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)
69°
67°
74°
81°
83°
80°
73°
66°
Temperature felt (°F)
70°
67°
73°
81°
82°
77°
71°
64°
Wind direction
NNW
NNW
NNW
NNW
NW
NW
NW
NNW
Wind speed (mph)
NNW
2-5
2-5
NNW
3-7
3-7
NNW
5-12
5-12
NNW
6-12
6-12
NW
6-13
6-13
NW
7-14
7-14
NW
5-13
5-13
NNW
4-12
4-12
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
10%
-
-
30%
-
-
30%
-
-
30%
-
-
10%
-
-
0%
-
-
0%
-
-
0%
-
Precipitation probability
10%
30%
30%
30%
10%
0%
0%
0%
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:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

03:00 to 04:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

04:00 to 05:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

05:00 to 06:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

06:00 to 07:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

08:00 to 09:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

09:00 to 10:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

10:00 to 11:00:
30% 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:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

13:00 to 14:00:
0% 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:
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.

rainSPOT Precipitation distribution within 35 km
Sea/surf forecast
Significant wave height (m)
0.1
0
0.1
0
0
0
0.1
0.1
Significant wave direction in which the waves move
Water temperature (°F)
71°
71°
71°
71°
72°
73°
72°
71°
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Weather report for Ridgefield

Overnight into Sunday it is mostly cloudy, but most clouds give way on Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon clear skies prevail. The sky remains sunny to mostly sunny. There is only a low chance of Precipitation (around 30%). Temperatures as high as 82 °F are foreseen. With UV-Index rising to 9, sun protection is strongly recommended. During the night and in the first hours of the day blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). In the afternoon a gentle breeze is expected (8 to 12 mph). From time to time gusts could reach up to 13 mph. Winds blowing at night and in the morning from North and during the afternoon from Northwest. The weather forecast for Ridgefield for Sunday is likely to be accurate.

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UV 9
05:23
20:32
Waxing crescent moon (48°)
09:27
23:37

Pressure: 1016 hPa

Timezone: EDT (UTC -04:00h)

Radar and precipitation nowcast for Ridgefield

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Ridgefield. 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 - Ridgefield

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Our 5-day meteogram for Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield, United States

The location marker is placed on Ridgefield. [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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