Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts
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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.)
YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE
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.
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, 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 5.0.1
The Developer Walk of Shame: a bug-fix update after a major new release.
This one fixes crashing for UK users, layout issues, broken doodads, and misaligned whatsits.
Walking in the rain no more
This is one of the few third party apps that has made it into my first page of apps on my iPhone and stayed over time.
I appreciate greatly that they brought back the chart for rain in the next hour to the app. The app has gone from 4 back to 5 starts for me. This is my most used feature! living in tropical weather it's a godsend when one needs to decide if one needs to wait a few minutes for the rain to get light or go into the pouring rain ready w an umbrella. While I think the feature has not worked as great as before predicting rain to the minute of stopping; it still works great and the developers clearly want to please the customers. Overall great app!
Original best feature now worthless
This is an attractive weather app for temperatures and sunrise/sunset times for anyone who cares about it. But older versions were all about accurately telling you about precipitation. The new layout, though pretty, hides this information--and in my experience over the past week, when you do find it, it's wrong. We've had several rainy days where I live, yet no matter how much it's raining now, Dark Sky always say there'll be light rain in a few hours. I wonder if the developers lost the ability to use whatever data source used to work so well for precipitation. The app has so little confidence in its predictive capabilities that the Glance provided on the Apple Watch doesn't even mention precipitation, as far as I can tell.
Best feature is back!! Still no 24 hour time
Dark Sky once again can predict the next hour's precipitation! An icon of parallel bars opens up this distinguishing feature. Users also see lists of temperatures each 2 hours, and blocks of color for precipitation (cloudy, light precipitation, etc.). Sadly, Dark Sky still displays times as AM/PM while no other app on my iPad does that. The colored global "heat map" for precipitation is nice, but the legend is unreadably small on an iPad Air, making it difficult to discern what that color at my location really means: is it going to be in the low 40s or the high 50s?
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Jun 28, 2015
- Version: 5.0.1
- Size: 9.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: jackadam
- © 2012 The Dark Sky Company, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.