Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.3.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Jackadam
  • Compatibility: Android
32,969 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

  • Great App 5/5

    By A review by someperson
    Simple Interface, accurate data, and detailed information.
  • Nice app 5/5

    By Ukesyer
    I like this app. Seems to be pretty accurate.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By dhamm5
    I especially love using Dark SKY at the beach. It’s really accurate with rain predictions
  • Warning: no temp badge on app icon 2/5

    By Otterette
    Seriously, there’s no temperature badge on the app icon. That’s 90% of having a weather app. You might as well just open a browser page if you have to open the app to get any weather info.
  • What a roofing contractor thinks of this app 5/5

    By csprick1
    It’s what I’ve always wished for in a weather app, since,......well really only since, like 2004 when I figured out what an app was. I strongly believe It’s worth whatever I paid for it, as it was a year or so ago and I don’t remember- but knowing how much I use it, how easy it is to use and just how accurate it is to my area, well it’s almost* perfect. *almost, was used in this sentence as a jinx reducer only. -Chris
  • Visually stunning, growing on me 4/5

    By Kickthefog
    I initially wrote a very poor review on this app. But I believe my initial judgment was premature. After I spent some more time with the app and learning how to better use it, I do see that it is pretty useful. How accurate it is remains to be seen but I don’t believe it’s any less accurate than any of the other crappy apps I’ve used. So as it stands right now this will be my go to App.
  • Beautifully accurate. Powerfully intuitive. 5/5

    By presser_kun
    Dark Sky does what it says on the tin. It's amazingly accurate; quite easy to use and understand; and as elegant and pleasing to look at as they come. When DS says it’ll start (or stop) raining in six minutes . . . bam! That’s when it happens. And the animations are a joy. But really, you just want to know if it’s going to rain and when. Dark Sky does that. Accurately. Elegantly. And it’s easy to use. But I repeat myself. Just download it and see for yourself. Oh, and no nag screen begging for a review. That’s right. I showed up here because I *wanted* to, not to end the pleas to rate the app. Enjoy!
  • Wish it had a help button 4/5

    By PartTimeAppleFan
    I love the app but wish I new how setup all the features
  • Simple, local and accurate 5/5

    By Naugatuc
    I used the Accuweather app for several years. It has a lot of features, but it’s grown very complicated. DarkSky is easy to use, has great radar maps and more specific local forecasts. This is my “go to” app for weather.
  • Amazing Weather App! 4/5

    By MCJ Contracting Inc.
    I'm a contractor specializing in roofing & siding, so to know where and when rain & hail are coming and wind speed is very important to us.
  • Please stop nagging for Location Services 2/5

    By junesey janesey
    This otherwise great app nags and nags each time I use it, something to the effect of, “Uh Oh, it appears you have disabled location services”. Can the developers not conceive of the possibility that people have good reason to disable location services? Why force that condescending, nagging message upon users who want to keep location services disabled? This tone deafness mars an otherwise beautiful, functional app. It is sufficiently annoying that the app gets only two stars.
  • Disappointing 2/5

    By Saratellit
    Save your money. This app does a bleeping fantastic job of letting you know it’s raining...literally as it’s raining. 🙄🙄🙄 Literally want to meet the meteorologist/app designer so I could give them a piece of my mind.
  • Simple 5/5

    By original kchawk
    Simple to use. Highly accurate. No useless bells, whistles or flashy lights.
  • What an app! 5/5

    By TotallyNotJake
    This application has got to be the very best of the best. I have downloaded so many weather apps, but none have impressed me as much as Dark Sky has. Well worth the few dollars!
  • A Golfer’s Best Friend 5/5

    By OmahaBean
    I have used Dark Sky for 6 months and track weather conditions for golfing. Dark Sky has been more accurate than anything else I’ve tried. The native weather app doesn’t come close to matching the accuracy of Dark Sky. Spend the $ and download this app for accurate and reliable weather information.
  • Weather review and forecast 5/5

    By cda2056
    This app is the best one I have found not only for accuracy but for constant, uninterrupted information. If there is one request for improvement it would be for a key of the colors on the map of precipitation like the key on the map of temperatures. The map seems intuitive but the colors are different from the apps used by my wife. This is really only important when my wife wants to compete on who knows what the weather is going to be for any activities.
  • Harley rider 3/5

    By H-D AL
    Needs a radar /.
  • Perfect Weather Monitor for the person on the go 5/5

    By nui-kahuna
    This app is finally one that I enjoy. It alerts me when rain is going to start and end to be able to time events. Thank you for the great app.
  • Extremely Accurate to the MINUTE! 👍🏼 5/5

    By Concierge2000
    Extremely accurate to the Minute for rain and even drizzle. More importantly it tells you the weather at your EXACT Location. (Not the center of the city) which means even more accurate. My experience as been excellent testing it and it knows what the weather is doing outside MY window not in the center of town. My favorite is The Custom Alert feature it’s a fantastic to warn you before any type of Wind, Rain even starts and you can customize how far in advance you want to be warned!! Like high winds are coming so you can close the patio umbrella BEFORE it blows away. GREAT App!!
  • No longer recommended 3/5

    By HenryMelton
    While I used the app extensively last year finding a clear sky for the solar eclipse, it’s false positives make it necessary to remove it from my watch. Here in the Austin area bats fill the skies every evening at sunset. Dark Sky misinterprets this radar signal as drizzle and gives me warnings all the time about rain when it’s actually a clear sky. Once or twice I could live with. Not every single night.
  • Apple Watch App Broken 1/5

    By miner9
    Apple Watch Complication shows stale weather data
  • Disappointing 2/5

    By allegranza124378
    When I first bought this app I was happy with it. I was impressed when it would send me a notification of rain and then minutes later it would start raining. However Over the past few months, the data from the app has been entirely unreliable. The notifications are almost always inaccurate, and the hourly forecast never seems in line with what actually happens. I hang onto this app, mostly because I paid for it, but honestly- some of the free apps I use are more accurate. My wife always busts my chops because she calls the weather with her free app, and I’ll say no no trust me nothing will happen, it says no precipitation in the area and then boom, it rains. Wish I could get my money back- this app is disappointing.
  • Incredible interface, except radar 2/5

    By Sandy Roo
    I don’t get these high ratings, the radar data is useless! Worst radar of all weather apps available. Zero map data, no roads, major or even minor cities, you have no clue where the storm is, or where it’s heading. Definition of the radar data is through a coke-bottle lens, blurred and indistinct. It opens on the entire planet! Completely useless. Hour by hour data display is best in class, showing how near precipitation is with great accuracy. Come on guys, you’re halfway to being the best. Fix this!
  • Apple Watch does not work 2/5

    By CJLee89
    The Apple Watch complication stops updating and after restart does not even show the temp. Very slow on the watch too.
  • Not as good as I hoped it would be 1/5

    By jerryadelore
    My favorite app for weather was suddenly not supported any longer. Opening it showed no data. So, I searched for a new one. Dark Sky is not intuitive and the opening page shows me the temperature and if it’s rising or falling. I sort of knew that before I opened the app. It then shows what the conditions will be for the next 16 hours. It also indicates what the sky will look like and in percentages. That’s good. At the bottom of the page there are switches giving you the choice of humidity, UV index, temperature, and wind speed, but it took a few times before I realized that you must scroll down to get the switches. Then, although it doesn’t tell me, you can sweep to the left or right to get more information. To the right, it give you the high and low for the next seven days. Again, okay, but just the temperature. I want see frontal systems, lows and highs. Having been an aviator, weather is important to me. I can’t do anything about it, but I like to be prepared. That left swipe gives me a monochromatic map of the western US. With only light blue blotches. Zooming in on my home, I get somewhat vague images of what appear to be rain - no clouds that I can determine. It’s an okay app, but I find when I pay for a app that is not as good as a free one, I’m irritated. $4.00 isn’t much since there are no ads, but here in the West I want to see where my mountains and deserts are if I am planning a trip to cross the Cascade in the winter.
  • Best Weather App for Actual People 5/5

    By vinalbany
    Dark Sky is the accurate (often to the minute), no frills, tells-you-what-to-know weather app. Information on the app is clearly presented and, well, real. Is it displayed in 64 million colors or by a meteorological talking head? No. Do you want to know what the weather is now in Albany NY or what it will be tomorrow in Sri Lanka? Is Grandma really going to be rained on in in the next 15 minutes, whether she's in Paris or Minot? You better call and let her know to take her umbrella. This is the app for you.
  • I was a skeptic.... but 5/5

    By Melissa L Mac
    This app is fantastic. It will when tell you if there is a drizzle and how long it will last. I was out for a walk and saw it was going to drizzle in 1 minute and last 20 minutes. It was exact- no need to pay attention to bad weather reports- this is more accurate.
  • notification nagging 1/5

    By QuickPlayer
    If you don’t allow notification, you get a dialog box nag every time you open the app. Please let us make this choice.
  • Not as Accurate as Advertised 1/5

    By AntiSeatin
    The app consistently contradicts itself. Occasionally it is spot on with the weather prediction, but more often than not it misses the mark by several hours. For instance, right now I'm standing outside and it is raining, yet DarkSky says that it is clear and shouldn't rain for another hour. I've had this app for months and this is usually the case. Unreliable at best. I do not recommend downloading.
  • Outstanding 5/5

    By Eric from High Point
    I can’t believe I’ve been paying for the Weather Underground app. There’s no comparison on any level.
  • Worthless app and waste of $ ZERO STARS 1/5

    By SNance6
    Actually raining while I write this review and not one alert. Radar is the absolute worst I’ve seen. There are far better free apps out there. Don’t waste your money on this pathetic app. I feel robbed and stupid for buying this app. This app should be a freebie. ZERO stars.
  • Jack 5/5

    By Hoya Saxa Sparty
    The app is good but overrated. AccuWeather And Weather Bug are better. Dark Sky is very accurate. Always current. Well done!
  • What has happened? 1/5

    By Feathers of jade
    I tried to find a way to contact developer directly and was not able to. First- off I should apologize for not ever rating this app. This has been my favorite weather app- ever. I have about 20 weather apps... and Dark Sky has been my go to app for years- I have used this app even before it had it’s previous name. I have let so many people know that this is the best weather app ever. This app was correct, almost always to the minute. Something seems to have recently changed over the last few months. Now, it seems I cannot count on accurate info anymore. I have no idea why. I also notice that the weather forecast seems to change, as the weather is happening. Just like yesterday. There was a “slight chance of light rain between 4-5pm.” So about 430 yesterday- there were heavy thunderstorms and downpours for about 3 hours or so. When I checked the app (that said “light rain for an hour” just a few hours prior, now shows heavy rain w/ thunderstorms. I don't understand how an app Can change from being to about 90% correct, to totally wrong?! Over and over. This was not an issolated occurrence. Almost any day that has had rain, dark sky has been incorrect forecasting this. I am writing in hopes that maybe I need to do something different? Maybe somehow the poor forecasts are due to something I have done? Please help! I really want my favorite app back, instead of considering deleting it!
  • Hasn’t forecast rain once... 1/5

    By Kalirose27
    in 6 months; not in US, nor Italy, or UK or Greece.
  • Ray Goodness 3/5

    By Grigler
    Just downloaded! Easy to read. Plenty of info. Totally colorless!!! Very lifeless! It is like reading a long book with no pictures. This is the age of graphics and they are so easy to incorporate into a program. Paid $4 for app. Hesitated before I did it, but it had good reviews. Wish I hadn’t!
  • How much is this app costing a month 1/5

    By Shariam47
    I’m new to this app. I’m noticing a $4.20 charge. Is this correct?
  • Unreliable 1/5

    By Gr8fuldread
    This app used to be extremely accurate when I purchased it 5 years ago. So accurate that I recommended it to family and friends. I don’t know what has changed, but unfortunately over the past year or more the app has been highly inaccurate, and is extremely unreliable.
  • Not accurate and no notification 3/5

    By nitodev
    I have location at all times on and notification settings right, as well as the in app settings, but DarkSky won’t notify me of any rain starting. It’s also not very accurate in Japan. Yahoo weather seems more accurate.
  • Good, could be great 4/5

    By McSurly214
    This is a really good app, and well designed. I wish there was more info for severe weather forecasts. I do like the “interesting storm” feature.
  • Longer Forecasts??? 2/5

    By ChiQ4UF
    I purchased this hoping it was better than Accuweather, but I can’t even get an extended forecast of 10 days?
  • Not accurate! 1/5

    By Beano 001
    Temp is off by at least 6 degrees. Not happy with it especially since it cost me $3.99 !! Would not buy it again. It gives me useless precipitation reports like a 2% chance of rain in the next hour. It never rains in N. Ca in the summer. Would not recommend it especially when there are more accurate weather apps for free !!!
  • Umm 2/5

    By Darkfar
    I wasn’t impressed with this at all especially that a person had to pay for it, there is better weather apps for free but hey at least you got my money for it.
  • Inconsistent but good! 4/5

    By Crownbrass07
    I’m currently in the middle of a severe thunderstorm. The app says “possible light rain” but also, right above it, says “severe thunderstorm warning”. I like the app and I love the look, but that can’t be something that happens in the number one rated weather app with an editors choice award.
  • Heads up ! 5/5

    By bamboosherry
    I really love this app because it lets me know when rain is on the way so I can get my tools to safety and windows rolled up etc. The hour by hour forecasts are also very helpful and more accurate than the local weatherman in West Palm Beach.
  • Must have! 5/5

    By lec0rsaire
    I had heard a lot of great things about Dark Sky but didn’t feel like spending $4 on a weather app until I got caught in a downpour with no warning out of nowhere. I got home bought Dark Sky and it accurately told me what the stock weather app didn’t and even told me how much longer it would rain. The accuracy of the forecasts are fantastic. The Apple Watch companion is well designed and I look forward to using it for many years to come.
  • Dark Sky works the best 5/5

    By Traveling mucha
    this is by far the best weather app i can find in Apple Store. normally i try new apps and delete them in a day or two. Dark Sky is definitely an exception. works accurately almost everywhere where i travel and i fly over 100.000 miles each year. i use Dark Sky for several years and i am very pleased each time i open this app. thank you the Dark Sky team
  • Inaccurate - Get better info from free apps 1/5

    By Kev172
    I have yet to get a rain notice. It was pouring earlier and the app had no idea. The radar is subpar. Have to zoom in to my location from the global map every time I use it. And it locates me about 70 miles southeast of where I actually am. The graphics are not as fantastic as others would have you believe. I’m starting to think I wasted $4. Buy yourself something nice with my money.
  • Only complaint 4/5

    By hunterj82
    It’d be really nice if you could set weather alerts based on saved locations or at least one location. Instead of having to turn location services on “Always” in order to get real time weather updates.

    seriously, to the minute coverage...
  • Keep coming back to Dark Sky 4/5

    By raptorrunner
    I lost count of the number of weather apps I’ve tried in the past few years. Dark sky is by far the best of the lot. Accurate and to the point. Alerts are astoundingly accurate. The ding is complication on watch. A bit wonky. Sometimes matches, most often behind. On would think once called from watch it would update. Nope.... Hope they fix this one. I sent a note last year and Apple was to blame. Bad answer. Figure it out.

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