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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 3,107 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 3,107 Votes. This version 4.2.1 has an average rating of 4 based on 30 Users.

Your device must have atleast 6.2 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

Support Languages

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-to-minute predictions for the next hour and detailed 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 can send you an alert before it starts raining at your exact location. Even if you haven't opened the app in days, Dark Sky will know when you're in the path of a storm.


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.

What's New on this version 4.2.1

- For our UK users: the temperature in the widget now respects your choice of Celsius. God save the Queen!

- Various widget layout fixes. You'd think a simple line of text wouldn't have layout issues, would you? Welcome to my world, friend.

- A few other relatively minor tweaks.

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Demands you enable location services

    After a few updates on iPhone, it still will not allow you to view weather unless you give it permission to keep tabs on your location. Very suspect. It will allow you to search but will then interrupt with a popup demanding you enable location services.

  • Fix location services!

    I loved this app but it's constantly using location services even when the program is completely closed, instead of just when it's in use.

  • Great Design, just needs a badge!

    If I could only have one weather app this would be it. It is such a clean design and very accurate. I love the precipitation alerts and the weather map is the best I have ever seen. I wish they would put a temperature badge on the icon, though, so I could delete my other weather app that has that feature. :-)

  • wow thanks for updating

    Finally Centigrade!!! Very useful and special weather app.

  • great!

    great app! uses a unique approach that is clean and not too cluttered. but the best part is how accurate it is regarding precipitation. down to the minute.

  • favorite weather app

    I love this app, really helps me out. The widget in iOS8 is awesome too, very concise and does the job without a bunch of useless real estate usage.

  • Nice update

    Great addition to the widget. Thanks! Update: The PRECIP/TEMPERATURE panel needs some work. When toggling between the two, the Temperature won't refresh.

  • Widget really sensitive'

    Latest update made the widget really sensitive, at least that's how it feels now because before the update I could scroll up and down the notification page not have Dark Sky open up but now I'm accidentally opening up the app almost every time. Is it just me and I'm imaging all this??

  • Oct 30 update

    Seems this update messed up the widget. Now it reads "Light rain for the hour. Feels like..." Prior to this update it used to display the "feels like" temperature. Thanks

  • Thank you!

    Thank you for the iPhone 6 support, thank you for adding the widget and thank you for adding °C! I'd love it if there was a graph displayed in the widget as well.

  • The best weather

    This has been an excellent app. They've proved themselves with their precipitation predictions and have excelled at weather and forecasts with their Forecast web app. Now all of that is combined in the best-of-breed weather app.

  • Location nagging still not fixed

    Continuous location nagging -- still not fixed in this version -- makes the app basically unusable for anyone not wanting to provide their location. It was great for the month after I bought it, wish now I could get my money back.

  • Awesome weather app

    Dark Sky is my go-to weather application. The interface and rethinking of the way weather is presented fits my life perfectly. I think the new widget it phenomenal. Others have complained about its simplicity, but when I'm doing a quick check of the weather in the Notification Center, I don't need or want a ton of detail and clutter. If I want detail, I'll just open the app. I think it's great how quickly the app was updated to fully support the functionality of the brand new OS.

  • Great app. Widget needs help.

    Have always enjoyed the app. Love the 'down to the minute' forecast. After the update today, my daily widget won't show the temperature. Will say, "Overcast for the hour. Feels like..." Hope this helps for future update!

  • Nice....

    Living in western Oregon, an essential app. Simple, beautiful, and elegant. It's so accurate, it's spooky. Love it.

  • Sucky still

    Revert to version 3 please.

  • Excellent weather app

    Works well and appears to provide exact weather for my area, so far. Would like to see temps hourly instead 8 hr spread, as temps very changeable in mornings this time of year.

  • So so, not worth the $

    I have used so many weather apps, always looking for the one that works for me and is visually appealing. This app can't ever seem to find my location. It pops up every time saying that when I open it. And the app in general is geared really towards one who cares a lot about rain, when it will rain, and other minutiae. It's not a good weather app in the simple sense. The yahoo weather app is a good one.

  • Very nice and simple to use

    Three things: 1. Temperature in notification center still is shown in ferenhight although changed to celsius in settings. 2. Having different themes to chose from would be wonderful. 3. Very clever developer✌️

  • Accurate

    This app has been 98% accurate in many situations. Great app that works just as described. Buy it with the confidence that it will do as it says without any letdowns. Thank you, whoever made this app for making things much easier for one to be prepared on "rainy days"!

  • Notifications no longer work

    Great weather app, but its most useful feature, the notifications stopped working in the most recent update, so I had to reduce my rating to reflect this. I have the required location service enabled.

  • Best weather app out there. Period.

    The alerts are amazing and spookily accurate. Design is clean and beautiful. Love it.

  • Worth the money

    The best weather app on the market very accurate and clean. Love to use ! I recommend this to everyone

  • Please add more International Support

    Love this app, easily the best weather app, but I need international support for travel.

  • 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!

  • No longer accurate.

    This app used to be awesome! It'd notify me of upcoming rain. "Drizzle in 10 mins" and there it came, drizzle in close to the 10 mins. It was insanely accurate. BUT NOW.... It's telling me there's "no precipitation" when clearly it's raining hard outside. What happened to being able to report the weather?

  • Next hour widget

    I've been a fan of this app since it was first released a few years ago. It's a great companion to the default weather app providing a more detailed view of the immediate next few hours. It's nice to see they've added a widget to do today if viewbut it seems more like an early proof of concept edition. At the very least I'd like to be able to tap on the widget itself to lunch directly into dark sky. I don't think they need to do anything overly complicated here but it would be nice to have some visual representation in place of a line of text. Apples built in which it tells you the current conditions so doing something that would accompany that would be a welcome update.

  • Useful

    There's many more features than before. My only complaints are that the color scheme is ugly and the map has never been very legible. The newest update added a lot more detail but removed city labels!

  • Less and less accurate

    I live in an area where weather is not usually an issue, but when it is I rely on his app to schedule outdoor activities. As many others have written, this app used to be eerily accurate, often to within 15 seconds or less. But since moving to iPhone 6 and iOS 8, the app behaves in weird ways. One minute it will say "No precipitation for the next hour", and 3 minutes later a notification will pop up "Rain starting now" and "Rain for the next 45 minutes" while the sun is shining bright with, admittedly, some dark clouds in the horizon. Could the app be confused about my exact location? It reports the right address, but could it be reading the weather data for a different location? This has happened 4-5 times in the past 2 weeks (we're finally getting some much-needed rain in California), so I don't think it's a one-time glitch.

  • Great


  • Widget update

    Please add the ability to change the widget to Celsius.

  • Great again

    I was losing hope in Dark Sky, but this update shows that it has climbed back up to greatness. Information is accurate and the app can be reliably used.

  • Accurate weather

    This app is beautiful and accurate, but the widget needs work. It takes up too much screen space for being 'minimal', and the button that launches the app disappears after a few days on my iPhone 6, necessitating a manual app launch from the home screen instead. Otherwise, keep up the great work.

  • One Small Complaint

    I love how you can now set Dark Sky to use location service only when the app is running. But unfortunately it look as though Dark Sky requires locations services to always run to get notifications. If notifications would work with the setting at only using location services when the app is in use I'd give it a 5 star review. For everyone else if you don't like the widget get Check the Weather it has a better weather widget.

  • Is very cloudy at my neighborhood

    And the app don't show anything, you developers need to add the option for reload data at least every 2 hours or something like that because I have the same data the all week, is like the app only reload once a week.

  • Amazing, but Widget needs work

    My go-to weather app. My only complaint is the Widget for the Notification Center. It seems like a prototype right now. The 1-hour graph of precipitation is my favorite part of the application. If that was in the widget, I'd move it to the top of my Notification Center. Also, don't need a dedicated button to open the app; just make me tap on the content.

  • Dont buy darksky. It was great, no longer works

    This app was fantastic 6 months ago. Accurate and always picked up my exact location. It does neither now. Completely broken.

  • Used to be great

    At one point this app was amazing. It's now so inaccurate I can't use it. It's literally pouring rain outside and the app says "Next hour: no precipitation". Lol


    best weather app.

  • Excellent

    Beautiful, simple interface and the most accurate weather app I've ever used.

  • 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.

  • Weirdly inaccurate

    I live in the Washington DC metro area, so there is lots of weather data around here. This app has gotten very buggy and strange in the last few months. I keep waiting for it to improve, because I like the interface and the function. But the weather data is just plain wrong. For example, this app sends me push messages notifying me that drizzle is about to start and then when I open the app I see that no rain is predicted for the next hour or even the whole evening. Looking outside I see there is no rain, and radar shows that the storm is already pushed past. Or it may already be pouring rain and 10 minutes into the storm, the App finally pushes a message to me stating that light rain will be starting in 10 minutes. I really want this weather data to be accurate once again, because as I said I think the app looks nice and I like its functions. But lately it's become useless for helping me in my daily bicycle commute. Until they work out these bugs, I can't recommend this app.

  • Amazingly useful; best weather data

    *Update for iOS 8* The app is even better for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 screen (which I have). Also, the weather widget for the Today View is perfect. Gives me a small preview of the weather info I want, in an easily understandable way. --------- I've been using Dark Sky since the very beginning. The service for telling you when it's going to rain is amazing. It makes me wish I lived somewhere it rains more so it would get more use (I'm in SoCal)! The Forecast info is far more local and accurate in my use than the Apple built-in app that uses Yahoo data. And now with the redesign and extra features this is now my go-to weather app. Love it.

  • Still useless without location services.

    When I originally purchased this app, it worked fine without location services enabled. The last two releases have been entirely useless due to the constant nagging for GPS. I do not want to use the app with constant GPS power consumption. While this may offend the sensibilities of the developers, the opinions of the people who give you money should probably be taken into account to a greater degree than they are currently. It’s a trivial code change to provide a usable solution without GPS. Please do so.

  • Awesome

    Best weather app, by far. Widget needs more info though, maybe add the chart for the next hour?

  • Maps still look terrible.

    When you zoom out of the maps, there's very obvious tiling while it displays more radar weather. When you zoom in or out, the weather flickers as it updates itself for the new, zoomed scale. The terrain maps look really ugly, makes your hometown look unfamiliar, and suffer from pixelation while zooming in. And the opacity of the radar weather and the blending of the various colors look amateur. Also, why does it show the curvature of the earth? How is that helpful? I remember the Dark Sky maps before iOS 7, and everyone agreed they looked fantastic! But the developer have us no reason why they were changed. I have suspicion the new maps are not native Apple code, but instead a nasty HTML 5 web view. Pathetic.

  • I long for the old days...

    ...when this worked accurately. These days, it could be pouring rain and it will tell you that there is no precipitation currently or for the next hour. And you can't even shake your device to issue a correction to the developers like you once could. So sad.

  • So helpful

    I use this app daily and find it extremely accurate. Info is quick and easy to find with the new update. So helpful to be able to plan when to bike or bus, when to do that errand or outing in a day... Thanks for a great app!

  • 👍👍👍

    My favorite weather app in the Store. I got it for free during their promotional period so no $4.99 here😏 Great stat tracking for precipitation, seven day forecast layout is seamless and the design is stellar but simple.

  • Absolutely great app

    Great app.

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