Dark Sky is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.) Featured in: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Wired, and more. YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE 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. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS 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. TODAY WIDGET 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. TIME MACHINE Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based off of seasonal averages. APPLE WATCH 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.
This app was recommended to me by a friend who is a professional golfer. His approach to each round and his planning for future competition is governed solely by this app. After hearing some of the situations he has been able to prepare for- based on this weather app’s proven accuracy- convinced me to get it. A recent trip to Bandon (Oregon) was actually made better by trusting the predictions and getting updates on wind and rain- in real time. This is a must for people who need moment-to-moment conditions. That should be everyone who is interested in what is going to happen in five minutes, let alone five days. Well done!
I got this to get more accurate daily forecasts on the Apple Watch. While it does this, the complications interface for some reason leaves out the most important information, the temperature. Instead you get a current conditions icon, pretty useless since I can see that looking out the window. When I go to walk the dog, etc., I want to see the temperature so I know what to wear. I hope they fix this so I don’t have to use two weather apps on my watch.
My favorite weather app
I used to love this app. But as of late the app now forces you to have location services always on and cannot recommend this app to others. Many others here have complained about this and jackadam have not addressed this issue after several updates. I cannot recommend this app for this one reason alone. There is really no excuse for this when AccuWeather and Weather Channel only require location services set to “Only While Using” and they function fine.
Forecasts ware way of the mark and not even close to Weather.gov estimates.
The time machine distinction is not user friendly and I preferred the previous 7 day forecast on the main screen. Big miss on the UE team part.
I’m not sure what has changed with this app over the last few months, maybe all the way back to the redesign. It used to be eerily accurate. Now it can be pouring down rain outside and it says no precipitation or could be very sunny and says it’s a downpour. It’s really frustrating and even more so because it’s a paid app. Update: everyone who’s paid for this should get a refund. It just is never accurate anymore. I just got done driving through a mix of rain/snow and the app says no precipitation. It’s absurd.
So I do love the animations on their past radar. But, we're in a storm right now (Blackstone, MA to be exact), and there's a persistent dry slot that is not moving from over us. I keep getting notifications from them that snow will be starting soon. It never does. We're in a dry slot. Their future radar doesn't take into account local model predictions or anything. They just take the last frame of past radar freeze frame it, and keep it going on its last heading and speed. It's not accurate. Their hourly forecasts mirror this error. Keeps changing constantly. Dev needs to invest in more computer model info and less radar derived info. Other than that, it's great. But.... Their claim is that they have hyperlocal, down to the minute accuracy. That just isn't true in some instances.
Loved this app but it has completely stopped working the last few days. Running the newest version on newest iPhone and no dice.
Awesome weather app; always accurate and timely forecasts! Please bring back dark mode option for when phone isn’t in dark mode.