'Sun & Moon' now on Google Maps

          How we always wish to know the weather conditions at the picnic spot we have planned to visit during the weekends! This is now possible with the new Google Maps Weather Layer. Google has added a weather layer on Google Maps on August 18, 2011 that displays current temperatures and conditions across the globe.

         To add the weather layer, hover over to the widget in the upper right corner of Google Maps and select the weather layer from the list of options.



         When zoomed out, you will see a map with current weather conditions from weather.com for various locations, with icons to denote sun, clouds, rain and so on. You can also see the cloud coverage which can be switched on and off. The sun and moon icons also signify whether it is day or night in that part of the world.



         Clicking on the weather icon of a particular city will open up an info window with detailed data like current humidity and wind conditions, as well as the forecast for the next 4 days. Below is the upcoming forecast for the city of Pune.



You can view the weather layer here.

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