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Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts

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, 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 5.1.4

This one's another bug fix update. No biggy.

- Added link to FAQ / Support in Settings.
- Added "hail" to the list of things you can report to us.
- Added a delete button to location search items, since seemingly no one knows about swipe-to-delete.
- Added option to view "Feels Like" temperature on Apple Watch, plus some Watch bug fixes.
- Other miscellaneous stuff.


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Customer Reviews

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Initially as per the other reviews. Uncanny accuracy for the next hour and the rest of the week as good or as bad as the rest. All very well presented. The precipitation maps are neat.

However it seemed to go off the boil and become less accurate. Took me a while to realise that in a bout of trying to stretch my battery life out to something near acceptable I has switched the GPS to only run when the app was on. This appeared to force Dark Sky to be reporting on my home location not where I happened to be at the time.

Switching everything back on seems to have restored accuracy and even my sceptical family will change thier plans as the "about to rain" chimes from my pocket.

Well worth purchasing.

Based on limited use during the past 3 - 4 weeks, Dark Sky is a very good weather aid for everyone but especially for the more serious weather-geeks amongst us.

The accuracy is relatively good except for giving accuracy on light to heavier drizzle because I had told my wife there would be NO rain, which was correct, but after she had put out the washing there was a time when the drizzle forced her to eventually get it in because the slight northerly wind had forced cloud to travel further South; what we must remember is it's a weather forecast not a washing forecast.

I would strongly suggest to everyone please partake with adding a weather report through the app as it will help Dark Sky to become more accurate with drizzle and other weather inaccuracies.

Bad weather? I wonder? Check dark sky :-)

I fully recommend dark sky as a great app. From hanging out the washing to wondering if it's a good idea to fit in a run or a cycle in he next 40minutes and does it pour down just after you set off or 1/2 way round. I often check it for these reasons. I'm marginal weather, it can be wrong, but the percentage chance indicator is close to perfect (not always), I guess the weak areas are when there are small showers that can be reported as 'your about to get wet' but actually you don't. Serious wetness being indicated in 40 minutes or in 5 minutes are usually spot on.

Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • £2.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.1.4
  • Size: 12.6 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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