Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.3.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Jackadam
  • Compatibility: Android
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14,044 Ratings
$ 3.99

Dark Sky Weather App

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.) YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE 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. 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. 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.

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Dark Sky Weather app reviews

  • Used to be five stars 1/5

    By relaszz
    Recently the app has been completely inaccurate. It’s like the company stopped using a major dataset that truly gave them accurate forecasts. Very disappointed and embarrassed that I have recommended this to so many people.
  • These couple weeks terrible 1/5

    By Hong Keun
    Now outside is rain but it says Heavy snow.... and just totally wrong forecasts. Even didn’t saying winter weather advisory It was the best app before and now piece of junk
  • Disappointing that GPS required 1/5

    By hoorayberet00
    I don’t know why the developer(s) have not allowed folks to setup a home address and then get a morning report based off that? To go beyond setting a location, why would folks who are homebound need to have GPS turned on? On a rare trip, I can see that point. But there should be a way to set and forget the location.
  • Notifications for weather 5/5

    By Jason Voss
    The notifications are working again
  • Sadly, Very inaccurate! 3/5

    By SabreNight
    Very elegant, easy to read and use. Love the design. But during winter it has not clue of the weather. Right now it’s falling heavy snow and the app says clear skies. Ridiculous! For the rest of the seasons it’s alright.
  • Location 2/5

    By Recowboy
    Does not allow to zoom in to location for further review. Need to improve map for better visibility. Location improvement a must and all globe. Need more detailed info and hurricane tracker. Please improve. Thanks Needs location improvement. Saying I’m in a certain city when I’m not. Please improve Thanks!
  • Reliable 5/5

    By siempre
    Simple yet comprehensively accurate. I like the app a lot !
  • “Getting your forecast” 3/5

    By Waffle14835
    I primarily use this app on my Apple Watch and I hate how it always displays the message “getting your forecast”
  • LOVE THIS WEATHER APP😊 5/5

    By MitcheeG
    Best weather application I used thus far! 😊👍😊👍😊👍🤪
  • Nice Try, Major Flaws 2/5

    By SOU812
    Good interface, but that’s about it. Forecast is not very accurate making this app not very useful. Two major irritations I have with Dark Sky app: no way to change speed of radar/temperature page and the high/low temperature range includes temps from previous night. For example, on a Monday afternoon the high/low range says 20° and 50° F, but the low happened at 2 AM that morning and the actual low for that Monday evening going into Tuesday morning is 40° F. Every other weather app I’ve used shows the low for the coming night, not the previous night.
  • The Best 5/5

    By mophandler
    This app is the most accurate, it is my favorite.
  • Temp wrong consistently 2/5

    By Garcapolis
    Weather forecast is ok but the temperature is very consistently incorrect. Not worth buying.
  • Weather Nut says this is the best 5/5

    By uncle sitch
    I have 5 Weather apps on my phone and none of them come close to this in terms of real information. WU is next best and was my go-to before, but this supplants it. Charts all good. Weather map far better for real information. Especially the scrolled out view which fixes big picture in a way I’ve never had live before.
  • Worth it! 5/5

    By Scottlwilkinson
    Great app! Sleek, convenient and affordable.
  • Horrible with Temps and precip accumulation 1/5

    By Jaybyrd89
    Absolutely horrible with predicting snowfall, not even close every storm. Last storm on Sat kept saying 0-1” even after we already had 4” fall. Garbage on rainfall as well.
  • Used to be better 1/5

    By JoeGorgeous
    I don’t know if an update killed this app, or what? It used to let me know in advance what the actual weather would be and it was accurate. As an example of how bad it is now, yesterday I looked at the weather for overnight into today because every weatherman was calling for a ton of freezing rain. Dark Sky showed a total of a half hour of “light rain” on the forecast. It doesn’t update until after the weather hits. Apple weather might be better now.
  • So helpful 4/5

    By Tracy31748
    I like the ease of opening this app and knowing, at a glance, what to expect in the next hour. It is not 100%, but close enough that I am confident I won’t be surprised.
  • Rarely works 1/5

    By Presto_Mobe
    I rarely get accurate weather alerts. When I zoom in, the weather lay-over effect completely disappears. Running an iPhone X on Verizon. It would be a cool app if it were more consistent, but since I’ve had almost no alerts for incoming rain/snow in 2+ years..... save your money folks! Perhaps it works better in larger cities... 0/10
  • very good app 5/5

    By ccape5
    weather in Colorado can change quickly day to day. this app is great. sometimes the temperature can vary a little to other weather apps but it gets precipitation timing accurate every time which is what i really need
  • One star for being super pretty, but the accuracy is zipsquat. 1/5

    By missbhavens
    The entire point of my spending $3.99 on this app was up to the minute rain notifications. Rain comes fast and furious here in New Orleans and I had high hopes of preserving my patio cushions. I set up my notifications to alert me to the slightest hint of rain but OOPS! Heard the pitter patter of A LOT of raindrops, ran to the window and it wasn’t just sprinkling. It was pouring. My bad, I think. Must’ve done the notifications settings wrong. NOPE! Dark Sky says it’s clear and the rain is 74 miles northwest of me 🤣. No way it could be THAT wrong, I think. So I check their adorable precipitation map and yep! Sure enough there is rain off in the distance, except that in reality it’s soaking my patio furniture. Weather Underground, The Weather Channel and plain ol’ iPhone Weather app all had it 100% on the nose as “rain begins at 7:30pm” for my exact location. Eh - the furniture will dry out but I really would like my $3.99 back. I have no use for a weather app with zero accuracy.
  • Extremely Localized Accurate Reports 5/5

    By brokefrommusicstore
    Used to no on this for my work as a photographer. Now I use it to know when it will be a good day to grill or driving to another location. Very accurate often to the minute.
  • No Good Anymore 1/5

    By Nimly Wort
    With a heavy heart I’m deleting my Dark Sky weather app because it can’t even report the current temperature half the time. Just 2 days ago it was snowing and this app said it was raining.
  • Used to be more accurate 3/5

    By Gabriel Rojas Bowe
    Dark Sky just to be exactly as it's advertised. However, the forecast has lately just been wrong most of the time.
  • Great at home and when traveling. 5/5

    By Spoomum
    This app is simple to use. I use it both at home and when traveling. Easy to check the daily weather and with the flick of a thumb, weather for the week. Also like being able to look at the globe at some weather patterns. For any naysayers, if I want really detailed info, I’ll go to NOAA or similar. For quick and easy, this is my go to app.
  • Best weather app yet 5/5

    By KellyOYo
    Accurate to the minute. Totally worth the download!
  • Best weather app I've used 5/5

    By Toddman1985
    You won't regret the purchase. Predicts rain very accurately... it tells you the weather pretty dang precisely. What else could you want?
  • Most accurate weather app 5/5

    By 7-sky
    Dark sky app is amazing- super accurate down to the minute. Very detailed- The only app me and my business uses! Keep up the great work!
  • Exactly what I've been looking for 5/5

    By Egavasnitsua
    For years I have hopped from weather app to weather app aiming to get as close to a no-fluff weather app that quickly conveys the current weather at any given moment. I was met with changing interfaces that only got worse filled with features that really didn't work for my lifestyle. I used the website for a few months and found myself using it on the phone more and more so i bought the app without hesitation. This app is worth more than it costs! Thank you everyone at Dark Sky. Your development team is amazing.
  • Useful but Daily notifications unreliable 2/5

    By Beach336
    Dark Sky mostly works well and is amazingly accurate. The rain predictions are within a few minutes. Notifications are unreliable. I have Dark Sky on two devices and Notifications are set exactly the same on both. The Notifications I receive are very different on the two devices which are in the same location. The next-hour notification is rarely at the same time and sometimes appears on one device and not the other. The Daily Report regularly appears on one device but not the other. Custom notifications also differ. Turning off the Daily Report made the Custom Notifications appear on one device. The reverse happened on the other device. I have reported this strange behavior several times and received no remedy.
  • Not bad! 4/5

    By KT Didd
    I know weather can be unpredictable and I expect weather predictions to only be accurate half the time. This app is as good as the others on my iPhone and it’s pretty much in line with my local television forecasts too. Sadly, it’s not the magic -correct-to-the-second-always-accurate-app u was hoping for....
  • Thumbs Up 5/5

    By namerg
    I love it when I want to scout future adventures.
  • No longer accurate 1/5

    By Patri tree
    We are in 6 inches of snow, and the app is saying light rain. It used to be spot on but the this winter it’s consistently way off.
  • Don’t see why It has to be a paid app 4/5

    By D4wntorment
    I bought this thinking it would warn me from sudden precipitation, but so far it doesn’t seem to be much different than other free apps. It looks nice, but doesn’t always work on my Apple Watch complication either without having to manually start up the app. Otherwise it shows just dashes on my watch. I heard it doesn’t update properly on the watch complication either. Otherwise it is a nice looking app and it does what it says it does at least.
  • What’s up Dark Sky? 3/5

    By Joanneant
    Dark Sky has been my go-to weather app but recently it’s missing the mark regarding accuracy. Has something changed?
  • Decent but same ole weather app 3/5

    By Joeblew
    Same as most of the better weather apps except the radar is a different color. Tells you the hourly weather, daily weather, and has a radar. Annoying like all other weather apps is when you go to the radar you still have to press play and then it takes 10 seconds to load. Definitely not worth paying for
  • Looks great 1/5

    By Veryveryunhappy
    I love the way the app looks, but the forecasts are junk. Yesterday, the forecast said snow this afternoon and then they changed the forecast this morning to no snow. And it's now snowing. This happens all the time.
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By heatherfahy
    I bought this app because their site stopped working via safari on my phone. The site used to be spot on all the time in 2016/17 but, recently this app can not tell me its raining/snowing even if it’s pouring out. Not sure what happened but I’m pretty bummed that my phone’s stock weather app is more accurate and detailed.
  • Great App 4/5

    By grg7562
    This app is right 98%of the time and I live in a rural town where there is no forecast given locally!
  • Long time user. Great app. 4/5

    By michaelfriedman
    This is a good no nonsense weather application and it’s accurate.
  • Feels Like & Actual Temp at the same time? 4/5

    By jperezgiz27
    I love the app! The only thing I believe it could improve on is having the option to view BOTH the real temperature AND the Feels Like temperature at the same time, both on the iPhone and the Apple Watch. Currently, you have to pick one or the other. Would love to see this feature added and then it would be 5-Star perfect!
  • Worst weather app ever 1/5

    By Sherri7
    Waste of my money!!! I guess the reason they do not let you try before you buy is because no one would pay money for this app. No advance radar, only shows up to time it is not 1 hour ahead. You cannot adjust setting to your liking. Cannot adjust speed Radar loop. I am a boater and need to see radar weather radar map at least 1 hour ahead of time, it shows shifts. Not when it is on top of me. I am going back to NOAA.
  • Way off lately 2/5

    By Meatyard
    I liked this app because it was accurate to the hour, and it was more pessimistic than the TWC app, but usually correct. Lately, I’m not sure where it is pulling its data from. Today,,it says rain for the next hour, than overcast. I’m looking at the radar, and I can guarantee that it will be rainy for the next six hours. And this has happened a few times in the last few weeks. Weird and disappointing.
  • Needs dew point! 4/5

    By Potato & Wine
    Great app, but would like dew point to be an option in the hourly forecast. Only the current weather reading shows dew point
  • Dark sky 5/5

    By Papa r t
    I try so many apps for weather but always check Dark Sky to see the best weather forecast
  • No support for Apple watch 1/5

    By DazMacabre
    All it does on Apple watch complication is display dashes... No actual data 😑
  • Great App, Except Apple Watch Interface 3/5

    By Mari-luVA
    I mostly use this app on my Apple Watch. When I open the app on the watch, the information is clear and accurate. However, I have used the app as a complication on several watch faces. The complication updates for a day or two and then stops updating, forcing me to open the app each time.
  • What happened? 2/5

    By TheAlex00
    I loved this app. However all winter it’s been wrong. Not off, I mean WRONG. Today in Ft Wayne, IN it say between 11-1 there is an 18% chance of it snowing 4-7in. It’s 10:57 and sunny, and no other forecast calls of any snow. Most say 0% chance. When I went to Traverse City MI it called for 19-31 in in 12 hours. I think there was maybe 3-5in. What happened to this app?
  • Ok. 3/5

    By mdhedg
    It would be much better if the forecasts were close. I need two weather apps because this one is terrible in the 12-48h range. Temperatures are way off. Very frustrating when I try to dress for the weather and the forecast is off by 10 degrees for the same day.
  • OK but too much thinking required 2/5

    By BigBlock409
    I appreciate this app not having ads but, then again, that’s expected with a paid app. The interface is fairly clean but from a UX standpoint, it takes too much effort. This is a weather app, meaning I’d like to quickly get a glance at upcoming weather and then be able to drill down for more details if needed. The way this app works, too much necessary info is hidden behind multiple taps. I have to manually tap each weekday every time I want to get a sense of the upcoming forecast. Want to know the wind speed, temps, precipitation and other info? Those are all separate taps, and for each day again. Way too much tapping for what should be a fast weather forecast.
  • Inaccurate 1/5

    By _rdmguy
    Wildly inaccurate forecast

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