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Old 31st Jul 2016, 15:13
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FlightLevel660
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Paris
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Weather in Ethiopia

Hi guys,

I am flying the owner of a private PC12 from Europe to Ethiopia this August.

We have 2 scheduled stops there: Mekele (HAMK) and Bahir Dar (HABD).

My main concern in Ethiopia is the weather at this period of the year. Here are a few question for those who have / had an experience flying over there:

- Based on you experience is it advisable to transit through Ethiopia in that period or is the likelihood of encountering prohibitive weather too high for our single turboprop (FL260-270 max)?

- is there a weather pattern which would advise us to fly in preference at certain hours of the day (morning or afternoon) or is there no real pattern?

- the cloud formations are predominantly storms or is it rather stratified clouds?

Obviously these are generic questions on the usual whether for the season and We are aware that stormy conditions can happen any time and anywhere.

Thanks a lot you for your time, fly safe.
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