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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 2,442 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 2,442 Votes. This version 4.0.3 has an average rating of 3.5 based on 72 Users.

Your device must have atleast 3.8 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

More Description


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.

What's New on this version 4.0.3

Another bug-fix update:

1) Fixed a bug related to notifications failing to be sent.
2) Switched UK units to using miles rather than kilometers -- you folks over there are even weirder than us Americans when it comes to units.
3) Fixed the "all radar stations are down" problem some users reported.
4) Disabled dumb-auto-correct for location searches.
5) A number of other little things too trivial to enumerate.


  • Weather
  • Utilities

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Support Languages

  • English, American


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

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Dark Sky

    I'm into weather, and I find this app to be quite helpful and informative!

  • Worked first day

    This app just hasn't been working. Always says the weather station is down. A great idea with poor execution. I would expect better from an app in this price range.

  • Poor App.

    It works well when the weather is clear but when it's cloudy or raining I get the wrong temperature and an error that says: " Can't find local radar, try again later." Also the entire app in in black and white as if the designers had no imagination. Truly poor for an app you pay for.

  • Problem

    It's not letting me search the weather for my area. It says "there's no radar in my area" ?

  • Doesn't work!!

    It has been raining for the last four hours. The radar on the app shows it, but in the summary screen it says no precipitation and overcast. Not worth the money!!

  • Radar

    Great app but I bought it mainly to combine everything this app offers with a radar that is accurate And very detailed. Definitely needs a much better radar. The radar in this map is horrible.

  • Only works sometimes

    I should have listened to the other reviewers, about half the time I open the app nothing loads, even when I’m on wifi. An unreliable weather app is useless. iPhone 5s, iOS7.

  • Amazing!

    Best weather app I have ever had I highly recommended this app for people who care about the weather and when exactly it is gonna rain etc. but if you just want to know the temperature there is no need to spend $3.99.

  • Support Korea

    grate app! and beautiful design. but my area, in Korea not support :( so sad. please support more area soon.

  • Used to be much better

    Before this update, dark sky was my favorite weather app; since the update it doesn't work as well as it used to, frankly it killed the app for me. Can't recommend it anymore. Do not get.

  • Very accurate

    I love this app. It is almost scary it is so accurate. It is great to know not only when it will raiN but for how long too. Well worth the cost.

  • Nearly perfect weather app

    This app does an amazing job at one thing. Telling you quickly the current and near term forecast. This is no small feat. It requires really considering what someone with a mobile device actually cares about. I'd give it five stars but the local map feature is glitchy. It never actually focuses on my location.

  • 5s and retina mini on latest iOS

    Thank you for adding the architecture! I think that it provides end users with a comparably simple (ie, to the previous version of Dark Sky) yet more complete experience. It's the change that I've awaited. For those concerned about the accuracy of Dark Sky's info, the developers' raw data sources page provides a full and complete listing of the application's sources with hyperlinks to their respective websites. The long and impressive list includes NOAA's NEXRAD, LAMP, Global Forecast and Public Alert Systems, the US Navy’s Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Ensemble Forecast System, etc., etc. Told you it was an impressive list...

  • Latest Update Broke It

    This app has a lot of potential but since the last update it won’t even load. Now it’s just an icon taking up space on my home screen.

  • Not so great!

    Its raining here now, has been for awhile. App prediction- no precip in the next hour. No one is perfect, but this app has not been right yet.

  • Great!

    At first I didn't like this app, but now I love it! After I learned how to use all of the features I think it's the best weather app in the App Store. The only thing that's not as nice is the radar, it isn't like the normal radar. But maybe they will add a normal radar later on.

  • nice UI, just needs a bit more color

    The UI is nice and minimalist if, but I wish it weren't so monotone. I'm a pretty color-oriented person, so even a bit of color variation would go a long way towards reading the data easier.

  • FAIL

    ANOTHER Update: STILL looks like crap. Alerts are also totally broke since update. NOT ONE ALERT GENERATED for all the recent LA Storms. My Storm Shield App alerted 15 minutes before the rain hit. Dark Sky alerted to NOTHING. Prior to update this app was great, NOW my toaster is more accurate. Power hog too with all the All-White screen now. All white screens burn up the battery much faster (Fact: Lowering screen brightness and darker screens improve battery life) plus, the new all-white looks campy and low-rent. At the very LEAST, add an option to use the other dark color scheme to make the app look better and lengthen the battery life.

  • Perfect

    Just what you need in 4 screens. Not too much and not too little, but just right and extremely accurate. Keep up the awesome work, I'm a fan..

  • Bring back our app!

    What has happened to to this app? Originally the best, now mediocre at best, when it works. Hasn't opened since latest update so I'm not sure if it is mediocre. Updates gone wrong. Previous interface also a disappointment, 3 pages to display what was so elegantly done on one? Update: had to delete and reinstall to make app work. Very unusual but happens, would have liked some notice. Would give 5 stars if we get the old interface back. But it does seem as accurate as it was.

  • Cool

    Very cool

  • Outside Coverage Area

    My locations and the nearby countries are all outside this app coverage area!!! This is not mentioned in the app description. What a waste of money!

  • Not very accurate

    Glad I don't rely on this app for my weather since it frequently gets wrong what's going on out my window; saying its raining when it's sunny or cloudy when it's snowing. I do frequently shake to update and report the actual weather but I don't know that it helps Get the app save yourself the frustration

  • My favorite weather app

    It's by far my favorite weather app, but not sure why the full screen translucent status bar was not included in last update. Looks better and is current with iOS guidelines, but it was skipped or overlooked.

  • Awsome weather app

    The best weather app period, it said it will rain in 20 minutes, took my dogs out for bathroom break and waited to test the application, at exactly 20 minutes started to rain, awsome job guys, really recommend this.

  • Please rerelease the old version

    How about rereleasing the old version and calling it "Dark Sky Classic"? I'd buy it, and I'll bet a lot of your former users would also.

  • Great weather app

    The new interface is awesome. Best weather app there is.

  • New update bugged

    New update causes iphone 4 black bars on my iphone 5 display. There's so many more features than before. My only complaints are that the color scheme is a bit ugly and the map labels are tiny or absent

  • It used to be awesome. What happened?

    The most recent update ruined it. The map only reflects weather that has already passed. I thought the whole reason was to show weather to come...? Not as accurate as it used to be. Grr. Sometimes change is not better. Boo.

  • worst app

    I just go the app today and it won't stay on the setting to notify me when ANY rain comes it keeps going back to default!!

  • Awful "upgrade"

    I miss dark sky. The one that told me if it was going to rain before I went for my walk. This new version has too much going on, the interface is confusing and ½ the time it won't load properly. It makes absolutely no sense that they would take a stunning single use app and destroy it by changing the app into a mediocre at best all-purpose weather app. In short this app has turned from a gold standard of iOS apps to crap. Bring back the old app.

  • Great App

    The latest update to Dark Sky sets notification to off even if you had it turned on before the update. I have found this app to be very accurate. I use it almost daily.

  • The Best

    I have always found Dark Sky and to be the most reliable weather source. The notifications are useful and timely, bordering on spooky. Pros: • Amazingly accurate and details Cons • Does not summon Neptune from across the great deep to change the forecast at my bidding.

  • Updates? There are no fixes!

    Where are the fixes to the map? Still have to use location services for notifications. Map is still blurry with no reference to zoom in to local area. I am done with Dark Sky! You say there are fixes on this update. Which is a lie! Again, go back to the old Dark Sky. You ruined the app! I am so disgusted with your company, I will no longer use

  • Was great. IOS7 version is junk

    This was such a wonderful app. If you needed to know what the weather would be in the next hour or so, boom, up comes the local radar and you knew when the participation would start and for about how long and the intensity. It's pop up alerts were priceless. But, the new version is crap. I can look out my window and get more information. I do not need to see a radar map of the entire earth when I can't localize it to my area. The interface looks like something on an old Brookstone weather device from 10 years ago. Such a shame.

  • Fantastic update

    The iOS 7 update is fantastic. I really like the redesigned map view and that you can play the animations. It's also great that you can see more information like the next 24 hours and 7 day forecast.

  • It's an ok app

    Forecast IO is quite better, landscape position would be nice.

  • Great app but needs redesign

    I love this app, it is extremely useful. My only complaint is the new interface for iOS 7. I wish we had the option to have an interface similar to the old one, I feel like it was much much more intuitive than the current one, which is slick but confusing.

  • Simple!!

    It's worth 10 times what you paid for it! It is packed with most all simple weather related data you can pack into 3 small screens. Down load it, and then get used to using it. It fun. My favorite is the radar loop it's like some 8-12 hours!

  • Use this everyday

    The bar graphs showing the weather each day for the upcoming week is great. So helpful and a neat visual tool to plan my day (and kids' day too). 5 stars - Siri finally understands Open Dark Sky

  • Love it!

    I love this app! It tells me when it's going to start raining in my area. I was skeptical at first, but it's spot on every time!

  • Excellent Weather Radar App

    This is the most beautiful weather radar rendering anywhere. Powerful prediction algorithms make it even better. The 4.0 update adds a lot of the general purpose weather app features that were previously lacking, as well as a stunning iOS 7 redesign. However, I do agree with Dr. Drang's assessment of the wind direction indicator. Even though it's physically correct and acts as a weathervane would, this is an unnecessary skeuomorphic design choice that just makes it harder to read.

  • Excellent Forecasting and UI

    Dark Sky is the only app that feels like a software engineer and a weatherman actually thoughtfully put it together. It is a beautiful app, but the forecast is always spot on. It predicts snow totals better than any local weatherman!

  • 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.

  • Best weather app ever!

    I've tried many weather apps before purchasing this one and finally found the right/best one. Dark Sky has been very accurate and has never failed me. I love the new fresh look. It totally looks great with the new ios 7 design and very simple/minimalistic yet so informative. I thank and appreciate the developers for their hard work. Keep it up!

  • Bring back landscape mode

    Or at least an option to switch between portrait and landscape. Or here's a truly unique idea, how about have it orient depending on how your device is oriented? Bet no one has ever thought of that before huh?

  • This update makes it crash?

    Now the app doesn't want to show me the radar map at any regional or local levels, and if I try and move around too much or zoom in and out the app crashes. I didn't notice this happening before the last couple updates...

  • Deleting This App

    I'm deleting this app. It used to have beautiful graphics, a great local radar and a high level of accuracy. Now, the graphics are bland and the radar is a joke. Right now, it's raining outside and Dark Sky is telling me 'No Precipitation in the Next Hour.' I would be very upset with myself if I'd paid for this.

  • Love, love, love this app

    If I could give it ten stars I would. I rely on it to let me know when to whisk my four dogs out as they hate rain. I also travel a lot and it's invaluable and fast in letting me know what's going to happen when I stop at some unknown place without having to look up a town and install it into an app. I love the notification system, hearing that little ping.....oops, rain in three minutes....let's go guys, Dark Sky's never wrong.

  • Much improve. So wow

    Thanks for squishing those bugs! This is so much better.

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