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Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather
4 based on 8,126 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.
(Dark Sky is available in the US, UK and Ireland.) Read more...

Dark Sky Weather 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 4 based on 8,126 Votes. This version 5.2.6 has an average rating of 4 based on 158 Users.

Your device must have atleast 19.8 MB of space to download and install Dark Sky Weather. This application does not have game center . Dark Sky Weather can be downloaded and install for $3.99 only

Support Languages

English, American


Weather , Utilities ,


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Additional Information


Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour 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 comes with advanced notification options: Receive down-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of government severe weather alerts (for such things as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, etc), or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Even if you haven't opened the app in days, Dark Sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it.


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


Dark Sky looks great on your wrist. Get notifications and check out the weather for the next week with the Dark Sky app built from scratch for Apple Watch.

What's New on this version 5.2.6

- Updated the map base layers, including new vector city labels.
- Reigned in how often the widget updates / requests new forecast data.
- Attempt to fix Apple Watch data refresh issues.
- Rich notifications now respect your unit selection.
- Other minor stuff.

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Good to last drop

    I really like this app for the in the next hour feature- predicted rain fall approaching! Helps me to dodge the showers! Excellent!

  • Shines Bright

    My favorite thing about this app is that it best strikes the balance between simplicity and showing the information that matters. I think it is unreasonable to expect 100% accuracy down to the minute, but Dark Sky comes closer to that than any other weather app I've used. Besides all of that, its unique, beautiful design makes it a joy to use. It might seem silly to pay for a weather app given the numerous options available, but Dark Sky is well worth it.

  • Best app I own.


  • DarkSky

    Worked the first day after download, but since then, nothing. Not recommended.

  • Love it

    Very accurate Great alerts for inclement weather

  • Good but needs a little work

    The radar map doesn't alway load or show what's happening. But it's still much better than all the other weather apps.

  • Not getting alerts, widget gone

    This app used to be awesome, but for some reason I don't get alerts any longer. I've checked all settings, deleted app and re downloaded, checked settings again, still no alerts. The largest selling point of this app (rain alerts) doesn't even work. Also the widget they brag so much about is missing, I messaged them through the app days ago and they haven't even responded. Very disappointing.

  • The Best Around

    I have to say that the first try at getting Dark Sky to play nice with IOS10 was a tad shaky. I make mention of that because it allows me to also say that the developers must have have pulled an all nighter to have the whole thing up and running perfectly almost the next day. Great support. DS has an uncanny way of predicting weather almost to the minute in a simple, clear screen of few words. Most of the time the opening page tells me enough. If I want the particulars I tap the homepage temp circle for more detail. Swipe left to get all the goods for the coming week. No dancing frogs, no smiling flowers, no fool'in. Just the facts. In short, it's my go to weather app.

  • Love it!

    So useful.

  • My go-to app brings me here now

    So-far-almost-so-good. I could have used this app in lieu of the previous one...BUT there is no barometric pressure reading. I need to know the pressure and especially whether it is rising or falling. I can no longer find an app that has this feature. Can you please add barometric pressure info?

  • Very Poor Accuracy

    Two years ago was amazingly accurate. Last year the accuracy was spotty, with good rain predictions, but very bad temperature readings, especially 3 days or more out. So this year I spend $4, and Darksky is solid with temps, but WAY off on the precipitation. It's raining steadily outside right now, but Darksky says it isn't. We've had three rain days so far in N. California, and Darksky has messed up all three. It's like a bizarro app; completely opposite all the time. I wish I could get my money back. Complete waste.

  • Used to be Great..

    I am not sure what happened the app was about 90% accurate on when rain was going to happen. Now I might be lucky to get a notification 20% of the time. I haven't changed any settings on my phone. The only reason I give the app 2 stars now is because I love the planet view of temperature/precipitation .

  • Great when it works

    It's not 100%, and I feel like it varies by area, but when it's working it's like magic. My go-to weather app.

  • Temperature inaccurate

    This used to be my only weather app, now after a few weeks of inaccurate temperate readings I can't say as much. I have seen the app update the its numbers by by mid morning, and be off by 5 to 10 deg every day. I can't dress by baby of that level of inaccuracy. I hope this gets resolved but until then its useless. That is not even going into the fact that it doesn't seem to accurately predict rain any longer, which is the platform the app was built on.

  • Better than some but not perfect

    It works well but is usually off by 10 degrees on the high side and 5 degrees on the low side. I like some of the features like the world map.

  • No longer reliable

    Formerly I trusted the Wx reports from Dark Sky. They were accurate and timely. Now the data is less reliable, and the app and widget are never reporting the same thing and offer no indication of last updated.

  • Needs an update!

    This app used to be the best for weather but for the last few weeks the forecast has been completely off. The high will say 70 but it'll be 50. That a 20 degree discrepancy. It's happened three times this week and it's forecasted to happen two more times next week, as compared to the weather channel. Needs an update!!!

  • Good, but one issue

    I've had my eye on Dark Sky for quite sometime and finally decided to buy it. At 1st all was well but then I noticed that the Apple Watch face temp was different from the temp you see when tapping the face complication to actually open the app. Please fix this and it will be great.

  • Apple Watch temp and phone don't match

    I've consistently seen the Apple Watch temp and phone temp not match one another. It could be off by a few degrees or more than 9. Please fix this. Otherwise I enjoy using the app.

  • Doesn't predict down to the minute despite these claims

    When I first heard about this app, I did my due diligence and read the many comments posted about the app on the Apple App Store and read all of the information posted about the app and underlying technology/services offered on the company's website. Living in a climate where it rains a lot, I had high hopes for this app that it would accurately predict down to the minute when it would rain at the exact location I was at. I purchased the app exactly 1 month ago today, so I've had ample time to test it out and I must say I've been disappointed on most occassions when I'm walking or driving through rain and the app never warned me of and impending rain shower. I've reported the weather at my location on several occassions, but I'm not really sure how this helps improve the accuracy of the app. In summary, I would not spend the $3.99 + tax to purchase this app again. You could get the same accuracy with other free weather apps. I gave it two stars because I think the company did a good job on the app's user interface and some of the other stats (temperature, wind speed, etc.) it provides seem to be somewhat accurate.

  • This app used to be accurate. Now it's totally wrong

    When I first paid for the app it was great. Now the two things that are most useful about it — hyperlocal updates and timely alerts — both are completely nonfuctional. It'll tell me there's no rain 3 miles around me, when it's literally downpouring. I'll get a alerts about a storm starting, when the storm has literally ended hours ago. What happened? Uninstalling. Not worth the download when there are other free weather options out there anyway.

  • Needs work

    The Widget quit working on iPhone 7 plus on 10.0.3. :(

  • Works Great!

    I've used this app about 4 years and never had an issue with it, from then through the latest 10.12.x. All in all, it's a handy app for staying on top synoptic weather views and forecasts. It also downscales for local weather. I find myself coming back it, even the face of more quantitatively oriented apps, because it's fun and makes a great presentation of atmospheric mixing, and the associated weather.

  • A series of poor updates

    What's going on? You know when you have an App developer you you don't wait to see reviews before updating? That's a lesson I'd thought I'd learned. In this case, at some point without warning, I lost my iOS 9 widget...and now I'm looking out the window at rain...and haven't seen or heard a notification. Why complain here in a review? Because when I sent a "heads-up" email about my lost widget, I received a response suggesting there hadn't been one.

  • The weather globe is amazing!

    Worth every penny for the accurate local precipitation forecasts alone; the candy coating is just, well, sugar.

  • Good but needs work

    Dark Sky is usually very good at predicting rain to within a few minutes but their general weather predictions can be pretty far off. One of the really poorly designed features is portraying the direction of the wind by showing an arrow rather than naming the direction the wind is coming from.

  • Always on target!!

    Great app. Always accurate. Shared with all my friends.

  • It really does do what they say it does

    If it says it will rain in 10 mins, then their prediction holds up. I just wish I lived in a place with more variety so I could depend on this app more! Alerts are nice and the new notifications widget is cool too. The Apple Watch app works great as well.

  • Crazy Accurate

    If you want to know the weather right now and for the next hour, this app is amazing.

  • Dark sky

    One of the greatest weather apps

  • It's working again

    The bugs from iOS 10 seem to have been bugged out. Love it.

  • The very best weather app

    Forecasts are always updated within minutes of weather change. Very accurate.

  • Widget not showing on iOS10

    This app used to be good, but now it's messed up. After the latest update, today's widget will is not showing up ("Unable to load"). Already tried deleting and installing the app again but still, widget is not showing. Would not recommend.

  • dark sky

    Best weather app I have ever used. Very accurate lead times. Complete data.

  • Very Handy app

    I've used Dark Sky for years and it's quite handy for finding out what the next hour will bring. Maybe it has lost a little bit of its accuracy over the years but I still find it dang accurate.

  • Doe a great job

    Often I am up at my cabin at 11k ft so I don't always expect an accurate weather analysis. Dark sky does a great job for this small area, generally very good, closer to actual than apple weather

  • great ui / ux

    very clean & easy to use. the notifications are timely & the app's overall accuracy is stunning.

  • Still the best weather app.

    The overlords at 🍎 can try their hardest to improve their native apps and make third party apps open more slowly, but Dark Sky still reigns (no pun intended).

  • Use it several times a day

    This is the most useful and accurate WX app I've used. I check it several times a day.

  • Reliable app

    I have used this app thru IOS 7-10. It is my go to weather app because it is the fastest and simplest way to get a complete forecast of local conditions. The IOS 10 widget works perfectly on my Iphone 6s.

  • Widget unable to load

    Widget won't load on latest iOS 10 with latest app version. Unfortunately support is not answering mails.

  • Relax

    Dear Broken: relax. It's an app.

  • Best Rain App

    Best app if you just want to know if it is going to rain and when. Highly reliable. Includes temperature and wind, but the real value is in rain forecasting.

  • Best minute by minute rain tracking

    Awesome rain tracking essential for rainy areas like seattle

  • Great 🅣🅗🅐🅝🅚🅢 🙏🏻⭐️😎🌟🌍☔️💦💧☀️⛅️


  • Used to be so accurate...

    I'm a wedding photographer and this app used to be so accurate that I could tell my couples down to the minute when we were safe to run outside for a few minutes to grab portraits in the rain, or whether the rain would let up before the ceremony started. It used to make me look good, and more importantly, it made me love checking the weather. I write this review from my pack porch where I've been sitting watching the rain fall for two hours... and for two hours, Dark Sky has insisted that, though there may be precipitation in the area, it's not going to rain today. Sadly, this is one in a long string of such events, like the one a few months ago where the wedding officiant and I were standing under a small eave taking cover from the rain whilst Dark Sky promised it wasn't raining. I don't know what happened, but Dark Sky can no longer be trusted.

  • Fun and informative

    I have asthma which is triggered by humidity. I love being able to customize the alerts to notify me when it's going to be very humid. Very detailed!

  • Not bad

    Good app. Not sure I need all the bells and whistles. Don’t need to know when rain will stop. I have a window for that.

  • developer removed feature I paid for, violating App Store terms

    I used to love this app. But without warning the developer removed the widget from the app for users of iOS 9 and 8. The widget is a reason I bought the app. This removal is a violation of the App Store submission guidelines - devaluing my purchase, removing a feature, degrading the app experience, misleading users. I'd report this to Apple, but I can't seem to find how to do that.

  • 👍🏼👍🏼

    I work outside, so yes, this app is quite handy and accurate

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