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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 6,081 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 - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, 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 6,081 Votes. This version 5.1.4 has an average rating of 4.5 based on 699 Users.

Your device must have atleast 12.1 MB of space to download and install Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts. This application does not have game center . Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts can be downloaded and install for $3.99 only

Support Languages

English, American

Categories

Weather , Utilities ,

Screenshots

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

Additional Information

YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE

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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS

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.

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

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.

TODAY WIDGET

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.

APPLE WATCH

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 5.1.4

This one's another bug fix update. No biggy.

- Added link to FAQ / Support in Settings.
- Added "hail" to the list of things you can report to us.
- Added a delete button to location search items, since seemingly no one knows about swipe-to-delete.
- Added option to view "Feels Like" temperature on Apple Watch, plus some Watch bug fixes.
- Other miscellaneous stuff.

Recent Reviews and Comments


  • Junk

    Keep getting alerts rain started and there is no clouds in the sky. This app is worthless


  • Great app

    I've found Dark Sky to be very accurate. Never a problem with the app freezing or crashing. It's easy to use. I save my favorite spots and then am easily able to know what the weather is like in multiple places that are important to me.


  • Marginal at Best

    For $4 I expected something that would at least rival Wunderground (which is FREE). Not so. Location saving and deleting is extremely finicky and you sometimes have to use the very precise tip of your pinky to correctly hit the delete for removing locations. There's no way to reset the global map on your selected location. The interface is extremely limited and the forecast on my first day was totally wrong (I live in the DC region where there is ample forecast data). Disappointed and deleted. Money wasted.


  • 6+ (iOS 9.x)

    Continuous location prompts render this app unusable. All of its useful features (eg, world map, notification widget, etc.) are being held for the ransom of access to my phone's location services. This even after adding my ZIP code. Terrible bug and worse support by a development team in which I had placed a great deal of faith. EDIT: App no longer requires location services for normal use, but still requires location services to function in the iOS notification center. Otherwise, expect the "cannot determine your location" message instead of weather information. So, I still have to rely upon another weather app (that does not require location services) for iOS notification center forecasting. I find it hard to recommend the app until this functionality is added. Manual location entry should enable full functionality without limitation. Other developers have figured out how to accomplish the feat. EDIT: Added a fourth star, as the notification widget now works without location services enabled...sometimes. And lately many of my forecasts have been wildly inaccurate. v5.1.4—This is definitely progress. It would be nice if locations were not modified between use for those of us who choose to set them manually (eg, "city, state, zip" becomes "city, state"). I would also like to see the widget provide data without location services enabled. Weather Underground provides users with the option to view the last location viewed in the app in the notification center. Shouldn't be too hard to implement here. Let's try to learn from the best, devs.


  • For any weather junkie

    5.4.16 I have become a weather app junkie. I have to say this is one of my favorite and it is very accurate.


  • Love it!

    I check it multiple times a day to determine what to wear on my walks and errands. I particularly like the Apple Watch complication and app. I find the alerts useful - for example, I was sitting outside at a Starbucks when it alerted me that it would rain in 2 minutes. I moved under the patio cover, and then the rain came!! As others have said, it is not always accurate, but neither is the weather man!


  • Great app. Main weather app for my iPhone.

    I love Dark Sky. It is the weather app I use the most, by far on my iPhone and iPad.


  • Only weather app to use

    Accurate, easy, just simply the best!


  • Devs Need to Use Their App

    I like the concept, though it's time consuming ... moving back and forth on temp, wind, etc The world map is a big plus. But the location selection panel is bizarre. You have to remember to do the state thing. It sorts by latest, so if you have a group of locations, they're always mixed up. Then deleting a location is maybe not ... they re-appear after deleting. DS is cute, no doubt. But needs some more work.


  • Weather Magic

    I has bought many weather apps but this is the best one to date


  • Inaccurate but Watch extension rocks

    This app has become horribly inaccurate. Ill get a notification saying it's raining, but when I look outside its bone dry. I know it can't be perfect, but I do enjoy actually getting useful notifications and not just false reasons to pick up my umbrella as I walk out the door.


  • Still my favorite

    I still find the graphics and simple nature of this app to be a perfect fit for me. It shows me just enough info.


  • So far...so good.

    I like the notifications. We travel on route 75 often and feel better prepared with this app. It pinpoints our location with the forecast. Other apps would just report weather for certain counties. I would have no idea where I was. This app tells me what exit/exits are affected.


  • Excellent visual prediction

    I am amazed that the app is so accurate -down to the minute- when precipitation will begin!


  • Erratic

    Looked great and, once in a while, was spot on. Most of the time the alerts aren’t appropriate and they often don’t come at all. I deleted my copy. A peek at NEXRAD from the good old National Weather Service (tax dollars at work, really!) is far more useful and informative.


  • Does not notify me before rain.

    "Rain starting soon" doesn't help me. Used to give me minutes. Says it will notify you 30 before rain starts. It never does that. Instead I get a notification 30 min after the rain starts. It tell me "rain will stop in 12 min" how about you tell me before the rain starts.


  • Very reliable and accurate!

    Dark sky is perhaps the most accurate and reliable weather app I have used to date, I definitely recommend using it especially if you're always outdoors like I am.


  • 5 Stars iPhone, 2 Stars Apple Watch

    This app is great and pretty accurate. The iPhone app is my favorite weather app. The Apple Watch app is good but complications do not update often enough. I travel a lot and am often in 2 or 3 different major cities a day. For instance I left Atlanta a few hours ago and am in New York City now. I've been here 30 minutes and the complication on the watch face still shows Atlanta's forecast even after opening the app on the watch and getting the New York weather. If the developers fix this it's easily 5 stars. Disappointing on the watch because I can never tell if the complication is showing weather for where I am now or for where I've been. Even after I open the app on both my phone and watch it's not updating. It will eventually update but seems like it should update itself as soon as it recognizes that I'm in a new place. Kind of defeats the purpose of having it on the watch when it doesn't update and I don't know if it's accurate.


  • Insanely accurate

    Best weather app without a doubt. I rely on it to make minute by minute decisions to go outside.


  • Fantastic

    I have been using Dark Sky for a couple of years. Like many other people I love weather App's. Dark Sky is unique that I have it set to alert me when rain is nearby no other App I've found does this. The forecast portion I like because of how it breaks apart temperate precipitation "wind" (as a golfer I love this). As far as forecast accuracy it's right some and wrong some like all weather forecasts. The map feature on showing where it's is currently raining is simply the best. Having live accurate information on what's going on around me is why after a few years it is still my go to weather App.


  • Lightning and Thunder Alert Request

    Is it possible to add a feature for dark sky to alert you when there is lightning and possibly thunder?


  • Best weather app out there!

    Haven't used the Apple weather app in months


  • Best accurate weather

    This is the most accurate and down to the minute weather app that I tried. I love how it shows in minutes when the rain/snow is starting or stopping and is often right on!!!


  • It's indispensable

    I travel whenever I get a chance in my Motorhome and this app comes in handy with notices I can set to let me know if rain is coming or if the temp will go below freezing. Also notifications if winds are above whatever limit I set. Seems to be the one app I depend on every day. It's not perfect but all the other weather apps I have tried don't get the weather right all the time and I live in Maryland so the weather can change 4 times a day. At least I can set up alerts for upcoming rain, snow, high winds,etc. and be alerted at whatever schedule I want. Keep up the good work.


  • Love this App

    This is the best weather app. It is very accurate which helps me plan my day


  • Best Weather App

    This is by far the most accurate weather app. Been using this for almost 2years now and really works amazing! Its at 95% accurate for me. I don't go out without checking it.


  • Nice

    I don't know if it's as accurate as they claim, but it's close enough. More importantly, it's information is clear enough to read without having to put on glasses.


  • Very accurate and easy to read

    I have another app for weather and I like the map on that one better but for accuracy of temp and precipitation I love Dark Sky. So easy to use and excellent forecasting. The fact that the golf and tennis clubs here use it was enough for me to download it. Love the way it warns me of coming precipitation. Highly recommend!


  • Up-to-the minute weather

    I'm an avid motorcycle rider and this app is easily the best i've found for deciding what gear to wear.


  • Great app, get it!

    When I want to check the weather, where ever I am at, this is my go to first weather app. It appears to be accurate in its forecasts and predictions


  • Love this app!

    It is usually right with alerts of the starting and stopping of weather.


  • Average Accuracy

    As accurate as a free whether app


  • The very best weather app

    Look no further...this is simply the most accurate and easy to use app.


  • Not very accurate

    It rained two days in a row and it showed no precipitation for the entirety of those two days. I would deem that pretty inaccurate.


  • Cannot open on the iwatch

    Works fine on the phone but will NOT open on the watch. I've uninstalled and re-installed the app and unpaired and paired my phone. Nothing works. This was the only reason I bought the app. Not happy


  • Love it!

    It's more accurate than other weather apps


  • Great app

    The app is good, simple and clean easy to use. It is also a great weather app Good job


  • Inaccurate..very

    According to dark sky, the wind here is at 19mph. In reality, it's 30mph gusting to 38mph and has been so consistently for ~2hrs (not even including gusts). To answer the obvious question, I am a military pilot and am pulling the wind data directly from the airfield (besides it being obvious when stepping outside). Dark sky says the wind isn't supposed to get above 20mph all night.


  • Needs "windy" option

    There isn't a windy option in the self weather reporting feature


  • Such a great app

    I just love this weather app so much. It's all I've used for two years. So useful.


  • My favorite weather app

    I've found Dark Sky to be accurate and reliable without any problems at all both in New England where I lived previous to being down here in North Carolina for the past two years. I've been using this app for four years now in total and I've never had a problem with it and it's always provided me with reliable weather information. I'm another one who likes using various weather apps for their differing features but Dark Sky is always the first one I check.


  • Amazingly accurate!

    I live in Portland and I don't need an umbrella.


  • Has Great Potential, needs a little work

    This looked like a great app and after a lot of consideration I finally bought it. It's pretty cool but sometimes it's not completely accurate. And Outside 24 hours the futurecast will sometimes dramatically change every hour. Pretty nice app with great potential, but not really worth the money...For Now


  • Not for SoCal mountains

    I have used this app for a few weeks now. The only things Dark Sky gets correct is my physical location at 6800 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains and the current temperature. Forecasts seem to be for some other distant location consistent with an elevation of about 3000 feet with high and low temperatures completely inaccurate for my locale. Radar is vague compared real-time to all of my other weather radar apps and fails to notify of precipitation correctly. I have also received false precipitation notifications when all of my other weather apps and the National Weather Service were correctly showing no precipitation. I would not solely rely on this app for outdoor mountain activities where it is important to know if or when the weather will turn hazardous. From the reviews I've read, this app seems to work best for cities in the flatlands.


  • Good app, but...

    I just wish it was faster.


  • It's ok

    Does not always catch weather condition in the home city.


  • Not Worth $4

    This app does not warn you when it is going to rain like they show on TV. It has some nice functionality but definitely not worth four dollars...


  • Excellent App

    Very accurate app. Rain prediction is usually spot on. Wind predictions for hunting season are amazingly accurate allowing me to pick my deer stands to properly hunt the wind.


  • Can't delete saved locations

    You're supposed to be able to swipe right to delete saved locations, but swiping does nothing except opens the location you're trying to delete. There is a little red X to the right of each saved location, but when you try to push it, presumably to delete that location, nothing happens, or, worse, that location opens. The app used to be pretty accurate, but lately it has said no precipitation while it was raining, and said drizzle with it was not raining. In spite of all that, I think it's still, overall, the best weather app available.


  • Very Accurate! Must Have!⛈

    This little app surprises me every time with how accurate it really is and has a very nice and clean UI everything is easy to find! I highly recommend this weather app and it is my primary one😉👍!


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