Dark Sky Weather

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Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.)

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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.

Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based off of seasonal averages.

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 46.42 MB. The current version is 6.2 and works well on 10.3 and high ios versions.

- Dark Mode!
- A lot of bug fixes.

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Dark Sky Weather Reviews


Missed the snow  bkfj40  1 star

A friend recommended dark sky since I wasn’t happy with the reliability of weather underground and the local “meteorologists” The app called for 11-17”...we got 2”.


Very good app  ckddc  5 star

Very nice to have a weather app that is up Dated so easy. Very easy to read & lots of useful information. Thank You


Promising and gradually improving  85ZingoGTR  5 star

I decided to try out the app after reading many positive reviews and raves it has received and seeing their API used on Bim360 and a building management system. After trying it out for about a week, I have to say its a very interesting app but its missing some things. One major complaint I have is the fact that Government Issued Warnings and Severe Weather push notifications don’t work unless I put the app settings to Always use location services. With Weather Channel and AccuWeather apps, I receive weather push notifications when the location service settings are on “Only While Using”. Also, occasionally I get a random notification for a location I have been to several days back but am not there anymore. Another thing I would like to see is icons (or Skycons as you like to call it) for other common weather conditions like thunderstorms and hail. The only icons I see is different degrees of cloudiness, rain, or snow. I believe the accuracy can use some work too. Though the location pinpoint is very good. I think its a promising app though I use it to compliment my TWC and AccuWeather apps as these two are better at giving details and minor alerts like small craft advisories and gale warnings. But Dark Sky makes a nice precipitation notifier.


So very...  Notsewnek  5 star

Worth every penny.


Why does temperature map doesn’t work?  Mansourx197  3 star

When I bought the app I expect many great things and yeah the template the awesome map of rain , but after days I shocked that I found the temperature map but it’s kinda racist that it doesn’t work on the other side of the world only on USA 🇺🇸!!?


Dark hour has come to this app  TMekinist  1 star

Really sad to see that this app has gone down the toilet. Not accurate at all.


Please improve the radar.  RunBikeRun70  3 star

Initially, this was by far the most reliable of my 4 weather apps. At the present, I’m watching snow flurries fly in my area. The 3 other apps have a radar which depicts the current situation. Dark Dky? It’s clear as can be. Please update the radar. Thanks, Concerned User


Helped me keep fit this winter and last  datla  5 star

“Rain stops in 10 mins and starts in 55 mins” ... This level of forecasting helped me sneak out for a quick run and on most days still stay dry. Awesome work DarkSky team!


Becoming less reliable.  R80ies  2 star

I've had this app for a couple of months. It has been pretty reliable until recently. The forecast has been disappointing to say the least and when planning my day it has caused more headaches. Today for example 2/18/19 the forecast showed no precipitation. I see the dark sky (pun intended) and look at the app. It says Zero chance or rain. No more than 5 minutes later it's pouring. I open my app and viola it shows that it is raining. Very frustrating and I hope this is something that is addressed soon in updates.


Not worth paying for!  negril72  2 star

I’m not happy with this app at all.The Accweather app which is better and free puts this app to shame.


Dark mode  Chriis_M  4 star

It is here dark mode and it doesn’t disappoint. Looks amazing. Only thing now that I’d like is being able to tap the forecast button to bring you to the top


Bait and switch  Missoulafish  1 star

Bought this app because the website showed it as having a barometer. After buying it, I see it doesn't. Real helpful.


Would It Be Too Much Trouble To Add The Date?  Sudoku-Rick  3 star

Overall, the app works okay. It shows the day of the week, but it would be helpful to show the numerical date as well. For example, the app shows “WED” but “WED 02/13” or even “WED 13rd” or similar. If it is a setting I have missed, you have my apologies.


Was good, now not so much  Nan2Adam  1 star

First started using this app when it first launched. It was great! Could depend on it for early morning bike rides to hikes in the mountains. It was the most accurate weather app out there. Not long ago they changed format & it went down hill from there. With the recent update you could now have “dark mode” which does just that. Big deal! If your into weather just use Accu Weather...it’s free & the information is just as good if not better then this.


Great overall but the precip % is confusing  _zakray  3 star

The UI for precipitation % is relative, not absolute. So if the likelihood of rain is 50% at 9am - 100% at 10am - 50% at 11am, the graph will look the same as it will for 2% at 9am - 4% at 10am - 2% at 11am. As you can guess, this makes it impossible to tell at a glance what the actual likelihood of precipitation is until you look at the numbers, which sort of defeats the purpose of a graphical approach. If they fix this, I’d happily give a 5 star review. Would also be nice to be able to set a default stat to be displayed, whether precip % or otherwise.


Terrible  Sakuraluci  1 star

This is the worst. I paid for it too. Want my money back. It’s terrible at telling you current weather conditions. Says it’s raining or dry when it’s pouring snow outside.


Needs to show barometric pressure  discumber  5 star

I love the app. Very well organized and easy to read. I think there’s room to include the barometric pressure in the scroll menu. That’s the one thing missing.


Not accurate.  deathbyscrunchy  1 star

I’ve had this app for a while now and I’m really disappointed in the other inaccuracy of the weather data. As of this moment, the temperature is off by 4 degrees...it’s currently 34 and it DarkSky reports 38.


Everything is great  rawuu11  5 star


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Semi Dark Mode?  Maui Kid  5 star

2/8/19 - the new Semi Dark Mode looks very good, however a true Dark Mode would be way better for a variety of reasons. The upgrade does look nice and hopefully accuracy will be improved. Still worthy of 5 stars. Great app! 10/20/18 - Seems like the newest update is working as it’s suppose to. The app updates and information is accurate and reliable again. Still wanting a dark mode for the iPhones. Maybe someday. ———————————————— V6.x looks awesome! I’m sure a lot of work has gone into this update. I really like the smooth radar data. The last version of DS would always show clear skies on my watch even though it was raining hard. I hope all the problems have been fixed with DarkSky, because within the last year it has really been useless on a variety of levels. I’m giving it 5 stars based solely on the new UI and because I really trust this company that they are back on top. I’ll update in a week or so. Thanks for the update!!!


Second review  Techman82  5 star

This is my second review after using it for quite a bit now and it has improved, it's brilliant now since the update and very accurate and easy to understand with the graphs, arrows on map to show wind direction would be good, but that will probably get added, like in the graph in forecast, but it's a really good app I have to say.


New version not fit for purpose  M50bunny  1 star

Hi I am going to have to stop using dark sky even though I used to love it. The new version doesn’t work for me at all. In particular I can’t read the information that is presented in a small black circle with tiny white number. I am very sad to say goodbye to dark sky - it was a big and reliable part of my life Now because of your changes it is not longer fit for purpose Sadly James McLoughlin


It was great, Once Upon a Time.  leuco  3 star

I used to be able to rely on this app for hourly forecasts and warnings but, over the evolution of Dark Sky, it has become completely unreliable for this purpose. The radar can be hit and miss, and more often than not, doesn’t match actual weather. I’m sure it’s just a bug that will be worked out. I also find it much more difficult to navigate and to see basic information compared to earlier versions. I hope Dark Sky, returns to form soon as this was my five star weather app, once upon a time.


Most recent update  B_McC  2 star

Loved it until last update (Aug 2018) - now interface much more cluttered and less user friendly. Agree with the most recent similar reviews, sometimes less is more.


Awful update  Lauren_23  1 star

It’s much harder to tell when rain is forecast with the new app version :( the old app was perfect. Now I need to look for a new weather app :(


They had a nice app but they broke it  ArtXus  1 star

After recent update - they brokeit:( previously it had a nice modern: clean looking ui. After the update it looks like some monstrosity from deal past where sky is always dark and happiness is forbidden:( 5star before update/ 1 star now


Great App  Anoni33  4 star

Generally this app gives up to the minute correct weather details.


Worse  NMR2  2 star

I do not like the new update. The wavy presentation of data is awful. Precipitation is no longer automatically shown I lost all my locations. Having precipitation as the 3rd selection is annoying especially as precipitation is not shown in blue as was before Old format better


Crashes iPhone 6s  magi  1 star

Crashes iPhone 6s


Loved the old interface, wanted to like the new but hate it  Kilgore365  1 star

I'm sure a lot of talented people worked very hard on the redesign, so forgive any tone negativity here. My intention is just to give feedback to what was a great app, but this update loses a lot of what made the original great. They simplicity of design is gone, replaced with a totally unnecessary and confusing 'next 24hrs section'. The character that was once implicit in the colour palette is no more. Now it might as well be any other app. They all have the same data. Once the data is reliable, if the app is not beautiful and simple to use why would I choose this app? Anyway, put simply, change is necessary but here the cost is the USP of your app.

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