Dark Sky Weather 4+

Apple

    • #1 in Weather
    • 4.6 • 35.1K Ratings
    • £3.49

Description

Dark Sky offers 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.)

YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE
Dark Sky delivers forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour forecasts for the next week.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS
The same technology that powers Dark Sky’s predictions also allows us to make beautifully smooth radar animations. These animations show you the path of the storm, including how it moved up to now and where it’s going next.

NOTIFICATIONS
Dark Sky comes with advanced notification options. Receive up-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of severe weather alerts (for events such as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes etc.) or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things such as temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Dark Sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it.

WIDGET
The Dark Sky widget tells you at a glance what’s going to happen in the next hour or the next week, so you don’t even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before going out.

TIME MACHINE
Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based on seasonal averages.

APPLE WATCH
Dark Sky looks great on your wrist. Get notifications and view the weather for the next week with the Dark Sky app built for Apple Watch.

Dark Sky is available in the US, UK and Ireland.

What’s New

Version 6.8.7

• Fixes an issue that could cause weather information for current location to appear blank
• Addresses an issue on Apple Watch that could cause current location to be incorrect
• Stability and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35.1K Ratings

35.1K Ratings

Focnrybshppp ,

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.)

jm437 ,

Really?

I’m giving only 1 star due to my initial experience with the app. I live in Japan and bought the app due to all of the positive reviews. There were many people saying how good the app worked for their area and that the forecast was extremely accurate, or as the description says ‘hyper local’ weather information. This morning when I first opened the app it said that it was currently overcast with a 25% chance of rain later in the day...it has been snowing here for the last 48 hours non-stop 🤔. Also, there is no radar coverage on the main forecast screen, not sure if this is just because I am in Japan, but either way it’s not exactly what I was expecting.

The app looks nice enough and there is some information that is kind of accurate but £3.99 is a lot of money when windy and snow-forecast apps are free, more accurate and give more information, such as cloud coverage etc (windy not snow-forecast)

I am going to continue using the app and if my opinions change I will update the review but for now I would say don’t waste your money, get something free that is more useful

London Snapper ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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