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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

- Layout tweaks (adding Notifications button to main screen, adding an explicit search button to the location bar because family members kept complaining they didn't know you could search for different locations, etc)
- Apple Watch bug fixes
- Misc bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Great App

Not sure why a lot of people are complaining about having 'inaccurate forecasts' and what not. This is to be expected with anything that tries to forecast the weather. The weather man makes mistakes, so why not an app?

Anyways, this app does what it's supposed to do, and I am happy for that. It's also quite beautiful. Would recommend this app for those who like quick and easy access to see what's coming up.

Great app, crowded UI

What's all the blue items in the new version? The app's simplicity and UI were some of the best features and the new items look like an afterthought since there was some open space. Put notifications back into the settings and the ability to report somewhere else. Or a menu item that allows to report, search and change notifications in a single space. The stock weather app now looks more appealing and simple than Dark Sky.

Use it all the time.

This app and Weather Underground I use daily to assess climbing conditions at my local crag. Indispensable. One small interface niggle: move the weather reporting and notifications buttons to the bottom of the main screen. Situated at the top, they are visually distracting and difficult to reach with my thumb. Feature request: add access to saved locations via 3D Touch.

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
  • Size: 10.9 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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