Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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 coming from northern Africa
On 5-6 February 2021, a massive amount of Saharan dust was advected across the Mediterranean Sea into central Europe.
Aralkum Desert dust pollutes air in South-East Europe
High values of particulate matter (PM10) were recorded in the air in many places across South-East Europe on 27 March 2020.
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.
January 2017: freezing temperatures and snow in Central and Southern Europe
High pressure situation leads to high pollution (fine dust) in Central Europe. Easterly winds push highly polluted air out on the eastern Atlantic, as seen in Meteosat-10 RGB imagery.
Red rain over Spain
Southern Spain had muddy rain (also called red rain or rain dust) as a result of convection on 20 July.
Saharan dust causes temperature drop
Some areas of Europe saw a significant drop in temperatures on 1 April 2016 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. Snow covered all highlands from 900 metres above sea level, with traces of snow as low as 600 metres.