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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
4 based on 7,355 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 4 based on 7,355 Votes. This version 5.1.7 has an average rating of 4.5 based on 401 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 5.1.7

Bug squishing:

- Fixed a bug that caused repeated nags when Location Services are disabled
- Map UI tweaks / bug fixes
- Some minor VoiceOver fixes
- Fix an issue with deleting locations
- Fixed an issue with dew point reporting incorrectly with Celsius units

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Not Accurate

    I am so disappointed in this app. At times it works down to the minute, however most of the time it is so wrong. I can't tell you how many times it predicted rain on a sunny day. Don't waste your money.

  • Very accurate

    The best weather app I've tried - very accurate.

  • Best weather app yet!

    This weather app has become my go to spot when ever I need to plan our day. Not sure how they get so accurate with their information but I can depend on it to tell me ahead of time how to prepare outdoor activities.

  • Dark Sky says...

    My friends have become accustomed to hearing me say, "Dark Sky says, 'rain in 10 minutes'". And then in 10 minutes it starts to rain. Location services have worked very well - even in a packed stadium. Thanks for keeping me dry!

  • Outstanding app

    Hands down, the best weather app out there. If it tells me it's gonna rain, almost 100% of time it does, usually within a few minutes of the predicted time and the same results when it stops raining. The accompanying watchOS app is very convenient and predictably, just as accurate. Without the benefits of Dark Sky, I'll just say that my dog and I would probably get a lot wetter than we do presently. It's accurate predictions enable me to take him out in between the showers or during light rain rather than getting soaked because we got surprised. I recommend this app to anyone who'll listen and will continue to do so.

  • Rain Predictions Not Granular Enough.

    I use 5 weather apps. I compare them seeking a reasonable forecast. It doesn't work very well. Weather forecasting is all over the place. I like Dark Sky, but the rain forecasting is ridiculous. When all the other weather apps are all predicting rain at 3 o'clock, Dark Sky will indicate rain for the whole afternoon. It needs to represent it's rain predictions in more granular way. It doesn't correlate with the 1-hour representation.

  • Really a great app

    I often joke that Dark Sky makes the weather. It's that accurate. The retro look is very, very slick, making it a fun pleasure to use. All the info you want is logically presented and easily read. The nay sayers must be miserable, unbearably picky people as this simple weather app beautifully gives us what we want and need in weather data. Nicely done folks!

  • As accurate as they get!

    No weather forecasting application is always 100% accurate, but I have found the Dark Skies is as accurate as they get. I live in Southern California and it has predicted rainfall within five minutes of the actual occurrence. I try to keep it even more accurate by submitting my own weather updates. I would highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to get a good look at today's weather and for the next week ahead.

  • Slight issue

    It's cool, I love it. Just one thing I would like to see, that the app will automatically update weather based on your location. There has been countless times where I am in a different city, and it's still reporting the weather in home town. I have to constantly open the app when I arrive at a different city, just to get the weather report.

  • New favorite weather app

    Really is an essential app; less buggy and ad filled than some others.

  • Amazing... Simple intuitive and accurate

    I am floored by the accuracy, bells and whistles, and ease of use. I have purchased many applications and who would one needs weather in AZ when the forecast is hot:-). It tracks hourly UV, humidity, wind and direction, precipitation and more. Great job folks, this app is worth the price and more.

  • A Simple 5

    I continually experimented with weather apps... and ended up with way too many. Why a simple 5? This is the only one I ever use.

  • The only weather app you will ever need!

    This app is amazing! I don't use anything else for my weather needs!

  • Best weather app

    This is by far the best weather app

  • Inaccurate as of late

    I've had this app since it first debuted and I can honestly say it's on a downward spiral due to inaccurate information. For instance, just this week the app was telling me that it was"lightly raining" at my location but the sun was out and not a cloud in the sky. It's been like that for the last couple of months. I've submitted an email to developers about a month ago and have not received a response yet. Too bad, this used to be a reliable app.

  • Great for coaches, outdoorsman, hunting, fishing

    This app does a great job of accurately warning you a few minutes before heavy weather approaches. It's invaluable to youth sports coaches, like me. I also use it for boating and fishing. It does seem to use your phone's battery more than if it's disabled, but it's worth it. This app has saved the day a few times for me! I wish they would add back the former feature of being able to set the threshold of precipitation before you are notified, that seems to have been removed.

  • Where's my water?

    I live in California, where we are currently in one of the worse droughts in history. Every morning I get an alert that a drizzle has either started or will start soon. I'm gonna go ahead and call BS on that. Especially since it never rains here.

  • Perfect local weather app

    My go to weather app. For forecasts and knowing if I need to take my umbrella to work.

  • Great weather App

    This a simple, fast, and accurate weather app. I use it everyday, love how app adjusts to your specific location. Radar function is easy to fine tune and once again accurate.

  • Great app

    It's always on point. Can count on this app for the right weather.

  • Great App

    I did a lot of research on weather apps and dark sky kept coming up as one of the best. After trying dark sky and many others, Dark Sky was the best of all. I particularly like knowing when it's going to begin and end raining. Worth the 3.99 price tag.

  • Great features AND accurate!

    I've owned this app for several years now and it's my favorite app! It lets me know when it is about to start raining based on my location. I'm an event planner and just had a client's corporate picnic for 750 employees last Saturday. I looked like a genius because I was able to inform my client how soon the thunderstorm would be at our location. I have 6 weather apps and this is the most accurate and best by far!

  • Dark Sky is the Best

    Amazingly accurate forecaster! My son intro'd the app to me and I've been using the app to the exclusion of the TV station apps.

  • Great weather app. Very accurate

    Always use it to plan my outside activities, particularly golf. Last night it indicated showers ending at 6 and beginning again at 830. I went to the golf course and got 18 holes in - course was empty and I was dry - until I got to my car!

  • Simply Brilliant

    The interface is simple but powerful. Best app ever when it comes to forecasting rainfall💧😊

  • Awesome

    This is the most awesome app that I've never paid for !!!

  • Awesome!

    Don't like the pulsing back orb at startup though.

  • Great app

    Works wonderfully but doesn't always show correct address location. Same house lists as one address in one part of the house and another in a second part of the house.

  • Love it!

    Great app! I've moved cross country, can get to know new weather patterns, and still see how people are back home with storm tracking.

  • Hyperlocal. Hyper accurate

    This is the best app when you just want to know "is it about to rain?" Get alerts to go roll up your windows, or bring in all the things.

  • Great app!

    Awesome app, constantly updating and seems to be pretty accurate. Great alerts, easy to use functions, however I think the radar portion needs various options, cloud cover, Doppler radar, etc maybe a few ways to tweak the app to personalize or even use it as your home screen. Otherwise a great reliable app!

  • Great UI and data!

    One of the only apps I've paid for! Most weather apps are crowded with nonsense information, but this one is straight to the point! I love it!

  • Great weather app

    Useful for anyone who goes outdoors

  • Worth paying for

    This is a great, accurate app that lets me plan my daily activities in accordance with the weather. Especially for those with sensitive skin, having quick and easy access to the UV index is a lifesaver!

  • Great

    Beautiful, accurate, uncluttered, focused on what matters to me most. This may be the perfect weather app.

  • Great app

    Best weather app out there but could be more accurate with the location for example I get a notification that it started raining but it just cloudy. On the other hand it saved my car seats because I did get the notification and went out side after it said downpour in one minuet I put my windows up got back inside said it's raining then within 30 seconds it started to pour. So that one time makes up for it but can always improve accuracy. I highly recommend it

  • Dark Sky

    Scary accurate.

  • Its RADAR is incredible!

    Brilliant app! In addition to actually telling me to cover the lawn furniture NOW, Dark Sky has a radar display that is much better than those that TV weathermen show. The "intelligence" of the app in predicting rain is brilliant.

  • LOVE Dark Sky

    I should be a brand ambassador for Dark Sky. It is my favorite app. I tell everyone who comments on not liking madison their weather apps about it. The design is gorgeous and easy to use and the weather info seems otherworldly (in terms of being correct). Can't say enough awesome things about it. --- from a woman who didn't even pay attention to the weather before getting this app (thanks for the notifications Dark Sky!!)

  • Great weather app

    I have found this app to be accurate and detailed enough to depend on it over other weather apps. Clearly the design is meant to keep you well informed.

  • Unbeatable

    If whether and when it's going to rain matters to you, get this app. Period.

  • Where's the Dew Point?

    It would be great if this app could add the dew point which would be helpful for outdoor exercise during summertime.

  • My "go to" weather app.

    First one I look at. Love the format, really accurate forecasts for the next hour.

  • Favorite weather app!!!

    I got this app about a year or so ago and I always use it! I definitely recommend it over all other weather apps



  • Perfect app for planning

    With accurate notification for coming rain/snow, this app becomes handy to avoid heavy traffic during bad weather, get the children and other stuffs inside the house without rush, save time and water in your lawn; you'll find multiple benefits using this app! Highly recommend!

  • Overall a terrific weather app

    I went from using multiple free weather applications to finally giving in and purchasing this about three months ago. I did so based on reviews and haven't regretted it since. Dark Sky is simplistic in its design and use and is easy to understand. Thanks to the recent update, you get even more information than just on when precipitation (i.e. rain or snow) will occur. The forecasts it gives are pretty accurate and I like the fact that Dark Sky relies on its own computer-oriented weather forecasting system. The app is literally like having your own weather station on your phone or tablet. The best part is the recent update which includes an hour-by-hour forecast feature and a manner in which people can report on rain or other bad weather conditions in their area. The phone and tablet widgets are great and I find them very helpful. Dark Sky is a simple, easy to use weather app whose developers not only listen to their customers but strive to be the best.

  • Awesome

    Have to say this is the best app I've ever had as far as weather, I love it when it rains and this is the most accurate.

  • Great app

    Very accurate and works everywhere. My go to weather app

  • Great App

    The most reliable weather app I've found. Worth the purchase. My only very small suggestion would be to have the weekly forecast be a little more colorful so it's more easily identifiable at a glance. Overall extremely accurate though!

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