Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Heavy snow in parts of Spain
Parts of central Spain saw their heaviest snowfalls in decades in January 2021.
Exceptional Saharan dust transport over the Atlantic Ocean
In June 2020 large amounts of Saharan dust, declared by the media as an "historic Saharan dust plume", travelled on easterly trade winds all the way to the Caribbean and south-eastern parts of the continental US.
Extensive DIBS in the Deformation Zone
In April 2020, pockmarked DIBS cloud, produced by a cyclone over the Mediterranean Sea, entered an elongated deformation zone - stretching from France to Turkey.
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 lifted from a dry Patagonian lake reaches the South Atlantic
Dust that lifted from a dry Patagonian lake and reached the Atlantic could be seen on various satellite images in March 2020.
Devastating Typhoon Hagibis
Typhoon Hagibis was the worst storm to hit Japan for half a century, when it made landfall in mid-October 2019.
Mount Pico in the Azores shrouded in orographically-induced clouds
In late-September 2019 Mount Pico in the Azores was shrouded in clouds formed by the orographic effect.
Damaging storms over Central Europe
Strong convective episodes occurred, at the boundary of a synoptic ridge, over a two day period in early June 2019, causing widespread damage in parts of Central Europe.
Moderate stau (‘südstau’) on the Alpine southside
On 17 March 2019 Meteosat-11 captured imagery of stau clouds over the Alps.
Satellite images of bright meteor (bolide) east of Kamchatka
On 18 December 2018 at 23:48:20 UTC a very bright meteor exploded above the Bering Sea, east of Kamchatka.