I am sure when you visit a new city or a try to look for directions before visiting an unfamiliar place, you look up Google Maps. Now there is a new added layer on Google Maps which will allow people to see how the weather is in a particular place.
If you are looking at cities on a map, all you have to do is hover the mouse over to the top right hand corner of the map and we see a new ‘weather’ option added.
Clicking on it adds a weather layer on the maps showing users the temperatures and weather conditions.
Another feature is if you zoom into a city, Google Maps also shows a 5 day weather forecast of that city on the left hand panel.
Here is a video that explains the workings of Google Maps Weather feature.
How Google manages to show ‘weather’ results?
Google is collaborating with weather.com, a website which shows weather forecasts. The new layer on Google Maps takes data from this website for its weather predictions.
I guess this new addition on Google Maps makes sense, considering so many people plan their trips with Google Maps. What are your views? Do drop in your comments.