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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
4 based on 6,735 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 6,735 Votes. This version 5.1.4 has an average rating of 4.5 based on 1,394 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 5.1.4

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

  • Most accurate weather app.

    I've been using this for years. It is the most accurate one I've ever used. Great, easy to read app.

  • Just fantastic

    By FAR the best weather app that I have used on iPhone. Even looking past the great hyperlocal forecasts the layout is super simple and clear. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Great app!

    Most accurate weather app I've found. Especially for near future forecasting. I've actually won bets using it. Of course no forecast is ever going to be 100% accurate due to the nature of weather but I believe this is as close as it gets. The only feature I don't really care for is the radar. Just not a fan of the look however I do like how it projects future precipitation. For current radar I prefer myradar.

  • Great app, no thunderstorm forecast

    I love this app, but they never forecast thunderstorms! The forecasts only include whether it will rain or not. Thunderstorm alerts will appear, but they are not forecasted ahead of time.

  • Excellent weather app!!

    I've never rated an app before but felt compelled to rate this one. I live in CT and have been using this app for a month now. It's really amazing how accurate it is in predicting rain. It's not 100% but it's definitely better than any other weather app I've used. I've even seen it predict rain almost to the minute. Interface is simple and easy to use. Definitely recommend!

  • My Favorite Weather App

    Excellent program. Intuitive layout and expressive graphics. Consistently dead on predicting rain in my location.

  • Very nice and simple to use

    Having different themes to chose from would be awesome. Bright colors light your life, right?


    This is by far the best weather app I have ever used. I don't normally write reviews but this app deserves all 5 stars. The down to the minute forecast and the map is the best thing you could ask for. Totally worth the money

  • No other weather app required

    Simply the best app I've seen for weather.

  • Jeep owner-notifications don't work

    I got this to get notifications for rain when I have the top off my jeep. The app doesn't notify me, even though I have it set to notify me of any precipitation and the sounds and notifications are turned on.

  • Weather. Now.

    I like the app design and the fact that I can check it and know exactly what the weather will do in the next hour. It works where other apps I have had failed.

  • Great idea, poor execution... Still...

    Beautiful design, excellent information. I bought it when it first came out. The notifications would be such a great thing to have, but in Toledo Ohio, they are absolutely nowhere near accurate. It's been years now, telling me rain when there is none. I'm turning off notifications now. Honestly, i usually turn to weatherbug for info. The map is better and more useful to track bad local weather, and it was free in the first place anyway. Was a great idea, but it's never worked or really been worth the money i spent.

  • Best Weather App Out There!!

    By far the best weather app available. The super-clean design & interface is absolutely fantastic. Cannot recommend enough!!

  • Best Weather App!

    Best Weather app ever! Gives the weather data we need with unique notifications! Weather prediction is more reliable than most based upon my experience.

  • Dark Sky is right on

    I have used Dark Sky for over a year and find it very accurate. I really like the "precise rain alert" feature.

  • Found app at Apple Store in Mall when picked up Apple Watch

    Hands down, the best and most magically accurate rain prediction app on the planet - ever!!! I use this for things like walking my dog. If the app alerts me that it will rain in 5 mins you are guaranteed it will. The app has never been wrong. It's mind blowing. Worth every penny. Get this app!

  • The best weather app

    No problems at all. Simply the app to get.

  • Love!

    One of my most-used apps!

  • Must Have For Golfers

    This app is not only scary accurate but you can enter an exact address anywhere in the world and get the same amazing accuracy. Perfect for golfers who play at courses not near their home.

  • Very accurate.

    I've been using this for several months and it is surprising accurate most of the time even to the minute.

  • Can be 5 stars if...

    It gave you the option of choosing both F and C and MPH and KPH not one or the other. It's a beautiful app. There are discrepancies between it and other weather apps and I cans say which is most accurate but I'd like to think this one is. I like the (feels like...) feature. I also wish you could see the differences between the forecast and the actual temperatures. If you could go back and see an archive. This week the temps have actually been lower than predicted on every app. Overall though, a useful app.

  • Great weather app!

    This has everything that I wanted in a weather app.

  • best weather app ever!

    seriously the best weather app and I think I've tried them all. it's not the prettiest but it's simplicity and plethora of easily accessible info makes it top notch!

  • The Best! No questions needed

    I've read many of the reviews from the so called "wether app addicts" and anyone who questions the accuracy of this app compared the others is hopped up on goofballs. Every weather app is going to display inaccurate weather from time to time. I can look at a forecast in other apps and it never changes! With DS it is a living thing, like real weather. Imagine that! The notifications are the best thing since sliced bread. Thank you for not requiring me to by DS on my Mac in order to receive them. Simply stated, Dark Sky is the best weather app in the App Store.

  • Awesome App

    Up to the minute alerts, accurate maps, accurate hourly and daily forecasts...all good things! Dark Skies is a part of my daily routine. Awesome app and well worth the cost.

  • LOL

    i love looking at precipitation

  • Most accurate

    Love the dark sky app. This is my most accurate weather app. More accurate than my weatherbug or the default weather app. I especially like the custom alerts

  • It's great

    When and where is it going to rain is really important when you have 10 eight year olds coming over to swim.

  • The best

    I've tried them all but have continuously gone back to Dark Sky. It's worth the money just for the unnervingly accurate rain warnings.

  • Goto weather app

    I use this app every day. It is my first choice when traveling and first or second when at home in Texas. Great detailed forecast for all weather parameters I care about; better granularity and less clutter than alternatives. Plus great UI and graphic design - this is what you get when really great design meets creative use of technology.

  • Accurate except with watch face data

    I love this app on the phone and have nothing but good things to say. Complication on Apple Watch face is too infrequently updated to be useful, however, defeating the purpose of up to the minute information in the app. Why the app and the complication don't show the same info is bizarre.

  • Completely inaccurate

    I live in downtown San Francisco... I get a few alerts per week that "rain is starting in my location", when in fact there are crystal clear blue skies. I don't think it's been accurate even once. I read a lot of buzz about this app, and I'm just not seeing it.

  • Old lady Gardner

    Have used several weather apps. Dark Sky is the most timely, accurate & old lady friendly one to date.

  • Very accurate

    This app is extremely accurate. The forecasting is great.

  • Great App

    Though the interface used to be simpler. I wish they would work on that again to simplify it further.

  • Love this app, only one I paid for

    This app is great, I know when I can walk the dogs and not get rained or snowed on!!!!

  • Incredibly accurate!

    Really amazing app. Perfect for predicting the weather wherever you are!

  • 5 Star +

    Excellent app.... The best I have found... Extremely accurate... Up to the minute .... My friends call me Meteorologist Jane because I can forecast for them

  • Dark Sky is the Apple Pie of weather apps!

    Great user interface. Easy yet flexible. Weather metrics selection is robust. Would like more granular/optional control s of active weather map.

  • Amazing app

    Best weather app I've seen. Accurate to within a couple minutes. It will say rain starting soon it starts within 7-10 minutes so spot on. I use it many times throughout the day. And when rain is on the way it helps me to know so I can take my dog out just before it starts A+

  • Fabulous

    It's actually pretty scary how accurate this app is..... Right down to the minute. THIS is my new "go to" weather app

  • Potential

    Has potential, but still buggy. The delete buttons don't work, so you can never remove a city you once looked at. I'd also love suggestions as I start typing a location so I don't have to spell the entire thing out. All the other apps do this.

  • Love it!

    This is a great weather app, and it's correct practically always. My whole family will ask me what the weather on this app says and rely on it far more than the news. I also like how, on the occasion that is isn't accurate, that you can send in what weather it actually is where you are, and it's short and easy to do. The downside with this app is that the hour-by-hour forecast only labels every two hours, so it's hard to distinguish exactly when it says it's going to begin raining if it happens between 2pm and 4pm, for example. Also, I wish it would show maybe a ten day forecast instead of seven. I don't remember the app crashing being an issue for me, and I like the general layout. Definitely the best weather app I've gotten!

  • Simply the best

    Been using Dark Sky for a long time now and as a weather junkie, I've found that this is the one I trust and use the most. It is extremely accurate and that's the most important thing you need when checking the weather.

  • Totally inaccurate

    Worst app in terms of accuracy, it's raining cats and dogs outside and it is showing fog! A total waste of money!!

  • Stellar!

    My favorite app, hands down!

  • You need it.

    Easily the most helpful/needed app. Just well done

  • A solid win

    This is my weather app of choice. Check it before walking out the door and you'll rarely be surprised by the meteorological fates.

  • Drizzle? Seriously?

    Generally, a good app. Tends to overuse the 'drizzle' weather condition when light rain or even sprinkles would be far more appropriate.

  • Great and Fun!

    I love this app not only because it's surprising accuracy , it is fun! I am always bragging in front of my friends about the accuracy of my weather predictions!

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