NRT availability monitoring update

The near-real-time data availability monitoring has been updated to provide coverage and timeliness plots based on DWD reception for the geostationary radiances and AMVs from Himawari-9, GOES-18, MTEOSAT-10 as well as microwave radiances from MWTS-3 and MWHS-2 on the early morning orbit satellite FY-3E. Please visit the NRT availability monitoring web pages to access the plots

10th Analysis Report of the NWP SAF AMV Monitoring

The 10th Analysis Report of the NWP SAF AMV monitoring has been released and is available from the Analysis Reports section of the AMV monitoring webpages ( The analysis reports identify features from the monitoring statistics and document how these evolve over time. Where possible attempts are made to diagnose the cause of the difference between the AMVs and the model. This edition includes the use of the NWC SAF software package to look at two AMV case studies in the Tropical East African region, namely mesoscale convective systems and winds in the boundary layer.

10th Analysis Report of the NWP SAF AMV Monitoring

Mesoscale convective systems 11:45 UTC on 24/08/2022. Red vectors are NWC SAF AMVs and blue vectors model guess.

NWP SAF Satellite Data Assimilation Training Course

The next NWP SAF satellite data assimilation training course will take place at ECMWF, Reading, on 15-19 May 2023. The course provides a complete overview of the usage of meteorological satellite observations in operational numerical weather prediction (NWP). It includes a series of lectures and practical sessions covering a range of topics – from fundamental theoretical concepts through to detailed practical implementations in modern state-of-the-art data assimilation systems. Registration for this course is closed but lecture notes and course materials are available online. More information on

IRSPP v1.2 released

This is an update release of the InfraRed Sounder Pre-processor (IRSPP). Changes have been made to ensure compatibility with the set of MTG-IRS test data that was issued by EUMETSAT in November 2022. Also, some extra thinning options have been provided. For details, please see the Release Note on the IRSPP web page.