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.)

Featured in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and more.

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 45.96 MB. The current version is 6.1.1 and works well on 10.3 and high ios versions.

- Forecast now caches most recent GPS location

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Dark Sky Weather Reviews


Apple Watch series 4 complication does not work!  LLSA12354  3 star

See title.

Missing the old Facebook

☹️watch changes  Missing the old Facebook  3 star

Very unhappy that I can no longer access dark sky on my Apple Watch. Love the app, but not as helpful without it working on the watch as well. Really hope this changes soon

Buggy as hell

Recent release doesn’t work on Series 3 Watch  Buggy as hell  1 star

Update 2: still no update for this. Have removed it from my watch. I’ll keep checking back for another couple weeks or so, but will request an iTunes/App Store refund after that. ————- Update: hoped today’s update would fix the issue, but nope. Complication on Watch still shows dashes, and clicking to launch the app shows only a blank screen instead of New York City weather. Going in the wrong direction here. ———— I bought this app a couple of weeks ago while looking for a better weather app to show on my Apple Watch face that included sunset times, as I’m frequently trying to get in a late run before dark. I was swayed by reviews and various articles. It seemed to be working well for me - especially liked the “rain starting/ending soon” alerts that were spot on accurate - but with the latest update the app simply doesn’t work anymore on my series 3 watch. And as a watch face complication the only thing that displays are the words Dark Sky and a bunch of dashes. If you click to fully open the app you can only see New York City weather info on your watch. This is even though I’ve re-confirmed that my default cities through the Dark Sky iPhone app are set and correct. The only thing that changed from one day to the next was the app update. I submitted a ticket a couple of days ago but have had no response. If it worked, I’d give it 5 stars.


Love it. Doesn't show on on watch face  IAmLoeky  2 star

Long time user of this app and love it. On the Apple Watch, it doesn't reveal the actual weather details when exposed as a complication, versus as just a linked feature. Hopeful an easily remedied bug as renders useless ok no replacing Apple's own weather app. Please fix!


Add a custom city since it can’t cache your location [still]  mooferus  2 star

Every day, I would have to manually set my town to see a local forecast because the default is NYC, 1,700 miles away. Finally, I added my town. I still only see NYC initially, but I can immediately swipe to useful data now.


New update  brezzzzybri  2 star

I raved about dark sky for months and with the new layout I find it hard to talk positively. It’s is difficult to use, not intuitive, hard to understand, and overall bleh. I am very disappointed and hope it doesn’t stay this way long


5 stars to < 1  TW7147578642468478  1 star

I only keep it installed because I have plenty of storage and can occasionally check to see if the developers read the reviews and finally admit their embarrassing mistake and put it back like it was when people used to like the app.


Accuracy has decreased and watch function is spotty  chinadoll0827  2 star

Watch complication still not working after last iOS update, despite two updates being release by Dark Sky. Accuracy isn’t what it used to be when I bought the app a few years ago... I have had several instances in the past few months where it’s raining outside, and the app shows no rain forecasted for the next hour.


Meh… 😴 crap. Waste of my money. 👎🏾  fjpoblam  1 star

What’s all the hooplah? Listed as tops in the App Store. NOT. Maybe it’s good if you want a quickie. I’ve had 28 weather apps (both free and paid) shown in my App Store history. So BTDT. Dark Sky is a POOR ROI. Installed: on my iPad the “current location” is three blocks away from the “current location” shown on my iPhone. “Light snow will stop in 30 minutes.” Well, I guess it could. I stand out in the clear and there’s no light snow (or rain, or breeze) at *this very moment*. So, yep, I guess it could stop in 30 minutes. So could an earthquake or a tornado. (Have you stopped beating your wife?) Information on current conditions? Temperature/feels like and a precip icon, with a rough stab at precip guess (as described above). For more, scroll down and touch once each for hourly temp, feels like, precip, wind. Tedious. No comprehensive description current condition or future predictions. [Edit: that very next day] Having seen the Dark Sky website bragging about its very many sources if info I was doubly surprised—or maybe not—at this morning’s prediction: “Next Hour: Temporarily unavailable. (Radar station offline.)” Multiple sources, eh? Hah! Too bad the App Store has no return policy. I’ve seen far better weather apps. I have one.


Watch complications broken  Syntaxterror  2 star

Frustrating experience with things constantly getting broken and then fixed then broken again. Bought primary for watch support but the complication stopped updating


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 :(


Accuracy disappointing  Techman82  3 star

The app is alot worse Sense the last update, when pressing the forecast button a blank screen appears now and you have to go out and back in the app for it to refresh, as far as weather predictions go it's all over the place, you just can't trust it in fairness, when it's raining it says the opposite and vice versa, from reviews and praise from different sources I was expecting a much better weather predictions app, there really is no point in adding features and changing the ui if the core principal of the app is not working, which is "WEATHER PREDICTIONS". As I'm writing this review it's raining but the app says it's mostly cloudy, lol


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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good app  bangles gd  4 star

This app is very good. especially with the rain alerts. However, the latest update GPS accuracy is not good. it has me miles away from my current location. was happier when it knew which county i was in and just gave the weather. have tried manually putting in my address and nothing. but still a good app


Newest update list wind speed  Ceres45  3 star

I use the app a lot. It generally is quite accurate. The latest update though got rid of showing the wind speed which is a feature I used to use daily.

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