Google Adds Weather Layer to Maps

Ryan Whitwam

Google has announced a new feature for Google Maps that makes so much sense we’re shocked it wasn’t already there. Now when you are using Maps, you will be able to toggle on a weather layer . This is a handy feature when you’re planning a trip, or just want to check the goings on around the globe.

When the layer it activated, the map will populate with a series of weather icons and temperatures. This is great, but you can also click on any of them for more detail. Maps will display a popup with data like wind, humidity and a 4-day forecast.

The left-hand panel will also have detailed weather information when the layer is enabled. This is where you can change the units between imperial and metric. Unlike many Google rollouts, this one is happening all at once for everyone. Head over to Maps and let us know how you like it.

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