Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Eruption of volcano Aoba (Ambae) in Vanuatu archipelago
Located on the small island Aoba, or Ambae, in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, the volcano of the same name erupted in the days from 22 September 2017 onward.
Severe flooding in Cornwall
The small village of Coverack in West Cornwall was badly damaged by flooding after a storm brought torrential rain to the area on 18 July 2017.
Devastating wildfires in Portugal
Hot spots and smoke from a deadly, widespread forest fire in central Portugal could be seen by Meteosat, Sentinel-3 and Suomi-NPP on 18, 19 & 20 June 2017
Another phase of eruptions from volcano Aoba (Vanuatu)
Since September 2017 volcano Aoba, in the archipelago of Vanuatu, had been showing intermittent activity. Between 5 and 14 April 2018 there was further increased activity.
Floods in South America
Due to reinforcing of El Niño along the western coast of South America, large areas of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru were severely affected by weeks of almost continuous rain in March and April 2017.
Clear skies for start of British Summer Time
The first day of official British Summer Time brought blue skies and above average, warm temperatures to Britain and the UK on 26 March 2017.
Clear skies over the Mediterranean
Satellite images of the Mediterranean sea are informative even on clear days, as is shown in this case from March 2017.
Oil spill over Arabian Gulf
On 8 March 2017 an oil spill occurred in the Arabian Gulf off the west coast of UAE and reached the Al-Fujairah coast.
Phytoplankton Blooms spotted by Sentinel-3
Sentinel-3A has captured a number of images of the variety of species of phytoplankton that bloom in the world’s oceans and lakes.