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.
I really want to like this app. It’s so well designed, intuitive, and uncluttered that it almost epitomizes how an informative app like this should look and work. But, and it’s a big but, I don’t think there has ever been a time where I opened the app and it has not said (radar station is offline). They have a post online saying they get their info from noaa and that it means the government radar station is down in my area (Bellingham, wa) and that they have no control over the stations. However, I also have the noaa app and the radar feature has never not worked. Same with accuweather. Same with twc. I’m not sure what dark sky’s issue is, but they just can’t seem to have a functioning radar component. It’s a shame, really, because everything else about the app is great. It’s just that a disfunctional radar component makes it just about unusable.
This app is great and worth the cost. It gives up to the minute forecasts on the weather for the week. The daily forecast informs me on how I should dress for the day and their predictions are rarely wrong. You can submit your own weather conditions so their information is more accurate. There are more hidden functions like refreshing by tapping on the hourly forecast and showing all the current conditions by tapping the temperature. Those kinds of things aren’t that important, so I love that they hide those features, thus streamlining the look and feel of the app. I’d suggested a while back that they add a little color, which they started to do. They didn’t add much though, which is kind of a bummer. I think they could add a little more without making it look too busy. They obviously have their own style that they want to adhere to with this app. As is though, it’s still an amazing app that has been invaluable to me on a daily basis. It’s worth the price of admission.
I don’t need Dark Weather constantly pinging my location to update the temperature on the Apple Watch face like the default weather app does. Please fix this.
Lows are allways too high by 5 degrees. Default weather app is more accurate.
Three years ago this was THE best weather app. Crazy accurate. Now it’ll tell you it’s clear skies and sunny as it’s pouring rain or no snow in the forecast as it’s dumping 4 inches. Really disappointed with how it’s become so comedically inaccurate.
I would expect a weather app, especially one that you pay for would include wind speed. No more accurate then any other weather app I used. They all get there data from the government run national weather service.
Save your money, there’s plenty of free options out there. There’s nothing extraordinary about this app, I wish I could get my money back.
Used to be a great app, but with changes to iOS 13 the location alerts have become nagging. Additionally the watch complication rarely works.
This came highly recommended during a Twitter conversation so I gave it a shot. It’s fine, and maybe it’s highly accurate but the reality is I just don’t need millibar accuracy to know if I want a sweater today or not. The layout is simple, but for $4 this app doesn’t near offer enough. It’s fine, but that’s about it.
Paid the money for the app. The layout is nice but the notifications are not quite what I had been experiencing with another app. Needs some fine tuning. The radar map coloring could also be improved. One of the best weather apps.