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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 2,854 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 2,854 Votes. This version 4.1.2 has an average rating of 3 based on 388 Users.

Your device must have atleast 3.9 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

More Description


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.

What's New on this version 4.1.2

- Disabling Location Services will no longer cause the app to yell and curse at you.

- Fixed a problem where the app would occasionally report rain when there wasn't any (most often at night).

- Fixed an erroneous warning of notifications being disabled.

- Some minor bug fixes that, as a coder, are too embarrassing to list.


  • Weather
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Support Languages

  • English, American


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

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Used to be?

    It used to be spot on, but with the recent "upgrades", it lets me know that it's drizzling with clear sky and 100 degrees?

  • Decent weather app, not worth paying.

    Not as user friendly as other weather apps. Yeah it tells you (and even alerts you) if it's going to rain in the next hour, but that seems to be its only selling point and even then it's not very accurate. Save your money and stick with the weather channel app or intellicast.

  • Don't buy

    This is the worst weather app I've ever used. It's pouring right now and it is telling me there is no chance of rain. Don't waste your money!

  • No Landscape Mode on iPad

    The old version (before iOS 7) had landscape mode, this one does not. This is (and really was) one of my favorite apps and a replacement for the stock weather app. I hate having to rotate my iPad every time I open this app. It's the only one I use that doesn't orient when rotated. The radar animations are super choppy, regardless of network speed. They used to not be. I took off 2 stars for the issues above. Otherwise, it's an informative app.

  • Awesome App!

    Incredibly accurate. Love this app!

  • Complete Overhaul

    App does NOT function properly. Whenever I manually enter a location it will not even bring up the information however it will keeps redirecting me back to the location page. App needs a complete overhaul and look. Very basic and honestly useless. Doesn't work properly therefore makes me question the stability and accuracy.

  • Not accurate at all. No support.

    App used to be accurate but now notifies me of rain at my old residential address that is 25 miles away even though I do not have any references in my phone for that location. (I have location services on).Support from developer is nonexistent.

  • Was Great

    This app used to my favorite. It was very accurate and I used it over my other weather apps. Now the app isn't accurate at all I hope they change it back to the great app it was

  • Awesome stats, but not pretty

    Excellent and refreshing look at weather data. Needs a makeover in appearances though. :)

  • Predictions aren't reliable anymore

    I liked the app initially but something changed and now the predictions aren't as good. Multiple times I've seen a zero or very low chance of rain and then been rained on. I also recently notice a discrepancy in the hour-by-hour details and the weekly forecast. For instance, there's a 100% chance of rain today, but the 24 hour forecast only has one peak at 13% and then no rain at all...

  • Superb, excellent at-a-glance

    All the weather info I need at a glance. Clearly, completely and ACCURATELY conveyed.

  • Used to be great

    But the quality has greatly fallen off. Hopefully they can mount a comeback.

  • DOES NOT WORK: It’s Wrong, About Everything, 85% of the Time

    Its rain forecasts are so poor, when it IS right, it’s just a matter of luck. Temp forecasts are always off by 8 degrees — every single day — when “simple-minded” apps that just use the National Weather Service forecasts are off by no more than one degree.

  • Nice interface, but forecast always wrong

    I like the layout of this app. However, it's just always wrong. It will say things like currently it's drizzling or light rain, when it's bone dry. Forecast will call for things like light rain which never happens. I live in the southwest, and we only ever get dry weather or torrential downpours during thunderstorms. Forecast high temperatures are 5-10 degrees off. The radar map can be really slow. Don't waste your money.

  • Very disappointed

    This used to be a very good app. It looks that too many fixes have done it in.

  • Great but...

    I turned off location services because I need battery life, and wish that Dark Sky would let me just enter a zip code and be happy. Instead it kicks me back to the zip code screen every 10 seconds to say location services are off. This is needlessly annoying and makes the app almost impossible to use.

  • Favorite weather app

    Beautiful and efficient interface. On one screen you get most everything you need to know but somehow it's not cluttered. Not sure why other people are complaining. App works fine for me.

  • Fantastic

    Extremely accurate with a lovely UI.

  • So so application and terrible weather

    The application is ok but certainly nothing great. However, the main selling point would be the information to keep one from getting caught out in the rain. Hmmm. Walking yesterday in downtown louisville. Application says now rain for at least the next hour and the closest rain is 9 or so miles away. Guess what I was experiencing a 20 minute downpour. Application deleted and I just wish I could get my money back.

  • I agree this USED to be a great app

    This version is not to be confused with the PREVIOUS version of this app which was perfect, 5 stars plus. Simple, quick and accurate this the former version was a pleasure to use and I recommended it to dozens of friends. $4 for what it provided was a bargain. The new version is buggy, frustrating to use and nowhere as useful as the previous version. I do hope the developers will read this and fix the problem so I can start recommending this app again. As it is now I cannot recommend it.

  • Amazingly accurate at exact location.

    This morning when I check the weather it was raining outside my window. I have seven other Weather apps they all said it wasn't raining except this one. This app said it would only be raining for another 15 minutes and sure enough 15 minutes later the rain had stopped. When I checked weather radar the actual cloud that was raining was less than a half mile wide. All other apps seem to give rain stats for a whole city, only .1% of a city is in rain so they say 0%.

  • Beautiful weather app!

    Well-designed and simple to use. A few suggestions: please make the maps faster and more fluid; I noticed some lagging and lack of responsiveness. Also, the app icon is kind of ugly. Make it gray! That way it will match the user-interface of the app.

  • Works, sorta

    Honestly, when I bought it I didn't expect it to predict rain as it promises, but I thought it would be interesting to see it try. Honestly: it sorta works, depending on how you define "works." I've had it tell me it would begin to rain in one minute, and the rain appears 25 minutes later. More often, like today, I've had it warn me it would rain soon, a couple of minutes after the rain starts. I got to admit, that is pretty remarkable, but if you're expecting this app to warn you precisely when raindrops will start to fall so you can take shelter in advance, OF COURSE it will not; the microclimate you live in is too small and too local and too unpredictable for it to track. It's an interesting curiosity but I can't see that it makes any big contribution to my life as far as getting me wet, or keeping me dry.

  • Ridiculous! Don't waste your time or space on your phone!!

    This app is a joke!! It signals me that rain is starting soon when there isn't a cloud in the sky!! And right now?? It's telling me "mostly cloudy this morning" - no mention of rain - as I sit on my back porch with a cup of coffee and watch the rain coming down!!! Deleting it now and would advise anyone considering it not to bother!!

  • Mr.

    Found this app very inaccurate

  • My favorite

    Dark Sky is an incredibly useful background app! I love it - it's very accurate.

  • Decent, needs severe weather alerts

    I like the rain notifications; they are very accurate when stationary, less accurate when driving. The app would be much more useful if it also gave me push notifications for weather alerts at my current location. I also wish the app showed "Next 24 hours" like, right under the current temperature.

  • Contradicts itself

    It's a great idea, but poor execution. For instance it notifies me of light rain, I open the app which says no rain for the next hour. Huh?

  • Issues

    The data is consistently wrong. It always hotter than this app forecasts. The radar is broken and cannot do a smooth, consistent loop Is there anyone there doing any basic QA?

  • Powerful Precipitation Prediction

    Living in an area with frequent rain, Dark Sky is an app I use daily! Strictly anecdotally, I find the alerts of impending precipitation are accurate within about five minutes the vast majority of the time. Super handy and highly recommended.

  • Clean interface, poor predictions

    Great interface but the real selling point is its ability to warn you of rain. Over the last few months it's warned me a few times, and even told me it was raining twice. Bone dry every time.

  • Pretty. And pretty useless.

    Alerts me to nonexistent drizzle, but then fails to notify of an impending torrential rain. What’s the point?

  • Rain data diff from web

    Unlike many others, I love the new interface AND design - but a weather app is only as good as the data... and the precipitation values in the app are different from the website! I contacted the developer over 2 weeks ago re the discrepancy between data on the app and web, but there has been no apparent action to fix it.

  • Unreliable

    Dark Sky in So. Calif. is not accurate, it may tell me it's raining without a cloud in view or I'm standing in a drizzle without a Dark Sky warning. A outdoor photography review was way off. From other reviews here and what I initially experienced, it got less a reliable.

  • Accurate forecasts...great app.

    I really like Dark Sky. I like the very specific forecasts and the design, especially the little views for precipitation and cloud cover. It needs to have a better way to get to more details like wind and humidity details, or the maps; there is a lot of blank space, especially on the iPad. I think there is a lot of room for more detailed weather information, like a map view for visible clouds or more graphs for wind and humidity. Yes, the old version was better in a lot of ways. The app is a bit harder to use now. Still the best though.

  • Yes.

    This app is awesome. Enough said.

  • Not worth it

    The app actually contradicts itself. On one page it says light rain right now and for the next hour. On the next page it says rain starting tomorrow morning. Huh? The second page is full of graphics but you can barely make out the print for the times. Don't waste your money. Too basic and too many shortcomings. Almost useless. Deleting.

  • Battery hog due to REQUIRED GPS on all the time

    Bring back the original app before it was completely ruined by adding a bunch of junk we don't want or need. There are plenty 7 day forecast app, leave that to them. This app requires location (GPS) to be turned on, and will NOT function if turned off. Battery hog. Last thing I need is a big storm in my area and this poorly written app drains the battery. This app shows how it's possible to take a 5 star app and turn it into a 1 star app. Update: July 15, 2014. Location bug is still not fixed. App useless unless location services is turned on, which drains any iPhone battery. What's wrong with you guys? Is it that hard to fix a simple location problem? Guess so, and the reason your app went from 5 stars to 3 and dropping. Time to listen to your customers... August 1, 2014. Location bug still not fixed. The app is worthless as sometimes the initial GPS fix location is way off. Paid good money for the app, which the developer ruined. Download RainAware and delete this piece of trash.

  • Location, location, location

    As others have noted, after some update the app started using location services almost constantly. Turning off the app location access in iOS settings doesn't help as it constantly complains about needing access and resets to the landing page. It's a shame- I used to really like this app but now it is essentially useless!

  • Nice app but missing a feature

    I like the app however I would like a hourly forecast.

  • Still waiting on an update...

    The radar is still extremely slow to load and is very glitchy, and the app's accuracy, I feel, used to be a lot better before the redesign. There are many times when the app forecasts no rain at all, while it is raining. Then, 15 minutes later, the graph updates to show rain, both at present and for the next hour. Notifications frequently fail to push as well. It's hit or miss with this app. But unfortunately, because of that, the app cannot be relied on, and is essentially worthless.

  • Not impressed, not accurate, rip off

    It has a nice design & layout but the principle functions are lacking accuracy. The rain alerts are almost always wrong. The forecast is drastically incorrect. I would like my money back

  • ⛔️WTH!!!⛔️

    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 colors, font, and composition! Please provide the old dark style and exact layout, it would be much appreciated! Even as an in-app purchase! Very bad news! ❌👎👎👎❌

  • Waste of Money

    After reading a tech article talking about what a great app this is and how it accurately predicts rain, I bought it. I've had it for a few months now and it has never been accurate; neither has it ever accurately shown my location. It's worthless in my opinion.

  • Location Services Always On

    This app requires location services constantly which drains the battery super fast. No app should require your location constantly. The developer does not appear to be using background app refresh which would allow the app to periodically update itself and check your location. Even though this uses location services constantly, the app still has to update when launched and often times has an inaccurate location. Disabling location services makes the app unusable as it throws an error and kicks you out of the forecast even though it supposedly allows for manually entered locations. The radar functionality is cumbersome to use and the alerts seem to only send once at the beginning of the storm and never again. Like light rain in 4 minutes and then it downpours 20 min later and there was no update. Very disappointing for a paid app.

  • Great app

    Best weather app. Interface could use some tweaking to make simpler but minor complaint.

  • Love it, but

    Love this app but it needs a temperature app badge.

  • False notifications not worth the money.

    I've had this app for a little over a week and I've noticed that the alerts of pending rain are not accurate. Today, I must have received three erroneous alerts of precipitation in my area and not a drop. I never owned the previous version, but can definitely say this version is not worth the cost.

  • Better off looking at radar

    You can get a more accurate forecast looking at radar than following the dark sky forecast. Save your money.

  • Waste of Money

    I have all notifications on, as well as location services yet it rarely ever tells me when rain is coming. When it does, it's wrong. Useless.

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