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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 5,407 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 5,407 Votes. This version 5.1.2 has an average rating of 3 based on 211 Users.

Your device must have atleast 12.0 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 5.1.2

- Fixing bug in Apple Watch app that caused it to hang for an unreasonable amount of time on launch.
- Misc other bug fixes.

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Inaccurate

    I got a "light rain starting soon" warning. It's been snowing heavily for hours.

  • Just disappointed

    Great designed app with detailed weather. I've been using most versions since the release but this latest update won't stop using my location even when I've set it to "while using app". Very annoying.

  • Notifications don't work

    I find that more often than not the app doesn't refresh regularly on the watch.

  • Inaccurate

    Was forecasting 60's for my area... Now forecasting 20's for the same time period!!! Terribly inaccurate.

  • My favorite weather app

    Great app. Love the visuals and the details.

  • Nearly useless in SF

    I kept hoping the app would get better over the past few months but it is completely useless in San Francisco. Temperatures are always off and the rain alerts rarely arrive on time to be remotely useful. I'm sure it's great in other parts but completely pointless in the Bay Area

  • Disappointed!

    I live in NYC and this morning it said it would rain. It was completely wrong!! Woke up to plenty of snow.. Very disappointed. Now I'm not sure to trust this app.

  • What’s going on Dark Sky

    Wow - woke up to 8 inches of snow. Thanks for no Notifications Dark Sky. But last week I kept getting Notifications of snow flurries - open Dark Sky and it’s says its 42 degrees and no precip in area. Not really “flurry” weather. Dark Sky has been off its weather game now for many months for me. Finally deleted it today. Using another weather app, seems very accurate. Not sure what happened to Dark Sky.

  • Inaccurate

    Buying this app is a complete waste of money Inacurate and useless Extremely unhappy

  • Useless during the winter

    Update - Once again, this app is useless during the winter. The radar shows no distinction between snow or rain. If the weather is hovering near 32, it gets the forecast wrong. Currently snowing - 3-6 inches expected, and Dark Sky is forecasting rain for the day. I really want to like this but until the radar gets replaced with a more traditional radar map, this app remains a 2 or 3 star app.

  • Indispensable app

    One of the five apps that I use every day. I am continually amazed at its accuracy. Highly recommend.

  • Beautiful but inaccurate

    Beautiful layout, it's gorgeous. However, all readings have been inconsistent with major weather sources.

  • Forget about it on Apple Watch

    It's good on iPhone (but not $3.99 good, because it has issues on that, too, and Apple's native weather app is solid).

  • Terrible

    Dont buy this. I gave it five stars so you could see my review before they delete it. All weather information is inaccurate. Use the free weather channel app and a noaa radar app. Cant believe its so bad, deleting it, why is it even in existence. Do yourself a big favor, and don't buy this garbage. All predictions are consistently wrong, all temperature data is off by 5 degrees, etc, etc. worthless!

  • Inaccurate and confusing

    Weather forecasts are very inaccurate. The app uses symbols that require the Rosetta Stone to interpret. There are many better and more accurate options.

  • Needs a Update

    Seems like they fired their software engineers. Your crappy application doesn't send information via Bluetooth for the Apple Watch. You are dead in my eyes.

  • No longer sending rain alerts

    Update: 1/31/16, seems radar and app notifications are back on track and working again and radar looks good! Back to 5 stars! 12/28/15: Update: no rain notifications still, but the radar and rain graph are back working, thank you! 12/22: After the last update, there seems to be a problem in the So. Cal area. When looking at map, if you zoom in at all, no clouds/storms are shown, even though you can see it in the wider view (yes, I wait for loading.) Also, no rain alerts whatsoever even though my settings allow it and have been checked. Reloaded app, no help. The 'thermometer' type 24 hr weather IS accurate, but there is no rain in the horizontal chart for the next 50 minutes - ever, even when raining hard. I'm sending in my 'on ground' reports, but not helping. I have 6s and completely updated to 9.2. I hope this is a temporary break. It seems like there is a problem with radar data or something? Please let us know it will be fixed soon, we have an El Niño this season, thank you!

  • Very Inaccurate

    This is a well designed app but with consistently inaccurate weather forecasts. The temperature is sometimes correct, but the precipitation is nearly always wrong.

  • Accurate, useful, beautiful: AWESOME

    Edit: Devs, please consider adding an awesome *timer* on the chart page -- this option could be set to alert a user when the rain stops, for example. On my home screen. It's indispensable for the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Dark Sky has been stunningly accurate over the past 3 years. Today was an especially off-and-on rain day, and I monitored the app throughout. It was spot-on in both length and intensity. It allows me to time my runs, walks, yardwork, bicycle rides -- you get the picture. This is the especially important in this land of tall trees and rushing water. It rains a lot here is what I'm saying. It's fun to play with the radar animation, and useful to get push alerts for "heavy rain". Kudos to the developers. Well worth the price. A public service. Edit: Although the chances of rain always shows and is pretty darn spot on, increasingly randomly the chart is not shown and it says "Radar station down."

  • Not accurate

    This forecast is wrong most of the time. Right now it's sunny out & the app just announced rain in 3 minutes

  • Widget

    Want to have better widget view. Not only temperature and upcoming conditions.

  • Dark Sky

    The app tells me when it going to start or stop raining. Doesn't work 70% of the time. This isn't worth the $3.99 paid for it.

  • Worst App EVER

    This App is NEVER right. Please please save your money. It was calling for 13" of snow we 2". It calls for rain it's sunny every time. Worst weather app ever.

  • Best $4 I ever spent

    Amazingly minimalistic, beautiful app, incredibly useful push notification system, neat little precipitation map. I LOVE this app. I still in it at least 20 minutes a day because it's just a perfect app, it's always accurate with the weather and the notifications and it looks GREAT while I check. The best feature is the morning notification that tells me the weather for the day. 10/10 worth your money, absolutely.

  • Not even close

    This app is terrible.. Not accurate at all and imo the Ui is ugly.. Wasted money

  • Very helpful.

    Have been using this app for years. Now have an Apple Watch. I had to uninstall then reinstall to get forecast to work correctly. Only issue is the fact that even when it isn't raining their is rain in the background of the forecast. I'm sure they will get it working.

  • At a glance awesomeness

    Great weather app to plan a day. Not perfect, but what weather app is. Super easy to read, elegant interface, and fun globe view. Worth the $3.99 IMHO.

  • Great weather app

    So far so good, this is a great weather app. I like getting notifications on my watch. Not always fully accurate as some reviews has said, but this is weather prediction and will never be 100% accurate. Unlike other reviews mentioning issues with battery drain on the Apple Watch while using this app, I haven't seen it. I use this app on my watch and never notice any abnormal drops in battery power.

  • Totally inaccurate

    Just posted a coastal flood warning for Norfolk, mass. This town is nowhere near the ocean. It lists clear skies when it's raining. Says it's raining when it isn't. A waste of money. I get more accurate info from my free weather apps.

  • App crashes

    App crashes when opened from widget

  • My main weather app

    I've used many different weather apps since the first gen iPhone, and Dark Sky has easily become my main weather app. I love the interface and layout, and the ability to report the current weather conditions if they vary from the app is a nice feature. But most importantly, I find it to be highly accurate (for me anyway) when it comes to the current and near-future weather conditions...the rain notifications are almost eerily accurate and I'm convinced there's some kind of sorcery involved. Beyond a few days the accuracy falters a bit, but no worse than any of the other weather apps (Florida weather can be highly unpredictable). I don't have a watch, so I can't comment on that functionality.

  • Used to be great. Can no longer recommend.

    I used to love this app. Rain notifications were always point. Over the last few months I never receive rain notifications before it starts (sometimes I get a "overcast for the hour" or "rain has stopped"). So it's become a $4 useless app. Caveat emptor. Hope Dark Sky fixes this. I want to be a fan again.

  • Hasn't worked.

    Biggest snow storm on the east coast. Not one alert.

  • Totally inaccurate

    Last night said we were going to have 9 plus inches of snow. Today it says 1 to 2 which is what all other forecasts said. Now it says snow ending in 14 minutes but the bar says it continues for another 4 hours. Delete!

  • Terrible layout

    I really don't like the layout of this app.

  • Very poor forecasts

    Said up to 16 inches of snow today near Charlotte, NC. Every other weather app and newscast said mostly ice and maybe an inch or two of snow. Dark Sky was wrong in a huge way. Even says heavy snow is falling right now and it’s not doing anything.

  • Not particularly accurate, no support

    I really like the design and the interface – but weather is hard and getting accurate weather seems impossible in an area with many micro-climates. Dark Sky weather is often inaccurate showing no rain for many miles while there is rain falling at my location. I suspect that like many weather services, they tend to not be aware of marine layers in coastal areas and hence have no idea what is actually transpiring on the ground. Support doesn’t respond to my inquiries.

  • Horrible forecasting

    I live in Raleigh currently Dark Sky is forecasting 10-16 inches of snow. This is ridiculous. Terrible information don't trust this app. Very disappointed. The real forecast has sleet freezing rain with maybe up to an inch of snow. I will be deleting this app.

  • 85% incorrect

    This app is a waste of money! The free apps from the weather channel & your local weather stations are much more accurate.

  • Good 👍🏼

    I loved this app before the major redesign ice been with this app sense it was free I liked the amount of notifications it would send out and it's become a little less accurate also it would be nice if it would notify you for something like sever thunderstorms. But overall a great app just miss the older versions.

  • Was once great

    It was a great app ~2 years ago, with incredible accuracy in the next hour prediction. Unfortunately it's now very inaccurate and not any better than some of the free weather options.

  • What happened?

    Winter of 2014/2015 this app was a Godsend. Predictions were spot on which convinced all I know to download. Not so much now. What changed?

  • Overrated, overpriced!!

    Title says all, nearly. The temps ARE usually pretty accurate though, hence the three stars.

  • Sends me drizzle when it's sunny...😒

    It promises to predict rain but most of the times it sends me the exact opposite of what is really happening 😒😡👎

  • My favorite weather App

    I love this app. Favorite part is the warning before rain or snow. Have also been using it in NE China. Highly recommend.

  • Update a step backwards

    The design is terrible! I want to be able to see the weather at a glance. I hate scrolling down for the full day forecast. Please make a better visualization. I also don't always get push notifications sometimes for weather events. Such a pity; otherwise it's a great app. One last thing: please update the app icon. It's ugly.

  • Don't down load this app!!

    This is horrible. This app charging a fee and news is wrong. The free weather news app (the weather channel) is correct. If it's little miss. I don't mind. But how come they mistake totally different. So much disappoint...

  • Meh

    While the simplicity of the app can sometimes be refreshing, the accuracy is not. Predicting weather patterns in Seattle can be challenging, but this app is consistently off. Even the current temperature is constantly off by +/- 7 degrees. For the money spent there are much better alternatives.

  • It does what?

    I just received my first notification after weeks of inclement weather; "drizzle starting." Unfortunately, there is NO dirzzle. Just as their was 5 inches of rain and NO notifications. Win some, lose some.

  • Inaccurate data

    I'm looking outside to see its snowing! Your app says the nearest perception is 14 miles away. Very disappointed in your app! I rarely pay for apps and this is why. Just a waste of money!

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