androidweather100639165orig

Google Now's weather card adds hourly wind and precipitation details

Google Now offers an excellent weather card with great design and a cute, happy little frog. Now it delivers even better data, with new graphs that illustrate the wind and precipitation forecast for upcoming hours and days. 

Once the wind hits the 12 mph mark, the color changes to green so it’s more easily distinguishable from the the other bars.

Get a better picture of the wind and possible rain in your weather forecast.

The precipitation chart offers more details and uses a new illustration scheme to make it more clear whether you should expect rain or snow.

This update is rolling out on Google’s end, so you may have to wait for it to show up. If you haven’t tried out the weather experience, type out “weather” into the Google search bar or use a voice command. You then pin a shortcut to your homescreen that will launch this directly. 

The impact on you: There are plenty of good weather apps for Android, but it’s hard to go wrong with what Google has built. It’s another area where a quick voice search can pull up the information you need without the need to hop into another app just to find out tomorrow’s forecast. Now if only Google would make a good widget (with clock) for this excellent weather tool!

IDG Insider

PREVIOUS ARTICLE

« How to use Feedback Assistant to report bugs in the betas of macOS Sierra and iOS 10

NEXT ARTICLE

NASA reconnects with Mars rover Curiosity »
author_image
IDG Connect

IDG Connect tackles the tech stories that matter to you

  • Mail

Recommended for You

How to (really) evaluate a developer's skillset

Adrian Bridgwater’s deconstruction & analysis of enterprise software

Unicorns are running free in the UK but Brexit poses a tough challenge

Trevor Clawson on the outlook for UK Tech startups

Cloudistics aims to trump Nutanix with 'superconvergence' play

Martin Veitch's inside track on today’s tech trends

Poll

Is your organization fully GDPR compliant?