Google Earth has always been a great way to explore the globe , and the search engine giant knows that users what more new features all the time, which is why 5.2 update comes with weather simulation in real-time either its snowy or rainy outside.Weather has been available in Google Earth since 2007, but now “it projects images of rain and snow over the areas with those weather patterns as it’s actually happening,that is real-time”.
This new feature is only available in the latest version of the Google Earth desktop app; they are not in the iPhone app or other mobile versions. And,It is only available and covers some of North America and Western Europe.
The weather simulation is not set up by default.If you want try this, you first need to enable the clouds layer in the weather tab,and then all you need to do is zoom in on a desired area and hope that this is covered in the 5.2 update.By enabling the new cloud layer and radar layer in Google Earth 5.2, you can track clouds and also see precipitation on a constantly updating radar.
On a macro level, the weather layers offer a way to get a bird’s eye view of weather events like hurricanes. When you zoom in, Google takes it one step further and offers an animated view of the rain or snow for that area.
This is a fun and useful tool for anyone planning to travel or who wants to check a specific area where a friend of relative might be visiting or living.However,you have to be mentioned that it is not going to be as accurate as Doppler and other radar / satellite services.
Google Earth 5.2 was released in early June with enhanced functionality for both free and pro users. Among the new features of Google Earth 5.2:
1,See global changes with decades of historic imagery
If you’ve ever wondered how your neighborhood has changed throughout time, Google Earth now gives you access to the past. With a simple click, check out suburban sprawl, melting ice caps, coastal erosion, and more.
2,Dive beneath the surface of the ocean
In the new ocean layer, you can plunge all the way to the floor of the sea, view exclusive content from partners like BBC and National Geographic, and explore 3D shipwrecks like the Titanic.
3,Track and share your paths with others
Take placemarks a step further and record a free-form tour in Google Earth. Simply turn on the touring feature, press record, and see the world. You can even add a soundtrack or narration to personalize the journey.
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