Dark Sky Weather
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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 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 5.3.2
- A fix for a Location Services bug on iOS 10 and lower, which was caused by the previous update which included a fix for a Location Services bug in iOS 11.
(I'm not making this up, and apologies for all the updates!)
Lines product STILL MIA and Watch Complication broke
One of the recent slew of updates supposedly was to address Apple Watch Complication update issues. But for me, it was working fine. Now it is not. It only updates sometimes after launching the Watch app, not always. And the Time Travel support is gone.
Besides *still* missing the Lines product which the developer claims will return to the iOS app, but hasn't yet, the radar mode has become entirely worthless. No accuracy and past visuals never want to load. e.g. at this very moment it is absolutely storming cats and dogs at my location, but the app says "Light Rain" and the radar shows no rain over my location. Feels like these developers have lost their way and/or given up.
It’s a nice app...
To be honest, it’s more accurate than the weather app that comes on the iPhone. I ride my motorcycle a lot so accurate weather is important. I wonder if my neighbors think I have a psychic connection with the weather because there’s been several times I have ran out and covered my motorcycle 10 minutes before a torrential downpour. I love the weather alert notifications. I have had this app for a few years now. I got it free from the Starbucks app.
Best Weather App
I have tried several weather apps over the years until I found this one. It is by far the most accurate I have tried (very poor accuracy at even reporting current temperatures is what lead me to drop a couple other popular apps). With rain forecasting, this app is sometimes eerily accurate. I also like the clean, easy to read interface, and it has all the basic information I want in a weather app.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Oct 20, 2017
- Version: 5.3.2
- Size: 20.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: jackadam
- © 2015 The Dark Sky Company, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.