Space provides an excellent vantage point from where we can fully appreciate the power of our planet’s weather.

This visualisation, showing the rainfall from several large summer thunderstorms which raced across Europe on 6-7 August 2013, uses Multi-sensor Precipitation Estimate (MPE) data from the European Meteosat and US DMP satellites, showing the rain rate in mm/hr by colour, ranging from blue (low intensity) to red (high intensity).