In a combination that goes together like chocolate and peanut butter, Google announced today that an information-filled layer about the weather is available to be overlayed on Google Maps.
To add the weather layer, hover over the widget in the upper right corner of Google Maps and select the weather layer from the list of options. When zoomed out, you’ll 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 cloud coverage, thanks to our partners at the U.S. Naval Research Lab. And, if you look closely, you can also tell if it’s day or night around the world by sun and moon icons.
You can change the units to your preference like Fahrenheit or Celsius, or kilometers per hour, miles per hour, or meters per second. You can also click on a weather point on the map to get the next few days forecast.