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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.
Category Price Seller Device
Weather $3.99 The Dark Sky Company LLC iPhone, iPad, iPod

(Dark Sky is available in the US, UK and Ireland.)

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.


This app is going downhill fast
it’s Only Me

I used to love this app, but it’s now seriously bad at providing any useful info on snow storms. The last 2 storms that have dumped multiple inches even feet of snow don’t get predicted in the hourly view, which is garbage


It’s amazing how completely wrong it is about the weather though I’ll give you this, it is consistently wrong....

Accurate Weather Predictions

Really pretty good @ predicting weather! You can really count on it!

Something is up
come on GLU

So I’ve used this app for years now and for the past couple months things such as rain chances and the radar being cut off and glitchy is really confusing me because this used to be a very sleek, accurate app. Will still continue to use but just wanted to bring it to light before I increase my rating. Update: deleting app. These issues have persisted. The accuracy just isn’t there anymore. I have to look at the radar and guesstimate on where and when the storm will hit. The charts are not accurate. 20% chance and it’s pouring outside.

Great Weather Advisory and Maps
Mike Wyckoff

Dark Sky gives us plenty of notice when storms are brewing and headed our direction. They have the best animated precipitation map of anything I have used. It is very accurate and gives you more time in the loop to visualize where the storms are and where they will be for the next hour ahead of time. Thanks for making an app that actually works with incredible performance. These news channel apos out there are all the same and just can’t seem to crunch the weather data like Dark Sky can.

Usually wrong

This app used to be fantastic before the company was acquired; I used to marvel at how accurate it was at predicting the next hour’s weather for my exact location. Now it just seems to give weather by zip code and so it’s wrong more often than not. For example, right now it says “no precipitation” where I am but it is snowing, and even my local TV station predicted snow. It’s a waste of time, really.

Lack of updates

Since Apple has acquired DarkSky the updates have slowed down to a halt. They plan to stop supporting it by the end of 2022 yet are still selling an app that will stop working.

Dark sky weather

I like being able to look up the predictions of weather, snow, ice, etc. it is also interesting to see the weather that each of our adult children are experiencing! Thank you.

great but needs a widget!
Rachel D.

I love this app. It’s been on the front page of my homescreen for ages. But why does it not have a widget? I like having a weather widget so I use the one for apple’s native weather app… but I would so much rather have a Dark Sky one. Seems like a huge oversight! A weather app is exactly the kind of app that should have this available in my opinion. Would love to see this added.

ping molley

Very reliable.

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