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)
72°
73°
73°
73°
72°
73°
73°
73°
Temperature felt (°F)
71°
71°
72°
73°
73°
73°
73°
72°
Wind direction
SE
SE
SE
ESE
SE
ESE
E
E
Wind speed (mph)
SE
15-21
15-21
SE
14-21
14-21
SE
13-17
13-17
ESE
11-15
11-15
SE
10-14
10-14
ESE
11-15
11-15
E
13-17
13-17
E
14-18
14-18
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
15%
-
-
15%
-
-
0%
-
-
0%
-
-
15%
-
-
0%
-
-
10%
-
-
10%
-
Precipitation probability
15%
15%
0%
0%
15%
0%
10%
10%
Precipitation hourly

00:00 to 01:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

01:00 to 02:00:
15% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

02:00 to 03:00:
15% 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:
15% 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:
0% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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

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

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

15:00 to 16:00:
0% 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:
10% 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:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

rainSPOT Precipitation distribution within 90 km
Sea/surf forecast
Significant wave height (m)
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.1
2
2
Significant wave direction in which the waves move
Water temperature (°F)
79°
79°
79°
79°
79°
79°
79°
79°
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Weather report for Rarotonga

At night and for the afternoon it is mostly cloudy. At the break of day a few clouds are expected. Overall a fair bit of clouds but partly sunny. Temperatures peaking at 73 °F. On Wednesday expect a moderate breeze (12 to 18 mph). Gusts to 21 mph are possible. Winds blowing from Southeast. The weather forecast for Rarotonga Island for Wednesday is likely to be accurate.

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UV 6
07:15
18:09
Waxing crescent moon (6°)
08:00
18:51

Pressure: 1018 hPa

Timezone: GMT-10 (UTC -10:00h)

Weather anomaly: Unusually warm weather for this time of the year

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Unusually cold
Normal
Unusually warm
Extremely warm

By comparing today's temperatures to 40 years of historic data we can see whether today's forecast is unusually warm (red areas) or cold (blue areas). Coloured dots show observed actual temperatures from professional and private weather stations.

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Radar and precipitation nowcast for Rarotonga Island

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Rarotonga Island. 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 - Rarotonga Island

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Our 5-day meteogram for Rarotonga Island 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 Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands

The location marker is placed on Rarotonga Island. [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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