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)
66°
68°
72°
75°
73°
70°
68°
67°
Temperature felt (°F)
66°
69°
72°
75°
73°
71°
68°
67°
Wind direction
SE
ESE
NE
NNE
N
NNE
SSE
S
Wind speed (mph)
SE
1-6
1-6
ESE
1-4
1-4
NE
2-6
2-6
NNE
2-7
2-7
N
2-7
2-7
NNE
1-4
1-4
SSE
1-3
1-3
S
2-3
2-3
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
5%
-
-
5%
-
-
0%
-
-
20%
-
-
35%
-
-
35%
-
-
30%
-
-
20%
-
Precipitation probability
5%
5%
0%
20%
35%
35%
30%
20%
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:
5% 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:
5% 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:
0% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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

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

11:00 to 12:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

12:00 to 13:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

13:00 to 14:00:
30% 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:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
30% 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:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

20:00 to 21:00:
25% 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.

rainSPOT Precipitation distribution within 25 km
Sea/surf forecast
Significant wave height (m)
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
Significant wave direction in which the waves move
Water temperature (°F)
62°
62°
62°
62°
63°
63°
63°
62°
1h view
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Weather report for Otaru

Overnight into Wednesday it is foggy or elevated fog occurs. The fog lifts and breaks up a bit during the day. Almost no sunshine can be expected. The forecast has a moderate, 40% chance of Precipitation. Temperatures peaking at 75 °F. On Wednesday light air is noticeable (1 to 4 mph). Gusts to 7 mph are possible. Winds blowing overnight from East, in the morning from Northeast and during the afternoon from North. The weather forecast for Otaru for Wednesday 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 7
04:00
19:20
Waxing crescent moon (83°)
10:42
23:13

Pressure: 1010 hPa

Timezone: JST (UTC +09:00h)

Meteogram - 5 days - Otaru

meteoblue
Our 5-day meteogram for Otaru 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 Otaru, Japan

The location marker is placed on Otaru. [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.

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Otaru

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Otaru. 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.

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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