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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
3.5 based on 3,080 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 3,080 Votes. This version 4.2 has an average rating of 4.5 based on 177 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

- iOS 8 Today Widget for a quick glance at the next hour's weather.
- Better, more detailed base maps that let you zoom all the way down to your neighborhood.
- Improved map loading that is way faster and less buggy.
- iPhone 6 optimized layout.
- Overhaul of the current condition graphics, with the addition of clearer humidity and pressure dials.
- Lots of little bug fixes and design tweaks.
- Pumped Up the Jam by at least 20%.

And with that, I'm off to take a nap. Don't forget to rate the app!

(P.S. Still no landscape mode for the iPad. Please don't hate me. I'm so so tired.)

Recent Reviews and Comments

  • Sucky

    Revert to version 3 please.

  • 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.

  • Portrait only?

    I never use my iPad in portrait orientation. The fact that this works only in portrait view should be prominently displayed in the description. It's a deal-breaker for me. Too bad, looks like an otherwise nice app.

  • Excellent app, widget is rough

    Big fan of the app and the service, it gives you just the right current info so you can be ready for the weather. But, the widget is rough... It's worth some analysis, because I believe they can do better: Vertical space in the today screen is precious, yet the Dark Sky widget takes up a lot of unnecessary space with a ugly "open in Dark Sky" button and way to much empty padding below. Why not simply add a little circle (i) info button to the right and tighten up the spacing below? Or make an optional graph of perception if you're going to the trouble of taking up that much Today screen real estate? Or simply allow double tapping of the text to open Dark Sky--like the Swarm app does with the venue text--we're smart, we'll figure out how to open the app. There are many widgets that take very little vertical space, the developer should study the marketplace and refine the Today widget. It may seem nit picky, but you're charging a premium price for this app, and it deserves a widget that is a match for the otherwise excellent design within the app.

  • Great Updates!

    Radar has been greatly improved plus some good UI improvements. Dark Sky is back to being my favorite weather app!

  • Interesting App but Portrait view only on the iPad

    It supports only the location you are presently at and the portrait only view on the iPad is a big issue. It will probably be good on an iPhone.

  • Ignore widget complainers

    The developers got widgets exactly right. It should be a quick peak at weather when you're busy doing other things on your phone. If you need tons of details about the weather, you can still open the app! I don't want my Notification Center to be filled with a bunch of charts and icons, just the necessities.

  • Great, but a widget suggestion...

    Really really in love with this app. Honestly though, knowing if it'll rain within the next hour is nice, but it'd be more helpful to me if the new widget let you know whether or not it will rain at all that day. I need a quick way to find out if I should bring an umbrella to work. No need to remove the next hour part, just a small change. Some examples would be like, "light rain today, no precipitation within the hour," or, "no precipitation today." Idk just seems like it would be more actually helpful that way.

  • Better

    Getting better. the widget is nice gives current conditions but be nice if it did the high/low temp of the day/night as well. The option to pick feels like temperature or actual current temperature would be nice

  • Amazing App

    Although I'd love to have landscape on my iPad some day, it can wait. Doesn't kill me to turn it. And, I love that I can leave my car windows open and listen for the sound of impending rain from my phone. Another reviewer who "needs to be made a fan again" needs to get real instead. Only 2 stars because of an optional feature? Really?? Looking forward to trying it on iOS 8 soon. Not sure how this can be monetized but as one of my favorite apps, I'm sure Google will snatch it up too and ruin it so enjoy it while you can.

  • BHB

    It is only okay! The up to the minute forecast is reliable somewhat, but the little item right below the forecast that tells where rain is in your area is almost always wrong (according to the radar!) .

  • Dark Sky

    What fun! Great and useful app.

  • Weather data is great, app not so much

    I'll agree with other reviews that the Today widget is poorly done. It doesn't match the UI of Notification Center, the data provided isn't all that useful, and there's no way to open the app from the widget. Seems like they rushed to get something “done” instead of waiting until it was done well. But my biggest complaint has existed since the redesign of the app for iOS 7. Despite numerous requests for a fix, the developers have not realized that **there is no way to center the map on your current location**. This means you're constantly required to drag to find your location. Annoying to do when zooming in. And if you want to explore weather elsewhere on the globe, good luck getting back to your location without a lot of trial and error and dragging. One simple omission (which if I remember correctly existed in the pre-iOS 7 version) makes the map frustratingly unusable.

  • I want to see Celsius

    Changed the setting so the app shows weather info in Celsius, but not the widget. I want it to be same as the app.

  • iOS 8 notification widget shockingly ugly

    I purchased this based on the assumption that the iPhone widget would be as gorgeous as the app. Wow - sadly mistaken. The developer needs to take the daily graph from the app and just use that for the notification widget. I understand he's tired, and it really shows.

  • Right on the money, and Beautiful.

    In West Tennessee, I've rarely had problems with it in the past, and none since the update. Saying "It works" isn't enough—by all means, the description sounds unbelievable. But it does work: the predictions work, down to the minute. The notifications work. Everything works! In a weather app! If you think that's boring, you haven't used any other weather apps. Also, not for nothing: it's fast, too.

  • Missing features important to me

    Looks great on iPhone 6. I like the simple widget. The new moisture dial is awesome. But missing info and features important to me, I can't bring myself to give it full stars. I still use it, but I hate having to have a backup weather app for these conveniences. I want to make DarkSky my only weather app!! Here are the features I'd love to see someday. Then I can ditch the other apps (WeatherLine and Weather Underground). 1. Instead of just rain, adding thunderstorm forecasts would be great. It looks like just doesn't support storms. :( This is where I have to refer to Weather Underground... 2. More data points on the 24-hour line graph. Maybe one data point every three hours? The way it is right now, it's difficult to predict what temp might be, say, 4-5 hours from now. Often, the next 6 hours' temps are important for planning. This is where I have to refer to WeatherLine... 3. Button on radar screen to zoom back to your current location from wherever you were browsing. 4. Easier way to switch between locations. Also, love how easy this is with WeatherLine.

  • Great weather app for rainy areas

    From the beginning, the idea of “will it rain in the next hour” appealed to me. First when I lived in areas with bad storms. Next when I took a motorcycle trip across the country, with the app automatically tracking my travels. And now living in the PacNW. It’s amazingly accurate, and continues to see regular updates years later. While occasional bugs have shipped, this small indie developer is always quick to respond with a fix.

  • Great new updates

    Been purchasing this app as a gift to my friends since it came out. Thanks for the hard work and awesome features!

  • New widget

    Was really excited that you guys were coming out with a widget, but super bummed now that I see it. Really ugly. Doesn't match anything. Not very useful.

  • Required for rain and pleasant for all weather.

    In my experience one can open and close an umbrella to Dark Sky's guidance. Glad to see the graphics updated for iPhone 6/6+. Widget needs some work to be valuable. How about the weather line without looking like the Yahoo widget?

  • Excellent

    This app works wonderfully for me. Yesterday I was sitting with a large group on an outside deck at a restaurant when Dark Sky alerted me to impending rain. I checked the app, and it looked like a small rain followed by a 30 minute gap and then a lot of rain. After the small rain came and went, we headed inside (takes a while with 19 people) and watched the rain from the comfort of indoors. Without it, we almost certainly would have been outside when the downpour hit. Sure, it's not perfect. I've had it say its pouring when it's dry and vice versa. That's the nature of weather. It's an imprecise science. Dark Sky is very useful and right often enough that its worth having. It also does a great job of answering the "should I run to my car in this rain or wait for it to slow down" question. Want to know if that ominous sky means you are about to get wet? Buy this app. Joel

  • Great update!

    Awesome new update for iOS 8.1!

  • Still great

    The app is a little confusing, but the addition of a widget and super solid notifications makes it awesome.

  • ahhh, widgets <3

    nuff said.

  • Must Have Weather App

    I have tried a million weather apps. Most of them have ads or really awful interfaces. Dark Sky is just the app I've been waiting for. It is simple, looks great and have push notifications that warn you of impending weather. The radar is really nice and have a slick way of moving through the next hour to see how the weather will be moving. All my other weather apps have been removed from my devices.

  • 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.

  • Awesome app

    Great iOS 8 update

  • Amazing service.

    I use Dark Sky every day, and it's quite good. Can't imagine how I lived without it.

  • Super accurate rain prediction down to the minute

    There's nothing like the first time Dark Sky notified you, and then the first drop hits your head a minute later. This app's not just's essential.

  • Awesome

    This app is a must if u are outside constantly. Has save me from rain several times. Love it.

  • Great hyper-local weather app

    I use I often. More accurate in terms of providing local weather reports than the built-in Apple application. Still, I'm looking forward to more improvements.

  • Location required?

    I prefer to manually add locations. The current version just keeps asking me to turn on location. Please make that optional again. Location turned on is additional pressure on my lousy iphone 5 battery. I travel to many various places. I don't care what the weather is there, just at home.

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