Dark Sky Weather

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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.

(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 and the next week, 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.

Dark Sky Weather App Description & Overview

The applications Dark Sky Weather was published in the category Weather on 2012-04-16 and was developed by Jackadam. The file size is 19.58 MB. The current version is 5.3.0 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

- Fix for Widget layout issue in iOS 11
- Fix for complication reloading issue on Apple Watch
- Misc other small things and whatsits.

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Dark Sky Weather Reviews

Island Life

It works beautifully! 🙂  Island Life  5 star

Dark Sky is fantastic! I get clear forecasts and prompt weather alerts that are more accurate than I’ve seen with other weather apps. Great payment model free of the rip-off subscription plans other services demand. Beautiful user interface, informative Apple Watch complications, and rock solid reliability- what more can we ask of a weather app. Do yourself a favor and get Dark Sky. It’s worth it.


great app  juiceman401  4 star

below review from a while ago still applies. excellent app, but think it over - thank you for your work! — would be nice to have advisories open within app, instead of web browser. thank you!

bill cole lecter

Like it so much bought it twice  bill cole lecter  5 star

I loved it on my Android but my Android didn’t love me. Switched to the 8 and purchased it again...immediately


Waste of time  johnc999  1 star

Simple interface because it doesn't have any features. No radar is a show stopper.


Apple Watch compilation still broken  boukou9  3 star

The apple watch compilation still fails to display weather data. This has been an issue for over a year. The recent update did not fix the issue, even though it states it did.


Very good. iOS 11 quirk  McWetty  4 star

It keeps asking me to give it permission to ALWAYS allow location data but in settings, that's not an option. Not sure about that one.

Call me Gideon

Wonderful on phone, complication useless on watch  Call me Gideon  2 star

Top marks for this app on my phone but it’s now useless to use on my watch. The complication is completely broken. It will not display the correct temperature. It will not change the temperature as the day progresses. The time travel function will not change or fix the problem. Opening the app on the watch will provide the correct forecast but as soon as you back out of the app it will not display that up-to-date temperature on the watch’s complication. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app and have triple checked the settings but all to no avail. The complication is completely broken and useless.


Don’t let “editor’s choice” fool you  Tonfry  1 star

The slow/late update cycle would be excusable if the updates that do ship weren’t so frequently plagued with major regressions. The app no longer allows me to set location permissions to “always” which appears to break features like sending barometer readings and allowing my watch complication to update (either way the watch complication is broken). I’m not sure what else will break... will notifications work properly? I simply don’t know. For a high profile paid app, I’m disappointed. Dear dev: are you interested in offering test flight access? QA seems to be lacking.


Fixed Issues (sort of)  Repo2  4 star

Watch complication is still iffy. I get that the complication on a face probably doesn't/can't update itself always all the time, but I feel like if I tap it to open the app, it should reflect what the app says afterwards immediately. It takes various amounts of time for the complication to actually update (if I'm lucky enough to get a number and not the logo). I'm also getting lots of "forecast temporarily unavailable" but then my forecast pops up. Is it unavailable or is it just loading?


No option for “always” in location services?  ADillon22  2 star

Been using this app for a while, and set it up so at 6:30 every morning I’d get the day’s forecast either on my iPhone or Apple Watch. With latest update, the option to always have location services running is gone; now it’s either never or while using the app. And with that, no more morning forecast. Would normally consider this app to be 4-5 stars, but not if this option has been removed ...


Elias Cohen CognitoCohen 3 star

We're not going to be easing our way into fall this year. Say hello to "The Big Dark" via @usatoday


Roy Miller zyor2010 3 star

“The Big Dark” 5,000-mile long '#RiverInTheSky' to Deliver #HeavyRain, #FeetOfSnow to #Northwest! via @usatoday


Gaz Haman gazhaman 3 star

@NomadicAdam Tempting to do something similar, though I already have a weather app that slags me off!


Great app  whoispaulallen  5 star

I don’t write many reviews - but this app is worth the money.


Amazingly accurate  leeston  5 star

I’ve loved dark sky for years! Easy to use super, accurate! Forget those other want to be weather apps!!

Mighty Little

Dark Sky Review  Mighty Little  5 star

Excellent app. Spot on weather forecasting. Dependable with an interesting good map function. Accurate hurricane forecasting


Needs an update  apcox93  3 star

While I enjoy the app I feel it needs something new now. Also, the widget is totally broken with iOS 11.


iOS 11 widget and Apple Watch  teletranuno  3 star

I used to rely on dark sky as my weather app. Since iOS 11, the widget has unpredictable behavior (tapping “show less” doesn’t actually collapse the widget and the tapping show more expands the widget far beyond the content) and the Apple Watch face complication has stopped updating (it now just displays the dark sky icon) I want to love the app, but these two issues are annoying to no end. For now, I use the standard Apple weather complication and I use 3D Touch on the phones stock apple weather app. Hoping for an update soon.


Best weather complication for watch  graymatter45  5 star

While it provides good weather information so do others. Where Dark Sky stands out for me is in it’s complication for the watch, not only showing current temp and forecast but next sunrise or next sunset which ever is next.


The importance of Wind  chromecoat  5 star

Dark Sky gives wind speed and direction data. Our house right now has wildfires to the west and to the east. It’s reassuring and vital information to see hourly reports on wind speed and direction. So far the wind has not shifted in the direction of our house. So far so good!

Noah 3988

Great app  Noah 3988  5 star

Amazing app, works great. I love the layout and design. Functionality is amazing as well. Overall amazing app


Excellent  Clegger14  5 star

Simple and accurate with regular support, this is everything you could ask for in a weather app. Great job Dark Sky team, keep it simple and working as well as you have!


Excellent App  J29.sp  5 star

By far the most detailed and beautiful precise weather to your location that keeps getting better over time. Keep up the great work and updates coming.

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