Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Smoke and burned areas from Greek fires
Smoke and burned area scars from the Greek wildfires in Aug 2021 seen in satellite imagery.
Dust over Europe
Two dust clouds, one from northern Africa and one from Central Europe, travelled north towards Iceland and Greenland in late April 2019.
Devastating eruptions of volcano Fuego near Guatemala City
In June 2018 eruptions from volcano Fuego, 40 km west-southwest of Guatemala City, brought disaster and many deaths to its surrounding area.
Fires in Croatia and Montenegro
Fires raged along the Adriatic coast for days in mid-July 2017, causing major destruction in Croatia and Montenegro.
Cold spell brings record low temperatures to Oman
A cold outbreak over the Gulf of Persia in early February 2017 led to record-low temperatures over a large part of Oman.
Canadian smoke moves towards the North Atlantic
The smoke from the devastating wild fires in Alberta, Canada, could be seen moving towards the North Atlantic on 9 May.
Large dust cloud over the Canary Islands
Around the 12 January, a high layer of dust moved from north-western Africa covering the area around the Canary Islands, impacting visibility.
Thick smog over Beijing
Thick smog blanketed China's capital city, Beijing, for many days, as seen by Metop-A.
Pollution causes cloud-free gaps in clouds
Elongated cloud-free gaps in stratus clouds caused by industrial air pollution.
Haze veil on the Pakistani coast
The lower part of the Indus River (severely flooded during the last monsoon season) and the adjacent Rann of Kutch (seasonal salt marsh) have dried out after the monsoon, forming potential source of dust.