Global weather October 2019

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….

Year of Weather 2017

Year of Weather 2017

EUMETSAT has just published its annual Year of Weather animation, which illustrates where 2017’s major storms formed, the conditions that spawned them, and their tracks, as well as other significant weather events. The 11-minute animation is narrated by…

Significant sea surface temperature events in 2016 explained

Significant sea surface temperature events in 2016 explained

Anne O'Carroll, Remote Sensing Scientist at EUMETSAT, talks us through this mesmerizing animation describing a year of sea surface temperature (SST) in 2016. The animation combines satellite data from both the geostationary ring of satellites and polar orbiting…

2015 weather as seen from space

2015 weather as seen from space

This visualisation, courtesy of EUMETSAT's data visualisation team, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT. It is comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites…

South American weather patterns 2015

South American weather patterns 2015

In this composite video, comprising infra-red data from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT and NOAA, you can see the weather situation over the eastern Pacific Ocean, South America, the Atlantic Ocean and areas of western and southern Africa from January to…

European weather during November 2014 by EUMETSAT

European weather during November 2014 by EUMETSAT

Many countries in Europe reported unusually mild weather in November – with a surprising lack of frost for late autumn. There were several episodes of severe weather and extreme rainfall, however.Northern Italy and Switzerland had severe flooding in places, as well as l

European weather during September 2014 by METEOSAT

European weather during September 2014 by METEOSAT

September in Europe started with the remnants of Hurricane "Cristobal", and there were several heavy rain episodes during the month – in Nuremburg, Germany on September 7, in Austria on September 12 and in Sweden on September 21 and 22.Southern France suffered

Meteosat-10 takes over from Meteosat-9

Meteosat-10 takes over from Meteosat-9

Launched on 5 July, Meteosat-10 is the latest satellite in the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) series, which provides operational weather and climate monitoring services over Europe and Africa.In April 2013, Meteosat-9 will take over the Rapid Scanning Service (RSS)

Climate watch – Europe’s second polar-orbiting weather satellite launched

Climate watch – Europe’s second polar-orbiting weather satellite launched

The second Metop satellite was launched yesterday from the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, atop a Russian Soyuz launcher. Metop-B will ensure the continuity of the weather and atmospheric monitoring service provided by its predecessor Metop-A, which has been

Seeing equinoxes and solstices from space

Seeing equinoxes and solstices from space

One of the most frequently misunderstood concepts in science is the reason for Earth’s seasons. As we experience the September equinox today—anyone try to balance an egg yet?—we thought we’d offer a space-based view of what’s going on.Around 6 a.m. local