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)
71°
69°
71°
77°
81°
79°
71°
62°
Temperature felt (°F)
70°
69°
75°
80°
82°
77°
69°
62°
Wind direction
SW
WSW
W
W
W
WNW
NW
NW
Wind speed (mph)
SW
9-22
9-22
WSW
8-19
8-19
W
7-18
7-18
W
9-22
9-22
W
10-21
10-21
WNW
10-21
10-21
NW
7-16
7-16
NW
2-5
2-5
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
5%
-
-
20%
-
-
25%
-
-
20%
-
-
15%
-
-
5%
-
-
0%
-
-
0%
-
Precipitation probability
5%
20%
25%
20%
15%
5%
0%
0%
Precipitation hourly

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

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

05:00 to 06:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

06:00 to 07:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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

11:00 to 12:00:
15% 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:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

14:00 to 15:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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

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

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

19:00 to 20:00:
0% 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 Pierson

Until noon it is mostly cloudy, but most clouds give way after noon. Overall a fair bit of clouds but partly sunny. There is only a low chance of Precipitation (around 30%). Temperatures as high as 81 °F are foreseen. On Friday a gentle breeze is expected (8 to 12 mph). From time to time gusts could reach up to 22 mph. Winds blowing overnight from Southwest and by day from West. The weather forecast for Pierson for Friday can be accurate in parts but deviations are expected. Check again for latest updates.

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UV 4
06:03
21:27
Waxing crescent moon (26°)
08:04
23:38

Pressure: 1013 hPa

Timezone: EDT (UTC -04:00h)

Official severe weather warnings near Pierson

Air Quality Alert issued June 29 at 1:18PM EDT by NWS Grand Rapids
Now
From Today 06:00 (7 hours ago)
Until Today 22:30 (9 hours from now)

Meteogram - 5 days - Pierson

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Our 5-day meteogram for Pierson 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 Pierson, United States

The location marker is placed on Pierson. [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 Pierson

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Pierson. 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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