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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 4,363 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 3.5 based on 4,363 Votes. This version 5.0.3 has an average rating of 4 based on 18 Users.

Your device must have atleast 9.3 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 5.0.3

- Made map loading smarter, reducing data usage and improving load times.

- Fixed Apple Watch loading bug that would sometimes cause the display to be blank.

- Fixed bug that was occasionally causing location names to display funkily (Am I allowed to adverb "funky"? Or should it be " display in a funky manner"?).

- Lowered threshold for "Feels Like" temperature to appear.

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Love it.

    Only complaint is the map. It's atrocious. Other than that I love this app. UPDATE: Map is better

  • Just barely ok

    Map still has lousy colors, and is zoomed out too far. Did not produce a warning on the thunderstorms today. Free apps are superior. Don't pay for this.

  • Another bug

    Traveled to another city and app showed forecast for that city, but showed radar map of home city. After several days there it got it right. Returned home and same problem - forecast for home city, but map of city I visited. Please fix.

  • Good app

    It's not 100%, but it definitely keeps you informed and probably the best of any weather app in immediate forecasting.

  • Save Your Money

    This app is just regular. Nothing special. The alert always says "drizzle" no matter what type of rain. The radar always stays positioned where I started even when I'm on the road.

  • Accurate weather app

    The new update that was sent out for this app has fixed a problem but I realized that their is another problem I am not receiving daily weather updates as a notification and I love being notified about the weather daily please fix this issue and yes I am happy that I have such a nice app that is why I give it 5 stars but please fix the daily notification issue I find it rather annoying that it does not work

  • Awesome app, needs POLLEN INDEX notification

    Love the app. Would be awesome to have notifications for Pollen Index thresholds. Thanks!

  • Last update gets an extra star

    Seems more responsive and quicker to open since the last update. If these results hold over time, I'll update to five stars. If not, it's back down to three.

  • Uf

    Still ugly. Most useful feature, the map, is still zoomed out by default (and buried).

  • 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.

  • Cut the crap

    Seriously? Funkily? Your apps latest update is filled with fake words? Great app. Stop working on catch phrases though. And just work on the app* if I didn't already have it, the newest description and update would have made me a non buyer. Grow up. Or you will lose. And you shouldn't, it's a fine app. Sincerely, Me/common sense/grown ups

  • Many bugs to be fixed

    I don't use alerts because the location icon on all the time really bothers me, please make it go away, other than that it's a good app, I didn't say perfect tho.

  • Great App

    Very reliable, great app

  • <3

    I love Dark Sky. I have been using it for well over a year. It's the only weather app I need. Love the daily notification. Just so good. Keep up the great work.

  • Great weather app

    This app has improved significantly over the past several months and is now my go to weather app. Look and feel is great, Apple watch app is as good as any 3rd party app can be at the moment. Forecasts are now very accurate

  • Pretty, relevant details

    Dark Sky gives you all the information you need, in a very pretty package. The radar view is amazing, especially if you have a fast connection.

  • Great app design, horrible weather predictions

    The app is easy to go through and use with lots of useful information, Unfortunately the weather predictions were way off and usually wouldn't get it right till 1 hr before. Kinda useless if the prediction completely changes and is not accurate. I have always used NOAA to plan my outdoor activities and will probably continue until this app is a bit more reliable.

  • My new favorite

    Awesome app, great interface.

  • Data in NYC is never accurate anymore

    I used to love Dark Sky. Great idea and up to a year or two ago the data was fairly accurate. Recently though I've noticed that the data -at least in NYC- is always off. A weather app that can't accurately predict the weather consistently just doesn't work.

  • 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.

  • Very Accurate

    I was pleasantly surprised when it said "rain in the next 10 minutes" and then it started raining EXACTLY 10 minutes later. Beautiful interface. Very informative.

  • Weather Fail

    Have not received alerts on several occasions, including a heavy storm with tornados in the area.

  • Not Very Accurate

    When I first downloaded this app it was great - but something must have changed over the last month or so because it is now the most inaccurate weather app I have ever used. Most of the time it calls for "drizzle all day" or "rain all morning" for my location and I look up and there is not a cloud in the sky. I will stick with Wunderground from now on.

  • No. Just no.

    When I woke up this morning it said all sun with no clouds in sight. Right now it's all gray skies and pouring rain and its 12:30 pm. It does this all the time. It has my city right, too. It works occasionally but not like to supposed to, especially not down to the minute. Finding another app.

  • USED to be accurate

    Don't waste your money. This app USED to be excellent but over the past several months it has become notoriously and consistently inaccurate.

  • Beautiful design, horrible at predicting weather

    Finally I deleted this after one too many times that it got the weather wrong. It can be raining for hours and the most the app will say is it's cloudy. I wish all apps were designed this beautifully, but more importantly apps need to work.

  • Simply doesn't work. Don't waste your money.

    I read a great review for this app, and it sounded like a good idea, so I didn't hesitate to get it. Simply put, it never works. Rather, it has never once told me that it was going to rain within the next hour. Not even when I was getting rained on at the moment. I am writing this review because I am standing in my driveway, being drizzled on, and this app says that it will be on the overcast for the next hour. Not once has it ever predicted properly. I'm sick of it, therefore this review. I hope you don't waste your time or money.

  • Huge Disappointment

    There are so many free apps that are just as good and better. Not worth the money at all. I'm actually going to delete an app I paid for - never thought I'd see the day.

  • Best Weather App EVER

    I am a weather app junkie. I've bought so many and downloaded so many free weather apps it's not even funny. Dark Sky is so freakin accurate it blows my mind. When it says it's going to start raining in two minutes you can almost guarantee that it's going to start raining in two minutes. It's excellent in every way and well worth the money. For accuracy like this it's worth double.

  • Back to the drawing board

    I really wanted this weather app to be the end of my search. 2 problems: 1- the design of the latest update is trying to be too clever for its own good. 2- it consistently gets the current weather laughably wrong. The first problem is annoying, the second unforgivable. Bye Dark Sky!

  • Accurate

    Up to the minute weather prediction. Use it daily as my main weather app. Just bring back the muggy meter! :)

  • Best Weather App for Your Location

    This is the most accurate weather app I have used. When I get a notification that it is going to rain, you can bet that it will start to rain shortly after. This is also one of the best apple watch apps out right now and done right. While it does require your location, battery drain hasn't been a problem for me.

  • Good stuff.

    Def my fave weather app. Love the daily notifications and the simple and helpful widget.

  • Why did they change in the interface?

    The original interface for this app was great, but the new timeline plot is really lacking. It's a shame - they ruined was was my go-to weather app. I'll be moving on to another app now...

  • Family sharing does not work

    I would not have bought this App for $4.0 if I had known that the family share will not work. It is very dishonest not to declare such important condition up front. This is not worth more than $0.99. Poor value for money.

  • Terrible prediction of precipitation

    I purchased this app due to recommendations regarding accuracy of rain predictions. What a mistake. This past weekend we were in the midst of a thunderstorm and the prediction of precipitation for my area was 0%! This app got the rain prediction wrong the entire weekend. Any idiot viewing radar maps on other apps could have predicted the rain. The app 'Seasonality Go' predicted the rain and gets an ‘A’ from me; Dark Sky will get deleted by me.

  • 6+ (iOS 8.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.

  • Just another weather app, not worth the money.

    This app doesn't do anything different that the free apps already do. This app claims better accuracy its rainfall. Hogwash! It tells me it's raining when I already know it's raining on my head. You don't need an app for that. The radar is lagging behind. I see the clouds over my head, but the radar puts them farther away. Then 5 minutes later, it shows them where they "were". Save your money. Get the free weather apps. Better yet, just look outside.

  • Needs improvements

    For an app I paid for, I'm disappointed. My morning forecasts have been identical (and totally wrong) for the last three days. Light rain all day?? It's Wednesday and it hasn't rained here since Sunday. It's like a broken record. Don't waste your money. It isn't worth it.

  • Used to be excellent

    After the major overhaul, this app became useless. The predicts are terrible. I'm totally disappointed

  • One of the first apps I install on a new iOS device.

    I use this app every single day and it never lets me down. At first I thought it was a little high in price for an app but it was a wonderful investment!! Thanks Dark Sky!!!

  • Excellent

    Pretty darn accurate!! Love the app!

  • Needs a better Radar!!!

    For me this app has been pretty accurate as far as rain predictions. But like so many other weather radar apps you have to use more than one to getting a good report/prediction. If this had the radar of say...NOAA hi-def radar this would be one of the best out there in my opinion for sure.

  • Best weather app

    I've downloaded a dozen weather apps, and this is by far the best. The most accurate and the best weather app both visually and functionality wise. Love the global feature where I can see temperature and precipitation world wide b

  • MASSIVELY improved!!!

    I have used this app since it was first released, and I can say it was dramatically overhauled a couple years ago, and the accuracy was always rather spotty, though very accurate when there are large storm fronts, but generally extremely inaccurate for temperature data and for passing showers - at least when you live where there are several microclimates due to many hills, valleys and several rivers, etc. such in the Portland Oregon area where I live today. When I lived where the terrain was much flatter, accuracy was much better, but with the most recent overhaul, accuracy has shot to the top of the list of weather apps. Ironically, my prior favourite for temperature accuracy, Wunderground, with its most recent overhaul, took s massive nose dive! Those things are great and it has returned Datk Sky to my favourite app, even though I still prefer Wunderground for I depth analysis (trends are more important than precise temps in such case). However, I still find the alerts are unreliable. Sometimes it alerts. Other times, nothing. Is is clearly not due to showers versus large fronts either, as it can occur in either case. I still am frustrated that the developer STILL has not addressed landscape mode. Seriously? How hard can that be anyhow??? In summary, Dark Sky now has the top spot in my weather app collection, with Wonderground app and the Storm app providing the better radar view, as well as a lot of other data that I find useful. I doubt there will ever be a perfect weather app unless someone can invent a way to develop apps without one's arse becoming wider, and heart weaker, by the hour. Well, I gotta run now... Literally.

  • Already Like the App

    A client told me about Dark Sky and couldn't say enough. I have had only a short time but it is extremely informative. My only complaint (and thus one star short of perfect) is the mere absence of Feels Like data on the Apple Watch glance view. Without this, I must keep a second app on my watch for now.

  • Clunky Interface

    Update version 5.0.2 Notifications fail to appear again (it seems completely random) after the update which is a shame because notifications are the only reason to buy this app. All other functions are free and in web app form at The current interface requires a click or two to see any detailed info. The front interface could have temp, UV, humidity and all on one screen at a glance but currently each is hidden behind a click and needless animation. Still cant set a default location in lieu of location services. Update: It looks like the accuracy is failing again (and notifications). Currently Dark Sky says moderate to heavy rain for the hour. No notification despite setting it to alert me at moderate rain. Then The app reports Rain but text beneath says Heavy Snow (it IS snowing). Quitting and restarting the app now shows the opposite! Heavy Snow and beneath Heavy Rain for the hour. For the record there is about 2" of snow on the ground from today alone. Accuracy fail. I finally figured out that this app just isn't reliable for the sole reason you pay for it which is notifications. If you don't care about alerts (which are NOT reliable) just goto the place they get their data from and download their free (and oddly more accurate) app. The only thing it doesn't do is alert you to certain weather, otherwise it's functionally identical. The new UI is well thought out. It's minimal design presents everything (save for Visibility which is hidden beneath a slight scroll) in an at-a-glance view. It's surprisingly accurate to very often within a minute or two. The only reason I didn't rate it a full five stars is that no matter what I do I cannot get notifications to work at all. Update: after notifications suddenly working, they've stopped again. Tried rebooting and reinstalling without luck. I've resorted to just checking the app two or three times a day or as needed. Notifications seem hopelessly broken. It's POURING where I am now and dark sky, while reporting the correct weather has failed to notify me.

  • Best one I have used to date. Clean, accurate, and simple

    So far the coolest weather app I have used. Everybody that checks it out downloads it.

  • Good But...

    Great app and works really well, but it never says anything for storms. The app will be dead on for rain, but if there's a t-storm coming it will just say there is no different between a rain storm and a thunderstorm. Other than that, gps is solid, accuracy is there, and radar is accurate enough. Also- this app uses WAY less battery than TWC.

  • Pretty, Useless App

    Looks great, don't get me wrong. But it doesn't give accurate weather forecasts, soooo what's the point?

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