Category: Weather

The latest news about the science of weather and forecasting.

On-ground preparation for three satellites in orbit

In previous blogs, it has been mentioned that once launched, Metop-C will fly in a “tri-star” constellation with its sibling spacecraft, Metop-A and –B.

/ 25 October 2018

Metop – still state-of-the-art, 30 years on

In previous blogs, we’ve explained the unprecedented positive impact the data from Metop satellites have had on the accuracy of weather forecasting.

/ 22 October 2018

Metop-C – fuelling process set to begin

The Metop-C launch campaign is back in full swing and picking up pace as we approach the 7 November launch date.

/ 9 October 2018

Why we need Metop-C – Observations from polar orbit benefit weather forecasting and climate monitoring on Earth

While Metop-C gets prepared for lift-off on the morning of 7 November, let’s take the time to look at the reasons for launching and operating such a complex system. What are the benefits for weather forecasting and climate monitoring? Why...

/ 21 September 2018

Becoming weather ready and climate smart

“Weather ready, climate smart” is the theme of this year’s World Meteorological Day.

/ 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.

/ 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

A round-up of some of the last year's images from space.

/ 24 January 2018