Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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.
Dust squalls over the Central Sahel
On 5 July, Meteosat-9 observed a well-organised mesoscale convective system over the Central Sahel, particularly noticeable is the associated huge dust cloud.
Large dust squall over Niger, Mali & Algeria
On 9 June, convection lifts part of the low-lying dust higher up — above the boundary layer — where westerly winds carry it back in an easterly direction.
Harmattan winds create continental-scale dust outbreak
Strong Harmattan winds create a continental-scale dust outbreak over Northern Africa.
Continental-scale dust outbreak over Africa
According to the NASA Earth Observatory, March 2010 was a spectacular month for dust outbreaks.