Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Gran Canaria wildfires
In August 2019 parts of Gran Canaria, one of Spain's Canary Islands, were devastated by two large wildfires.
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.
Widespread flooding in the Middle East
Parts of the Middle East were left devastated after severe floods in late March and early April 2019.
Contrail shadows over the stratus
Unusually shaped shadow contours of high contrail clouds, casted over the wide stratus field, were explored through various VIIRS (i.e. FCI proxy) and SEVIRI products.
Intense Mediterranean cyclone's alpine crossing
A cyclone that intensified over Mediterranean waters took a very direct path over the Alps.
Devastating wildfires near Athens
In late July 2018 wildfires ripped through coastal areas in Greece, causing thousands to flee and a number of fatalities.
Sharp moisture boundary seen by SEVIRI and MODIS
A sharp low level moisture boundary that stretched over the central Europe in June 2018, was well observed by both the SEVIRI Dust RGB product and MODIS 0.935 µm channel.
A summer of heatwaves and drought for many
Summer 2018 in much of Europe was characterised by prolonged heatwaves, leading to droughts in some areas.
Severe flash floods in parts of Israel
A series of flash floods occurred in parts of Israel, throughout April 2018.
Ice melting in the Baltic Sea
After a dark Nordic winter, the Meteosat Natural Colour RGB provides a view of day time ice through the combination of 0.8 µm, 1.6 µm and 3.9 µm — optimal to separate land, ice or cloud.
Sunglint during March equinox
Satellite imagery during the Spring Equinox (Autumn in Southern Hemisphere) captured very obvious sunglint near the Equator.