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)
51°
50°
54°
58°
55°
53°
51°
51°
Temperature felt (°F)
49°
48°
50°
56°
52°
47°
44°
48°
Wind direction
N
SSE
SE
ENE
N
SSE
S
SSW
Wind speed (mph)
N
3-6
3-6
SSE
3-7
3-7
SE
8-8
8-8
ENE
4-9
4-9
N
4-9
4-9
SSE
10-12
10-12
S
12-12
12-12
SSW
6-6
6-6
Precipitation (in/3h)
-
15%
-
-
30%
-
< 0.04 in
35%
< 0.04
-
50%
-
-
90%
-
< 0.04 in
85%
< 0.04
-
55%
-
-
45%
-
Precipitation probability
15%
30%
35%
50%
90%
85%
55%
45%
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:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

03:00 to 04:00:
25% 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:
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:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.02″ 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:
25% 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:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

12:00 to 13:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

13:00 to 14:00:
75% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

14:00 to 15:00:
85% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
85% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
85% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
65% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

18:00 to 19:00:
55% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

19:00 to 20:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

20:00 to 21:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

21:00 to 22:00:
45% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

22:00 to 23:00:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

23:00 to 00:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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Weather report for Soleil, Portes du

The whole day there is a chance of thunderstorms and local showers. Almost no sunshine can be expected. A very high chance of Precipitation near 90% is forecast. Temperatures peaking at 57 °F. Overnight into Tuesday blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). Tuesday morning a gentle breeze is expected (8 to 12 mph). Tuesday afternoon expect a moderate breeze (12 to 18 mph). Gusts to 14 mph are possible. Winds blowing at night and in the morning from Southeast and during the afternoon from Northeast. The weather forecast for Soleil, Portes du for Tuesday can be accurate in parts but deviations are expected. Check again for latest updates.

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UV 4
05:41
21:30
Waning crescent (353°)
04:44
21:29

Pressure: 1018 hPa

Timezone: CEST (UTC +02:00h)

Official severe weather warnings near Soleil, Portes du

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Moderate
Now
From Today 10:01 (10 hours ago)
Until Tomorrow 06:00 (9 hours from now)
Moderate thunderstorm warning
Moderate
Now
From Today 10:01 (10 hours ago)
Until Tomorrow 06:00 (9 hours from now)
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Radar and precipitation nowcast for Soleil, Portes du

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Soleil, Portes du. 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 - Soleil, Portes du

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Our 5-day meteogram for Soleil, Portes du 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 and rain images for Soleil, Portes du, Switzerland

The location marker is placed on Soleil, Portes du. [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.

Precipitation is estimated from radar and satellites. At night precipitation estimates from satellites are less accurate than during daytime. Orange crosses mark places where lightning was detected (over Europe).

Copyright 2022 EUMETSAT / meteoblue. Lightning data provided by nowcast.

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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