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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 4,739 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 4,739 Votes. This version 5.0.6 has an average rating of 3.5 based on 78 Users.

Your device must have atleast 8.3 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 5.0.6

Just a boring 'ol bug fix update.

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Awesome

    The only app I'm glad I bought

  • Watch Power Drain Issue

    I actually like this app a lot on my iPhone, and thought its Watch complication would be great. Unfortunately, I've found the complication info doesn't always match the app's info when opening the app. I'm sure that will get fixed, but it's a downer for now. A more serious concern is the complication's impact on the Watch's battery life. My Watch normally drains ~3-4% per hour, depending on usage. However, a few days ago I woke up in the morning to find my Watch, which was at 100% when I went to bed, was down to 8% when I woke up. I had read on iMore about a battery draining concern with the Dark Sky Watch complication, so elected to switch back to the Apple Weather complication to test this. After this change, my Watch returned to its normal drain rate. I turned the Dark Sky complication back on, and sure enough the drain rate jumped another 2-3% per hour. I'm not sure what's happening in the background, but it's refresh rate needs some tweaking.

  • Hype - 12hr of rain and app says nothing

    Rain prediction is wrong more than it is right. Apple Watch complications are still a mess. Been raining 12 hours here in Cabo San Lucas and the app has shown no indication of rain. This app is HYPE and not accurate at all. Back to accuweather which is proven app

  • 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.

  • Looks cool but..

    Got the app simply for its Apple Watch complication. Great design/features but... EXTREMELY INACCURATE !!! I'm staring at sunny, bright blue skies with not clouds in sight, app shows cloudy until the evening. This is the third day in a row so it's no longer a one off but a rip off!!! I want my money back!

  • Does not notify me before rain. Worthless.

    Says it will notify you 30 before rain starts. It never does that. Instead I get a notification 30 min after the rain starts. It tell me "rain will stop in 12 min" how about you tell me before the rain starts. Real helpful that is. 👎🏼 fix this. Do not buy Finally. When I'm in my Notification Center I mistakenly hit it and it opens the app. Make it less sensitive

  • Apple Watch Woes And Wobbles

    The complication on my Apple Watch face works ok. The problem arises when I open the watch app. It just says "Getting your forecast" on the first screen and that's it. The information on the other two screens is stale. I bought this app for the Apple Watch. There are plenty of free weather apps out there for the iPhone. I didn't need to pay for this garbage. Get this thing fixed soon or get refund money out there. I'm very tired of being ripped off by these Apple Watch apps that just don't work.

  • Vertical Bar is Awful

    Hardly use the app since they implemented the design with a vertical bar. It's just not intuitive. A visual graph would be much more useful. The globe feature is a useless gimmick.

  • Watch app is buggy

    The iPhone app is good but the watch app is pretty buggy. It doesn't always update, often says it's getting the forecast for hours, and the complication doesn't update even during the middle of a thunderstorm.

  • Scary accurate

    Hasn't let me down yet. Love it

  • Watch shows stale information

    My favorite way to use this app is the Apple Watch glimpse. At least it used to be. Now, I find that it almost always displays stale information. For example, this afternoon I checked the glimpse and was notified that the sun rose an hour ago. Sometimes, I recognize the report as the same one I saw the day before. Since I never know how old the information is, I can never use it. The iPhone app works great, though, so overall this app gets three stars.

  • I hate checking the weather...

    ...and now I don't even have to. With customized weather alerts, I can set the app to remind me when there's rain or when it's going to be chilly. I'm a college student constantly on the go and never even think about checking the weather until I step outside my door. Today I got an alert that rain was starting in 20 minutes. I wrapped up my meal and made it back home on my bike before the rain started. I can't thank these guys enough for making my life easier.

  • iPhone / iPad Apps Great; Apple Watch App Not So Much

    The watchOS app for this fantastic weather tracking tool is too slow and does not appear to be taking advantage of the native app functionality watchOS 2 offers. I'd really like to see the developer fix how laggy it is (getting forecast ... getting forecast, even on wifi) as I primarily use the watch version over the iOS versions. When the watch app works, it's wonderful, but too often I give up and dig for my iPhone or iPad instead. Fix, please - we paid you.

  • What happened?

    With the new update the app no longer shows on my watch...I'm still on watchOS 1.0.1 but I don't see why that'd be an issue. This is not cool Dark Sky!!!

  • Horrible

    It freezes, cannot find my location. A complete waste of money.

  • What is up with watch?

    Stopped working -- was a staple for me in glances until it stopped updating. Strange.

  • It stopped working!

    I loved Dark Sky for my Apple Watch but then it would no longer sync. Now the app will not even load. Very frustrating. Please resolve this issue or return my money. If the app worked properly I would have given 5 stars but the continued malfunctions drop it down to 3. I can still use the phone app, but I actually purchased the app for my watch...

  • Beautifully designed app

    Great accuracy so far and brilliant information design - should be an app for all interested in conveying info design to study and learn from. (PS: It's crazy to see all these 1-star reviews for reasons unrelated to the iPhone app's performance - maybe Apple should separate out the Watch app reviews, because the majority of people don't have or care about the Watch!).

  • Watch issues

    I purchased this for the complication on the watch, but it rarely loads, and when it does it takes 15 seconds or more to show the weather. Hoping they fix it soon.

  • After the latest 'Update'...

    Works so intermittently on the Apple Watch that it's useless. Only the message 'Getting your forecast' is displayed. I am well versed in troubleshooting iOS devices and the Apple Watch. This issue isn't hardware related, it's the program. I think the developer has gotten lazy, and this is no longer the product I purchased even before I got my Apple Watch. It's now been deleted.

  • Big update!

    (UPDATE) Unfortunately the watch app is not there yet. Sluggish and frequently doesn't load the weather. Phone app is wonderful though.

  • Watch Complication logo problem is easily fixed

    Edit: Version 5.05 fixed the Watch problem and worked great, but 5.06 has a new Watch problem (it gets “stuck” and won’t update to current conditions)! Ack!!! (but the iPhone app is still 5-star!) Excellent weather app, this is the one I use 99% of the time. The short-term forecasts are great for timing your dog walks between downpours - for that alone it’s worth the price. On the Apple Watch with watchOS 2, there’s a small problem where DarkSky cannot get your location, so only shows its logo in the “complication” (and doesn’t show the weather at all) - just go into your iPhone privacy settings, turn off location services for the DarkSky iPhone app, then turn it on again. The watch app will start working correctly as soon as you do that, and the complication will show the current temp instead of the logo.

  • Slow, very Slow not accurate.

    Bought this  for my Apple Watch results are grim, very very slow. This problem can be shared with Apple. In addition the forecasts were not accurate. Stick with WeatherUnderground it is free and accurate. Wait for Apple Watch OS3 for better performance on Watch.

  • One of my most used apps

    Best weather app I have used, free or paid. Worth the money for simple to to point forecasts and weather alerts. Apple Watch app is also a bonus

  • Don't buy for Apple Watch

    Watch app is so slow it's not usable. Waste of money and very disappointed

  • Save your money

    Useless app. It has never predicted or reported rain. I'm looking at the rainfall on my pool as The Dark Sky app tells me it's partly cloudy. Rip off.

  • Update

    Lately the app doesn't notify me when it will start raining, only notifications I have been getting is it tells me the rain is about to stop. Needs to be fixed.

  • Buggy, not so accurate

    The app is unreliable on the Apple Watch (often hangs). Accuracy is overhyped.

  • Great app! But can't see it on my watch

    I truly love this app. Its great, very accurate. But, i am trying to install on my apple watch and does not appears on my app list. Does anyone knows how to resolve this??

  • Not at all accurate

    I just bought the app, after googling best weather apps, particularly for forecasting rain. This received highest rating due to super accurate local forecasting. Pathetic. It was raining, but it said it wasn't. It stopped raining, but it said it was. So much for accurate. I assumed it would use radar or something, but it appears they use data sent by users (they have a "report" feature). What's the point? Use one of the many free radar apps out there to tell you exactly what is happening out there. Now I known why they don't offer a free or trial version.

  • Watch app needs work

    Have latest version of iOS and watch os2 checking weather app just keeps spinning very disappointed with this paid app have gone back to yahoo weather and weather channel to get my weather will request a refund from Apple for poor quod this app

  • Not a good app

    So many other weather apps are better. This app is buggy since iOS and WatchOS updates. Deleting from my phone and watch.

  • Unbearably Slow + Inaccurate

    I'm going to be the first to say that I love the Dark Sky app for iPhone. I use it all the time. It's one of the better weather apps out there for sure. The WatchOS app, though, needs lots of work. It takes a full 15-18 seconds to load weather when you click on the watch face complication (way too long to stare awkwardly at your watch). It frequently gives "rain soon!" warnings when it's already started raining, and is wildly inaccurate regularly. I'm confident they will fix these problems eventually, but for now it's completely unusable for me.

  • Great hyper-local weather app

    Excellent weather app. Use it everyday.

  • Not sure....

    I decided to purchase this app because of the positive reviews. It does look nice, and is easy to use; however, I am not sure about the accuracy. I am currently sitting in the rain, and the app says there is no rain for 30 miles.

  • This app worked well a couple years ago

    Now it says no precipitation during the rain.

  • Needs work!!

    It's raining right now. 1st of all the app didn't alert me that it was raining or going to start raining at a certain time like its suppose to. 2nd, the app says overcast with no rain miles away and it's raining. Guess I expect more from an app you pay for..

  • ⛔️What Happened?⛔️

    This app use to really work and deliver! It was by far the best app I have ever used, before the update! I loathe the new light color scheme and composition! I know I'm not alone. Please provide the old dark style layout, it would be much appreciated! Even as an in-app purchase or classic version. Very bad news! 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼

  • Notifications require locations services always on

    Why do you need my locations service always on for alerts. I can supply a zip and that should be sufficient.

  • Incredible

    I was hesitant to purchase this app since there are a plethora of free weather apps out there that get the job done, but this is in a class of its own. The interface isn't as attractive as other apps such as Yahoo Weather, but it gives you all the information you need in a simple, clutter-free way. Accuracy and customizable notifications is where it excels at. Want to know when exactly it's going to start raining? Dark Sky has you covered. I've been blown away with how reliable it is. If you're on the fence about whether or not you should buy this app, do it. You won't regret it.

  • Love it

    I've seen this app be weirdly accurate at times. I'm not sure how new the crowd-sourced information has been a feature, but I like it.

  • Settings and Report button is off screen

    The latest update placed the the settings and Report button off screen on the iPhone 6.

  • Not bad

    Good app. Not sure I need all the bells and whistles. Don’t need to know when rain will stop. I have a window for that.

  • Quitting this ap

    At first I thought this was a pretty good tool and recommended it with enthusiasm to others. It was accurate sometimes when it didn't seem possible. However it since has become very inaccurate and unreliable. It's confused about my home location and says "uh-oh we can't provide weather predictions at this time. Try again later." Not helpful. I am deleting this frustrating ap.

  • Apple watch os2 degradation for dark sky

    Worked beautifully on os8.4 but upon upgrading to os9.0.1 and Apple watch 2.0 dark sky just shows a circle icon rotating indefinitely. Don't upgrade until they get a fix! Latest update still hasn't fixed the dreaded spinning spinner that just hangs the app never to complete.

  • Can never find location

    Every time I open the app, it always says it cannot determine my location, even though location services are on. This is really annoying and needs to be fixed.

  • Best weather app ever!

    I really like this app. I've been using it for at least a year and it keeps getting better. I use the watch app - it has a great widget for the home screen. Is that weird that Apple has widgets now? OK, really they are complications for the watch face. But it is great being able to just glance at it and have it show me what is happening outside now. Feedback: I would like to report hail but there is no selection for that. I'd like to be able to note the size, too. This is a very local event and I would hope widespread reporting might help predictions.

  • Great on phone. Watch app doesnt work

    I cannot get the watch app to even open. It just shows that its loading and then shuts down. I have tried everything. The phone app is great but the Watch app needs work.

  • Doesn't work...

    Hasn't worked properly with Apple Watch in any version of the app since adding support. Glances just hangs with the spinning indicator and opening the app on the Watch just shows "Getting Your Forecast".

  • Very inaccurate

    I work outside as a city mail carrier so I monitor the weather closely. Have had this app a month and hate it. Very inaccurate. I have been soaked twice now because the app said no rain until after 6pm. My route ends by 4, so I didn't load my rain gear in vehicle and its pouring rain before noon. The app will also say no rain nearby when its been pouring for over an hour. Save your money.

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