Atlantic storms hitting the UK and western Europe – satellite animation from The Guardian, February 12, 2014
A series of images from 29 January to 10 February 2014 shows a succession of storms moving east across the Atlantic Ocean and hitting the UK, Spain, France and Portugal. The white areas show clouds, bright red is the jet stream and the purple is cold air. The green areas are warmer, more moist air.
Storms, plotted here by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, have caused severe flooding and damage to properties and transport links on Europe's Atlantic coast. Further east, counties including Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, have experienced the heaviest snowfall for decades