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 play another set of tennis 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 - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts is a Weather application, developed by jackadam 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 1,235 Votes. This version 3.0.3 has an average rating of based on 128 Users.
Your device must have atleast 5.2 MB of space to download and install Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts. This application does not have game center . Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts can be downloaded and install for $3.99 only
Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location. And because Dark Sky focuses on the next hour, we are able to give you minute-to-minute predictions.
STUNNING RADAR 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 beautiful 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 can send you an alert before it starts raining at your exact location. Even if you haven't opened the app in days, Dark Sky will know when you're in the path of a storm.
NOTE: Dark Sky currently supports the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico and the UK, Ireland, and surrounding areas.
User Reviews and Comments
Dark Sky is different from other weather apps. It shows you the current temperature and whether or not it will rain in the next hour. It is accurate down to the minute. Not raining where you are? Dark Sky will tell you where it is raining so you can check out the beautiful radar and animations. Twitter: @ddlevine
The app works great and I use it every day. I do notice that the forecast can be inaccurate by a little bit, for example, it’ll only show a drizzle when in fact it’s raining hard, or it’ll show light rain when it’s only foggy. Chalk it up to inaccuracies of the weather. Other than that, it’s very accurate and pretty cool stuff. -@luciuskwok
App works fine. Just one little exception...it's ALWAYS inaccurate. Currently it says its snowing outside...actually we have clear skys right now. Predicts rain "soon" and nothing. But when it does rain, no notification beforehand. I've had this app for six months and never once have I gotten a notification that it's about to rain and it actually did rain. Weather.com is much more accurate. Don't waste your money.
Dark Sky is the most useful weather app for iOS. The accuracy of its short range forecasts combined with a lovely radar and perfect push notifications makes this app indispensable.
I can't wait to see what'll happen in the new update.
The next time I want to waste my money I'll just flush it down the toilet. At least I know the toilet works. I have never regretted buying any app until I bought Dark Skies. If I just wanted to look at a black screen I'd just leave my iPad turned off. Shame on you Apple for even having it on the App Store. Buyer beware!
I mostly use it to know when its safe to walk my dog. i live n georgia and rain is unpredctable, untill now! Its fairly accurate, as i have no complaints, to your location. only downside is you need good-great coverage to access information(but thats all app). I would recommend this app to everyone who spends time outside and isn't scared of lite rain. Its the heavy rain i don't wanna get caught in. Thanks Dark Sky!!
Quick working with most recent IOS upgrade.
Not much of a review to write due to the app crashing within 5 seconds of opening....this happens every time.
I used to love this app, it was so accurate! But now it crashes EVERY time I open it before it can load anything. Please fix!
This is a surprisingly accurate app. It only gives weather forecasts for the next hour, but does so well. It's great when you're planning your commute or shopping trip. If you're in need of short-range forecasting, this is the app.
Despite my rating I do really like this app. I ride a motorcycle so it's nice to know if it's gonna rain, & when/ where. AS LONG AS ITS WITHON THE HOUR. this will tell you the weather up to the min, but only within one the hour. To my knowledge there isn't another app that does this. It's great. But what's really irritating is it only gives weather for the hour. I don't expect them to give me a 24 hour wether report down to the min. But it would be nice, no more than nice, a basic feature, if it could also tell me the weather for the rest of the day. One thing I hate more than anything else with apps is needing more than one to get the job done. Like I said I use this for motorcycle riding. So i can tell me when/where it will rain for the next hour. But what about after at? What about the forecast for the rest of the day? Also I live in Tijuana, Mexico, but work in San Diego, California. So I cross the border daily. But this app, doesn't have the option to switch from Fahrenheit, to Celsius.. It does it, I'm guessing depending on where I am. I would like the option to set it & have it stay withy the option I want. no matter where I am! If these features were added, I would recommend this to EVERYONE I know! Literally!
Amazingly accurate predictions of when precip will start and how long it will last. At least that was our experience with recent storm. Curious to see how it does with snow storms. Also liked the radar feature which allows you to see what is coming as well as review what has already passed thru. Limited to an hour at a time.
When it works, it's great. Unfortunately, it is often wrong or just unavailable!
I don't know who Dark Sky uses for their forecasting but clearing they need to go back to meteorology school. My horoscope is more accurate. Every time it actually rains Dark Sky says clear sky. However I get alerts all the time for rain and snow but when I look outside I either see clear blue sky or stars. If you want to know if it's raining or snowing out, look out the window...
Being able to see the radar over time anywhere over the states is really awesome! Nice job! :)
Works impressively well and super accurate!
Not worth the loss of battery life to receive a message when it starts raining. The app eats up the charge on the phone in about 6 hours.
I like this app. But what about mixed precipitation? We have rain sleet and snow falling.
It's ALWAYS down. There's no point to it. I thought it could replace Nooly but they're both busted and stupid apps that never work!
This's the best weather notifier I ever use :) Keep working on this app to make it even greater!!
This is my daily go-to weather app. It's accurate and love the alerts that rain will begin in a few minutes for my area. This does not drain my battery on my iPhone 5 as some folks say I get great battery life and this app does not affect that. I would like to see additional forecast details beyond the current hour though. I'd like to know what the rest of the day will be like as far as chance of precipitation. Hope they add that. Otherwise, I love it!
Over the past two weeks, I've been alerted three times to impending precip. In all three, I have been able to look W (from a high-floor window) and see the approaching "dark sky," including about 10 minutes ago. The timing for arrival -- even intervals between successive bursts -- has been very accurate, surprisingly so. It will be interesting to see how effective it is for different storm types over an entire year, but so far I am very impressed. As others have said, don't buy this for the radar; there are many other superior radar apps. But do buy it for the micro-scale predictability, as documented by the flakes just starting outside my window, pretty close to what was predicted. And pretty amazing.
Alerts you when even light precipitation is on the way! Notice an inaccuracy in the weather compared to the app?? Just shake it and send your feedback to help improve the accuracy...love the minute by minute updates. Only weather app I've actually liked!
I love the idea of this app. I really do... But it has need raining (varying from sprinkling to drenching, minor flooding) for 24 hours straight and it registers it as nothing to "light rain". I was drenched after a 2 minute walk to my car at lunch and this app said it was not raining and overcast. This may be just the P***nix area, but it needs work before it's ready for prime time.
Super easy to use app. Very intuitive. Simple design but very informative.
I like this app. It's got a great UI and good delivery of info. But it isn't too receptive to submitting current location conditions.
I could never use it. It's always "loading." Useless!
This weather app is accurate for what will happen in the next hour or two. Do I take a jacket or rain coat? Can I get home before the snow starts falling? Still trust your own senses though. I love this app!
I buy a lot of wx apps but this is by far my instant favorite. Elegant, incredibly intuitive and beautifully designed - someone put serious thought and work into this gem. Outstanding.
During recent tornado warnings, watches and high power winds, this app did nothing but report realtime rain.
Since owning this there has only been a couple of showers, both times it alerted me accurately before the rain. Nice! The first time I had finished working outside and noticed the sky looking kind of suspicious. The weather people forecasted rain the next day so I thought just maybe they could be right. Not thinking much about it I went inside to relax. Hours later when my phone buzzed I was surprised to see a Dark Sky alert telling me light rain was coming soon. Sure enough 10 or so mins later light rain shows up! So far this has been a great app. Simple, straight forward, useful and accurate! Kind if unusual for a weather forecaster.
This app is beautifully designed. I've been using it for a couple weeks now and I like the simplicity of the design and that it's really only made to do one thing - tell you when it's going to rain. However, it has been raining several times where I am in the last two weeks, and has never said that it's going to rain, or even that it is raining where I am. Looking at the radar pictures it's given I think that the sensitivity needs to be adjusted. I hope this app can be made more functional so I can raise my rating!
It's been raining all afternoon and it has no trace of rain. Leaving notify on drains battery.
Don't waste your money. This App delivers nothing. Can't believe they actually charge $4.00 for this. Some nerve.
There are much better choices. Too basic.
The app is only concerned with rain. No wind or other weather information. Radar for my location has Miami as center and my actual location on the very edge of the radar map. Why isn't my location in the center? Hopefully it improves rapidly or will be deleted and never again revisited.
Glad I didn't spend any money on it. Radar is absolutely useless. Not clear at all. I think the developers cared a lot more about it looking pretty. The only thing that would be interesting to me is the radar look back, but with the radar itself looking rather smeary, that's not helpful either. I was in a tornado some years ago, watching the radar on my laptop prior to the storm hitting. I saw the telltale hook approaching and knew it was a serious storm. This app's radar is not clear enough and the colors are not standard. So, pretty yes. Helpful nah.
Temperature off by 6 degrees....
Great companion app to whatever main weather app you use. Definitely worth it. The accuracy has been spot on for me and my locations. It's not a daily, weekly forecasting app. It's on the spot weather alerting and radar mapping for "Now" and up to 1 hour. The radar is the most fluid motioning I've seen for apps. I have about 5 or 6. I find myself using this app more than others. After you know the 7 day, weekend forecasts, how often do you really need to check that out again? Great app
Radar display is too dark. The weather channel radar is much better. Not worth a dime.
Provides truly useful information on current weather conditions in an attractive and timely format. This is the weather app you've been looking for.
Great app! I would like to see a longer time frame than only an hour! Other than that it's pretty great!
Very impressed with simplicity and UI of this app! Already looking for more apps from the developer!
Good enough radar, nice color mapping. Needs more intel features! Wish it had more to Offer for the price, come on guys you can do it! Thanks K-B
Awesome app that gives you current/forecasted temp and precip info. You get a great looking radar with a smooth time slider. You can set it to notify you when the precip is coming. Fun and smart way to get weather info!
Works as advertised but: doesn't forecast, doesn't show anything but radar, insults me on a daily basis calling my weather boring and to look at another state.
I'm quickly falling in love with this app. I work on a ferry, so it's good to know exactly what's happening, and what's going to happen. HOWEVER, I'm not getting any notifications. I went into the settings and made sure everything was correct, but I haven't gotten a single notification.
This app works surprisingly well in Seattle. It's much more accurate than any other weather forecasts I've tried. I wouldn't be caught outside without it. The graphics are beautiful, the radar view is smooth, and the app itself isn't cluttered up. You can even submit your own reports, very cool! Highly recommended!