Real time snow and rain from Google!


Living in the Lake District, you get used to a bit of rain here and there.  I must admit I’ve never really understood people who love the Lakes but complain about the weather – afterall, the lush green hills and the lakes wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t have a fair bit now and again.

Anyway, for those ‘fair weather’ fans of the county who want to see what it’s like before they come, there’s now the ability to see realtime rain and snow on Google Earth.  How amazing is that?!

With their new clouds layer, you can see realtime weather patterns across the globe.  It’s currently limited to just parts of North America and Western Europe but no doubt it’ll have a more global representation with time.

Paul Johnson is a Director at Kendal Holiday Cottages Ltd. which offers luxury self-catering accommodation between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales

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