Googling for the weather on Android just got more colorful and animated. If you are using an Android device, Google has rolled out a new updated look for weather cards through the Google app. The cards in Google Now do not change at all, but when you click on them, search for the weather or ask Google about the weather, you will get an aesthetically pleasing card above your Google Search results.
The search engine giant Google has officially started rolling out new weather cards which offer vibrant and detailed information of the weather conditions. Earlier this month, the company was testing the colourful weather cards in the Google Now and Search. However, the company has not yet divulged details as to when these cards will be rolled out to all the users. The background image will also change based on the weather conditions and features like fog, haze and mist will have a cartoonish flair to it.
The new colourful cards will incorporate new information like hourly weather conditions, chances of rain or snow, detailed weather forecast, UV index, weather extremity alerts, sunrise, sunset and many others. The cards will also highlight the weather conditions of today along with the tomorrow and next ten days in the three tabs. The user will also be able to save their favourite locations by tapping on the weather result and searching for a new location and then selecting the ‘Add’ option. Users will also be able to see the results of the selected locations in the drop down search menu.
Tapping on the weather card pushes it into a full-screen mode, wrapping the whole Google app in the colour of the weather card. You can slide between three tabs – today, tomorrow and a list for the next 10 days. In the 10-day tab, you can click on each day to see an expanded view of the day’s wind speed, humidity levels, UV index and as well as sunrise and sunset times. For each day, the card also provides an air quality report, and even offers health messages on being aware of symptoms due to poor air conditions.