Major thunderstorms over Paris and Berlin

Major thunderstorms over Paris and Berlin

25 May 2007 00:00 UTC

Major thunderstorms over Paris and Berlin
Major thunderstorms over Paris and Berlin

Major thunderstorms over Paris and Berlin seen in MSG rapid scan imagery.

Last Updated

21 October 2020

Published on

25 May 2007

 

 

by Jochen Kerkmann (EUMETSAT)

In May 2007, in preparation for the support to the international Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS) , a 19-day series of rapid scans was performed with the Meteosat-8 satellite over the period 11–29 May 2007. The images and animations below show the situation on 25 May 2007 when severe thunderstorms developed along a low-level airmass boundary in France and Germany. In the afternoon Paris and Berlin were hit more or less simultaneously by major thunderstorms with heavy precipitation and strong wind gusts.

As one can see in the animations, the high repeat cycle leads to very smooth movements/transitions of the cloud systems (i.e. no jumps as regards position and movement of clouds) when compared to the 15-minutes repeat cycle (see Animation , 08:59–16:59 UTC). Moreover, the high repeat cycle is essential for the early detection of rapidly developing thunderstorms. Another example of this can be seen over Northern Spain (see Animation , 08:59–14:04 UTC).

Meteosat-9 Images — 14:00

 
Met-8, 25 May 2007, 14:39 UTC
Met-8, 25 May 2007, 14:39 UTC
RGB Composite
VIS0.8, IR3.9r, IR10.8
Full Resolution
Animation (08:59–17:04 UTC)
Met-8, 25 May 2007, 14:39 UTC
Met-8, 25 May 2007, 14:39 UTC
RGB Composite
WV6.2–WV7.3, IR3.9–IR10.8, NIR1.6–VIS0.6
Full Resolution
Animation (08:59–17:04 UTC)

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Meteosat-9 Images — 13:00

Met-8, 25 May 2007, 13:04 UTC
Met-8, 25 May 2007, 13:04 UTC
RGB Composite
VIS0.8, IR3.9r, IR10.8
Animation (08:59–14:04 UTC)
Met-8, 25 May 2007, 13:04 UTC
Met-8, 25 May 2007, 13:04 UTC
RGB Composite
WV6.2–WV7.3, IR3.9–IR10.8, NIR1.6–VIS0.6
Animation (08:59–14:04 UTC)