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 5.3.3 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

Update to support the new iPhone X.

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Dark Sky Weather Reviews


Perfect, pretty precip predictor  drumby  1 star

“Updated to support the new iPhone X.” ? Nope. Y’all should have left it letter-boxed until you figured out a new way to use the interface... because it’s now impossible to scroll the timeline in radar mode since it’s at the bottom of the screen where multitasking now occurs. When you solve this, my review will return to saying simply: Dark Sky is the most useful weather app for iOS. The accuracy of its short range forecasts combined with a lovely radar and perfect push notifications makes this app indispensable.


Could Be Better  davie5  3 star

This application should include wind gusts and real feel temperatures it is not comprehensive enough, the graphics are impressive


Simple and Best Weather App ever!!!  arteaga_johanna  5 star

“Dark Sky” is the best, easiest and simple Wether App showing all needing detail in one screen. Daily detail in one screen, weekly detail in another one, that’s it. EASY EASY EASY...! As easy that you can plan and manage in one single thought. So good, I don’t use to buy to many apps, although I saw this one and didn’t hesitate to click and buy in Apple store. IT IS A MUST. I used to hate to open other weather apps, as they were not showing snapshot of the day or of the week. I had to scroll down and click and click and click and then forget everything as it wasn’t easy. I love Dark Sky...! should be call Blue or Shiny weather app!!!! Thank you so much developers!!!!


In Need of Redesign  ScottOreily  1 star

Go download Carrot Weather instead.

Pinched out of cash

For Apple Watch it’s one star  Pinched out of cash  2 star

The only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of one is because the iPhone app is pretty good. However I bought it mainly for the watch compilation and was very disappointed. It fails to update even when you tap on the compilation. When you open the and refresh the iPhone app it still fails to transfer this info to the watch. Very poor functionally and totally unreliable.


Crashes on iPhone X  gitafan  1 star

Love this app but it no Long’s works at all on my iPhone X. It just crashes as soon as I open it.


Best radar by far.  forbiddenfruitIII  5 star

If you drop a few bucks on this app you will not regret it. I've been through all the other apps but this radar is the top of the line. I use it daily and if you need to know anything about the weather in your area this is your app. This is not full of the fluff that other weather apps have like videos of people's pets and stuff like that, just the weather and forecast. I love it and so will you if you try it. Update: as of late, the location has never been accurate. It says I’m in a town 20 mi north of me so the weather forecast is useless. Looks like its time to uninstall and ask Apple for refund. Sure its all pretty and stuff but how can I rely on a weather app that has my location wrong. I can look out the window for free. Its a shame but I will get over it. “My RADAR” is always on point so that’s what I get for being unfaithful.


Used to be 5  JacerJake  1 star

The app won’t stop crashing. Used to only happen when opening it from the widget menu. Now it just crashes immediately after being opened regardless of how it was opened. Please fix this bug.


When it works, it’s great! But.....  tinaterrific  2 star

Over the past several months this app has been crashing a second after opening it. I’d say it works 25% of the time. It’s really irritating to try to get the weather and have it crash every time. Please work on this bug!


Crashing on Open  Heyhey11111  1 star

I have an iPhone X. The app crashes 1 second after I open it. Unusable. Also, the forecasts have been flat wrong sometimes in the past few weeks. 10+ degrees off and no hint of rain when all of the other apps had those and that’s what happened. Surfandjet said it well elsewhere—the app contradicts itself and whole day forecasts change drastically without warning.


Ian BellIanBell3303 star

@nrose: Dark Sky would be a great addition to Siri - very actionable insight into very local weather


Sylvia LoboSylviaLobo3 star

@CNET: 3 Android weather apps to use instead of Dark Sky


Decima Computerstizai3 star

CNET : 3 Android weather apps to use instead of Dark Sky (via Twitt…


What’s happening?  KKM777  1 star

I used to enjoy using Dark Sky. Lately every time I open it, it brings up the home screen and then closes again. It’s been unusable. I’ve deleted the app from my phone and downloaded it again and it’s hasn’t fixed it. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it but it’s disappointing.


Crashes on the X  Flopdog  4 star

Absolutely adore Dark Sky ....I have been using it for years. Just got the iPhone X (11.2) and the app crashes every time I try to launch it. please update! Thanks...


Keeps crashing  SurrealNYC  1 star

Hey Dark Sky! The app has been crashing for months without an update! I guess you’ve given up! The app keeps crashing on launch. iPhone X with Apple Watch extension and complication installed.


Wholly annoying popup has been introduced  nudels  1 star

I have to continually at the start of use, over and over, tell this app ‘no i dont want notifications’. Over and over and over and over, this should be a set and forget but it constantly asks over and over and over for me to turn on a feature (that i do not want to turn on!), OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN! ANNOYING!!!!


Does not work on iPhone X or Watch  CJIthaca25  1 star

Latest update constantly crashes on iPhone X and the Watch complication does not update.


Falling behind on the Apple Watch  LordBleen  2 star

The complication on the Apple Watch used to be great showing temperature and rain status. Since watchOS 4.1 it only displays the dark sky icon. Very disappointing for the app not being kept up.


Does not work on Iphone 8 Plus  Kirmool  1 star

The app crash every single time I open it on Iphone 8 plus. It also doesn’t matter if its opened from the widget or open from the app.


Needs work  netmate  4 star

Lately crashes on startup on iPhone X


Used to love this app, doesn’t work on iPhone X  KatieMc2529  1 star

On my iPhone 6, this app was one of my favorite purchases. Specifically for snow forecasts, knowing the predicted inches and when it would start within the hour was perfect for me. Unfortunately since I upgraded to the iPhone X last week this app will not open. I have tried updating it, deleting and reinstalling, restarting my phone, and still no success. The app crashes and will not open on iPhone X.


Apple watch complication not updating  nycqns983  1 star

The apple watch complication has not need updating for months.... Is there a way to fix this? I have tried reinstalling.... Location services are turned on... What can I do? The complication is tge main reason I purchased the app.

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