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Dark Sky Weather

By Jackadam


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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.

What's New in Version 5.2.9

- 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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Customer Reviews

Accurate forecasts 99% of time

I couldn't quite believe an app could tell
me if the rain that just started while my son was playing soccer was going to fizzle out in X minutes or turn into a torrent for 30min. Unbelievably it does. Coming from NZ we have nothing like this accuracy to within a pinpoint. Well worth the money & so so useful before long walks, sports practices, games & even just temperature outlooks. 2-3 days out isn't as accurate (obviously!) but for next 60min forecasts I'm not aware of anything to compare. Wow!

Colour please?

Excellent app. Tells me the main thing, living in England: is it going to rain/when will it stop raining? Spot on, and also crowd sourced data. Just tell the app what the Wx is like where you are. Its micro forecasting is astonishingly accurate

Only improvement would be colour-banding for the cloud/precip indicator. Currently shades of grey except for rain, which is blue. I'd feel cheered up if we had blue for clear skies, slanting grey rain for, er, rain etc. Or maybe a moving pattern like the OS X progress bar... But perhaps that's harder to do (patterned etc)

Why has it gone wrong

This app has been amazingly accurate - and useful - for the year or more information have had it (iPhone and iPad).
Then last week it seems like a switch was turned off. The app now doesn't even know what the current weather is doing - still less the hourly forecast I have got so used to.
I'm not talking small differences - the app said unbroken sun all morning: the sky is actually so overcast I don't where the sun is!
This alarming problem has been apparent for quite a few days. I wonder if the source of the data has changed? (Or maybe he/she has gone on holiday?)
It was such a good app - please fix it.

Dark Sky Weather
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • £3.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.2.9
  • Size: 20.8 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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