Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Springtime dust outbreaks
In Spring 2022, numerous dust outbreaks affected the Mediterranean basin area.
Large dust plume ejecting off west Africa
Saharan dust heading for Europe in Feb 2021; second major dust outbreak of the season.
Meteosat-11 captures plume of Saharan dust
Huge amount of Saharan dust advected across the Mediterranean Sea into central Europe.
Aralkum Desert dust pollutes air in south-east Europe
High values of particulate matterwere recorded in many places across South-East Europe.
January 2017: freezing temperatures and snow in Central and Southern Europe
Freezing temperatures and snow hit Central and Southern Europe in January 2017.
Saharan dust causes temperature drop
Europe saw a significant drop in temperatures due to a large cloud of Saharan dust.
Unusual heavy snowfalls in the Canary Islands
The snow started to fall on 18 February and continued to fall on 19 and 20 February.
Large dust cloud over the Middle East
Parts of the Middle East shrouded in a persistent dust cloud in early September 2015.
Large sandstorm covers swathes of the Middle East
A sandstorm with winds up to 100km/h, caused widespread disruption across the Middle East.
Dust travels from Algeria to the Black Sea
Large dust plume swept north east from Africa, over the Mediterranean Sea in early 2015.