternoon from South. The weather forecast for Oak Ridge for Thursday can be accurate in parts but deviations are expected. Check again for latest updates.

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UV 8
06:21
20:59
Waxing crescent moon (16°)
07:25
22:35

Pressure: 1021 hPa

Timezone: EDT (UTC -04:00h)

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Oak Ridge

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Oak Ridge. 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 - Oak Ridge

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Our 5-day meteogram for Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge, United States

The location marker is placed on Oak Ridge. [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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