Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Eruption of Jebel Al-Tair in the Red Sea
After 124 years dormant, the Jebel Al-Tair volcano erupted throwing lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air.
West African Monsoon crosses the Sahara desert
This year, in Africa, the summer storms of the long rains have been notable.
Major transport of desert dust
Westward transport of desert dust from Africa to the Caribbean and Amazon Region is a rather well documented and a frequent feature of the subtropical circulation.
Dust outflow boundary over Sudan
The MSG image below shows a large night-time dust squall (also called haboob, from the Arabic word 'haboob' meaning strong wind) over Sudan on 29 April 2007, which is rather early for the convective season (which normally starts in May).
New eruption of Mount Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion
In April 2007, the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in eastern Reunion, a French overseas department, was erupting for more than a week.
Severe thunderstorm in polluted air over Burkina Faso
Around 11:00 UTC on 5 April an isolated thunderstorm developed rapidly southwest of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
Large dust fan over Northwest Africa
The imagery shows a cyclone over Tunisia and the related cold air outbreak from Western Europe to Northwest Africa, which caused a major dust storm.
Clouds spreading from Mount Etna
The image below shows a close-up of a frontal cloud system related to a cyclone over Tunisia.