Global Weather May 2018

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A movie of the weather around the world during May 2018.

Date & Time
1–31 May 2018
NIR1.6, VIS0.8, VIS0.6

The Natural Colour RGB images used in the movie are taken from EUMETSAT's Meteosat-10 satellite.

The month of May featured significant weather events in nearly every major region around the globe:

  • Convective storm damage in Asia (100 died in India) and Europe (particularly Central and Western Europe).
  • Two very rare tropical cyclones made landfall in Somalia and Oman in a matter of days of each other. Tropical Cyclone Sagar became the strongest storm to strike Somalia on record, reaching speeds of 95 kph (60 mph), causing severe damage during its path through the Gulf of Aden. Tropical Cyclone Mekunu made landfall in Oman as a 185 kph (115 mph) Category 3 storm.
  • In Australia devastating floods hit New South Wales.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto developed in the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall as a 75 kph (45 mph) system near Panama City, Florida.It also caused extensive flooding in Cuba, where at least seven people died.
  • Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on 3 May and continued to spewing ash into the atmosphere and sending lava flows into residential areas. Hundreds of properties were destroyed.

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