Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Widespread fog over parts of UAE and Oman
Overnight 24 to 25 December 2017 widespread fog formed over some parts of the United Arab Emirates (eventually extending inland) and coastal areas of northern Oman.
Severe storm over Japan
On 18 July 2017 Tokyo metropolitan area was affected by intense convective development.
Dust outbreak in the Middle East and Africa
In late May/early June 2017, for the first time since it moved to its new IODC position Meteosat-8 spotted a significant dust event.
High winds in Moscow
The winds of around 100 km/h caused severe damage and 16 deaths in Moscow and surrounding areas on 29 May 2017.
Eruption of volcano Kambalny
In March 2017 the Russian volcano Kambalny, in southern Kamchatka, erupted for the first time in 650 years.
Multiple dust events over the Middle East
As is quite common during March multiple dust events occurred in this area from 17-20 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.
Tropical Cyclone Enawo as seen by Meteosat and Metop
In early March Tropical Cyclone Enawo battered Madagascar with winds in excess of 205 km/h.
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.
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.