Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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.
The first major winter cyclone over the eastern Mediterranean Sea brings long expected rains to the Middle East, causing stormy seas along the Egyptian coastline and a large scale dust outbreak over Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Storm of the century in the eastern Mediterranean
A severe storm swept over the eastern Mediterranean between 10-13 December 2010, bringing extremely strong winds, high waves and substantial amounts of precipitation to northern and central Israel.
Large forest fire near Haifa
Meteosat-9 observes a plume of smoke carried by easterly winds, originating from wildfires in the Carmel Mountains, north of Haifa.
High-level cirrus clouds
High-level cirrus clouds (white colour) mark a pronounced polar jet stream over the South Atlantic.
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina causes fatal road accidents.
Cyclone over the Gulf of Genoa causes first major autumn snowfalls over the Alps (source: ePort).
Development of a cut-off low over South Africa
Development of a cut-off low over South Africa in October 2010.
Start of the convective season over the Highveld in South Africa in October 2010.