Category: Weather

The latest news about the science of weather and forecasting.

Becoming weather ready and climate smart

“Weather ready, climate smart” is the theme of this year’s World Meteorological Day. How close are we to being weather ready and climate smart? What more needs to be done? We spoke to EUMETSAT Chief Scientist Dr Kenneth Holmlund to...

/ 23 March 2018

Brewing up a storm in 2017

The brute strength of nature was particularly evident in 2017 when hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones left trails of misery in their wake in communities around the globe.

/ 19 February 2018

Rain in Spain? Look to the Pacific

Most of us take the accuracy of weather forecasts for granted, not giving too much thought to the science, technology and global cooperation behind the information we receive. The use of satellite data in weather forecasting has demonstrably increased accuracy....

/ 6 February 2018

A celestial pas de trois

The Flight Operations teams at EUMETSAT’s Darmstadt headquarters are carrying out an intricate, nearly two-month-long process to reposition three of Europe’s crucial Meteosat meteorological satellites.

/ 1 February 2018

The year in pictures: 2017

We had a look back at all of the images taken in 2017 to see which ones had the most views on our Flickr account. Here are the results (for more information, just click on each image): These composite images...

/ 24 January 2018

RV Polarstern, 19 April 2017

Meteorological measurements and observations at sea - a challenge by Volker Heil, DWD

/ 18 April 2017

RV Polarstern, 13 April 2017

Forecasting waves and wave height

/ 13 April 2017

RV Polarstern – squalls in the tropical South Atlantic, 07 April 2017

The RV Polarstern passed the Inner-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), an important part of the global circulation.

/ 7 April 2017