Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Mountain waves over Spain and the Balearic Islands
Detection of mountain waves over Spain and the Balearic Islands in the WV7.3 channel of MSG.
Satellite observations of the Indian Ocean tsunami
Satellite observations of the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004.
Night-time fires & low clouds in Nigeria & Cameroon
The images below show a night-time situation over Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana. Most of the area is cloud-free, which is typical for this time of the year (dry season).
Trails from coal power plants
Trails from coal power plants seen in the High-Resolution Visible (HRV) channel of Meteosat-8.
Severe thunderstorm at Johannesburg airport
Severe thunderstorm at Johannesburg International Airport.
Snow storms hit Turkey
At least 19 people were killed, roads were blocked and more than thousand villages were isolated as heavy snowstorms hit Turkey in the last week of November 2004.
Large dust storm over the Middle East
After a period of several weeks without significant dust storms in the field of view of Meteosat-8, on 23-24 November 2004 a major dust storm was observed in the Middle East.
Hailstorm in Potchefstroom area (South Africa)
On 27 of October 2004, a hailstorm occurred in Potchefstroom, North West Province, situated just south-west of Johannesburg, South Africa.
High-level lee clouds near the Drakensberg mountains
On 21 October 2004 Meteosat-8 observed a large cloud band with embedded convective cells extending from Angola to South Africa.