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)
46°
46°
48°
50°
49°
48°
47°
46°
Temperature felt (°F)
42°
43°
45°
46°
46°
46°
44°
44°
Wind direction
NW
NW
W
WNW
NW
WNW
W
SW
Wind speed (mph)
NW
2-5
2-5
NW
2-5
2-5
W
3-5
3-5
WNW
4-7
4-7
NW
4-7
4-7
WNW
3-6
3-6
W
2-6
2-6
SW
2-7
2-7
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
10%
-
-
20%
-
-
15%
-
-
40%
-
-
70%
-
< 0.04 in
85%
< 0.04
0.05 in
80%
0.05
< 0.04 in
85%
< 0.04
Precipitation probability
10%
20%
15%
40%
70%
85%
80%
85%
Precipitation hourly

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

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

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

03:00 to 04:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

04:00 to 05:00:
20% 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:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

08:00 to 09:00:
15% 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:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

11:00 to 12:00:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

12:00 to 13:00:
55% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

13:00 to 14:00:
70% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

14:00 to 15:00:
70% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
70% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
75% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
85% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

18:00 to 19:00:
80% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

19:00 to 20:00:
75% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.02″ are predicted by our local models.

20:00 to 21:00:
80% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

21:00 to 22:00:
85% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

22:00 to 23:00:
75% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

23:00 to 00:00:
70% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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Weather report for Olympic National Park

Until noon a few clouds are expected, and more are to come in the afternoon when also rain sets in. Overall a fair bit of clouds but partly sunny. A very high chance of Precipitation near 90% is forecast. Temperatures peaking at 49 °F. Overnight into Sunday light air is noticeable (1 to 4 mph). During the day blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). From time to time gusts could reach up to 7 mph. Winds blowing at night and in the afternoon from Northwest and in the morning from West. The weather forecast for Olympic National Park for Sunday is likely to be accurate.

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UV 6
05:17
21:18
Waxing crescent moon (48°)
09:40
24:00

Pressure: 1013 hPa

Timezone: PDT (UTC -07:00h)

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Olympic National Park

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Olympic National Park. 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 - Olympic National Park

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Our 5-day meteogram for Olympic National Park 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 Olympic National Park, United States

The location marker is placed on Olympic National Park. [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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