Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Cancer solstice 2020
The Cancer solstice, with the Sun directly over the Tropic of Cancer, took place in 2020 on 20 June at 21:43 UTC.
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.
Powerful eruption of Ubinas volcano
There was a powerful explosive eruption from the Ubinas volcano in Peru on 19 July 2019.
Eruption of the Raikoke volcano
A powerful, rare eruption from Raikoke volcano in the Kuril Islands on 21 June 2019, could be clearly seen on satellite imagery.
June solstice 2019
The June solstice is the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. It took place at 15:54 UTC on 21 June.
Strong winds, heavy rain and floods in Uruguay
Torrential rain hit central Uruguay in June 2019, causing serious flooding.
The Fujiwhara effect on extratropical cyclones
Extratropical cyclones in the south-east Pacific underwent the Fujiwhara effect in June 2019.
Thunderstorms batter south-central US
In early May 2019 severe thunderstorms left a trail of destruction across parts of the south-central US.
Rare Tropical Storm in the South Atlantic basin
In late March 2019 a rare tropical storm formed in the South Atlantic basin, off the coast of Brazil.
Large Dust Fan (Spanish Dancer) over West Africa
A cyclone over Algeria pushes cold air southward over West Africa, causing a synoptic scale dust outbreak, in early March 2019.
Night-time thunderstorms over Argentina
The GOES-16 ABI Night Microphysics RGB monitored convective outflow boundaries from major thunderstorms in Argentina in early March 2019.