With weather one of the most important parts of the travel experience, websites have tried many ways of searching for meteorological information easier.
The latest is European travel search site EasyVoyage with its MetNext system - a tool to show current weather in hotspots around the globe as well as forecasts into the future.
Using a Google Map, users can pinpoint a location and establish its weather score (or "Tourism Weather Comfort Index") based on a number of factors including temperature, bad weather, sunbathing, swimming (air and water temperature) and wind.
Visitors can discover which resorts feature more prominently than others around the world for the overall score, using data from weather-climate forecasting company Meteo France.
The highest ranked resorts automatically feature alongside the map with links to their relevant content pages elsewhere on the website.
Users can also toggle between dates for the following year to gauge how a particular destination performs, based on forecasting and historic data from MetNext.