Global weather October 2019

A series of monthly weather videos shows a combination of infrared imagery from the geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA, the CMA and the JMA which, together, continuously observe the Earth's surface 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This data is being used to help forecasters predict weather patterns and warnings of adverse weather conditions, hours and sometimes days in advance.

Meteo-France combines the satellite data into half-hourly segments, which provides EUMETSAT processes to produce this animation.

Featured image and video courtesy EUMETSAT


More than 200 evacuated as floods hit northwest Argentina

January 24, 2020

More than 200 people were evacuated in Tucuman province, northwest Argentina after storms and heavy rain sparked flooding, authorities confirmed on January 22, 2020. 60 people were evacuated in La Reduccion, 28 in La Madrid and 5 in Los Ralos. Downpours from January...

Heavy snow hits Hokkaido after below-average December, Japan

January 23, 2020

Residents of Sapporo city in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan, woke up to the largest amount of snowfall this winter on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 39 cm (15 inches) by 02:00 UTC (11:00 LT). The snow came as parts of the nation, including the island, were experiencing a...

Mass fish kill after ash and sludge from bushfires wash out into Macleay River, Australia

January 22, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of fish died in New South Wales, Australia after rains washed out ash and sludge from bushfires into the Macleay River. According to an ecologist, the impact of the fish kill may be felt for decades, with long-lived species such as the...

China's SARS-like virus spreads to U.S., heightens fears of worldwide spread

January 22, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on January 21, 2020, the first case of the new SARS-like virus in the United States. This raised concerns about the epidemic spreading worldwide as China also confirmed that the infection can be...

London records highest atmospheric pressure in more than 300 years, UK

January 22, 2020

With 1 049.6 hPa registered at Heathrow Airport Sunday into Monday, January 19 to 20, 2020, London has set its new atmospheric pressure record -- the highest since records began in 1692. The barometer reached 1 049.6 hPa overnight, breaking the previous record of 1...


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