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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 4,263 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 - 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 4,263 Votes. This version 5.0.1 has an average rating of 3.5 based on 102 Users.

Your device must have atleast 9.3 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

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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-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 5.0.1

The Developer Walk of Shame: a bug-fix update after a major new release.

This one fixes crashing for UK users, layout issues, broken doodads, and misaligned whatsits.

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Love the Dark Sky app

    I think the custom notifications are the best. You can add all kinds of of weather related event/time conditions and get a notification when/if they occur. I get a different weather output street by street. Fantastic. I agree that the radar can be a bit slow to arrive but it's accurate. Other things I like are, its ability to let me input my micro climate current condition and the graph that shows the rain amount over time. I just like this app very much.

  • Muggy Meter

    UPDATE: It appears dewpoint and humidity numbers are reversed. Screen says humidity is 66% and dewpoint is 76 degrees. National weather service says 76% and 66 degrees. Screen also says it's muggy, which would be true at dp of 76, but it feels great out today (not muggy) ------/--------------------- Love the app, love the update, but where has the "muggy" meter moved to? This meter is awesome - just let me know where to find it now. Thanks!

  • Putting my hand outside is a better forecaster.

    Wildly inaccurate temperatures and telling me there is "No rain in your area" when the the top of my head is getting soaked. My favorite was looking a forecasted temperature of 119° and the all time record was 113° in this city, the high temp for the day end up to be 103°. The worse $4 ever spent.

  • Use to be good

    This app use to be the best. Since the upgrades the new mapping is terrible and usually not accurate. You use to be able to pinpoint storms to the minute with old map. Not too accurate with the new map. Was 5 stars now it's a low 3.

  • Pretty Good

    I like this app! It could use a few more settings like for setting alerts for thunderstorms but not rain. It usually says it is going to light rain when it's actually thunderstorms. I would also like it if you could set it to stay on what you want it to show (temp, precipitation, wind, etc.)

  • almost never works

    the app can almost never find my location, whether I'm inside or outside, on wifi or off

  • Best, most convenient weather app

    Love the new update. The daily alerts are awesome. As always, it is very good at showing not only the next hour rain conditions, but also detailed info for the next 24 hours as well as the next 7 days. 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.

  • Great if you're not much into real weather

    Great reviews for this why? Radar update is pitiful, real time it is not, storm app is much better. Storm reflection is fluid and pretty for those who want 10 minute old info. Doesn't well for those like me, who live in dfw, needing up to minute info for tornado warnings. Btw, in my experience it says it's raining when it's not and sunny when's it's not. The good side...sometimes it happens to be right and cartoon graphic radar is pretty. Not good for real weather enthusiasts. Try storm app, best app I've found yet for money. Free weathercaster app and weatherbug also function better.

  • On the fence

    Since the newest update, the accuracy is horrible. Love the app, but what good does it do if there is no accuracy?

  • I want a refund

    This app is a complete rip off! $5 for a weather app that gets the weather incorrect 90% of the time! I would like a refund!

  • Love the update

    If your interested in weather, this app now does it all - current weather, hourly precipitation percentages, long term forecasts, etc. I've tried a lot of weather apps and in my opinion there is not a better one out there than Dark Sky. My only suggestion to the developers is to add thunderstorms into the forecast rather than just rain.

  • Best weather app ever must buy!!!

    Best app ever my wife and I use it every day it is eerily correct. My wife and I are walking down the street in Boston when I get a notification "ding" that's the dark skies app. It's notifying me that in five minutes it's going to downpour now I don't think it's going to downpour the sky doesn't look like it so we don't get inside five minutes later it's down pouring best app ever!!!!

  • Great

    Not exactly 100% accurate but this app is A LOT better than all the other weather apps I've tried. I'd say the accuracy level would probably be around 92%

  • Not Impressed

    This app is overrated. I have a notification set to alert me at 7am for the weather summary. Some days it works, other days it doesn't. The forecast isn't consistently accurate. The very first time I used the app, it told me it would start raining in 40 minutes. 5 minutes later it was POURING! #fail I wish I could get my 4 bucks back

  • Love it!

    My go to weather app. Dangerously accurate and I love the new GUI! Keep the features coming and don't lose focus on providing great data! Huge fan!!!

  • Horizontal > vertical

    I never write app reviews, but I love Dark Sky, and I need you to know how much I dislike its form after the latest update. I wish I could go back! I wouldn't have updated at all. I loved the clean simplicity of the precipitation only graphs and was why I got the app as an outdoors person and gardener. I don't need all the clutter of everything else and I hate hate hate the vertical view. Gag. I used to brag and show off the app all the time, now I don't.

  • Original best feature now worthless

    This is an attractive weather app for temperatures and sunrise/sunset times for anyone who cares about it. But older versions were all about accurately telling you about precipitation. The new layout, though pretty, hides this information--and in my experience over the past week, when you do find it, it's wrong. We've had several rainy days where I live, yet no matter how much it's raining now, Dark Sky always say there'll be light rain in a few hours. I wonder if the developers lost the ability to use whatever data source used to work so well for precipitation. The app has so little confidence in its predictive capabilities that the Glance provided on the Apple Watch doesn't even mention precipitation, as far as I can tell.

  • Bought it based on reviews

    I've used it for several weeks and it's uncanny how INACCURATE its reports and forecasts are! I don't know where it got the reputation that it enjoys. The radar images are good, but no better than free and in my opinion. Hopefully it will improve with time.

  • Ugh, why the change?

    Can't see more than one days precipitation at a time now... Left to right was much more logical. Don't like the new layout. Can you make it so the upcoming precipitation chart doesn't need to be clicked?

  • Excellent

    Great app, and the new layout is good. However, I think your latest update broke location detection when Wi-Fi is turned off.

  • Totally Useless App

    This app is a waste of money. It does not work. I have an iPhone 6+ using iOS 8.4. Bought this app two weeks ago (mid June, 2015). I do not want it using my GPS 24/7 so turned the Location Service to only when using app. It never knows where I am, always says at the top Unknown Location. Tells me it is going to rain in 5 minutes when it is already raining. I can use Apple maps and Google maps and they know where I am. On my Apple Watch, the weather knows what it is where I am. But Dark Skys does not have a clue. Seems that they have issues with iPhone 6+ phones. I would not recommend the app if you are looking for specific information about where you are. It is just fine if you only want it for the city you are in.

  • Ehh

    Is an alright app, but in my experience of just a few weeks. Very unreliable

  • Great - but recent flaws

    Love this app and have recommended it. While I applaud the return of the hour forecast, overall I can't be kind to the latest version. The vertical day-forecast bar not only hides relevant info, but it's not an intuitive way to view information: one doesn't "proceed downward" through one's day. Consider left to right options: maybe dividing the day into three horizontal bars of morning, afternoon and night? Please let me select "precip %" as the default choice on the day view page, instead of temp; without it, the precip color is useless. Is chance of rain 13 percent or 94 percent? I have to perform an awkward extra change to tell. It's also too easy to end up on the satellite globe page, and too hard to leave once I'm there. The page-scroll motion frustrates me because it spins the globe instead of changing pages. So I have to go up to the top and X out of the page. But none of the other pages work this way! You're making me think, and I don't like that. This sounds harsh, but you've still got a little gem here.

  • My go-to weather app

    Dark Sky allows you not only to see weather at a glance, but it also can alert you on a number of items, like rain, snow, hot weather. It is my go-to weather app on iPhone and Apple Watch

  • Love the design!

    I was in love with the design of this app at first glance! I Love the new update EXCEPT that I would prefer that the day at a glance bits go back to being horizontal again. I feel it is a more intuitive way of graphing the progress of the day. Well no one is perfect, the forecasts seem to be crazy accurate most of the time. When they are not, you can report it in the app. Fantastic job gang… Keep it up!

  • Found the precip graph and it's perfect

    Dark Skies is my only go-to app for weather. Let's me know if I'm taking the Jeep or the motorcycle and if I should stay put or plan to get going. Fantastic app.

  • Does not work

    Alerts were working before the update. Now they are none.

  • Not so essential anymore

    The app used to be much has gone downhill 😒 ☔️ The UI makes it harder to see the weather at a glance. ☔️ Rain alerts are so inconsistent, they're useless. ☔️ Severe info shows in app, but rarely has one been pushed. Support keeps saying it was a server issue...and that it's fixed...but the app proves otherwise.

  • Used to be great, now it's good.

    When Dark Sky came out it was astonishingly accurate and well designed. Over time the design has gotten more fiddly and the accuracy is quite diminished. Several times I've gotten the "no precipitation, but there is some in the area," status (how is this helpful?); a status of no rain when it was raining fairly heavily; a status of rain when there wasn't a cloud in the sky. It's a fun app but as far as accuracy is concerned for hourly updates it's no better than the default weather app.

  • 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.

  • Update is worse.

    5.0.1 update, still the awkward mix of vertical and horizontal layout minimizing the amount of useful information on the screen at once. -- It hurts to come back and lower my rating on what was a great app. The new layout is bad. You used to get today all on one screen and now you have to scroll. Same with the week view, before the whole week fit and now you only get part of an expanded day. Please bring the horizontal graphs back. -- This app seems to work flawlessly so far. The only thing I would change about it is the name under the icon. I would rather a utility application say what it does than brand itself. I wish it just said "Weather" like other weather apps do.

  • Terrible new design

    What were they thinking? They turned an effective, simple interface into something awkward (vertical scrolling with tabs to get different data?) and with wayyyy too much info. Was the company bought or something? Just to be clear, I'm all for updating the design, but this is terrible. Please try again.

  • Excellent

    Thank you for making it landscape-able for iPad! Dark Sky is fantastic, so elegant and easy to digest, and now I don't have to turn my head sideways.

  • Last update messed up report button

    Report button and settings gear are halfway off the screen on my iphone 6 plus after the last update!! Please fix asap!!!

  • The best weather app!

    This is one of--if not THE--best weather apps available for mobile devices. Period. The idea of using the iPhone's onboard barometer could be game-changing, and their desktop browser site ( is a breath of fresh, non-advertisement-riddled air. 😎⛅️⚡️🌙💧☁️👍🏻

  • Bad update

    Terrible second screen redesign guys. I love your old second screen when you could see everything that happens in the week now everything spread out too far. Please get us an option to go back to the old way

  • Very very cool App!

    There are so many good weather apps. It is hard to imagine someone coming up with real improvements. Dark Sky has. The app improves on the quantity and quality of information presented. It improves on your engagement with that information. It improves on the speed and intuitiveness of the information. The app achieves a level of comprehensiveness on the topic, weather, while making it fun, effortless and relevant in a way that does not grow tired. Excellent piece of work! Bravo! Stu ~ June 2015

  • Lost some charm

    For my taste, the vertical graphs are less intuitive and more cumbersome. This is especially true in the multi-day forecast screen. I loved this program but am disappointed with this update. Nevertheless, I do like the way of switching out parameters for the given chart.

  • Fix location services!

    Love the new features, but allowing permission to use location services 'Always' results in continual use of the GPS. This needs to be corrected. Other apps handle this appropriately, yet we're still dealing with GPS issues in this app.

  • Best feature is back!! Still no 24 hour time

    Dark Sky once again can predict the next hour's precipitation! An icon of parallel bars opens up this distinguishing feature. Users also see lists of temperatures each 2 hours, and blocks of color for precipitation (cloudy, light precipitation, etc.). Sadly, Dark Sky still displays times as AM/PM while no other app on my iPad does that. The colored global "heat map" for precipitation is nice, but the legend is unreadably small on an iPad Air, making it difficult to discern what that color at my location really means: is it going to be in the low 40s or the high 50s?

  • Everything is roses 🌹!

    Yes!!🙆🏻 the fix brought back my beloved graphics and accuracy has been restored to the sky. mahalo

  • Not liking new design

    No on new design

  • Pretty but not accurate and worthless map

    I'd read all the great things about Dark Sky and have been looking for a replacement for TWC (which I've found has the best weather data and maps but the worst app experience possible). This app looks nice, but it tells me there is a high (80%) of rain frequently when other sources say 20%. It says light rain right now and yet there isn't any anywhere near me. And the satellite view is useless to see if a storm is really coming toward you. Regretting my $4 purchase.

  • Loved the first version. This is a disaster.

    I loved dark sky until they joined the more features equals better app club. The current version has poorer usability and less accuracy. Extremely frustrating given what I paid and how refreshing the original design was.

  • Creepy

    I think the owners of this app live at my house. App says it's gonna rain for 2 minutes then stop and start again in 15 minutes. Did just what they said it would. Weird and creepy it's so accurate!!!!

  • Insanely wonderful !

    Insane technology. In a category far above the comp. yup !

  • Top Weather App

    I've tried several weather apps and this is by far one of the best out there. Great job guys!


    This app used to have the fastest, most intuitive, and most accurate hourly weather and precip readings but the new vertical layout is awful. You had the perfect setup for quickly reading a day's weather. Why would you change it? Please provide an option to change it back in an update, it has completely ruined the app for me. I seriously love this app please change it back.

  • 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.

  • Decent weather app

    The rain notifications are nice. The interface too fiddley: Too much swiping to pages and selecting and pages vs scroll that can be re-ordered and edited for content. They GUI designers still seem to be tied to novelty over utility when display easily to group together information on a single line chart. A simple line chart with temps and rain predictions much like wunderground uses would convey more info at and glance and make understanding it easier.

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