Google has recently added a new layer on their Google Earth service that will be very helpful for everyone who plans to leave for a walk, to work or even on vacations. The application allows the users to see how is the weather like anywhere in the world in real-time.

Google Earth 5.2 now offers images of rain and snow over areas as the conditions are occurring, according to Google software programmer Quarup Barreirinhas.

Amateur meteorologists and ordinary users alike will enable the clouds layer in the control panel of Google Earth to zoom in to a particular location where it might be raining or snowing.

Google’s data for precipitation covers some areas in North America and Europe. Users who want to try this feature can enable the radar layer in Google Earth 5.2 to see if the relevant weather information is available.

This feature is available in the latest 5.2 release of Google Earth. (Link to the news, from EWeek)