Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Springtime dust outbreaks
During late April and early May 2022 numerous dust outbreaks affected the Mediterranean basin area.
Dust over Europe
Two dust clouds, one from northern Africa and one from Central Europe, travelled north towards Iceland and Greenland in late April 2019.
Large dust cloud over the Canary Islands
In January 2015 a high layer of dust moved from north-western Africa to the Canary Islands.
Continental-scale dust outbreak over Africa
According to the NASA Earth Observatory, March 2010 was a spectacular month for dust outbreaks.
Severe thunderstorm in polluted air over Burkina Faso
On 5 April an isolated thunderstorm developed rapidly southwest of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
Dust storm over north Africa & eastern Med
Dust storm over northern Africa and the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Wind-driven land surface features in the Sahara
Wind-driven land surface features in the Sahara desert.
Dust storm over the Canary Islands
On 25 August 2004 a large plume of Saharan desert dust blew over the Canary Islands.
Large dust storms over Sudan, Libya & the Middle East
On 13 May 2004, Meteosat-8 observed five major dust storms within a satellite field of view of about 1200 x 900 pixels.