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.
Storm of the century in the eastern Mediterranean
A severe storm swept over the eastern Mediterranean between 10-13 December 2010, bringing extremely strong winds, high waves and substantial amounts of precipitation to northern and central Israel.
Large forest fire near Haifa
Meteosat-9 observes a plume of smoke carried by easterly winds, originating from wildfires in the Carmel Mountains, north of Haifa.
Cyclone over the Gulf of Genoa causes first major autumn snowfalls over the Alps (source: ePort).
Development of a cut-off low over the Alps
Development of a cut-off low over the Alps in September 2010.
Storms over Central and Eastern Europe
The storms, which occurred on 15 August in parts of central and eastern Europe, were interesting from many aspects, some of which are described briefly below.
A blanket of smog covers Moscow
A blanket of smog covers Moscow, caused by nearby peat bog fires to the south and east of the city.
Thunderstorms with above-anvil plumes over Italy
Two thunderstorms with above-anvil plumes over Northern Italy.