Monday, November 23, 2009

Driving Directions with Weather

Weather Underground Road Trip Planner

Weather Underground have launched a new service integrating weather conditions with driving directions. Weather Underground’s Road Trip Planner provides point-by-point driving directions for journeys as well as weather forecasts every five kilometres along the route.

Both the directional information and the weather data is displayed on a Google Map. Weather forecasts update dynamically depending on the departure date and time specified for the trip itinerary and can go as far out as seven days. For longer journeys, Weather Underground’s new Road Trip Planner is able to accommodate up to four different legs of a traveller's road trip.

The Road Trip Planner points out detailed weather events that could affect driving and road conditions including: below freezing temperatures, snow storms, rain and hail, all of which indicate unfavourable and potentially dangerous driving conditions. The Road Trip Planner allows drivers to make appropriate preparations for the smoothest and safest drive possible.

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