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.
Dust over the Sea of Oman
A large area of dust was seen by both Meteosat and Sentinel-3A as it travelled across parts of the Middle East in November 2016.
Typhoons Mindulle and Lionrock in the 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.
Smoke over Russia
Widespread smoke over Russia clearly seen on Meteosat Natural Colour RGB imagery on the morning of 25 July 2016.
Himawari-8 has its eye on Typhoon Nepartak
Super Typhoon Nepartak reached winds of 270 km/h when it was seen by Himawari-8 on 6 July.
Convective storm with two above-anvil ice plumes
AVHRR and SEVIRI products confirm that two above-anvil ice plumes consisted of small ice crystals.
Contrasting temperatures in Oman
On 12 June 2016 while the north coast of Oman experienced the hottest day of the year, southern parts saw cooler temperatures.