London Underground advising people not to travel in record breaking heat on the 19th of July 2022, Picadilly Station, Central London, United Kingdom. | photo by Kristian Buus/In Pictures via Getty Images
Google plans to roll out new alerts in Search for extreme heat events, the company announced in a blog post today. Eventually, users should be able to find important information about extreme temperatures in their area when they search relevant terms like “heatwave.”
The alert will bring up information like when a heatwave is forecast to start and end in an area, local news on the event, and recommended actions to stay safe. The feature is expected to be available in the US and “a number of countries” including parts of Europe in the second half of the year, according to Hema Budaraju, senior director of product for health and social impact at Google Search.
“We feel a great sense of responsibility as we continue to scale this work…