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)
66°
67°
72°
79°
82°
81°
76°
71°
Temperature felt (°F)
71°
71°
75°
83°
88°
84°
80°
76°
Wind direction
NE
E
E
E
ESE
ENE
ENE
ESE
Wind speed (mph)
NE
3-10
3-10
E
4-12
4-12
E
6-16
6-16
E
7-17
7-17
ESE
6-14
6-14
ENE
5-15
5-15
ENE
4-14
4-14
ESE
4-10
4-10
Precipitation (in/3h)
< 0.04 in
40%
< 0.04
0.07 in
45%
0.07
0.08 in
50%
0.08
< 0.04 in
35%
< 0.04
-
25%
-
-
25%
-
-
35%
-
-
30%
-
Precipitation probability
40%
45%
50%
35%
25%
25%
35%
30%
Precipitation hourly

00:00 to 01:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

01:00 to 02:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

02:00 to 03:00:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ are predicted by our local models.

03:00 to 04:00:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.02″ are predicted by our local models.

04:00 to 05:00:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.02″ are predicted by our local models.

05:00 to 06:00:
45% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.03″ are predicted by our local models.

06:00 to 07:00:
45% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.03″ are predicted by our local models.

07:00 to 08:00:
50% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.03″ are predicted by our local models.

08:00 to 09:00:
40% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.02″ are predicted by our local models.

09:00 to 10:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0.01″ 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:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

14:00 to 15:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

15:00 to 16:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

16:00 to 17:00:
20% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

17:00 to 18:00:
25% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

18:00 to 19:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

19:00 to 20:00:
35% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

20:00 to 21:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

21:00 to 22:00:
30% chance of precipitation in the area.
0″ are predicted by our local models.

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

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

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Weather report for Watervliet

During the night and in the first hours of the day there is a chance of thunderstorms and local showers. For this afternoon the weather will clear up until only a few clouds remain. We can see a mixture of cloudy and sunny skies. With 60% probability of precipitation we are at the upper end of a moderate chance. Temperatures as high as 82 °F are foreseen. With UV-Index rising to 8, sun protection is strongly recommended. The whole day blows a light breeze (4 to 8 mph). Gusts to 17 mph are possible. Winds blowing overnight from North and by day from East. The weather forecast for Watervliet for Wednesday is changing rapidly and likely to be in disagreement. Check again at a later time for a more reliable forecast.

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UV 8
06:13
21:25
First quarter moon (83°)
13:33
01:14

Pressure: 1015 hPa

Timezone: EDT (UTC -04:00h)

Meteogram - 5 days - Watervliet

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Our 5-day meteogram for Watervliet 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 Watervliet, United States

The location marker is placed on Watervliet. [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 Watervliet

Drizzle
Light
Moderate
Heavy
Very Heavy
Hail

The location marker is placed on Watervliet. 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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