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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YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE
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.
BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS
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.
- Bug fixes
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Excellent sort term forecast
I love this app for its short term forecast, especially that for rain, which has improved immeasurably over the years I’ve used it. I’ve quite regularly had warnings of rain, looked out the window and thought “not it’s not”, only to go outside and find a light drizzle, and I still can’t quite get used to having a rain warning literally are the first drops hit me.
For the longer term, it’s not bad at telling you ‘what’ weather will arrive, but not great at the ‘when’ bit, something that seems to be shared by most UK weather apps except the Met Office. It’s temperature predictions are often especially fanciful, although sometimes useful as ‘worst case’ predictions.
The interface however is outstanding in my opinion, presenting a staggering range of data with a clarity most apps can barely even aspire to, especially after the new interface from earlier in the year. The rain radar is brilliantly laid out, easy to use, and probably the best short to mid term prediction tool for rain since casting an experienced eye on the sky.
The watch app, however, which got off to a good start, could do with a bit of an update, especially for the newer WatchOS versions.
The developers are always updating and tinkering, mainly it seems for the better, which isn’t always the case with many apps, and should be applauded for doing so without continual demands for cash.
Overall, an excellent app that can be relied on if you know it’s limitations.
My “Go-To” App for Weather Advice
I’ve been using this app for around 15 months now and it has become the default reference when I’m planning around the weather. I’ve found the local forecasts to be pretty accurate. I really like their widget and I get all the information I need to plan my day or excursions. There is an option to report in weather so they can improve their service if necessary and I like the different notifications and summaries that are produced. The one hour look-ahead for rain is really useful in the UK if you do much in the outdoors. The satellite rain radar is okay but I think the “Home and Dry” app does this aspect a little better and is easier to read; however I’ve noticed the Dark Sky team are regularly improving their offering so I suspect they’ll catch up sometime.
Overall a really useful and informative app and one I expect to use for years to come.
Please fix Apple Watch
My complaint is that the app does not show any information at all in the watch “complication”. I submitted an earlier review but it seems to have disappeared. Here’s another one. I bought this app on the basis of journalists’ reviews, to replace the Apple weather app which has become useless to me since the very recent disappearance of “time travel”, upon which I relied to scan quickly through forecast weather data, with relevant complications showing the info I wanted. The reviews and screenshots show this app at least displaying current conditions in the complication, and undoubtedly the iphone part of the app is magnificent. But it doesn’t work on the Apple Watch: all it shows is a particularly useless blob which I eventually worked out is the app’s logo. Ugh. I have asked for my money back, but have received no response. Sorry folks: most of my reviews across the board are five-star, but this review route seems to be the only way of providing feedback and I hope getting your attention, hence a zero-star review (well, one star: zero isn’t allowed) for a mis-sold product. (The mis-selling presumably not your fault, you may have simply de-scoped it since the reviews.)
- The Dark Sky Company LLC
- 43.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 The Dark Sky Company, LLC
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.