Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Major eruption of La Soufrière volcano
Major eruption of the Caribbean volcano La Soufrière in early April 2021.
Major dust outbreaks - Africa, Middle East & China
Meteosat-8 spots series of dust outbreaks in March 2021.
Spotting Etesian winds in solar imagery using moonglint
Etesian winds spotted in the solar spectrum in Feb 2021.
Arctic blast turned US white
Band of ice from freezing rain over Texas clearly seen in RGB imagery on 19 Feb 2021.
Large dust plume ejecting off west Africa
Saharan dust heading for Europe in Feb 2021; second major dust outbreak of the season
End of the cold spell in western Europe, arrival of cold air in south-eastern Europe
Cold spell in Germany ended with freezing rain on 15 February. Snowstorm hit Greece and western Turkey.
Meteosat-11 captures plume of Saharan dust coming from northern Africa
On 5-6 February 2021, a massive amount of Saharan dust was advected across the Mediterranean Sea into central Europe.
Contrails - when do we see them from satellites?
Looking at the contrails in satellite images and investigating supportive atmospheric conditions.
February 2021: very cold first half in Europe and North America
Winter 2020/21 brings arctic weather conditions to northern & central Europe.
Series of storms over parts of western Europe
Series of storms brings torrential rain to Western and Central Europe in late January 2021.
Storm Justine hits the Azores
At the end of January 2021 a series of storms formed in North Atlantic, one of them moving close to the Azores.
Storm Christoph batters the UK
Storm Christoph caused severe flooding and heavy snowfall in parts of the UK in mid-January 2021.
Dust over the US Central Plains and Gulf of Mexico
Major dust outbreak over the American Central Plains in mid-January 2021.
Heavy snow in parts of Spain
Parts of central Spain saw their heaviest snowfalls in decades in January 2021.
Ex-Tropical Storm Chalane crosses southern African subcontinent
Tropical Storm Chalane landfall in Madagascar and Mozambique in December 2020 then crossed the entire South African subcontinent.
Strong Etna eruptions seen by Meteosat
Mount Etna erupted several times in December 2020 and January 2021.
Early summer convection in central Argentina and Uruguay
Severe convection in central Argentina in December 2020.
Pacific cirrus above stratocumulus
New NIR1.3 channel on GOES ABI helps to detect thin cirrus clouds above low-level clouds.
Nearly-record snowfall in the western Alps in December 2020
Winter 2020 started with more than 2 m snow in the Alps and an extreme amount of rain.
Iceberg A68-A curves around South Georgia Island
The breakup of Iceberg A68-A, in December 2020, was observed in Meteosat and GOES imagery.