Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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.
Thick smog over Beijing
Thick smog blanketed China's capital city, Beijing, for many days, as seen by Metop-A.
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.
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.
East Asia dust storm
This Terra MODIS Dust RGB product shows a wall of postfrontal dust blowing across eastern China.
Fire-induced convection from Russian wildfires
Fire-induced convection over the summer 2010 Russian wildfires.
Dust over Alborz mountains and Caspian Sea
A dust plume makes it through a gap in the ranges and is blown down the Sefid Rood Valley, where it starts to fan out over the Caspian Sea.
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.
Dust crossing the Gulf of Aden
Most of the dust outbreaks in this area are generated by strong, post-frontal northerly winds (Shamal winds).