Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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).
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.
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.
Dust storm over the Canary Islands
On 25 August 2004, Meteosat-8 observed a large plume of Saharan desert dust blowing over the Canary Islands.
Volcanic eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo
On 12 July 2004 Meteosat-8 observed an eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano.
Severe thunderstorms over Spain and Morocco
Severe thunderstorms over Spain and Morocco in June 2004.