Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Holepunch clouds over eastern China
On 28 December 2016 holepunch clouds or fallstreak holes developed over eastern China.
Lingering fog over the Arabian Peninsula
From 24 December and for more than 10 days, a thick fog invaded the Arabian Gulf countries resulting in limited night-morning visibility.
Snow over Jordan and northern parts of Saudi Arabia
Overnight on 19-20 December 2016 there were heavy snowfalls in Jordan and in Turaif city in Saudi Arabia.
Tropical Cyclone Vardah
Using Meteosat-8 imagery it was possible to track the full lifetime of Tropical Cyclone Vardah.
Night-time fog over India
Meteosat-8 and Himawari-8 observe night-time fog formation in northern India in early December 2016.
Flooding in southern Spain
Tropical air trapped in Gulf of Cadiz caused severe flooding in southern Spain in December 2016.
Heavy rain & flooding in Piedmont, Italy
In November 2016 Piedmont region of Italy had intense multi-day precipitation.
Storm Angus, the first named UK storm of Autumn 2016, brought high winds and flooding to southern parts of the country.
Medicane over the Mediterranean Sea
In late October 2016 both Meteosat-10 and Metop 'saw' a Medicane that formed over the Ionian Sea.
Sunglint during September equinox
In 2016, 22 September was the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
Typhoons Mindulle and Lionrock in west Pacific
Within just 10 days, two tropical storms slammed into Japan, first Mindulle, which hit the larger Tokyo area, and then Lionrock that hit Japan's already tsunami-hit north-east coast.