Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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.
Isolated convective complex over the upper Persian/Arabian Gulf
On 19 October 2018 a convective complex developed over open waters in the upper Persian/Arabian Gulf.
Dense dust outbreak across the Arabian peninsula
Summer Shamal pushed dense dust across the Arabian peninsula to its south coast and out over the Arabian Sea in late July/early August 2018.
Cold spell brings record low temperatures to Oman
A cold outbreak over the Gulf of Persia in early February 2017 led to record-low temperatures over a large part of Oman.
Lingering fog over the Arabian Peninsula
From 24 December and for more than 10 days, a thick fog invaded the Arabian Gulf countries resulting in limited night-morning visibility.
Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Tropical Cyclone Fantala showed a very clearly defined eye as the storm reached Category 5 level in mid-April.
Expedition crossing the Empty Quarter
A team of three men and camels successfully walked the Empty Quarter (Rub AlKhali) from south (Salalah, Oman) to north (Doha, Qatar) in 49 days, supported by four-wheel drive vehicles.
Tropical Cyclone Chapala
Tropical Cyclone Chapala was one of the strongest cyclones to ever hit Yemen.
Dust associated with thermal low over Oman
Dust circulation associated with the seasonal thermal low-pressure system over the north-eastern Arabian Peninsula could be seen by Meteosat on 12-13 July.
Spectrum of dust colours over Arabian Peninsula
A dust storm formed rapidly over the Arabian peninsula on 1 April.
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.