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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 3,181 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 - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, 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 3,181 Votes. This version 4.2.2 has an average rating of 4 based on 84 Users.

Your device must have atleast 6.2 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

Support Languages

English, American


Weather , Utilities ,


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

Additional Information


Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-to-minute predictions for the next hour and detailed 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 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.


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.

What's New on this version 4.2.2

- Bug fixes
- Some improvements to VoiceOver support. (I'm still not 100% satisfied with it. As someone who doesn't use VoiceOver, I'm flying a bit blind here [haha, a little vision-impairment humor for you]. If you use VoiceOver and have suggestions on how to improve accessibility, I'd love to hear it. Shoot an email to:

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Worths my money👌👌👌👍

    The best app I've ever used .. Very accurate and the UI is great! I only wish i can get detailed forecast like " it will rain in 10 minutes or rain will go on for another 7 minutes" Please try to increase the radar coverage to Bahrain in Middle East

  • Crazy accurate

    Dark Sky is completely worth the money. It essentially does one thing incredibly well: It forecasts precipitation. Which is ultimately what matters. I've used it for a few months now and I'm incredibly impressed. I love the pinpoint accuracy: "Light rain in 7 min, ending 10 min later." And it's always right, in my experience. This is the best forecasting tool I've found for actual chances of rain. Limited experience with snow so far but it seems to be great for that too. The Today Widget is awesome! I was so happy when that was released recently. Cons: It doesn't really provide complete, detailed forecasts. It sticks to precip and temps. I do still use a 2nd app (Weather Underground) for more information, like the type of weather (storms or just rain?) Also, the radar on Dark Sky is terrible and I don't use it. It works, but the visuals are just odd and it doesn't use the standard radar colors. So I use WU for that too. But Dark Sky is always my final word for current temp, forecasted temps, and amount of rain or snow. The forecasting ability, with pinpoint GPS accuracy, is just unreal. Buy this app.

  • Mr.

    Found this app very inaccurate

  • Not even close...

    horrible weather app. while I'm close to a major city, the only weather parameter is gets almost right is the temp. the smooth, but inaccurate radar map is a joke. You will see what I and others mean of you decide to download it. if it says it's about to rain, it's not even close. But if it's raining, it's says it's clear. I have many other weather apps on my mobile device because my team works outdoors most of the day. After several weeks, it is correct less than 25-30% of the time. general free weather apps gather there information from the same source, this apps software distorts the information greatly to give the user a graphically enriched radar without the accuracy. pass on this, and spend your hard earned cash elsewhere

  • Used to be great

    Two winters since I had this app, amazing detail. Not sure what happened recently, but it's been reporting dry and cloudy when it's pouring outside, multiple days. The street address that pops up is still pretty close, so the interpretation must have changed. Unfortunately, if it can't report rain when it's pouring buckets, the predictions about rain can't be so trustworthy either.

  • My favorite weather app!

    This has become my go-to app. It combines simplicity, ease of use, and relevance in a totally elegant way. I'd give it five stars if they would add wind forecast as well. That's often more important for me than precipitation news.

  • iPhone 6 Plus, 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.

  • Current temperature is off by 10 degrees

    Dark Sky has the current temperature at 35. It is actually BELOW FREEZING at 25 degrees. This is a HUGE difference. Please fix this ASAP. I am anxious to see HOW LONG before it is corrected. I am ready to give you 5 stars once this is corrected.

  • Disappointing

    This product received such great reviews that I decided to buy it. I am very disappointed. It is supposed to give advanced notices of incoming rain, but does not. It does tell how far out rain is coming in on the app. The radar is puny. There are much better free weather apps. Wish I had not wasted my money.

  • Expected A Lot More

    I decided to try this app out since it seems to be a hit, but I was really let down. There's not really much more that this app does than what The Weather Underground app has done for a while. Except this has a ugly UI, spotty forecasts, and the "Widget" is nothing more than a sentence telling you what it feels like outside. $4 for nothing. Don't waste your money for less functionality.

  • Work Half of the Time

    I like dark sky for the most part. I dislike the radar coloring and find it misleading. Also, the notifications work as promised about 50% of the time. Sometimes I'll get random notifications when there's clear sky, sometimes I'll get a warning that it's going to rain soon when it's been doing so for 20 minutes already. Other times it works exactly as described. I keep it installed on my iPhone, but it's not reliable enough or aesthetically pleasing enough to be my go-to #1 weather app.

  • Best weather App, hands down.....

    This is the best weather App in the App Store. My business requires me to know what is happening with the weather, so, I have tried them all. Dark Sky gets rid of all the fluff and gives you exactly what you need. More importantly it uses your GPS coordinates to give you the weather exactly at your current location, not in the general 100 mile area like all the other weather apps. If Dark Sky tells you it's gonna rain in 15 minutes, you better put on your rain coat because your gonna get wet.

  • Great App

    Our entire family uses Dark Sky and our only request is "landscape" for the IPad.

  • Mejor no se puede

    Ideal para el clima impredecible de Puerto Rico. Very accurate specially for the Caribbean.

  • Nice UI but poor radar

    I really tried to like this app. It does look great but there seems to be a lot of problems with the server. My biggest gripe is the radar is practically useless in the winter as there is no distinction between snow, ice or rain. It all looks the same. Also, the new map does not show cities. Just state names. And the bottom line is I can not trust the forecast. Sorry but it doesn’t do it for me.

  • App quit working

    After being successfully used at my workplace for a couple months, Dark Sky says it can no longer find my location. All my troubleshooting confirms there's no issue with my iPhone 6 GPS or any other location-aware apps. Disappointing.

  • Best Weather Source

    My dad and I like to compare weather app's forecasts, this one has by far been the most accurate and I love the notifications about rain. Really helps when you're running out the door and hadn't checked the weather

  • Best weather maps ever

    Dark Sky has put an end to jerky, fuzzy weather map animations - theirs are smooth, beautiful, and informative. The daily summary is one of the best designed anywhere, too.

  • Has issues...

    The animated precipitation mode blew-up and has not worked since. Will try to uninstall and reinstall. Has nice alert functions. Not bad but not god...

  • Worth the money

    The best weather app on the market very accurate and clean. Love to use ! I recommend this to everyone just wish they could add snow accumulation

  • Need Celsius

    The app is flawless but really need to have the option to display the temperature in Celsius.

  • Snow dumb

    It's winter again, and again, this app has become useless. Notifications are completely wrong. I get notified of snow after it starts snowing, and then when I look at how long it's supposed to snow, there is no precipitation listed on the chart...while it is snowing. For some reason, this app has always had problems with snow. Word to the wise...stick with this app in the summer and with rain. In the winter, with snow, it is useless.

  • Best, most convenient weather app - with story

    The best weather app out there just got waaaay better. In addition to having all the features that made the original Dark Sky app great - such as beautiful radar, down-to-the-minute forecasts, and timely alerts - the app has gone over a complete redesign for iOS 7 while adding new features. The app looks better than ever, and performs better, too. It now has detailed 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, and your are able to have the radar map on a global scale. This is THE best weather app in the app store. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great weather app for their iOS device. Only app I need. One time I was in a building on campus and wanted to leave. Since I brought my iPad and it was raining I couldn't leave. Went on the app which said the rain would stop in 15 minutes. Lo and behold, that happened and I was able to go back to my dorm. My only gripe is there is no landscape view for iPad. For those of you who are complaining about the two added screens, why not just ignore them? If you use the main screen and the radar screen, it’s just like the “original” app. Edit: Got an iPhone 6 Plus and the app looks even better than before. Keep up the good work!

  • Not very scientific in notation

    It should mention – for negative, not -, and it should also have complete units, like °C or °F, and there should be a space after a negative and a space after the °C or °F. A correct notation is this: – 10 °C, not -10°.

  • Amazing

    With pin point accuracy down to the minute, this is a must have weather app. Know before it starts to rain with their alerts, alongside a simple to use interface.

  • Unimpressed

    When you *buy* an app that is mainly designed to tell you when it's going to rain and it doesn't work... frustrating. It has been raining all day yet this app tells me all is good - just a little cloudy. And it's not a little bit of rain. Not only has the app not told me it's going to rain, it still says it's not raining. It is raining. Like right now. Not good for future or present. I live in Austin in case you're wondering - not in the middle of nowhere. Oh well...

  • Great

    Really great app

  • Awful!

    Absolutely awful software. It opens with a slowly blinking large black dot. There is no indication that one can reveal a few additional options: news of some remote location's newsworthy weather, aid a small note saying the app is having trouble finding my own location. Nine out of ten times by actual count it cannot find my location though Locate is turned on for the app. Its text entry line cannot see either my Logitech keyboard, or my iPad's native keyboard, so I cannot enter either my city and state or my zip code (providing this app is smart enough to use either). Without my location, this app is useless, displaying once again that slowly blinking large black dot, and nothing else. The company has my money; this icon is their bronx cheer.

  • Super

    best application ever for weather

  • Great weather app but iPad version needs landscape mode

    This is a really useful weather app providing weather predictions for your precise location including predictions synced to radar maps so you can estimate precisely when rain will start. Nice clean design, no ads and no click bait. Kvetches - most importantly iPad version needs a landscape mode. I use my iPad in a keyboard case which means I am always in landscape mode. Real pain when apps won't rotate out of portrait mode. Come on guys, 99% of the apps on the market support landscape. You can do this. Need to have more information on wind in the predictions. Yes, you can easily pull up a screen with all of the current conditions including wind, but the forecasts show only temperature cloud cover and precipitation. For lots of activities, wind is an important issue. Would be helpful to show wind predictions in the forecasts. The color scheme is a non color scheme. Except for the radar maps, everything is black and white and shades of gray, even when the forecast is for a bright sunny day. Need to make better use of color in the display while retaining the nice clean interface.

  • great

    works very well

  • Amazing tool for weather

    From great visualization of weather data in time as well as incredible near term precipitation forecasts, this is one of the best apps around. I love the Notification Center extension as well.

  • Wish it had a landscape mode

    Should have spent more time reading about this app. I normally keep both my iPhone and iPad in landscape mode all day. This app has no landscape mode. Also, I normally monitor more than one location for weather and this app can only monitor one location. Pity, it really does weather very well.

  • Great updates

    I rated this app low before, but I'm definitely revising my thoughts. This app has improved the accuracy of weather forecasting significantly and is very good at notifications without draining the battery. Awesome app!

  • Much more useful than I expected!

    This is one of those things that sounds good, but where I would typically expect poor execution. To the contrary, I’ve found Dark Sky to be amazingly reliable. I live on the coast of Washington, a very rainy place, and I have to arrange outdoor work around the weather. Dark Sky is great because it lets me know when the rain is coming and how heavy it is likely to be. This gives me a chance to clean up projects before the weather comes in. It also makes me more productive, because I go ahead and work when I would otherwise wait out dodgy looking weather. Fantastic! By the way, you should read the release notes. They’re usually good for a laugh.

  • Widget Suggestion

    Not sure if this goes against your philosophy of keeping it simple. It would really help us if you could add "and rising" or "and falling" after the current temperature and also show the min and max temperature. I feel those are two minor tweaks that would help us mentally map the weather. One more selfish request - If tomorrow's High and Low can be displayed I don't how anyone can better it :-) Thanks!

  • UV Index information

    + UltraViolet Index information ?

  • Hyperlocal forecasts are awesome

    Hyper local rain/snow detection is even better. And that is primarily why I use this app. I really like the notification ability.

  • Current version not working

    Updated 11-12-14 and this version won't load a forecast. iPhone 4s on 8.1

  • No more family sharing

    Developer snuck in the removal of iOS 8 Family Sharing on the last update. It's no longer allowing my wife to update her app because it was purchased by "another user". Greedy! 1 star until Family Sharing is back.

  • Awesome weather app

    Dark Sky is my go-to weather application. The interface and rethinking of the way weather is presented fits my life perfectly. I think the new widget it phenomenal. Others have complained about its simplicity, but when I'm doing a quick check of the weather in the Notification Center, I don't need or want a ton of detail and clutter. If I want detail, I'll just open the app. I think it's great how quickly the app was updated to fully support the functionality of the brand new OS.

  • Hello

    Want a great app for finding out when it will rain ?? Well this app is very right on the money !! I know because I have downloaded many many weather apps and spent money on those HD weather plus apps and all they give you is general unreliable information. But this app is right on the money. Thanks Adam!!

  • To The Point Weather

    Terrible redesign. Takes too many clicks to see what I want. But information, push notifications and Notification Center are fantastic and it's usually right on point. I'd like to see a current temperature badge on the icon and a better overall design to the app. Radar only shows you past, not future weather.

  • Need snow accumulation prediction

    Like the app but it is missing the snow accumulation prediction in inches (1"-3") that most weather apps deliver. If they can add this it would be worth the price.

  • These guys rock

    Only reliable weather app there is

  • Neat Weather App

    Needs a temperature badge.

  • Great

    Deadly accurate

  • The best weather

    This has been an excellent app. They've proved themselves with their precipitation predictions and have excelled at weather and forecasts with their Forecast web app. Now all of that is combined in the best-of-breed weather app.

  • One of the best one of the must

    Since find this app a bout year and half ago. Cannt stop to loving it. Thanks for a new version.

  • Flawless

    DarkSky is an amazing hyperlocal weather application which has changed my life. I can't imagine going through my day without checking DarkSky. I love that it has implement location-aware notifications that will alert you when rain is coming without draining battery life. My favorite feature is the new iOS 8 notification center extension, now I don't even have to open the app before it's ready! I suggest this app to everyone who wants a bit more polish than the average weather app and would recommend it to city dwellers and anyone who has to walk outside on a daily basis (this is perfect for students!). I really love the estimates, where it'll tell you "there's about 10 minutes until some light rain, which will end 20 minutes afterward."

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