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Wind               storm    | hurricane   | Height
m/s   1 5  10 15 | 20 25 30 | 35  40  45  | Base  C1    C2    C3    C4    Summ1 Summit2
Km/h  4 18 36 54 | 72 90 108| 126 144 162 | 6139  6748  7091  7499  8249  8854  9192  m
Kt    2 10 19 29 | 39 49 58 | 68  78  87  | 19009 21007 22132 23471 25932 27917 29025 ft

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Sent out daily to us by email, these forecasts are reproduced here.

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May 5
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Everest forecast - From WNI and AdventureWeather.com
By ExplorersWeb
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WNI Headline:
Satellite imagery shows a widespread area of middle and high level cloud
across the Northern half of Nepal extending well north of ME into China.
This broad expanse of cloud is associated with an upper level trough
moving though the area. The trough will push to the east of the Indian
peninsula tomorrow and in its wake a ridge of high pressure is building
into the area.

At the surface the monsoon trough has pushed north of Sri Lanka across
the southern peninsula. A tropical cyclone has formed to the east over
the Arabian Sea, indicative of the fact that the monsoon is quite active
right now across the Indian Ocean. It as the tropical cyclone moves
northwestward it will help pull the monsoon trough further northward.

Snow showers this morning will taper off today, and by Friday dryer air
and lighter winds will bring better climbing conditions. Look for a weak
trough to pass through around the weekend and into early next week. The
trough is forecasted to slightly increase the winds as well as increase
the chances for isolated snow showers especially at levels below 7000m.

Northern/Southern Routes:
Below 7500m - Westerly winds today will ease to around 10 m/s. and turn
more W-NW'erly. On Friday winds are forecasted to be out of the W-NW and
be below 10 m/s. A weak trough moving into the area is expected to
increase the winds to 10-15 m/s by the weekend and early next week. Snow
showers will clear tonight. Clouds will increase on Friday with a good
chance for showers late on Saturday and through early next week.

Above 7500m - Westerly winds will ease to 15-20 m/s (24 m/s at Summit
2). The winds will remain at about 12-17 m/s on Friday before increasing
to 18-24 m/s through the weekend. A tighter pressure gradient is
possible late on Sunday into Monday which may increase the winds to
20-27 m/s. Dry conditions throughout the period with a few clouds
possible otherwise look for a high sun.

Overall look for the winds to ease further through to Friday and turn
more NW'erly. Forecasts call for a slight increase in winds on Saturday
and through early next week. Rain chances should diminish by Thursday
with chances increasing this weekend below 7500m.
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Forecast for Mount Everest produced by Weathernews Americas Inc.
Based on AVN forecasts from:  05 May, 2004, 06 UTC

  South   Base   Camp1  Camp2  Camp3  Camp4 Summit1 Summit2
  Route   5400m  6100m  6700m  7500m  8000m  8500m  8848m

  North   Base   Adv    CampI  CampII CampIII       Summit
  Route   5150m  6500m  7000m  7800m  8300m         8848m

May 05 06 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5048   5788   6588   7464   8438   9546
  Temp (deg C)      -5    -11    -17    -22    -26    -30
  Rel Hum (%)       82    101     97     62      9      0
  Wind (m/s)        09     10     11     17     28     37
  Wind Dir         245    255    270    275    270    270

May 05 18 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5054   5799   6603   7480   8453   9555
  Temp (deg C)      -4     -9    -16    -22    -27    -32
  Rel Hum (%)       55     54     66     76     86     40
  Wind (m/s)        09     09     10     10     15     27
  Wind Dir         320    330    335    310    280    275

May 06 06 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5092   5839   6644   7521   8497   9606
  Temp (deg C)      -2     -9    -16    -21    -25    -30
  Rel Hum (%)       13     17     29     25     -0     -0
  Wind (m/s)        03     04     07     11     19     28
  Wind Dir         355    350    350    325    300    290

May 06 18 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5109   5860   6672   7557   8539   9649
  Temp (deg C)      -2     -7    -13    -19    -24    -30
  Rel Hum (%)       34     28     22     27     24     20
  Wind (m/s)      CALM     03     03     07     14     23
  Wind Dir                 25     05    320    305    295

May 07 06 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5134   5887   6700   7590   8578   9693
  Temp (deg C)      -0     -7    -12    -18    -23    -30
  Rel Hum (%)       48     70     84     31     11      9
  Wind (m/s)        05     03     03     07     14     20
  Wind Dir         225    245    295    300    305    305

May 07 18 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5111   5868   6691   7590   8585   9700
  Temp (deg C)      -1     -4     -9    -15    -22    -30
  Rel Hum (%)       59     44     32     24      7     20
  Wind (m/s)        07     05     05     08     13     19
  Wind Dir         270    275    310    310    295    290

May 08 06 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5114   5870   6688   7583   8576   9687
  Temp (deg C)       1     -5    -11    -16    -23    -31
  Rel Hum (%)       48     69     95     16      7     25
  Wind (m/s)        06     06     07     12     16     20
  Wind Dir         250    265    280    265    265    275

May 08 18 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5087   5844   6666   7566   8560   9675
  Temp (deg C)      -1     -4     -9    -15    -22    -30
  Rel Hum (%)       55     42     28     13      0      7
  Wind (m/s)        10     10     08     11     17     23
  Wind Dir         285    295    295    285    280    285

May 09 06 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5095   5851   6670   7566   8560   9670
  Temp (deg C)       0     -5    -10    -16    -23    -31
  Rel Hum (%)       57     74     20     -0      9     12
  Wind (m/s)        07     09     11     14     19     24
  Wind Dir         265    280    290    285    285    285

May 09 18 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5084   5841   6664   7564   8559   9671
  Temp (deg C)      -1     -4     -9    -15    -22    -31
  Rel Hum (%)       51     40     23     -0      4     18
  Wind (m/s)        12     11     12     16     21     27
  Wind Dir         280    285    295    295    290    285

May 10 06 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5090   5845   6662   7555   8544   9653
  Temp (deg C)       1     -5    -12    -17    -24    -31
  Rel Hum (%)       24     31     32     41     67     99
  Wind (m/s)        10     12     14     20     24     29
  Wind Dir         265    275    280    280    270    270

May 10 18 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5067   5820   6641   7539   8534   9650
  Temp (deg C)      -2     -5    -10    -16    -22    -30
  Rel Hum (%)       37     34     25      2      1     62
  Wind (m/s)        10     11     12     18     25     32
  Wind Dir         270    280    290    290    285    280

May 11 06 UTC    550mb  500mb  450mb  400mb  350mb  300mb
  Height (m)      5055   5813   6632   7528   8521   9637
  Temp (deg C)       1     -5    -11    -16    -22    -30
  Rel Hum (%)       45     58     26     -0     -0      1
  Wind (m/s)        09     11     16     22     28     34
  Wind Dir         250    265    275    275    275    275



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