Google adds weather 'widget' to search

When searching for weather on Google with your iPhone, you will now be greeted with a beautiful widget-like interface above your search results.

Google weather search displays the current weather conditions including temperature, humidity, wind speed, and chance for precipitation. Also, the forecast for the next four days is displayed and a slider to see the conditions predicted over the next 12 hours. As you slide the slider, not only are the conditions updated, but the background darkens or lightens to reflect the time of day. Underneath, you will find links to The Weather Channel, Weather Underground, and AccuWeather.

Google did a great job with this, and if you bookmark this page to your home screen, it can easily replace Apple's weather app or many other apps available in the App Store. Anyone want to do this?

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There are 23 comments. Add yours.

Jbbarrette says:

Yup, it's replaced my native app. Works great!

Colton says:

I wish it gave "weather alerts", it'd be useful since I'm under a tornado watch right now lol

TX Mike says:

Didn't get the "beautiful widget-like interface above your search results" when I searched on Google. Had location services on, mobile view (not Classic). What gives?

Leanna Lofte says:

You searched for "weather", right? Maybe I should emphasize that in the post.
...updating...

TX Mike says:

Yes I typed weather just like in the graphic. Had about 1,000,800,000 hits, but no widget.

Turn1 says:

If your in Canada, you have to make sure your at google.com and not google.ca.

soundlessnut says:

Doesn't work for me, I just get a list of local weather sites. US only maybe?

webvex says:

It's cute, but it won't replace WeatherBug for me. I prefer getting the full text description of the forecast, not just pretty icons and the high/low temps.

jim says:

any weather app without full screen, updated, moving radar maps is simply incomplete...

zero credibility says:

Doesn't beat accuweather IMO.

Bill Greenberg - Good Computer Guy says:

Weather Alert USA ftw... I also like My-Cast for the graphics.

Pimp Lucious says:

Some of you expect to much from what is basically a widget. Clock/weather widget on my Evo is simply for a quick look at the current/week's weather, but if I want full hour by hour details with maps I have to open a app. It's a shame that iOS user can't have something as simple on the weather widget on their home screen though, having to open a browser or app just to get the temp or now if it's going to be wet out is sad.

FLskydiver says:

What's really sad is people not understanding they can just look out a window to see if it is raining; or -- egads! -- open (or just touch) it to learn how warm or cold it is.

Chipper says:

Poops on the updated Accuweather app... well and truly replaced!

kirbini says:

meh
i.wunderground.com kicks way more butt as a web app.

Sketso says:

It seems they've turned it back off for a bit? My google app displayed this widget earlier, but now will not. Perhaps it needs some tweaking.

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