Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Rare ring-of-fire eclipse over Africa
On 1 September a rare 'ring-of-fire' double eclipse occurred over Africa. Meteosat-10 captured the shadow as the satellite passed over the continent.
Red rain over Spain
Southern Spain had muddy rain (also called red rain or rain dust) as a result of convection on 20 July.
Low cloud vortices off coast of Morocco
On 10 July a low cloud vortex was spotted off the northwest coast of Morocco.
Gravity waves over the South Atlantic
Interplay of atmospheric gravity waves over the South Atlantic off the African coast.
A stormy time for Europe
The end of May and the beginning of June 2016 saw a particularly stormy period over Europe.
Cut-off low over South Africa
On 13 May 2016 Meteosat-10's Natural Color RGB imagery confirmed that a cut-off low (COL) had formed over the central parts of South Africa, as had been forecast.
Precipitation tracks over Botswana & South Africa
Precipitation tracks from a cut-off-low COL system were visible on satellite imagery on 9 and 10 May 2016.
Supercell thunderstorm over South Africa
In April 2016 a supercell thunderstorm occurred over the Free State with a short-lived tornado.
Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Tropical Cyclone Fantala showed a very clearly defined eye as the storm reached Category 5 level in mid-April.
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.