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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

I loved it but...

I am a weather app addict. Don't ask me why, but I collect them and compare the nuances of each app. Dark Sky is a fun app but it crashes a lot and the weather forecasts are not always accurate. It is supposed to be drizzling outside according to Dark Sky right now but the sun is actually shining. It definitely has a lot potential but needs work.

I really tried to like this app. It was highly recommended in online articles that I read. I do like the little sound-chime-alert that lets me know it is about to rain. My all time favorite weather app for planning my day, walking my dogs, whether to go to the store or M wait-out a thunder storm before racing to the car is WEATHER BUG!!!! I was lucky enough to get Weather Bug while I could buy the upgrade to eliminate advertisements. I think Weather Bug has switched back to the ad only model now unfortunately. I keep my upgrade version in my easy to find screen on my phone. It would be nice if these two app developers would hook up and merge their products. Weather Bug is way more accurate but Dark Sky is more fun. 😏

5 Stars iPhone, 2 Stars Apple Watch

This app is great and pretty accurate. The iPhone app is my favorite weather app. The Apple Watch app is good but complications do not update often enough. I travel a lot and am often in 2 or 3 different major cities a day. For instance I left Atlanta a few hours ago and am in New York City now. I've been here 30 minutes and the complication on the watch face still shows Atlanta's forecast even after opening the app on the watch and getting the New York weather. If the developers fix this it's easily 5 stars. Disappointing on the watch because I can never tell if the complication is showing weather for where I am now or for where I've been. Even after I open the app on both my phone and watch it's not updating. It will eventually update but seems like it should update itself as soon as it recognizes that I'm in a new place. Kind of defeats the purpose of having it on the watch when it doesn't update and I don't know if it's accurate.

Dry dog walks

'Been using Dark Sky to dodge rain here in downtown Portland for two years. The app is consistently VERY accurate-- to the minute-- and we use it several time a day to find gaps in the rain so we can get the dogs out, empty, and back inside. Our dogs are allowed on the furniture -- unless they're wet-- this app changed my life! (Seriously-- anytime I don't have to wash the dogs' feet and dry them thoroughly, I get to work 5 minutes earlier and without dog hair all over my work clothes.) several of us at work use the app to time our walk to the PSU food carts too. It's awesome. Shocked at the reviews posted recently and wonder if those people live in areas where there aren't many users submitting real-time feedback to the app. I can drive half a mile here and the weather is different-- I love this app.

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
  • $3.99
  • 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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