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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 45.69 MB. The current version is 6.1.4 and works well on 10.3 and high ios versions.

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Dark Sky Weather Reviews


It needs to improve the forecast . It says cloudy but then sun shines 😬  gotohelkllll  1 star

Improper indication of weather in morning it says cloudy while the sunshine after one hour !!


Really liked and then ...  DIPANJANP  2 star

I paid for this app as it had great features and presented in a very intuitive way. But recently they changed the look and feel and it’s really confusing and difficult to use than before. Shall there be an option to go back to old view, I would have keep using it. Now I switched back to default “Weather” app again.

School of Thought

Made me a believer  School of Thought  5 star

Let’s face it-most all weather apps do the same thing. Seeing the ‘word ‘hyperlocal’ kind of makes me want to roll my eyes....BUT this thing totally works as advertised. I live in the lightning strike capital of America, SE Florida. Look it up, I’ll wait.... anyway we can have 5-6 different types of weather in one afternoon, and this app is on point in letting me know what’s going on where I am. If you’re driving and your weather is changing, it alerts you. How cool is that!? It’s really fun to tell your wife ‘it’s gonna rain in a few minutes’ and she says ‘are you sure I don’t see rain clouds’ and sure enough, it rains. Strap on your jetpacks, cause the future is here, boys and girls. And, if you’re studying meteorology (shouldn’t that reference asteroids instead of weather?🤔 ) you may want to consider switching majors unless you are really captivating, cause this app rocks.


Missing functionality to change locations on Apple Watch  MJBFI  4 star

Really great app, but missing functionality to change locations on Apple Watch. Limited to current location only.


Can’t delete History, It comes back!  Apple-Mark  1 star

It comes back after you delete the history. What a horrible bug, i can’t believe this is rated top in the App Store. Why?


They Blew It  gpajimmy  1 star

Used to be the best; almost always right with useful data easily available. After the “upgrade” it has become useless. No where near as much info as free apps offer and just cumbersome to navigate. Deleted the app.


Sweet app, just need a dark mode!  Punchkickcry  4 star

I will gladly give that fifth star if they can give us a dark mode. The light mode is too bright for me.


Upgrade  mbtatie  1 star

Please please let me go back to old graphics. So much easier to get a quick impression. The new site is busy and uninteresting. Wish I had not upgraded.


Disappointed  Batavian1  1 star

1) Poor weather accuracy. 2) No dark theme Can’t recommend. Deleted.


Font too small.  Dennis1701  1 star

App was great. After update it is now unusable by me. Just not possible to read info anymore.


Redesign broke basic functionality  TenmillionDead  3 star

I generally just use the widget to get weather info, but ever since the redesign the widget says “Unable to load forecast” 8/10 times. There’s been numerous updates and it’s still broken. It would be nice if the features I payed for still worked properly.


Unresponsive  Jsweadjr  1 star

This app has become unresponsive and the help emails received back have also become lacking and unresponsive. Their widget continues to stop working with the “unable to load” a constant reminder that something is wrong but requesting help falls on deaf ears. The other issue is the inability for you to retain a save location other than your current location. Once you save a location by following their I struck ions it will eventually go away once the app is cleared. Again The responses I’ve received through the help has been zero.


OMG👎👎😨  Tom17xx  1 star

Are you folks alright? What happened? This new 'design' is just absolutely terrible... You somehow managed to pretty much wipe all the information content that was rendered so beautifully simple and intuitive.


Great forecasts/radar could be better  Mattimclellan11  4 star

Love the forecasts including precipitation totals. App is really easy to navigate and read, but the radar could show a few more hours in the future though. I don’t care what happened three hours ago.

Poppytones 2

Not focused on *my* weather  Poppytones 2  3 star

The old Dark Sky was mostly focused on my hyper local weather — the rain that could affect me. But the new rewrite is still full of bugs. For example, when I bring up the map, it shows a hemisphere of clouds, even when rain is a few miles away.


Pretty but Buggy  Gnome2232  2 star

Forecasts seem to be fairly accurate. The optional notifications that tell you if it’s gunna stop or start raining is neat. But the forecast heat map is just broken. You scroll around and it doesn’t load. If you wait on an area that you wanna see the precipitation patterns you have to wait and wait and wait and half the time nothing happens. Then the loop function does the same thing, the time scroll indicator goes running right along but you see no cloud heat map. Really poor for something so expensive. The good parts about this app you can get from free applications. Don’t bother.


App  wantwinddisplayedeasily  1 star

I like the old app layout better. I got this app because it wasnt like all the other weather apps but the changes have made it worse and similar to every other weather app out there


Now a pice of junk 💡  --**  1 star

How in the world can you screw up an app so badly going from v.1 to v.2? Still on excellent WiFi/cell: 30% of the time opening the app, it cannot find its server. ...Attempted use on iPhone 8 and 2018 iPad Pro...both clean installed. ...wrote to the dev, and they offer no solution...

russty r

What is going on here?  russty r  1 star

For years dark sky was great. It was my one and only weather app. It was laid out very nice. But recently the developers have decided to make their weather app look and feel like all the rest. And I don’t like it. It’s cluttered. Hard to read. And NEVER reloads the weather. It is broken. I used to recommend the app but I just don’t feel right passing along an app that has become useless on my phone. Why try and change something that use to function admirably. I now have to look for another weather app. Great.

The gell

Inaccurate Weather  The gell  2 star

Dark Sky is for the most part a beautifully designed weather app. But as for the information being displayed, I’ve witnessed multiple inaccurate weather predictions. For example today it was raining really hard. I opened up Dark Sky just to see what it would show as the current weather and it said it was an overcast!


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.


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.

bangles gd

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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