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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 3,057 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 3,057 Votes. This version 4.2 has an average rating of 4.5 based on 143 Users.

Your device must have atleast 6.2 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

Support Languages

English, American


Weather , Utilities ,


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

Additional Information


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.


The Dark Sky Notification Center Widget tells you at a glance what's going to happen in the next hour, so you don't even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before heading out.

What's New on this version 4.2

- iOS 8 Today Widget for a quick glance at the next hour's weather.
- Better, more detailed base maps that let you zoom all the way down to your neighborhood.
- Improved map loading that is way faster and less buggy.
- iPhone 6 optimized layout.
- Overhaul of the current condition graphics, with the addition of clearer humidity and pressure dials.
- Lots of little bug fixes and design tweaks.
- Pumped Up the Jam by at least 20%.

And with that, I'm off to take a nap. Don't forget to rate the app!

(P.S. Still no landscape mode for the iPad. Please don't hate me. I'm so so tired.)

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • BHB

    It is only okay! The up to the minute forecast is reliable somewhat, but the little item right below the forecast that tells where rain is in your area is almost always wrong (according to the radar!) .

  • Dark Sky

    What fun! Great and useful app.

  • Weather data is great, app not so much

    I'll agree with other reviews that the Today widget is poorly done. It doesn't match the UI of Notification Center, the data provided isn't all that useful, and there's no way to open the app from the widget. Seems like they rushed to get something “done” instead of waiting until it was done well. But my biggest complaint has existed since the redesign of the app for iOS 7. Despite numerous requests for a fix, the developers have not realized that **there is no way to center the map on your current location**. This means you're constantly required to drag to find your location. Annoying to do when zooming in. And if you want to explore weather elsewhere on the globe, good luck getting back to your location without a lot of trial and error and dragging. One simple omission (which if I remember correctly existed in the pre-iOS 7 version) makes the map frustratingly unusable.

  • I want to see Celsius

    Changed the setting so the app shows weather info in Celsius, but not the widget. I want it to be same as the app.

  • iOS 8 notification widget shockingly ugly

    I purchased this based on the assumption that the iPhone widget would be as gorgeous as the app. Wow - sadly mistaken. The developer needs to take the daily graph from the app and just use that for the notification widget. I understand he's tired, and it really shows.

  • Right on the money, and Beautiful.

    In West Tennessee, I've rarely had problems with it in the past, and none since the update. Saying "It works" isn't enough—by all means, the description sounds unbelievable. But it does work: the predictions work, down to the minute. The notifications work. Everything works! In a weather app! If you think that's boring, you haven't used any other weather apps. Also, not for nothing: it's fast, too.

  • Missing features important to me

    Looks great on iPhone 6. I like the simple widget. The new moisture dial is awesome. But missing info and features important to me, I can't bring myself to give it full stars. I still use it, but I hate having to have a backup weather app for these conveniences. I want to make DarkSky my only weather app!! Here are the features I'd love to see someday. Then I can ditch the other apps (WeatherLine and Weather Underground). 1. Instead of just rain, adding thunderstorm forecasts would be great. It looks like just doesn't support storms. :( This is where I have to refer to Weather Underground... 2. More data points on the 24-hour line graph. Maybe one data point every three hours? The way it is right now, it's difficult to predict what temp might be, say, 4-5 hours from now. Often, the next 6 hours' temps are important for planning. This is where I have to refer to WeatherLine... 3. Button on radar screen to zoom back to your current location from wherever you were browsing. 4. Easier way to switch between locations. Also, love how easy this is with WeatherLine.

  • Great weather app for rainy areas

    From the beginning, the idea of “will it rain in the next hour” appealed to me. First when I lived in areas with bad storms. Next when I took a motorcycle trip across the country, with the app automatically tracking my travels. And now living in the PacNW. It’s amazingly accurate, and continues to see regular updates years later. While occasional bugs have shipped, this small indie developer is always quick to respond with a fix.

  • Great new updates

    Been purchasing this app as a gift to my friends since it came out. Thanks for the hard work and awesome features!

  • New widget

    Was really excited that you guys were coming out with a widget, but super bummed now that I see it. Really ugly. Doesn't match anything. Not very useful.

  • Required for rain and pleasant for all weather.

    In my experience one can open and close an umbrella to Dark Sky's guidance. Glad to see the graphics updated for iPhone 6/6+. Widget needs some work to be valuable. How about the weather line without looking like the Yahoo widget?

  • Excellent

    This app works wonderfully for me. Yesterday I was sitting with a large group on an outside deck at a restaurant when Dark Sky alerted me to impending rain. I checked the app, and it looked like a small rain followed by a 30 minute gap and then a lot of rain. After the small rain came and went, we headed inside (takes a while with 19 people) and watched the rain from the comfort of indoors. Without it, we almost certainly would have been outside when the downpour hit. Sure, it's not perfect. I've had it say its pouring when it's dry and vice versa. That's the nature of weather. It's an imprecise science. Dark Sky is very useful and right often enough that its worth having. It also does a great job of answering the "should I run to my car in this rain or wait for it to slow down" question. Want to know if that ominous sky means you are about to get wet? Buy this app. Joel

  • Great update!

    Awesome new update for iOS 8.1!

  • Still great

    The app is a little confusing, but the addition of a widget and super solid notifications makes it awesome.

  • ahhh, widgets <3

    nuff said.

  • Must Have Weather App

    I have tried a million weather apps. Most of them have ads or really awful interfaces. Dark Sky is just the app I've been waiting for. It is simple, looks great and have push notifications that warn you of impending weather. The radar is really nice and have a slick way of moving through the next hour to see how the weather will be moving. All my other weather apps have been removed from my devices.

  • Awesome weather app

    Dark Sky is my go-to weather application. The interface and rethinking of the way weather is presented fits my life perfectly. I think the new widget it phenomenal. Others have complained about its simplicity, but when I'm doing a quick check of the weather in the Notification Center, I don't need or want a ton of detail and clutter. If I want detail, I'll just open the app. I think it's great how quickly the app was updated to fully support the functionality of the brand new OS.

  • Awesome app

    Great iOS 8 update

  • Amazing service.

    I use Dark Sky every day, and it's quite good. Can't imagine how I lived without it.

  • Super accurate rain prediction down to the minute

    There's nothing like the first time Dark Sky notified you, and then the first drop hits your head a minute later. This app's not just's essential.

  • Awesome

    This app is a must if u are outside constantly. Has save me from rain several times. Love it.

  • Great hyper-local weather app

    I use I often. More accurate in terms of providing local weather reports than the built-in Apple application. Still, I'm looking forward to more improvements.

  • Location required?

    I prefer to manually add locations. The current version just keeps asking me to turn on location. Please make that optional again. Location turned on is additional pressure on my lousy iphone 5 battery. I travel to many various places. I don't care what the weather is there, just at home.

  • This developer rocks

    Not only is the app great--I'm finicky about weather apps, having had most of them--but Jackadam has not only made the best yet (after all, it's hard to get an Essential rating), he's also a hard working, self-effacing coder with a rare sense of humor. Get some rest, Jackadam, and do more good things like this.

  • Good!

    It's good.

  • One of my favorites

    So glad to see this updated for the larger screens! That said, I preferred the old detail 'dial' look...

  • The most accurate weather app

    Not to mention their slick design. This was pricey. For an app, but well worth the price

  • Widget

    Great app, but the widget is pretty weak. Can we please get a temperature graph and the outlook for the next 24 hours in the widget? Thanks for your hard work!

  • Love the new update

    The new update is awesome! Runs across the screen fast and I love zooming all the way to my current position.

  • Best weather app!

    My favorite go to app for weather. Very accurate.

  • Great app!

    I love this app. It's accurate and easy to use.

  • Love it, location services nag is annoying

    The app is wonderful. I like the functionality. I like to leave my location services disabled and the nag screen constantly pops up and tells you location services are disabled and asks you to enter your location. It makes the application nearly impossible to use. Please fix it!

  • Not great

    Wish I could choose F/C temperature in the widget also.

  • Fantastic app

    I love this app. It provides me with the most hyper local forecasts that are pretty spot on. For instance, it'll give me heads up of a drizzle five minutes before it happens. The I like the update notes. We tend to forget there are humans behind these apps when asking for the moon. Have a nap, I like the update. That said..can we have a dark mode?

  • Love. The best!

    I didn't think I needed this app until I downloaded it, now I really depend on it. This app is really for SHORT TERM and super ACCURATE forecasting. You want to do some quick gardening and need to know if it's going to rain NOW. This app will tell you IF and WHEN and for HOW LONG. Very handy for making sure I get the dogs out to potty BEFORE a giant downpour. Or checking on the weather before taking a bike ride. Worth every penny.

  • Only weather app worth using

    Lots better than stock app. Use this.

  • Love the app!

    Love how it shows you how much rain to expect. I'll know to either leave now or wait 10 minutes if I don't want to get drenched!

  • Love Dark Sky - it’s my Primary...

    ...Weather App. I used to use it just for the “Should I go running now?” decisions, but the now with the fiercest forecast engine DS is super accurate, so I love that we get to see a week of forecasts and temps.

  • Very useful

    And works with pebble, too.

  • Eh

    It's pretty, but inaccurate. You enhanced the map, but it would be nice having buttons to more easily zoom in and out. Today inclusion is a nice touch...but why not have a forecast longer than an hour? Lame.

  • Landscape mode for iPad please!

    Thanks for the update and make the app better. However and I'm sure I'm not the only one asking for this. Please add landscape support for the iPad. I use my iPad mainly in landscape mode and it is a true pain that every time I have to check the weather, I have to switch side ways only to use your app. Sometimes I just use other apps to avoid it all together.

  • The best

    I use this app all the time, it's great. Love the weather alerts, tells me when it's going to start raining, how far away nearest rain is.

  • Contradicts itself

    It's a great idea, but poor execution. For instance it notifies me of light rain, I open the app which says no rain for the next hour. Huh? However its best feature might be the week forecast which presents lows and highs in a very easy format and seems to use the government NWS data, more accurate than the often bogus private forecasts.

  • Best weather app. Period.

    Before the 4.0 update, Dark Sky was already an invaluable member of my first home screen. With the additional features and polish in the latest update, the best managed to get even better! And now there's a restrained and useful Notification Center widget? Awesome.

  • Most accurate weather app I've used!!

    Tells you how far away nearest rain is and how long until the start or end of the rain storm. Maps very accurate as well. 5 stars!

  • Must-have weather app

    I have had this app almost from day one and this is the most improved weather app I have seen on iOS. A must-have!

  • Amazing!

    The best iOS weather app by far. Amazing accuracy and beautiful. The total package.

  • It really does do what they say it does

    If it says it will rain in 10 mins, then their prediction holds up.

  • Really is the best weathers app ever made

    This is the most used app on my phone I would buy this every time. One it's really good at predicting the rain. And the dev constantly updates and maintains it. It's a great feeling to look at this app and know when it will and will not rain. And be notified just before. Keep up the great work this app really does make a difference in my life.

  • Awesome worth every penny

    I was very hesitant to purchase this app seeing there are so many other weather services out there. But once you purchase it especially when it's raining it's awesome! Helps a lot with walking to class and timing study sessions to beat the rain. Update is perfect & clean!

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