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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

Love the to-the-minute accuracy!

I have never rated an App before but had to let others know how valuable this one is! I check the forecast with it everyday but have really relied on its accuracy twice. The first time, we had just arrived at my son's baseball game only to have a torrential rainfall send everyone searching for shelter. We used Dark Sky to see how long the heavy rain would last and whether or not we should call off the game or wait it out. It said 20 min of heavy rain tapering to light for the next hour. We called off the game and the forecast was spot on. Today I opened the front door to run errands to an unexpected severe storm and came back in to check Dark Sky. It said that the heavy rain would be over in 10 minutes. As I finish up this review the storm is passing and I can see on the radar map that my neighborhood is past the worst of it. Added plus, my kids love looking at the radar maps, spinning the globe, and seeing what the weather is across the planet. Keeps them entertained for a while!

Great App!!

This app is one of my favorites. I use it all time and then I got the Apple Watch and it works too - nothing like the full blown app. The radar seems like it is a must (after years) but truth is it seems like more of a distraction and app slow down. Thank god the devices got faster - it appears the app has continued to improve on the soul merit of its speed. I said "it appears like..." Unlike other apps the "precipitation timeline" is a great visual but it is counterintuitive because of the choice of colors. Not a cloud in the sky is grey and pouring all day is solid blue. The % chance of precipitation everyday is around 50% - I get it I live in the Midwest. It would be nice to have an awake forecast. Who cares if 100% of the time it rains between 2 and 4 AM; what is the forecast between 7:00-22:00! That might be a nice configurable option. I know this app is called "Dark Sky" but it would be nice to look ahead to the weekend and feel positive and not NON-NEGATIVE. The time and duration of the short term precipitation seems to work conspicuously well. VERY COOL!

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. 😏

Dark Sky - Hyperlocal Weather, Radar, and Storm Alerts
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • $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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