Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.3.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Jackadam
  • Compatibility: Android
17,045 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

  • Nice app - doesn’t work well with Apple Watch 3/5

    By plastibob
    The app is pretty good however doesn’t sync with Apple Watch. This is a known problem and I tried all the fixes to no avail.
  • annoying location finder 2/5

    By ck_123456789
    in the age of predictive search and smart location finding its SEVERELY disappointing to pay for an app that can’t get predictive location remotely close. for instance, i live in city A, and want to know the weather of city B, which is 20 miles away. (pretty flippin’ common use case) i type in the first 5 characters and 1) no recommendations and 2) when i search for city B, it sends me to another state 600 miles away... smh. having a globe feature means the map location is enabled so why not simply provide a “choose location on the map”, since your tech is too clunky to provide a basic and ubiquitous feature?
  • Accurate sometimes, inaccurate most of the time 2/5

    By ntooch
    So I have been using dark sky nearly since it’s beginning and it seems that earlier versions were more accurate more often. More often than not, it says rain will occur in X amount of time but it’s currently raining. Or no precipitation in the area, and again it’s raining. What is surprising is when that happens, looking at the radar in app , it shows rain, but the app says no way Jose. So while it’s great when it works and sometimes it is quite accurate, more often than not, it’s not so accurate. Use to be my #1 weather app but now Storm/ weather underground is my numero uno. On a side note, been asking for barometer measurements in inches of mercury but that never happened. Please bring that feature.
  • Love it!! 5/5

    By Mi_FLA
    I love this app!!
  • Good UV index 4/5

    By Paula Stone Interiors
    I use the UV index as much as the temperature. Rain notification is very helpful too.
  • Not getting notifications 1/5

    By Liango21
    This app was working awesome on my iPhone 6sPlus. I switch to an iPhone X and I’m not getting any notification. Notifications are not working on this app. For me is useless without notifications.
  • Asheville weather 5/5

    By global warming fact
    Our weather in the Asheville NC mountains is very hard to predict. A few miles in any direction can mean totally different weather is occurring. This app is able to forecast much more accurately than the local tv channel. I love it for home and for trips!
  • Extremely Accurate Weather App 5/5

    By CapricornsUnite
    Dark Sky has been an amazingly accurate and friendly tool for checking current and near-future weather conditions. The alerts work well but aren’t intrusive.
  • Does not always work properly 3/5

    By Mebbbb
    Sometimes it gives the wrong information
  • Misleading - Do Not Waist Your Time 1/5

    By Jbraswell2005
    I don’t understand how apple lets apps get away with charging money for bs apps like this one. False info... flat out lies about what this app is capable of. Smh.
  • Never updates on apple watch 1/5

    By Rthsiung
    I’ve tried to like this app for years since people seem to keep recommending it, but I’ve just deleted it for the 5th time from my iphone and apple watch. The weather never gets updated on my apple watch (it has said “44 degrees” for a whole month now, and I find the iphone app interface annoyingly cluttered. I give up.
  • Decent but delayed updates 4/5

    By sevenonezero
    Some days the notifications are spot on and some days they are not even close. Also, slow load times and notifications on the watch.
  • No One like it !!! 5/5

    By 8714jr
    This is the best weather app ever period. But lately it’s been not that accurate like it use to. It’s notifying me that snow is coming in 35min but I don’t see snow all day. Before if it told me there was rain in 10 min but the sky will Sunny but minutes later it rains that’s how good it was.
  • Notifications require background location services (always on) 1/5

    By Dakkar451
    Other apps allow me to set multiple locations (eg. home, work, etc), to switch between the locations, and to get severe weather warnings for those locations. DarkSky does not, and requires constant background location tracking which I find inconvenient and unnecessary. If I had known this I would not have bought this app and will not recommend it anyone.
  • Total snow and rain 4/5

    By dtwitch
    It would be great if the app would total the snow and/or rain accumulation for the hour and day, not just show the amount that could happen.
  • Unclear 2/5

    By sunnydispisition
    Would love some explanations or a key of explanations- for example What do colors on map refer to?
  • Less accurate lately 2/5

    By Yoshgee
    I have been using this app for a long time and love the design and functionality. It’s the best weather app I’ve ever used. However, lately I’ve been relying on it less and less as the forecasts seem to be less accurate than they used to be. For example, I live in the east coast and we had a large snow storm last week. I checked the app to try to get an estimate for how much accumulation to expect, and the app wasn’t even predicting any snow at all. I’m not sure what changed recently or why my local forecast is no longer accurate, but until it’s fixed I can’t rate this (formerly) wonderful app very high.
  • Waist of $ 1/5

    By Tvod2
    Giant fail. Never gets the rain or precipitation correct. I've even reported it about 10 times & it still doesn't get it right. App says no rain in area when it's raining, so I report rain & the app still doesn't change! Would like a refund, your app is a garbage! Who cares if it looks nice when it doesn't work. Free apps are more accurate After update still useless.
  • Brilliant 5/5

    By GEJN
    This is a truly brilliant App.
  • Not good 2/5

    By MARLBORO4413
    Totally wrong. It’s snowing heavily here & the app says light rain
  • Always wrong! 1/5

    By Viclyns
    This app stinks it’s always wrong. I just got a notification that light rain is stopping. We are in the middle of a nor’easter and the last hour had produced 2 inches of snow. I can’t believe I actually paid for this app.
  • Easy to use but data just ok 3/5

    By Mjduped
    Doesn’t give quite enough info but better than the weather app in some aspects
  • Unreliable predictions 2/5

    By Jus d'Orange
    When this app first came out, it was quite accurate with its micro weather predictions. Now? It’s terrible. Since about two days ago, weather.com was predicting that my area would receive a mix of snow and sleet with periods at 100% chance. DarkSky made no such predictions and rather determined we’ll be having just periods of rain. So wrong. We received lots of snow.
  • dark sky 5/5

    By Yorkshire Pudding Girl
    AWSOME!! it has a map of the world. It also tells you the tempreture of the next day too. And the day after that and the day after that too. My mom loves it. That is why I rated it 5 stars. It is awesome. Thanks Henry Hoffman My mom has the app too.😍😍😍 Oh, and when I'm old enough I'm going to buy it too.
  • Pressure 4/5

    By DennyG49
    Please add the barometric pressure in inHg.
  • Dark Sky Terrific 5/5

    By NikeMN
    Great app. Very Reliable
  • Meh 3/5

    By wiley42
    The UI is well organized eye candy with a low surprise factor, but the application is a true battery hog, while you can't quite watch your charge level tick down it's suprisingly close to that and as such one doesn't really want to leave this thing running in the background. The real issue is that it draws data from Dark Sky, which despite it's claim to "down-to-the-minute precision" is typically grossly at odds with the actual observed weather, particularly with respect to precipitation events.
  • The best! 5/5

    By Marsue Package
    This is my favorite weather app! It tells me what the weather is in MY neighborhood and that is priceless!
  • Used to be accurate.... 1/5

    By JimGoku
    It’s really too bad that the basic functions of this application are not accurate at all... I think the maker of this app should consider using a different weather source as the current one is off in both temperatures and type of precipitation. Other weather apps using sources such as WeatherUnderground or The Weather Channel are much more accurate.
  • Apple Watch Complication Not Updating 1/5

    Dark Sky on my iPhone X is ok. Not sure what the big deal is about but maybe I need to use it more. On Apple Watch it’s sub par to the built in weather app. The app takes time to load and the complication does not update. Right now in Austin at SXSW the weather is 66 and cloudy but the complication reads 88 and clear. Not worth the money.
  • Great app 5/5

    By RB72*
    Very accurate weather app. Well designed.
  • I want to love it, but... 3/5

    By cbgb0426
    A friend of mine recommended this app. I used to think it was incredibly accurate. During a weather event, it is great! As far as forecasting and planning ahead, not so much. For example, as I type this there is a nor’easter predicted for Monday night into Tuesday (today is Sunday) with high winds and snow. The app is saying it will be overcast with possible light snow of less than an inch for my area. Meanwhile they are anticipating 3-6 inches for my area. It gives a very vague forecast until the day of. As the weather is happening you get a play by play of the storm (the app will literally tell me down to the minute that drizzle or flurries are starting and stopping.) However for planning ahead it is not ideal.
  • Not the best anymore 1/5

    By Igotbase
    This app use to be rock solid!! Tell me when it’s about to snow rain or anything else Mother Nature would throw at us. Now 3/9/18 I don’t get any notifications!! The information on the screen is inaccurate. Saying it’s going to snow but it’s 60 degrees. I don’t know what happen. The haven’t changed the layout of this app in years. So really no improvements searching for something better as we speak
  • Dark Sky 5/5

    By skyking777
    Though I don't often do reviews; This app deserves one. It has proven to allow me to anticipate the appropriate time to breaking or hunting for my car in huge parking lots. Small thing but largely appreciated.
  • Accurate 4/5

    By Ncisgibbs84
    App is very accurate! I love it! My only complaint is, on my Apple Watch the temperature on my watch face (on the bottom middle of my main watch face) the temperature displays a different number that if i actually enter the app on my phone or even on the watch.
  • It works!! 5/5

    By Dr Duh
    Saw a friend using it and said it can’t be that good. I was wrong it really is that good. It’s the only app I’ve actually paid $ for. 👍
  • Hasn’t seen the rain? 3/5

    By debbiedownpour
    First, like the app and the satellite pix Rather perplexed that it has not shown precipitation several times when it is straight up pouring
  • Worth buying 5/5

    By casuistry
    Hands down, the best weather app you can buy. Simple effective design and accurate notifications when it’s about to start raining (or snowing).
  • Fiji Island map incorrect... 4/5

    By Valentine07
    mostly, you have not included the capital and every significant city or township on the islands but rather you’ve used names no English speaking local recognizes or my Fijian speaking relatives care to remember. The zoomed out view of Fiji is ridiculous, Suva - the capital isn’t represented or the old capital, all other labels aren’t recognizable and there’s a Fort Carnarvon in the middle of Viti Levu that I can assure you is not a destination but a footnote. But the weather feature of the app is quite useful. Mostly.
  • Very Accurate and Easy to Use ! 5/5

    By Christopher Carlsson
    Simple, easy and accurate, what more could you ask for ?
  • Good app for weather 4/5

    By edwardvb
    My only issue is that I would like to see the ability to view at-a-glance current weather (e.g. temp, current conditions) for my tagged cities in future updates to this app.
  • Great app! But needs improvement 4/5

    By Sam I am_84
    It would be AWESOME if you guys can add in "my notification" tap to allow you to receive a 24 or 48 hour advance notice if it's going to snow/rain versus only a notification on the same day! :( that would be extremely helpful!! I hope you guys at dark sky read my review :)
  • Always wrong and late 1/5

    By pedro23kilacali
    For me this app has never been right. It’s constantly wrong and by the time it is right I can see the weather myself to see whats going on. Just terrible. And the UI is so bad.
  • Love & Hate 4/5

    By Dhoudyshell
    Love this app but the recent change to make it always use location kills my battery super fast. I wish they would change it to use your location on intervals instead of all the time.
  • Unreliable predictions 2/5

    By Aagrawal
    For the storm this predicted 1-2 inch snow and i ended up with more than 6 inch...
  • Surprisingly accurate readings for widely disparate locations 5/5

    By Kalo gal
    This application makes it possible to pick the best times to do honey bee hive inspections by showing precipitation and temperature projections for hives located far from home base. The app makes it possible to pack more efficiently for trips by showing projected temps for any destination entered into the app. It’s like having a portable customized weather channel that provides instant access to weather conditions whenever and wherever I need it.
  • Not good for Seattle 2/5

    By sethinmadrid
    It always says it’s cloudy when it’s clearly raining in Seattle. It is often incorrect about weather in and around the city. The temperature is generally correct and the interface is nice.
  • Simple yet very useful 5/5

    By Artyom17bro
    I have been using this app for over 4 years. It is definitely the best app on the market for basic weather and hyper local updates. The only thing that could be better is the radar feature, although it is still really good.
  • Love the app! 4/5

    By stolfa
    Great app, seamless interface with Apple Watch. NEED APPLE WATCH FACE to take full advantage of this app!
  • Great app, get it! 5/5

    By nukefixer
    When I want to check the weather, where ever I am at, this is my go to first weather app. It appears to be accurate in its forecasts and predictions. I have a few other weather apps and radar, but this is my go to first weather app!

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