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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 4,863 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 4,863 Votes. This version 5.1 has an average rating of 3.5 based on 39 Users.

Your device must have atleast 10.4 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

- Layout tweaks (adding Notifications button to main screen, adding an explicit search button to the location bar because family members kept complaining they didn't know you could search for different locations, etc)
- Apple Watch bug fixes
- Misc bug fixes

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Where's the rain forecast?

    The feature I loved most was the rain forecast.... But where is it after this update?

  • Latest UI Updates not great

    I'm a big fan of this app and it's functionality. The latest update introduced a gear icon and a search icon in the main app bar and a "my notifications" button and a "report weather" button on the main screen. These additions result in a very cluttered top bar and distracts from the aesthetics of the app. They feel tacked on with no real thought.

  • A step backward

    Why, Dark Sky, why?!? You take the 2 features that I access the least often, notifications and weather reporting, and you waste the prime real estate right at the very top of the main screen on those? I thought the UI was heading in the right direction, but this is definitely a step back in usability. Notifications are a setting, not something you access every time you use the app. Why not put them in the settings screen where they belong? And maybe move the reporting button to the radar screen, or anywhere other than the top of the main page. And speaking of the radar, what happened to the graphics? I thought something went wrong and failed to draw the whole globe (or maybe it IS a bug). At least the weather data is still accurate, but you should just go back to the previous UI and rethink the design updates!

  • Not accurate

    Beautiful but consistently over hypes daily forecast temp extremes by five to ten degrees especially the daily low. Forecasts 24 F for next three days no other weather site does and turns out temp never goes below freezing. A triumph of form over function.

  • Solid

    I use this app everyday to check the weather. I love how it tells you exactly when it's going to start raining. There have been a couple of time when it was totally wrong though, but just once or twice. I love the look of this app. The radar is awesome, it's slow to load sometimes. Overall I would recommend this app.

  • Interface is NOW Cluttered

    This update is a step backwards for being a clean looking app. The "report weather" and "my notifications" are now on the main screen in bright blue capitalized font, why?! Why not put both of these items under settings?

  • Worth it

    Has been very accurate in my experience, great interface and actively updated for bug fixes, UI improvements and feature enhancements. Very worth the price

  • Great app, crowded UI

    What's all the blue items in the new version? The app's simplicity and UI were some of the best features and the new items look like an afterthought since there was some open space. Put notifications back into the settings and the ability to report somewhere else. Or a menu item that allows to report, search and change notifications in a single space. The stock weather app now looks more appealing and simple than Dark Sky.

  • My prime "go to" weather app

    Simple, easy to use and aesthetically pleasing app to use. I actually find it very accurate as well. I love the hyper local aspect.

  • Best daily weather app

    The temperature hi/lo and rain views make this app easy to understand over all the others which try to cram info and ads at you. The latest version no longer has a clean look, cramming bright blue My Notifications and Report Weather. Could definite do without those.

  • None better for weather

    The two things at stand out are: - timely, reliable, accurate data source for this app - excellent design and visualization

  • Great app, very accurate

    I use this all the time to decide when to take my dog out for walks and avoid the rain.

  • New UI is cluttered

    Not a fan of the additional clutter on the main screen. This really spoils the clean look that attracted me to the app in the first place. Please reconsider this change.

  • App breaking bug

    If you're in the week view and you tap on the settings cog, all the controls disappear leaving you stuck... You then have to force close the app.. Oops.

  • Great App For iPhone...

    I love the app on my iPhone but when I try to use it on my Apple Watch it automatically crashes and that is a big problem because I have it on my watch face so now I have this big thing of lines on my watch face, but all else aside its a great app

  • Change it back!

    I agree with others...the update looks cluttered now. If people are too lame to swipe over, they probably shouldn't own a smartphone.

  • New main screen is cluttered

    One of the best things about Dark Sky was that it gave the basic information in a beautiful clean way. This new update trashes that concept and pushes down the main interface for settings. The top of the screen now looks like a cluttered mess, with icons everywhere.

  • Great App

    Not sure why a lot of people are complaining about having 'inaccurate forecasts' and what not. This is to be expected with anything that tries to forecast the weather. The weather man makes mistakes, so why not an app? Anyways, this app does what it's supposed to do, and I am happy for that. It's also quite beautiful. Would recommend this app for those who like quick and easy access to see what's coming up.

  • No updates for months?

    ***11/24/2015: why's there no button for easy zooming in and out? The blue text for notifications and weather reports looks...AWFUL! Free apps have more basic functions than this mess.*** Is there ever going to be an update? Good developers keep the app updated. This one is stale. It's pretty, but inaccurate. You enhanced the map, but it would be nice having buttons to more easily zoom in and out. Today inclusion is a nice touch...but why not have a forecast longer than an hour? Lame.

  • It really does do what they say it does

    If it says it will rain in 10 mins, then their prediction holds up. Plus, I love the newest features in 5.x! The new timeline view is quite helpful and I'm looking forward to the daily updates and alerts.

  • Fantastic update

    This app is incredible. Thanks so much! I love everything about the update. Well worth the price, and if you had a Donate button, I'd pay you more. Also, I use Weather Line, which uses data from Dark Sky. I think it's so cool that this is not just an app but a whole forecasting service.

  • Love this app - latest update a step backwards

    I use Dark Sky several times a day on my watch & phone. It's the best weather app out there. Latest update added glaring blue content in the form of a "search" magnifying glass, "notifications" bell and "report" pencil. This is not only unnecessary but totally hideous. Please restore the grey versions of these features or at least make the scheme an option. Thanks!

  • Crashing

    Just updated thinking itnwould fix a few issues I have had on the app and now the app won't even open after the update. Had a problem the other day where the app wouldn't send me any kind of notification and all of a sudden, they fixed it (sorta) and now it's messed up.

  • Why? I mean, but why?

    Please revert back to the old UI without the cluttered buttons at the top. We don't need shortcuts and visual indicators for well known functions. Your app was beautiful before, now it's stressing me out.

  • Great 🅣🅗🅐🅝🅚🅢 🙏🏻⭐️😎🌟🌍☔️💦💧☀️⛅️


  • Use it all the time.

    This app and Weather Underground I use daily to assess climbing conditions at my local crag. Indispensable. One small interface niggle: move the weather reporting and notifications buttons to the bottom of the main screen. Situated at the top, they are visually distracting and difficult to reach with my thumb. Feature request: add access to saved locations via 3D Touch.

  • My 'Go To' weather app

    Great app. Can actually see the weather - quickly and with no distractions!!! And a special thanks for being one of the few Apps that doesn't constantly nag for reviews. I believe good products rise to the top without having to ask for praise. Nicely done!!!

  • Love it!

    Very well designed, accurate information! Well worth the money!

  • Everything I need from a weather app

    Great push notifications, severe weather alerts, custom notifications…this app has it all. Great Apple Watch support too. Two feature requests for Apple Watch complication: 1. Add an icon for current conditions (sun, rain, snow, fog) 2. Option to display "feels like" temp instead of actual temp

  • Apple Watch app is useless

    The Apple Watch app sort of worked at first, but now when I open it, the loading icon just spins forever or it crashes. I've tried deleting it and reinstalling it and it still doesn't work.

  • Recent updates

    For such a small change, today's update sure did introduce a lot of clutter. Your family might like it more, but mine likes it less. The recently added notifications for rain stopping just add more noise to the day. Wish I could turn those off.

  • Whoa what happened?

    I checked my Apple Watch version of dark sky only to see it doesn't work anymore. This new update has "fixes" but I guess that means to make it not work entirely? Also checked the phone app and it's not even picking up my location and isn't working.. All this from my 6s plus.

  • Great. Great. Great.

    Update: I'm not crazy about the new location for the settings and submit report buttons, but still one of the most useful weather apps on the App Store and my previous review still stands true for me. Never mind the naysayers. This is a fine app, one of the best. How many other apps use the data provided by Lots. Because it's about as accurate as it gets? Anyone complaining about not being properly notified need to remember it is THE WEATHER. I was watching Bill Nye the Science Guy with my five-year-old son, and heard something really interesting; mathematically speaking, it's simpler to send a man to the moon than it is to figure what the weather is going to do. Where I live, I've seen it POURING south of 19th Street, and not a drop north of 19th. That's life. This app gives you the best guess humanly possible as to what's going to happen with the weather. Bob Dylan said you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. And while looking up usually gives me the best guess about the next five minutes, Dark Sky is a big leg-up for the following 55 minutes. I won't knock them for not knowing the utterly unknowable specifics of weather. They've come closer than anything else I've ever seen. Than may ever be possible.

  • Good Forecast, Buggy App

    I love predicting times and and how it'll snow/rain but I am forced to disable any kind of location based tracking because it runs 100% of the time even when I select only when using the app and deselecting options in the all settings. Also everything I open it the app pressures me to turn on locations...why would I want to drain my battery. Will look for something else

  • Good local weather

    There's many more features than before. My only complaints are that the color scheme is ugly and that the map is largely unusable due to a lack of labels

  • Love this app!

    Love this app!!! Best weather I I have ever had. When it says it will rain in five mins...count on watching it come down at that time!!! Perfect!

  • Amazing!

    Dark sky is the best weather app I've used. The best information display methods as well as as the most information I've gotten from an app. Awesome!

  • Easy, Accurate, Buy It Now

    Sometimes I'll get an alert that says something like "will start drizzling in 5 minutes." I look out the window and all looks clear so I raise an eyebrow at Dark Sky. Darn if it doesn't suddenly start to look like it's going to rain and then in 5 minutes, eerily as predicted, it starts to drizzle. I don't know how it does it but I love how easy and accurate this thing is. SO very worth the nominal cost for such pinpointed, hyper-local weather forecasts. Funny to mention randomly in passing to a family member, "gonna rain in 5 minutes" and then they ask you later how you knew. :-)

  • Delayed forecasting. Not worth it

    Dark Sky waits until it actually snows or rains to start predicting. If you want an app to forecast the weather get Weather Underground or Accu Weather. Plus they're free. Very disappointing.

  • Couple of things

    I just wish the status bar were not black as this harkens back to iOS 6 and just looks really ugly and out of place. Also, I am always deeply confused by the radar section of the app. First, when moving the map around there is no way to get it to recenter on your location (the refresh button in the upper-left should do this). This is really annoying and leads to a lot of needless scrolling back and forth. In addition, playing the radar animation is not very intuitive as the current point in time is not very clearly delineated from the past and future. I hit play on the radar and see hours of past weather that I don’t really care about — I want to see maybe the past hour or so and as far in the future as possible. As is, the radar view is kind of a mess. That said, the app’s overall functionality and design are great, and its rain-predicting capabilities are indispensable. I just wish the radar view were less difficult and the = ghost of iOS 6 could be exorcised.

  • Dissapointing!

    I bought this app to compliment my new Apple Watch as every article I read said its a must own for the watch... It doesn't work right with the watch, doesn't predict the weather correctly, and is just an overall disappointment...

  • The best weather app!!!!!

    This app is accurate everywhere!!!

  • Best weather app out there

    Wow on the graphics and interface. Impressive.

  • Great app but confusing usability

    Love the look of the app but navigation is tricky and I have to stumble upon the different options. Still use it regularly.

  • Inaccurate weather reports

    Lately this app has been unreliable. When there is no sign of rain, I get alerts that it is raining. Right now I am in the midst of a heavy thunderstorm, and the app thinks it is partly cloudy out.

  • Can't find location sometimes, unit issues

    There is a weird issue where location cannot be located sometimes. Also, it would be great if the watch can stop showing Fahrenheit when my phone app is set to Celsius!

  • Much improved

    The app is a little overconfident with its estimates, but it's really well done and a delight to use.

  • Great app

    I have loved this app from the first time I downloaded it. No it's not always right. Name one person who guesses (predicts) the weather that is always right. But I have seen it guess that it would rain in 5 mins and it did. Or at least in 3-7 mins it did. Great job in the weather prediction app.

  • Not accurate

    Not accurate in my region

  • Finally!!

    A weather app that actually predicts rain, snow, etc with impressive accuracy and timing. Amazing!!! =)

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