Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
The first major winter cyclone over the eastern Mediterranean Sea brings long expected rains to the Middle East, causing stormy seas along the Egyptian coastline and a large scale dust outbreak over Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Storm of the century in the eastern Mediterranean
A severe storm swept over the eastern Mediterranean between 10-13 December 2010, bringing extremely strong winds, high waves and substantial amounts of precipitation to northern and central Israel.
Large forest fire near Haifa
Meteosat-9 observes a plume of smoke carried by easterly winds, originating from wildfires in the Carmel Mountains, north of Haifa.
Cyclone over the Gulf of Genoa causes first major autumn snowfalls over the Alps (source: ePort).
Storms over Southern Italy
Cold U-shaped storms over Southern Italy, which are typically associated with severe weather such as heavy rain, hail and damaging winds.
Storms over Central and Eastern Europe
The storms, which occurred on 15 August in parts of central and eastern Europe, were interesting from many aspects, some of which are described briefly below.
Smoke from the Russian wildfires
Smoke from the Russian wildfires as measured by GOME-2 on board of Metop-A, shown with the Absorbing Aerosol Index (AAI).
Numerous fires raging over Russia
The numerous fires raging over Russia, in particular south-east of Moscow, are well-illustrated by the yellow-to-red coloured hot spots on the IR3.7 channel of the Metop-A AVHRR instrument.