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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 2,805 Votes
Price $3.99

Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward in time or back.
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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts is a Weather application, developed by and released last

This application has a content advisory rating of 4+ (Application contains no objectionable material ). This application has an average rating of 3.5 based on 2,805 Votes. This version 4.1.2 has an average rating of 3 based on 331 Users.

Your device must have atleast 3.9 MB of space to download and install Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts. This application does not have game center . Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts can be downloaded and install for $3.99 only

More Description


Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-to-minute predictions for the next hour and detailed forecasts for the next day and week.


The same technology that powers Dark Sky’s predictions also allows us to make the world’s first perfectly smooth radar animation. Other apps show you a chunky slideshow that makes it nearly impossible to tell how storms are moving. But Dark Sky’s radar animation lets you see the actual path of the storm: how it moved in the past, and where it’s going in the future.


Dark Sky can send you an alert before it starts raining at your exact location. Even if you haven't opened the app in days, Dark Sky will know when you're in the path of a storm.

What's New on this version 4.1.2

- Disabling Location Services will no longer cause the app to yell and curse at you.

- Fixed a problem where the app would occasionally report rain when there wasn't any (most often at night).

- Fixed an erroneous warning of notifications being disabled.

- Some minor bug fixes that, as a coder, are too embarrassing to list.


  • Weather
  • Utilities

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Support Languages

  • English, American


Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • False notifications not worth the money.

    I've had this app for a little over a week and I've noticed that the alerts of pending rain are not accurate. Today, I must have received three erroneous alerts of precipitation in my area and not a drop. I never owned the previous version, but can definitely say this version is not worth the cost.

  • Better off looking at radar

    You can get a more accurate forecast looking at radar than following the dark sky forecast. Save your money.

  • Waste of Money

    I have all notifications on, as well as location services yet it rarely ever tells me when rain is coming. When it does, it's wrong. Useless.

  • Fail

    Overall, the app is ok. However, despite having a function to enter your zip code to determine your location, the app refuses to give any weather info unless you have location services active. I don't always have location services active since it interferes with streaming any content, but when I do have it active I give this app access. Kind of lame to have a function (I.e., ability to enter zip code) that really provides no usefulness. Makes one wonder why this app is so insistent on having location services active?

  • Terrible

    Useless and terrible

  • Update to this review

    Updating review.... The app use to be reliable. I do not receive any notifications anymore, even though setting is for "any" precipitation. ******** Great companion app to whatever main weather app you use. Definitely worth it. The accuracy has been spot on for me and my locations. It's not a daily, weekly forecasting app. It's on the spot weather alerting and radar mapping for "Now" and up to 1 hour. The radar is the most fluid motioning I've seen for apps. I have about 5 or 6. I find myself using this app more than others. After you know the 7 day, weekend forecasts, how often do you really need to check that out again? Great app

  • Not accurate at all

    I recently installed this app after seeing a review online about how accurate it's notifications are. It tells me it's about to rain and I look outside and the sky is blue and clear. Then it storms and it never notified me. I don't get it.

  • Requires Location Services

    The app constantly uses Location Services to give you alerts (which are often 5-10 minutes late). Disabling Location Services for the app, though, renders it unusable, since it gives you an error screen when you try to look at a location entered manually.

  • Not a fan of the updated version

    I used to love this app. It was a five star app and I recommended it to many people. Not any more. It does not look the same since the major update, but, more importantly, it's not nearly as accurate. I wish I could go back to the earlier version, bugs and all! The earlier version is what I paid for, not this!

  • What happened???

    This app used to be fantastic but the major update ruined it. Absolutely ruined it. The radar doesn't work at all anymore.

  • Used to be 5-star app, but now ...

    ... the forecast is ALWAYS wrong. Can't rely on it at all anymore.

  • What a bad joke

    Charge 10 bucks then take away he whole concept it was sold for to watch the satellite image as it was happening. A refund should be in order.

  • Great app to have!

    I keep it because it has great maps and shows precipitation by intensity of the storm. It also notifies me a few minutes before a storm so I know to close the windows or park the car in the garage (if it's a hail storm). I like the idea of the new interface, still not sure it works as well as it could, but it's a move in the right direction.

  • Mixed bag

    Really tried to give it a chance. Love the layout of the week view and day view. Also love that you slide from section to section and get a hard stop at each. All the other weather apps have gone to a continuous scroll which I find annoying. However, the radar on this app just stinks. Fades in and out and is just totally inaccurate.

  • Best weather app ever.

    This app tells me when it's going to rain... to the minute. Love the globe too. This is exactly what I have been looking for in a weather app!

  • Simple, elegant weather app

    Great notifications for imminent precipitation. Developers seem to have a real enthusiasm for the weather.

  • Absolutely horrible...

    This app doesn't give you enough information and the information it does give you isn't accurate at all!! The creators put no effort into it...this app is pathetic. Don't waste your money.

  • Worst app ever

    Update ruined the app. Only 2 choices. Leave location on and watch your battery drain or you keep getting a pop up telling you location is off. Pop up comes up every 2 seconds and you can't do anything In the app. Useless.

  • Used to be a great app... the map view is terribly buggy and I don't receive the weather alerts that were very handy.

  • Really?

    App says no rain in my area. I'm wet and there are no sprinklers near me. Been raining now for hours, but I guess I'm mistaken since the app says "nope, no rain". How can an app designed for weather be so far off. And this isn't the first time either. So sad. Uninstalling.

  • Great (not perfect, but still five stars)

    In terms of functionality, the app is quite complete (at least for my needs), and the near-term precipitation forecast is unmatched. I also like that the week-ahead forecast page gives easy access to hour-by-hour forecasts for each day (not necessarily a reliable forecast, but I find that it provides a decent approximation of what the next couple of days will be like). The user interface is also excellent in terms of ease of use and clarity of information. My only nits are aesthetic: The app icon is a bit dreary, as is the choice of colors in the app (and in fact, so is the app name). Still, 100% recommended: I have found no better weather app or webpage so far.

  • How the times have changed...

    Like so many others, I miss the good o'l days! I wish we could have the ability to switch back to the original interface. I LOVED it so much and showed a lot of my friends. Based on that alone they purchased it. How times have changed... I'm sure the developers thought they were doing good with the changes but it is a serious disappointment. It's no longer a app I use often which I find very sad.

  • Great app but keeps location services on even when closed killing my battery.

    This is a nice little app, even replaced Yahoo weather as my front page service. But I noticed my battery was dying faster than usual, then noticed my location service active arrow was on all the time. Closed the app, no change, deleted the app and the arrow went away. Too bad.

  • Thanks

    Enjoy the app

  • Couple of things

    I just wish the status bar were not black as this harkens back to iOS 6 and just looks really ugly and out of place. Also, I am always deeply confused by the radar section of the app. First, when moving the map around there is no way to get it to recenter on your location (the refresh button in the upper-left should do this). This is really annoying and leads to a lot of needless scrolling back and forth. In addition, playing the radar animation is not very intuitive as the current point in time is not very clearly delineated from the past and future. I hit play on the radar and see hours of past weather that I don’t really care about — I want to see maybe the past hour or so and as far in the future as possible. As is, the radar view is kind of a mess. That said, the app’s overall functionality and design are great, and its rain-predicting capabilities are indispensable. I just wish the radar view were less difficult and the = ghost of iOS 6 could be exorcised.

  • Moderate Rain = The Best!

    As soon as I set Dark Sky to notify me of Moderate Rain or more, it's become a godsend! Just today, I got my dog out just before a horrific summer thunderstorm. None of my other weather apps game me any warning. Highly recommended.

  • Inaccurate

    The immediate precipitation predictions are good but even one day out the temperature and precipitation forecasts are consistently way off.

  • V

    Not useful. I want my money back.

  • Fantastic, like magic

    This is an amazing app. Beautifully designed, works uncannily well. I very much enjoy the minimalist design. I heartily recommend it.

  • Beautiful and easy to use

    I turn off the rain warnings unless I'm out for a hike or it's otherwise important though.

  • Works but how is this better than the others

    I can't find the advantage for this app over the others.

  • Great, but...

    Please bring back the black maps and dark themes.

  • Highly inaccurate

    A good try, but this app's rain predictions are way off where I live in Southeast Florida.

  • What happened?

    I really used to love this app. It used to be spot on accurate. Now, it's become so unreliable that I don't use it at all anymore. It will alert me that rain is starting soon on a bright sunny day, and then when I open the app it says no precipitation for the next hour. Sorry, I want to love this app but I think I'll have to uninstall it :(

  • Inaccurate

    I disregarded the reviews and decided to give this app a chance since it looks like a the idea behind it is great but boy I was wrong. It looks nice and has the right template and UI (although I'd like to see more features) but it fails delivering correct information and weather forecast. It says it's raining and for hours at the time when it's sunny outside. It's says it's partly cloudy when it's raining, also for couple of hours. It seems it's hard to find an app that can deliver accurate weather info these days.

  • Tides...

    This App is awesome!!! The only thing missing is a Tide Chart..

  • Dark Sky

    The radar images aren't great and the forecast is pretty good but seems to be a little off sometimes. Sounds like the old version worked better. Maybe they can work on getting the bugs out.

  • Hard to use

    Used to be great until the most recent design overhaul

  • Okay..

    I like everything this app does, I just don't like the way it *looks*. A plan white background with black font? I feel like you guys could do better! ;)

  • Bad weather report

    The weather report has been inaccurate the entire day. It used to be very good up until recently. I hope they fix the app because it is not worth paying for currently.

  • Could be lot better!!

    It needs low and high pressure..

  • Location Services Always On

    This app requires uses location services constantly which drains the battery super fast. No app should require location constantly. The developer does not appear to be using background app refresh which would allow the app to periodically update itself and check location. Even though this uses location services constantly, the app still has to update when launched and often times has an inaccurate location. The radar functionality is cumbersome to use and the alerts seem to only send once at the beginning of the storm and never again. Like light rain in 4 minutes and then it downpours 20 min later and there was no update. Very disappointing for a paid app.

  • Dark Sky

    I only wished I read the reviews before I spent $3.99 on it! It's not colorful it's black & white! This isn't what I'd hoped for! Disappointed

  • Out with the new..

    In with the old. All I can say is -- what were you thinking? This used to be one of the most functional amazing apps in the App Store, but now it's just another non-working weather app. Revert back, please. It was great before, now I've stopped using it completely.

  • Still good

    Enjoyed the original version, but this one is still better.

  • Steaming pile of mediocrity

    This app USED to be truly innovative, useful, reliable, and beautiful. It was one of the only apps I would regularly recommend to others. Since the major update, it has become cumbersome, confusing, buggy and downright inaccurate. The developers have bloated the app by including features that simply are not central to the unique mission of providing hyper-local, short-term forecasts at the expense of what used to be the core functions. In the past, even in Florida's constantly changing weather, you could count on the forecasts and timing reported by the app, literally down to the minute. Now, the app constantly gives false alerts when a cloud passes yet doesn't alert for major storms. The interface is cluttered and confusing. The forecast slider focuses more on the past than the future. The future (forecast) view is a hot mess and completely unreliable. It is as if the developers took everything that was different and great about the app, threw it out the window and watered down the rest by adding a bunch of features that mimic what every other weather app in the App Store does. Very bad move. You had an amazing Blue Ocean and you opted to go find a Red one to swim in. (I'm guessing there was some market research that told you the app needed more functions to compete better. I can see the focus groups I my head. "The app is cool, but I wouldn't use it because it doesn't even tell me the temp.") Please go back to the old version. Focus on being great at what sets you apart--not trying to do everything that doesn't matter. It was a winner. You tried to fix what wasn't broken and ended up with a steaming pile of mediocrity.

  • Great!

    I live in Cleveland. Needless to say, weather here is crazy. Dark Sky was exact and correct timing the start and the end of a rain storm. It saved my day for sure :-)

  • It's ok

    I do like this app but there is certainly room for it to be improved. Most applications that use GPS are able to recognize that I'm at home or at least with in 50 yards. This app pulls up addresses that are typically within half a mile about half the time. The other half it gets it right. I would like to see that get more consistent. I love the way the radar looks and moves. I don't like that it starts so far away from my address. When I say far away I mean I can see the most of the planet. A couple double taps and it's where it should be but that's insane. Also involving the radar. I would like to be able to see where the thunder and lighting is. Maybe I just need to see the key for the radar but either way it would be nice to see more clearly. It's mostly just showing how severe the rain is. Everything else in the app seems very accurate. I will continue to use it and hope to see these fixes/updates soon.

  • Awesome

    The alerts for incoming rain are accurate and amazing. Best weather app out there, hands down.

  • Fix Location Bug

    Use to be my goto app for weather but it often has difficulty finding my location even with a good signal. Please fix.

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