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°
71°
79°
88°
89°
83°
79°
76°
Temperature felt (°F)
71°
73°
82°
91°
94°
90°
87°
84°
Wind direction
S
S
SSW
SSW
WSW
WSW
SSW
WSW
Wind speed (mph)
S
5-11
5-11
S
5-12
5-12
SSW
7-14
7-14
SSW
8-15
8-15
WSW
8-16
8-16
WSW
6-13
6-13
SSW
3-6
3-6
WSW
2-2
2-2
Precipitation (in/3h)
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0%
-
-
5%
-
-
15%
-
-
25%
-
< 0.04 in
40%
< 0.04
0.15 in
50%
0.15
0.08 in
35%
0.08
< 0.04 in
25%
< 0.04
Precipitation probability
0%
5%
15%
25%
40%
50%
35%
25%
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:
0% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

03:00 to 04:00:
0% 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:
5% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

06:00 to 07:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
10% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ 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:
20% 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:
25% 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:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.02″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
45% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.04″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.05″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
45% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.05″ are predicted by our local models.

18:00 to 19:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.04″ are predicted by our local models.

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

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

21:00 to 22:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

22:00 to 23:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

23:00 to 00:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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Weather report for South Riding

Overnight into Tuesday a few clouds are expected, and some more clouds roll across on Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon there is a chance of thunderstorms and local showers. Overall a fair bit of clouds but partly sunny. The chance of precipitation is moderate or near 50%. Temperatures peaking at 89 °F. The UV-Index climbs up to 8, don't forget to use sunscreen when spending the day outside. Overnight into Tuesday blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). At daytime a gentle breeze is expected (8 to 12 mph). From time to time gusts could reach up to 15 mph. Winds blowing at night and in the morning from South and during the afternoon from Southwest. The weather forecast for South Riding for Tuesday can be accurate in parts but deviations are expected. Check again for latest updates.

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UV 8
05:48
20:40
Waxing crescent moon (71°)
11:53
00:14

Pressure: 1015 hPa

Timezone: EDT (UTC -04:00h)

Official severe weather warnings near South Riding

Flood Watch issued July 02 at 6:45AM EDT until July 02 at 2:30PM EDT by NWS Baltimore/Washington
Moderate
Now
From Today 13:47 (24 minutes ago)
Until Today 14:30 (18 minutes from now)

Radar and precipitation nowcast for South Riding

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on South Riding. 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 - South Riding

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Our 5-day meteogram for South Riding 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 South Riding, United States

The location marker is placed on South Riding. [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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