Dark Sky Weather

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 19.86 MB. The current version is 5.2.9 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

- Fix for Widget crashes / wonky updating
- Fix for occasional Apple Watch complication update issues
- VoiceOver improvements
- Other misc. bug fixes and tweaks

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Beautiful app, thoughtful design  Spellman  5 star

Love the slightly retro feel and the subtle bounces that let you know when an app element has more info available with a swipe or a touch. And the globe weather animations are gorgeous. My new top weather app and widget.


Tells me when it's going to rain  Zilver  5 star

And how much rain. Also the temperature. It tells me all the weather things while looking good.

MCS Latitude

Crazy accurate  MCS Latitude  5 star

I completely trust Dark Sky!


Weather  Spectre16  4 star

Need more work.


Is not accurate  tudor19  1 star

The quality of these forecasts - and current weather conditions - has seriously deteriorated over time. Multiple times it has not predicted any rain --WHILE it is raining, for example.


The best!  Mthmnd  5 star

Very accurate, never wrong!


Excellent App  WriterboyOnTour  5 star

Dark Sky is fantastic. The best weather app I've ever used. I've probably tried 5 or 6 total. One of my favorite features is the alert system. It's very accurate. I also like the alerts: I set a daily temperature and humidity alert, which I find helpful. The customizations are great. (I actually want to give it less than a 5 because the regional/world view is clunky often. Also, why do you slide in to the world view but 'close' it? To be honest, if I could, I'd give it a 4.75.)


Very impressive  Plaques  5 star

I literally never buy apps if I can help it so the $3.99 kind of threw me at first, but the level of info the app provides is beyond worth it. Very simple, smooth, and powerful. I'm very impressed and satisfied with it so far.

Señor frogz

Used to be the best weather app  Señor frogz  1 star

This app was on the money when I first purchased it a couple years ago. The past 6 months it has been awful. Constantly incorrect weather reports. From stating no rain, I look outside it's storming. I open the full day forecast and app will state it's going to be sunny and it's rains all day. App used to alert me within 5 to 15 minuets of rain coming to my area, Now I receive 3 hour alerts that are not even remotely close to accurate. This app needs CPR. Don't waste your money it's not worth the current version of this app. I'm writing this hoping the developers fix the app and get back to being the 5 star app this used to be. Please fix this app it's beyond bad since March 2017. I write this review as of 8/17/17.


Excellent App!  JediKelDrea  5 star

Wish it had a "Winter is Coming" notification


Never accurate  Yddiggkxgsggeusut  1 star

Never accurate, rain forecast changes drastically about every 10 minutes


Everything You'll Ever Need  xanadurocks123  5 star

Dark Sky is a great weather that is surprisingly accurate. I've tried many other weather apps, and they don't even come close to the accuracy Dark Sky gives. The interface is also ver sleek, and provides with just the right amount of weather information.


Location  Recowboy  2 star

Does not allow to zoom in to location for further review. Need to improve map for better visibility. Location improvement a must and all globe. Need more detailed info and hurricane tracker. Please improve. Thanks


I like it  crystalshale  4 star

Very useful for informing you of rain in your area!


Way off!  Topwahine  5 star

I'm sorry to report a problem with an app I've bragged about for years but there is one. For the last two weeks it had been 77 here according to Dsrk Sky. I wish!!! Today it's going to climb into the nineties and still Dark Sky is at 77. I deleted the app and reinstalled it per instructions but no change. For some reason it's no longer monitoring my area. Ok I stand VERY corrected. I inadvertently turned off location on this app. It had to 'guess' and I made it very confused. All is well. Five stars are back. Rule out the Operator!!!! What a dork I am. Just want to be sure that the app rates again. Have a great day!!!

Vorpal Nox

Spot On  Vorpal Nox  5 star

This app has been a life saver for preparing my day in the morning. My go to forecast. Love the minimal feel.


Dark Sky is accurate and useful!  GeoJSailingGal  5 star

Love this app! Very accurate on urban and rural areas. Very handy on when to time outdoor activities and what to expect. Not as useful in remote places, where there can be no data. But near civilization it's fantastic.


Finally!!!!!!!!!!!  ssauls0613  5 star

I love the weather app that is built in to iOS. I wanted a COMPANION app and not a replacement. I needed weather alerts and radar. I also wanted community collaboration. This has it all. At first I hated the non traditional colors in the radar but I'm learning to get used to it. The more users submit their current and accurate weather reports the better this will get.

Jean Lic Picard

So accurate  Jean Lic Picard  5 star

I was with two friends at an outdoor concert. Clouds were gathering, but it was hard to tell what they would do. So I looked at Dark Sky, which I bought after the built-in Apple app failed to warn me and my neighbors about a huge storm the other week, and it said, "Heavy rain in six minutes." I showed it to my friends, one of whom was lingering to say goodbye to people. "Heavy rain in one minute," it said now. So we started walking, quicker and quicker as it became clear the app wasn't kidding. Sure enough, in a couple minutes, the clouds opened, and with a fierce wind the rain can down so hard, all we could do was huddle in a bus shelter and wonder what had happened to the hundreds of people, two blocks away, we had just been with.


Best weather app out there.  Magicman_22  5 star

This app is great, one thing I think could make it a lot better is making the black bars in the week represent the day (so color it accordingly so you can tell at a glance why the day looks like). Great app

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