Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Meteosat-11 captures plume of Saharan dust
On 5-6 February 2021, a massive amount of Saharan dust was advected across the Mediterranean Sea into central Europe.
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.
Sharp dust boundary over northern Africa
A sharp dust boundary formed in March 2018, after the clash of a dry and dusty Saharan air mass with a moist tropical air mass.
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.
Eruption of Pico do Fogo volcano, Cape Verde
In November 2014 Pico do Fogo erupted for the first time in 20 years.
Large dust storms over Sudan, Libya & the Middle East
On 13 May 2004, Meteosat-8 observed five major dust storms within a satellite field of view of about 1200 x 900 pixels.
Continental-scale dust outbreak over Africa
According to the NASA Earth Observatory, March 2010 was a spectacular month for dust outbreaks.
Fires and rapidly growing burn scars
Fires and rapidly growing burn scars over Mali and Burkina Faso.
Eruption of the Chaitén volcano in Chile
On 2 May 2008 an old volcanic caldera erupted close to the coastal town of Chaitén in southern Chile.
Forecasting coloured rain in Bulgaria
On 23 March a typical, spring season synoptic situation was prevailing over Europe, characterised by a cold meridional flow from Greenland through Western and Central Europe to the North African coast, and with an intensive transport of warm dry air towards the Balkans.