Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Holepunch clouds over eastern China
On 28 December 2016 holepunch clouds or fallstreak holes developed over eastern China.
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.
Snow over Jordan and northern parts of Saudi Arabia
Overnight on 19-20 December 2016 there were heavy snowfalls in Jordan and in Turaif city in Saudi Arabia.
Tropical Cyclone Vardah
Using Meteosat-8 imagery it was possible to track the full lifetime of Tropical Cyclone Vardah.
Night-time fog over India
Meteosat-8 and Himawari-8 observe night-time fog formation in northern India in early December 2016.
Flooding in southern Spain
Tropical air trapped in Gulf of Cadiz caused severe flooding in southern Spain in December 2016.
VIIRS double view of snowy Alps
On 29 November 2016 the VIIRS instrument on Suomi-NPP covered the Alps in two consecutive day orbits. This does not happen very often.
Heavy rain and flooding in Piedmont region of Italy
After having been missed for a couple of spring and autumn seasons, an intense multi-day precipitation period, typical for these seasons, developed again towards the end of November 2016.
Dust over the Sea of Oman
A large area of dust was seen by both Meteosat and Sentinel-3A as it travelled across parts of the Middle East in November 2016.
Storm Angus, the first named UK storm of Autumn 2016, brought high winds and flooding to southern parts of the country.