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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.



Gotta say this is the most inaccurate weather app.

Love it

Never thought I’d pay for a weather app but it’s always more accurate than the default weather app on my phone and...more importantly it’s more accurate than my wife.

Snow not showing recently
Bollywood Sam

I’ve been using Dark Sky for years and loved it. But recently, since January 2021, snow predictions are not showing up by hour. It will typically show snow during the current hour, and then nothing the rest of the day/night. When clearly there is snow in the forecast, and the radar shows this, and the day shows inches of snow accumulation. We all rely on as much accuracy as possible, and it seems something is just not right with the hourly snow forecast. Please correct this and I wish to continue using Dark Sky for all the other great features. And return back to a 5 star rating.

The Best

Dark Skies is far and away the best weather app. When we lived in Florida, where rain showers happen off and on during the day, it was creepily accurate about when storms were staring and stopping. I don’t pay attention to any other forecasts.

Great info, IF ONLY the ALERTS function worked!

Used ~5 months. As other raters have noted, Dark Sky is generally a very useful app with accurate predictions. Only problem is, the Alert settings have zero provision for adjusting the alert tone or VOLUME (Apple iOS 14.4 disallows doing so from their Setting functions; only possible if App itself has this provision). Hence, in a highly fire-prone area, the “high winds at night” and “lightning predicted” are extremely important to us. But a soft musical chime does nothing whatsoever to awaken us to assume Firewatch; it can barely be heard in the daytime in a quiet room. The search goes on for a better Weather app which offers this functionality.

Fake reviews

This app work great for me. Wish I could pin this widget to the top like the original weather app

Where is the widget?
J Parker1

Disappointed in paying $4 for this...in the description is says there is a widget. I’m up to date on iOS and have 12 Pro and there is no widget. Also, it does not seem to handle snow forecast very well. What’s up with this and can I get my $4 back?!

Good app.

Add 10 day forecast

Dark Lies

This app is wrong more than it is right. There is a winter storm warning in the area for tomorrow calling for 8 to 11 inches of snow. This app says it will be partly sunny and no call for precipitation. It is still posting the winter storm warning from the NWS that totally contradicts the forecast. Just one example of the inaccuracy of the app.

REBECCA Mc attorney, elected official

Grateful for the easy to read, accurate hour by hour weather projections as well as week long forecasts , storm alters and ability to quickly alter to global locations