Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
The first major winter cyclone over the eastern Mediterranean Sea brings long expected rains to the Middle East, causing stormy seas along the Egyptian coastline and a large scale dust outbreak over Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Development of a cut-off low over South Africa
Development of a cut-off low over South Africa in October 2010.
Start of the convective season over the Highveld in South Africa in October 2010.
Burkina Faso turbulence
Transverse cirrus bands on the north west of a large thunderstorm system indicate turbulence.
Atlantic ship trails
This Night Microphysics RGB image shows numerous ship trails over the South Atlantic, off the coast of Southern Africa.
High-level cirrus outflow
High-level cirrus outflow from a large thunderstorm system north of Dakar.
Tropical moist air crosses West Africa, bringing rains to the central parts of the Sahara desert.
Sharp cloud edge
A remarkably sharp, medium level cloud edge developed over the border of Namibia and Botswana during the night of 25–26 July.
Dust squalls over central Sahel
On 5 July 2010, Meteosat-9 observed a well organised mesoscale convective system over the central Sahel,.
Large dust squall over Niger, Mali & Algeria
On 9 June, convection lifts part of the low-lying dust higher up — above the boundary layer — where westerly winds carry it back in an easterly direction.