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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 6,298 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 6,298 Votes. This version 5.1.4 has an average rating of 4.5 based on 930 Users.

Your device must have atleast 12.1 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 5.1.4

This one's another bug fix update. No biggy.

- Added link to FAQ / Support in Settings.
- Added "hail" to the list of things you can report to us.
- Added a delete button to location search items, since seemingly no one knows about swipe-to-delete.
- Added option to view "Feels Like" temperature on Apple Watch, plus some Watch bug fixes.
- Other miscellaneous stuff.

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Inaccurate forecasts

    It tells me it's raining when it's not. I would like to know where the app developers get their weather sources. It is a beautiful app but I wish it would do what it's suppose to.

  • that's nothing, Check THIS (app) out!

    a friend recommended this and i am grateful. when traveling and folks use other free apps, this one is worth a small fee! it gives precise information to plan ahead or be out the door on short notice. go prepared and "dressed for success" whether it is work, play, errands, other! arrive dry, with enough hair product-lol-or whatever weather essentials are needed. i attended an outdoor concert recently and was glad to have Dark Sky prior!

  • Best Weather App, almost everywhere

    I use dark sky on every screen and device I have to keep up to date on the weather. But the one place it disappoints is my watch. I need the update there most frequently and it's always slowly loading the latest information.

  • Hyper-local .... Bottom line

    Living at the lower edge of the horse latitudes, my weather can be vastly different than at the regional airport. Love the detailed reports, and future hour view.

  • Great for a bicyclist

    New to it but it seems to be awesome only personal preference that kept me from giving a 5 is I track pressure graphing which this does not currently have

  • Great app

    Quick, informative details. Not always accurate with future forecasting.

  • Beautiful and Accurate

    Thoughtful, intelligent design. Absolutely, the best weather app I've used. Thanks for a great product!

  • Love it!

    This is one of my favorite apps! I use is frequently throughout the day.

  • One of the best weather apps out there

    Love this weather app. Gives you everything you'd expect and more. Nicely done.

  • NoDramaRver

    This is an amazing app. It is so accurate. I can't imagine being without it. Recommended to me by all my golfing friends. I highly recommend it to all.

  • Horrible App

    Congrats to the developers are creating the most inaccurate weather app here on iTunes. This program has the accuracy of a three year old throwing up 3 pointers. I paid for this app and it consistently says no rain all day and I start working and within 30 minutes it's raining... But don't worry 20 minutes later you will get the alert that it's raining....when it does forecast rain you're probably safe as that means sunshine all day..... Don't waste your money here...

  • Beautiful, but terrible

    I love the design and UI, but it fails at its one job, forecasting the weather. After 2 hours of heavy rain, I checked it, and it says, "no precipitation, mostly cloudy". Not sure where the data comes from, but it is often wildly different forecasts than TWC or Apple Weather, and the others are always more accurate. So... Beautiful design, but a real failure at its one job.

  • UV Warning

    The advance alerts are helpful in planning our activities for the day and/or week. Thanks.

  • Local weather with national access.

    Love it. My go to for weather. Use it on my Apple watch too. The rain prediction is creapily good.

  • Couple Things

    Great app, but needs: - Dark Mode - Landscape View - Force/3D Touch

  • Wow

    This app is an amazing weather app. Definitely worth my money.

  • Poor GPS tracking

    Dark Sky persistently has my location several miles from actual location. My address is 170 Rte 6 apt 212 Mahopac NY 10541. Dark sky has me at 170 Rte 6 Carmel NY 10512. I find this both inaccurate and irritating.

  • Awesome

    My go to weather app. I don't start my day without it!

  • One of my favorite apps

    Accurate weather. Detailed information. Great interface. That makes a five-star app.

  • This use to be a great app but...

    I used this app religiously as my work in film production often relies heavily on the weather. It use to be very reliable and it would show weather changes almost down to the minute. But in the last several months it has become more and more unreliable as the forecast, even the next few hours, have been very off. This morning for instance showed total cloud cover and high of 69. Within 30 minutes the sun was out, it was partly cloudy and 69 hours before mid day. I looked back at the app and already it showed partly cloudy and the high was now 75. Not good. Hope some updates come to make it more reliable. Till the. I'm going to have to use another app.

  • Useful

    Best weather app I know of.

  • Uncannily & consistently accurate WX

    I'd have to add my assessment to those of "freakishly accurate" and "crazy accurate." There have been times when the local radar was clear of any indications and NOAA showed nothing, but Dark Sky said "rain has started...". A check outside showed rain.

  • Fun but not always accurate

    Fun interactions but I've found I need to submit my actual weather from time to time. I also can't get the circle X to delete when trying to par down my favorites/recent places .

  • Great - I Love It

    So much better than Weather Channel or Extreme Alerts. I'm glad I found the app.

  • Best Weather app ever

    Rain will stop in 12 minutes for 8 minutes, then rain again. No other weather app can tell you when to load the truck!

  • Favourite weather app

    Does everything you want in a weather app. Really like the notifications.

  • Seemed Like a Good Idea But...

    I've used for about a week and nearly every forecast is wrong.

  • Just started using and loving it

    For the most part extremely accurate and a great intuitive design. I think the fifth star will be coming very soon out of the dark sky.

  • No Option for Favorites?

    There's a lot to like about this app but for $3.99 you'd think it would at least be able to have favorite locations saved. I don't want to type in a location every time just to see weather in different cities. Can you please add this functionality?!

  • Great app--weather at a glance, forecast with a swipe

    Easy as pie, and more data with intuitive and clear gestures.

  • Wrong Predictions in My Area

    This weather app consistently makes incorrect drizzle and rain predictions and misses major wind storms in my area. I live just south of San Francisco. Whenever the fog comes in, Dark Sky predicts "Drizzle (or rain) starting in...." While fog can make things damp, it definately is not drizzle or rain. Yesterday, we had a significant wind storm, there were NWS warnings for SFO airport. Dark Sky completely missed it all day, consistently under-reporting and under-predicting wind speeds; the wind was more than double what Dark Sky reported it as.

  • Very Disappointed

    I have been using this app for about 3 weeks. Not even close to accurate. There's no way I could recommend this one. Started out being right about 50% of the time but now its not even 10%. Lots of rain in my area lately to test it but it's not reliable.

  • Longest weather app I have

    This is Mr. reliable been using it for years and I've tried every weather app out there and yet this one still remains on my front page keep up the good work and dark sky.

  • Please

    This weather app is perfect just one small tiny problem make it show 14 days of weather instead of just 7 days thanks

  • Ugly but I love it

    The information this app provides and the amazing alerts makes it superb. The look is quite ugly though with the foggy looking background. I wish they would make it look better.

  • Best. Weather App

    Over the last few years this app had been improved to become my favorite weather App... No need for outside thermometer.... A quick check tells me if there is any precipitation in my area any location I choose... I tell all my friends about it...

  • The best!!

    This is the best weather app available. It updates routinely which allows for an accurate forecast !

  • Great app, use it every day

    Just the right amount of detail packed into a well designed simple interface.

  • Outstanding

    This is an outstanding app. Thank you very much!

  • Can't live without it! Fore!

    Live by this app even on 3-putt days

  • Not accurate.

    Just spent money for this yesterday. I'm not too impressed. It's just not that accurate. It's been raining off and on, here in Miami FL. Dark Sky has let me down. Sigh.

  • Must have weather app

    I've used them all, and this is in my top 3 weather apps. Not the most accurate for predicting a week ahead but in the Ohio valley there is no such weather app that accurately predicts more than a few days to come.

  • Pretty bad at prediction

    Update: Just turned off the notifications for this app, as it tells me there's is drizzle starting nearby, whe it's dry as bone and sky's are clear. I'll eve open the app and its states no rain in area, but I keep getting drizzle notifications. Old review: Ok, I tried this based on raves from tech podcast, but was severely disappointed. First off, it's a nice looking interface and its integration into the Apple Watch is slick. Problem is its accuracy, I've used this both in Hawaii, the SF Bay Area, and Disneyland with pretty poor results. For example, I was in Disneyland a week ago, and while the rain was pouring down, the app kept saying no rain in the area, despite it actually shows Disneyland in the location. Same for Hawaii and my experience at home. Probably will delete, cannot recommend.

  • Puts me at ease

    I love being able to have a prediction of the time of day most likely to rain. This is useful tech. It's 2016 after all....

  • Pointless; waste of $$$

    Forecasts are very unreliable. The rain predictor is a joke. Several minutes AFTER it starts raining, the app sends a notice that it is "starting to rain". At some arbitrary time before or after the rain actually stops (not when it actually does), another message will be sent claiming the rain is stopping. Save your money and look out the window - it will be far more effective.

  • MR

    I love this app. I can't count the number of times that dark sky has sent me notifications about oncoming rain and serious weather. I hunt allot, and if Dark Sky tells you it's going to rain in 15 minutes, you better put your rain gear on!

  • Must be broken.

    Every single day for the last five days since I paid for and downloaded this app, it has told me that it is raining on my head in Key West on a perfectly beautifully clear day.

  • Awesome

    Best. Weather app. Ever.

  • Great app


  • Moto-Rider Approval

    Perfect for short and long range motorcycle touring. Great tool for general use.

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