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.
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
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 matterwere recorded in many places across South-East Europe.
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
Freezing temperatures and snow hit Central and Southern Europe in January 2017.
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.
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 reaching 100 km/h, caused widespread disruption across the Middle East in early February.