Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Major dust outbreaks - Africa, Middle East & China
Meteosat-8 spots series of dust outbreaks in March 2021.
Storms hit France in early October
Europe was battered during the first October weekend in 2020, with extensive storms, extreme rainfall and flooding.
Medicane over Ionian Sea causes storms in Italy and Greece
Tropical storm-like cyclone causing storms, severe wind and high seas over Ionian Sea.
Urban flash flood in Zagreb
Extreme rainfall on the evening of 24 July 2020 left the Croatia capital Zagreb under water.
Annular solar eclipse on solstice
During the 2020 June solstice the shadow of the Moon, travelling from west to east, appeared in the images of three geostationary 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.
Super Tropical Cyclone Amphan in Bay of Bengal
Low pressure area that formed on 13 May intensified into a Super Tropical Cyclone Amphan on 18 May, due to exceptionally warm waters in the Bay of Bengal.
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.
Cold spell in Europe
In Europe, March 2020 ended with a cold spell, due to a strong cold air outbreak from the north.