First images from Himawari-8
At 02:40 UTC on 18 December 2014, the first images from all 16 bands were captured by JMA's Himawari-8.
Broad Azores high
A clearly visible anticyclonic motion or broad Azores high was seen by Meteosat-10 in December.
Severe Atlantic storm batters Ireland and UK
A very deep area of low pressure resulted in a North Atlantic cyclone (named Alexandra) which caused massive ocean surges and brought strong winds to parts of Ireland and the UK.
Medicane over Italy
A swirling area of low pressure over Lazio on 3 December showed a clear eye - indicating a medicane.
Tropical cyclone Adjali
South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season in 2014 began with the severe tropical storm Adjali.
Sudden freeze brings dust storm to Colorado
A cold front brought a dramatic temperature drop of 17 °C and a dust haboob to Colorado on 10 November.
Severe rain, hail and dust storms hit Oman
A very deep trough that formed a cut-off low brought thunderstorms, hail and dust to parts of Oman on 8 November.
Medicane Qendresa hits Malta and Sicily
A Medicane (MEDIterranean hurriCANE) or Tropical-Like Cyclone (TLC) brought severe weather to parts of the Mediterranean in early November.
Super Typhoon Nuri
Super Typhoon Nuri became one of the most powerful tropical cyclones of 2014 on 2 November.