When you search for “weather” on Google using a mobile browser, you’ll now get a nifty new local forecast as the top of your search results. By default, the web app will grab your current location, but you can also choose other locations from a drop-down box.

In addition to showing you today’s weather as well as forecasts for the rest of the week, there’s a slider that you can move along to get hour-by-hour forecast results. As you change your position on the slider, the temperature, humidity, and wind-speed should all update, so you can get a sense of whether it will be as frigid tonight as it is right now.

The background of the app will also change from day to night and back again as you drag the slider.

The new weather search view should show up if you’re using Google’s English user interface. Support for other languages is still in the works.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...