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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
4 based on 7,040 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 - 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 4 based on 7,040 Votes. This version 5.1.7 has an average rating of 4.5 based on 70 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


Weather , Utilities ,


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


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, 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 5.1.7

Bug squishing:

- Fixed a bug that caused repeated nags when Location Services are disabled
- Map UI tweaks / bug fixes
- Some minor VoiceOver fixes
- Fix an issue with deleting locations
- Fixed an issue with dew point reporting incorrectly with Celsius units

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Awesome

    Life changing

  • Great weather app

    I use this app to help plan my week and ensure I know what weather is ahead.

  • Meh

    This app is no better than the free ones that are available. It is frequently incorrect. I love their forecast " dry, by there may be rain in the area"!

  • Fantastic update

    This app is incredible. Thanks so much! I love everything about the update. Well worth the price, and if you had a Donate button, I'd pay you more. Also, I use Weather Line, which uses data from Dark Sky. I think it's so cool that this is not just an app but a whole forecasting service.

  • On the money

    Dark sky is always right on the money accurate. I can hear it say rain beginning in 2 mins & time it...

  • Awesome app!

    One of the few apps that I actually use!!!

  • Great app and gives info on future rain

    Easy to use, gives info on future rain and most of the time if it is wrong it’s that it doesn’t rain, when the app says it is going to.

  • Outstanding overall

    Dark Sky is my go to weather app. It gives me a way to plan for outdoor activities. It offers clear and abundant detail on everything you need to stay on top of the weather. The only thing that keeps if from a fifth star is the ability to look at the radar moving forward from the current time for an hour or so. You can zoom out to get forward radar but if I am camping I might need to know about a break in the weather an hour or two ahead.

  • Inaccurate Temps

    Downloaded a few days ago and the forecasted temperature has been off by at least 10 degrees every day.

  • DarkSky

    This has to be the best in terms of accurate rainfall time and intensity , I use this app every day!

  • Great app.

    Dark Sky is the app that I have recommended to almost everyone I know. Recently I discovered it even has a version in Japanese! So useful and well designed.

  • Terrible Forcasting

    Dark Sky often shows rain in less than one hour, i check back in one hour, no rain, but it shows rain in one more hour, check back again, still no rain but it shows rain in one hour. Many times it cannot find my home location, It shows a location many miles away

  • NY Hero

    This app is so helpful for devising a transit strategy when rain or snow is a factor. Knowing if it is better to run or wait it out has saved me many times!

  • Dark Sky Is Quite Bright

    This is my go to weather app. Its hour to hour and minute to minute forecasts are almost accurate enough to set a watch by. Dark Sky has made my life easier!

  • Impressive weather app!!

    I absolutely love this weather app~ the ONLY feature I would like to see added would be an extended forecast. If it's on the app I can't seem to find it. Otherwise I am super impressed with the accuracy 9.5 out of 10 times. Thanks👍

  • Don't bother looking for another weather app

    The single best weather app on iPhone and now on apple watch.

  • I love Dark Sky!

    This app is well worth the price. It is accurate, detailed and very easy to navigate. It pins down precipitation to the minute, which is helpful in a rainy climate like London. I check Dark Sky first thing every morning. I highly recommend it.

  • Life-saving

    The app is constantly updated with user crowd-sourced input and from standard weather sources. Weather in Washington, DC can be incredibly unpredictable but this app gives a good heads up if a sudden change is about to happen!

  • Not reliable

    Sorry I paid for this Weather is so inaccurate

  • Worst App Ever

    If I could attach a screenshot I would. Darksky says it will drizzle in 3 minutes, all while I watch my son play in a absolute downpour. It is raining so hard I don't get where Darksky says the drizzle is. I want my money back. Waste.

  • Annoying bug, otherwise it's great!

    (iPhone 6s, iOS 9.3.3) Big plus for me is the watch complication (especially the large one with the modular face) is by far the best I've found for a weather app. My one and only issue with this app is that the map doesn't update to show my current location until the 2nd or 3rd time I open the app after I drive somewhere, unless I force close the app. This has become more annoying as time goes by. I'll try again with the next update. I don't see anyone else commenting on this issue though. It's strange as the app shows weather data for my current location, it's simply the marker on the map that seems to never update.

  • Worth the purchase. There's no doubt it's the best.

    Let's be honest. No one will get the weather most of the time. We're lucky enough to get the dart on the board. Yes, the app's not cheap, but it's the best one there is, with the most features. Plus, these are the coolest, most convenient features ever. I'd like to see another app that has the same qualities. The best part is, the guy who runs the app is hilarious. You go, dude. Keep doing you, thanks for the awesome weather app. 👍🏼

  • Dark Sky

    Absolutely essential if you travel!

  • Best weather app

    I use it constantly

  • As good as it gets

    Always use this app. Always accurate. And so much info. So great, especially when you need to plan ahead.

  • The best

    Best app ever

  • Love this weather app

    Keep up the good work. This app is awesome

  • Dark Sky says...

    My friends have become accustomed to hearing me say, "Dark Sky says rain in 10 minutes". And then in 10 minutes it starts to rain. Location services have worked very well - even in a packed stadium. Thanks for keeping me dry!

  • The best weather app!!!

    This is the most accurate weather app I found on the App Store. I love it.

  • Best Weather App

    Best weather app out there! Accurate, precise and fun.

  • Was good

    This once was a good app. Now it just does not seem to work. Fix it. But I'll never know its been fixed because I won't use it again

  • Overall a terrific weather app

    I went from using multiple free weather applications to finally giving in and purchasing this about three months ago. I did so based on reviews and haven't regretted it at all. Dark Sky is simplistic in its design and use and is easy to understand. Thanks to the recent update, you get even more information than just on when precipitation (i.e. rain or snow) will occur. The forecasts it gives are pretty accurate and I like the fact that Dark Sky relies on its own computer-oriented weather forecasting system. The app is literally like having your own weather station on your phone or tablet. The best part is the recent update which includes an hour-by-hour forecast feature and includes a manner in which people can report on rain or other bad weather conditions in their area. The phone and tablet widgets are great and I find them very helpful. Dark Sky is a simple, easy to use weather app whose developers not only listen to their customers but strive to be the best.

  • Looks cool but not as accurate as others

    The worst and potentially dangerous feature of this app is that it will forecast Drizzle during a severe thunderstorm warning situation. That needs to be fixed.

  • Wonderful application

    Well written, well maintained. Best weather application I've seen. I wish this team would rewrite iTunes on the iPhone too ;)

  • Indispensable Tool on Moto

    I won't even take my Motorcycle out without checking the route under "saved" locations. This app always gives me a 10min window to find shelter before "drizzle" or "hard rain". You get what you pay for and I'm done with free apps that generalize the weather over a 50 mile range. Just saved me on a road trip to Long Beach, NJ. Harry O from Bronxville.

  • Great app

    Quick, informative details. Not always accurate with future forecasting.

  • Was the best. Lately not as reliable.

    Lately, the temps have been off. I've been forced to revert to weather underground which I dislike due to its adtech. I'd rather use DarkSky, but it's too unreliable right now. DarkSky keeps reporting lower temps than actual reality. Something changed recently with this app.

  • Imperative in the Pacific Northwest...

    "Dark Sky," embodies the climate in Western Washington. While the rain here, usually isn't more than, "light rain," this application provides essential info for Seattleites that are precluded from using umbrellas... I look to Dark Sky to let me know when Gore-Tex is required. Great work!

  • Amazingly Accurate

    Hyperlocal forecasts are amazingly accurate. We use rain starting soon notifications to remind us to make certain the cars are closed.

  • Truly the best weather app

    Really, it is the best.

  • Very local and very accurate.

    I use it all the time. I can count on it to be accurate. Better than the local TV station.

  • My main weather app

    I've used many different weather apps since the first gen iPhone, and Dark Sky has easily become my main weather app. I love the interface and layout, and the ability to report the current weather conditions if they vary from the app is a nice feature. But most importantly, I find it to be highly accurate (for me anyway) when it comes to the current and near-future weather conditions...the rain notifications are almost eerily accurate and I'm convinced there's some kind of sorcery involved. Beyond a few days the accuracy falters a bit, but no worse than any of the other weather apps (Florida weather can be highly unpredictable). I don't have a watch, so I can't comment on that functionality.

  • Love it

    Very accurate Great alerts for inclement weather

  • Way Overrated...

    Functionality extremely limited

  • Accurate

    Many options,easy to use.

  • Useful, but doesn't update based on feedback.

    It's useful to warn prior to a storm, however, I have reported "heavy rain and windy" conditions through the app, and it never updated, rather the app still said it was "sunny" with no chance of precipitation. Note: never report weather conditions, the people at Dark Sky don't update, it's a useless feature, why offer the option at all? Take feedback and updates more seriously, that's my only issue.

  • Fixed the location removal

    Great app; love the hyperlocal forecasts. You fixed my only problem; removing the correct locations with the red x button. Kudos and 5 stars!

  • 5 stars deserving

    I have to be honest. I wasn't sure if this app deserved the hype it received. Still tho I thought why not give it a try. Until today I just looked at it as any other weather app. That all changed today tho. See my daughter, mother, father, and sister suffer from some or the other type of lung deficiency. So when I saw on today's 7/21/16 weather report an air advisory warning directly from the EPA... well let's just say I have seen the error of my ways. Get this app, it is possible it may assist you in protecting a life you may care quite much for. Heck! The life you protect may be yours!

  • It really does do what they say it does

    If it says it will rain in 10 mins, then their prediction holds up. Plus, I love the newest features in 5.x! The new timeline view is quite helpful and I'm looking forward to the daily updates and alerts. The Apple Watch app works great too.

  • Awesome weather app

    Always right on.

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