*** Best New App by Apple *** Top Rated Mac App by Macworld *** Featured by Lifehacker *** Full Touch Bar Support ***

Forecast Bar offers hyper accurate, hyper local live weather and forecasts right in your menu bar or as a dock app. iCloud Sync keeps your locations and settings in sync across your devices. Custom icon and background packs allow you to customize the look and feel to suit your style.

Opening Forecast Bar displays a gorgeous resizable panel full of relevant weather information, including:
- Current conditions, with current, feels like, high, and low temperatures, cloud conditions, as well as relative humidity
- A succinct description, available in 18 languages, of the weather for the next hour, and next 24 hours
- Create a customized weather summary to use in the app and widget which can contain any combination of 20 data points with everything from wind speeds to location of the nearest storm!
- Animated charts showing temperature and rain forecasts for the next 8 hours
- When rain is detected in the next hour, an animated chart showing rain intensity
- 6 day forecast, with high and low temperatures and weather conditions
- Stunning animated icons for each weather condition (plus two additional icon packs to switch between)
- A gorgeous image matching the weather conditions (which can be dimmed or hidden entirely, from either built-in or online sources)
- Full description of all local NWS severe weather alerts (U.S. only), including Notification Center support
- Radar and satellite imagery (U.S. only)

Clicking again on the current conditions displays an animated panel with additional information, including:
- Current wind conditions with an animated compass
- Dew point and humidity readings, with a "mugginess" animated gauge
- Pressure indicator with trend information
- Sunrise and sunset times for the day
- Moon phase
- Visibility reading
- UV Index

You can click on any day's forecast to see a full 24 hour temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity and UV index chart, along with an hour-by-hour sky condition chart.

Forecast Bar automatically determines your location to provide hyper-local weather data. In addition, you can store unlimited favorited locations, and switch between them easily using keyboard shortcuts. By default, Forecast Bar will automatically detect which units to use for your location, or you can manually set your preferred units.

Forecast Bar supports Dark Sky’s Time Machine feature. Time Machine gives you the ability to check the current weather conditions at a given time, in the past 70 years or the next 70 years.

Forecast Bar offers full support for light and dark menu bar modes, and carefully conserves your computer's power. You can even fully customize what shows in your menu bar or dock on your dock badge. Assign a global keyboard shortcut to show Forecast Bar any time! Even more, there is a Today widget you can use in your Notification Center.

With Notification Forwarding, you can forward precipitation alerts to Forecast Bar for iPhone and iPad! Your Mac will automatically check the weather depending on where your phone is and send notifications when precipitation is coming (requires Forecast Bar for iOS). In addition, you can send the current temperature to iOS devices as an icon badge!

*** Includes a 7-day trial of automatic updates subscription ***

Subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. They will automatically renew at the end of your subscription period (either monthly or annually) unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions or turn of auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

Terms of Service:

What's New

Version 4.0.3

- Fix for an issue where some subscriptions were not properly recognized
- Fix for a rare icon issue

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Requires Subscription to Function


This app works well, and I have been very pleased with it for the last year. However I am much less pleased now that the "year's subscription to automatic updates" that was apparently included with the purchase price has run out, and to continue getting updates automatically I now have to purchase a yearly subscription. As the app is essentially useless as a menu-bar icon without this functionality, I have reluctanly purchased another year, however it seems like a bait-and-switch marketing strategy by which I am not pleased. I have an app on my iPhone called Dark Skies that provides the exact same functionality with no requirement for a subscription, so it seems difficult to interpret this required subscription as anything but a marketing manuver.

In summary: The app works well but requires a subscription to work after the first year, so factor that into your decision in purchasing it.

VERY incorrect reporting lately


I’m not sure what has happened… but Forecast Bar is “supposed” to get weather information from Dark Sky. I have the Dark Sky app on my iPhone — and in the last 6-12 months I’ve come to realize that the two have very little in common. I paid for frequent updates, but the two applications can’t seem to agree on much of anything — even the simple stuff, like the High and Low temperature. It didn’t used to be that way, but they are wildly off. Normally it wouldn’t be a huge issue, but during the winter when you have to worry about things freezing… there is a HUGE difference between 28 degrees and 33 degrees for the overnight low. Once could freeze your pipes… the other won’t. I purchased the ‘frequent’ update subscription for Forecast Bar, but I think I’m paying for sometihng I’m not getting — and even if they are updating it frequently, I’m not sure they’re really using Dark Sky anymore. Really — it’s WAY off.

unclear subscription terms and recently inaccurate forecasts


The app description states, "Purchase includes one-year of hourly premium weather updates from Dark Sky. If you would prefer more frequent updates (10, 15 or 30 minutes) you can optionally upgrade easily within the app." This made it sound like you could have less-frequent updates without a subscription, when in fact only manual updates are available.

The subscription prices are not listed anywhere in the app or on their website, and there is no terms of service. There is no way to know the subscription terms without contacting the developer.

On top of that, the "premium" forecasts have become quite inaccurate as of late. The app is now hardly worth the price I paid, and the price has gone up since then. As such, I have uninstalled it with no plans to use it again.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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