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.
- Location bug that shows current location in New York
- Complication crashes on watchOS 3 and 4
Ratings and Reviews
Being able to track atmospheric pressure to the nearest millibar sounds impressive and all, but sometimes you just want to know if it’s going to rain. Dark Sky tells you exactly how much precipitation to expect and when to expect it, as well as offering cool customizable weather alerts and a mesmerizing time-lapse view of local cloud movements that’s almost as much fun as splashing in puddles.
New Version August 2018.
Update on Review below. September. Dark Sky, you are reprieved. I am glad I gave this 2 weeks. Bar the need to type my location in each time I turn the app on, all has become much as it was in being the most useful app out there. Well done.
Old review. The new version update is a huge disappointment. The previous version of this app was simple, clear and simply superb. It was user friendly and gave immediate info at the click of the button with excellent accuracy in micro climatic areas. It was my most used app. I am giving this version two weeks, but I am already quite sure that I will be regrettably deleting it. The loss of the precipitation graph for the next hour is my biggest gripe but the need to have location services on permanently rather than saving the last location asked for, and the overall layout are the others. Please bring back the old version, please! Owing to the nature of my job, I have been able to recommend this app to hundreds of people over the years. Reading the most recent reviews for this app this morning, I have never seen an app go from being such a winner to such a disappointment so quickly. Why!?
Still don’t like the new interface
Realise that with any UI update comes a certain degree of frustration, as what you’re familiar with is taken away from you without your permission and by unseen hands. But I’ve simply not gotten used to the new look, and some time down the line now it still makes me annoyed that so many updates across so many platforms have become automatic by default. Anyway. What was once presented in an instantly digestible format is now shown in a way that makes you squint and poke and squint again, and then go check the weather in the Norwegian app everyone still loves. I also don’t understand the need for a slice of map taking up one third the screen; it all smacks of a team that is too close to the product and somewhat distant from the actual users. You know those occasions when you find yourself constantly chipping away at an opening paragraph for a presentation, believing that every change you make is a worthwhile improvement? And then you have someone read it back to you and you realise you’ve destroyed both the flow and the meaning, and that it makes no sense whatsoever? That opening paragraph is the new Dark Sky.
- 48.2 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- 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.