Dark Sky Weather

Dark Sky Weather

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Jackadam
  • Compatibility: Android
4.5
4.5
49,836 Ratings
$ 3.99

Dark Sky Weather App

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.

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Dark Sky Weather app reviews

  • Always late notification that it will rain 1/5

    By DevoBillado
    What is the reason that Dark Sky always tells me it’s “going to” rain well after it has started? I know it didn’t used to do this until some update, but now it’s embarrassingly often. And it still gets great reviews? Why?? Fix this for the love of god, it was the coolest feature of this app.
  • Changes result in garbage 1/5

    By ElizabethB0418
    Something changed over the last few months with this app and now it's the same garbage forecast you can get for free from any other publisher of trash.
  • My favorite... Going downhill fast 2/5

    By GregoryXandrew
    I love this app, I've gotten my whole family to sign up for it and it's been my chosen weather app for years now... So you've earned 2 stars for historically being great... But this app is going to crap quickly. -The map is defective - the bar disappears off the side of the screen, it barely loads, and visually jumps and tears horribly. -When I open the app, it doesn't load, I have to fully close the app, then I reopen and it's fine. -The data, which has always been a strong point is becoming increasingly unreliable for me.
  • Something is up 3/5

    By come on GLU
    So I’ve used this app for years now and for the past couple months things such as rain chances and the radar being cut off and glitchy is really confusing me because this used to be a very sleek, accurate app. Will still continue to use but just wanted to bring it to light before I increase my rating.
  • Can’t believe I paid $ for this app! 1/5

    By Mamepps
    I never download apps that cost money but did based on reviews. This app stinks! My free local tv station weather app is much better! Don’t pay attention to the good reviews,,they are fake!
  • Great app 4/5

    By GneissDude
    Great app with excellent forecasting
  • Useless app 2/5

    By zhvania
    Used to be great, but polishing the app layout does not mean development. Your forecasts outside the US are terrible, your widget is utterly useless and simply looks bad. Even the default Apple app is miles ahead of DarkSky in terms of usability.
  • can only tell you if it’s currently raining 1/5

    By Sndrck
    this app can only reliably tell you if it is currently raining in your location. it is almost as accurate as a window, which is admittedly somewhat impressive, but largely useless for all intents and purposes. waste of money but great source of unexpected wetness
  • Total ripoff! Save your money! 1/5

    By NKKP
    App does not provide any special data, and in fact gives one the opportunity to confirm or update what the weather is at one’s location. Really? So, if the app isn’t correct, the user tells the app what the weather really is. Also eats up the battery. Just threw away $3.99 yesterday. Deleting the app from my phone and canceling payment from my credit card. Shame on whoever decided to make this app the “editor’s choice”.
  • Not worth the price 1/5

    By gingergene
    This is one is kinda pricey as apps go, and is less accurate than cheaper and free apps, at least for weather forecasts in my parts of the country (SE and Midwest US). Long term forecasts (2-3 days out) are usually wrong, as are “hyperlocal” short term forecasts. They often fail to accurately predict rain or its duration. The radar seems accurate enough in real time but the radar predictions are laughably wrong, showing storm cells and fronts freezing in size and slowly drifting in whatever direction they happened to be moving at the time the prediction begins. I know these areas of the country are notoriously difficult to predict weather in (which is why I’d never hold any predictions beyond 3 days against a weather app), but there are apps out there that do better for a lower price. The app never crashes or freezes, so it works well for what it’s worth, which unfortunately is far less than $3.99. If you live in the SE or Midwest US, you’re better off with your device’s default weather app than paying for this one.
  • Ugh 3/5

    By WLKURDOG
    What have you done to this app?! It USED to be so much better.
  • Consistently inaccurate 2/5

    By mountain tree moonman
    I repeat, consistently inaccurate
  • Good App. Poor predictions. 2/5

    By Salti Miki
    The app itself works pretty great. But the 24-hour forecast has lied to me a few times, resulting in me being stranded in a rainstorm on a motorcycle roughly four times in the last month. That's after the app said 0% chance of rain all day on all four occasions. Needless to say, I'm switching apps. For developer knowledge, I live in Central MN.
  • App is ok, forecast are consistently off 2/5

    By Risewithin
    The app is ok. The forecast is hardly ever accurate but it’s hard to forecast here down by the coast. Also living down here we have hurricanes and other tropical disturbances coming from the Gulf of Mexico and this app does not show anything except national weather. It’s BS to have to pay for an app yet they can’t even pay for an international license to show the weather other than America and more importantly the weather coming straight towards us? This is pathetic to say the least and they want money for it.
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By Swithy61
    Constant radar locking / doesn’t refresh. App locks intermittently, having to reboot my phone. Wish I hadn’t purchased.
  • Radar 4/5

    By Leaky21
    Love everything about this app. The radar, however, only shows one hour into the future where as the weather app (which has a very accurate radar and is a free app) can go multiple hours into the future. If dark sky stepped up it's game with the radar it would be the perfect app.
  • Amazing functionality 4/5

    By OWNHAY
    Main screen could use a UI makeover but functionality is on point!
  • They say it's raining but their radar says it's not 1/5

    By DB799703
    Not worth the money! Free apps give better results than this paid version. Don't fall for all the good reviews like I did. The location accuracy is hardly right and the forecast is far from being correct. It will says it's raining when the sun is shining. You can uninstall and refresh all you want and it didn't improve the forecast accuracy. Try Accu weather or weather bug. They offer better accuracy! I still can't believe I paid for this SMH.
  • looks cool. accurate? not so much. 2/5

    By marc.w.cardwell
    it’s kind of funny, today it said rain at my house, but ZERO on the radar. i called my neighbor, she said no rain. tonight, i’m walking dogs, check the app, no rain mentioned, but cloudy skies. rain starts, and 5 minutes later the app says “about to rain!” so. it has a pretty UI, no ads and good radar.
  • New Feature Request 5/5

    By NRG32
    This app is the best weather app ! $ spent totally worth it 👍🏻 Would like to request a new feature though. It would be nice in Map section where it shows temp and percip. if the time mentioned below is relative to location where weather is being searched upon. It really helps for frequent travelers to anticipate destination weather ahead of time. Thanks in advance, keep up the good work.
  • I heard it was good but it is confusing 1/5

    By Mernyer
    I purchased this app because I heard good things about it but the information is not very easy to read. Confusing charts and graphs with small numbers is not a good way to quickly present information. Simpler is always better. I purchased the app not long ago, so I can’t say much on the level of accuracy but so far it looks good. Unfortunately, the information is not presented in a sensible, user friendly way and that is why I give this app one star. Other reviewers say that the app used to be great but later lost its luster and I can see that. This app has great potential and used to shine. The hourly forecast format is especially confusing. Showing every other hour instead of every hour. The weekly forecast is also oddly formatted. There is not really a need for the long bars or sliding scales. A short description would be more helpful than those things.
  • Broken 1/5

    By fivekan
    Another broken update to the watch app. Even though the app could work without location access, the watch app requires it. Absurd. This developer does zero QA.
  • Feature request 4/5

    By Rerererererrer
    Can you please add Lightning alerts and what this will do is it’ll tell you if lightning Has struck within a certain mile of your location and sometimes the weather times for stopping and starting are not accurate
  • Pretty worthless 1/5

    By Razguul
    How can this be rated editor's choice? The complication on my Apple Watch 4 usually does not match the temperature given when drilling into it. Also, I get many rain starting in xx minutes and it's already raining!
  • More favorites! 4/5

    By Reid A. Wilson
    I really enjoy Dark Sky’s hyper local forecasts and customizable alerts. But I do wish it would allow the user to save more than 5 favorites!
  • Pretty, but useless 2/5

    By PhilRDoc
    This app is quite pleasing to the eye, but the forecasts are simply wrong. Wunderground is free and has consistently been more accurate. For example, right now I can see a large storm tracking my direction and WU tells me to expect rain in an hour. Dark Sky also shows this on radar, but hasn’t updated the forecast. Forecasts in the 24-48 hour range are also woeful, and let’s not even talk about 5+ day forecasts. I’m really disappointed with this app, with the rave reviews I thought it would be worth the money - it isn’t.
  • Not true dark mode 2/5

    By tma17
    So dark mode was added and yes it looks good and it’s nice that it was added cuz it was being asked for but it’s not a true dark mode. Dark mode should be pure black in the background. This is grey. Doesn’t give you the same visual effect or battery benefits on an oled screen. Kinda a halfway done dark mode.
  • Dark Sky 4/5

    By pepperj44
    Great app. Maps need to be more natural.
  • After a few years quite disappointed 2/5

    By CkFeather
    When I first started using this app it was absolutely amazing. Then I think it was sold, new people took it over and its never been the same. Very disappointed at it’s inaccuracies and, quite frankly, nothing seperates this from any other weather app out there. It seems weather cannot be forecast anymore unless you have your own weatherstation :-(
  • Somewhat bad UI 3/5

    By milquetoast
    Some questionable design decisions here... By default, Dark Sky shows forecasts for every 2 hours. Did you know that you can long press/force touch on the schedule to see a 1 hour breakdown instead? I just discovered this after using the app for many years. Why would they bury that behind a gesture? Put a setting or a switch somewhere. And it would be nice if it remembered that setting so I don’t have to change it all the time. Also: please make it easier to show UV index! Too much swiping!
  • Ok but improvements can be made. 2/5

    By sierra407
    Ok app, the only thing I would recommend is that the forecast radar map was on a loop and play immediately similar to other apps. I also could care less of what the radar forecast was 3 hours ago. Honestly the radar map is sad compared to free radar apps, this app is worse than the free weather apps that do a better job of viewing incoming weather. Fix your radar map!
  • Very bad. 1/5

    By Tony963
    Is very far away predicting the weather conditions. I switched from Weather Underground but I am going back. This app always get wrong next day condition. Is only good to let you know when is raining, I don't need an app for that.
  • Comically inaccurate 1/5

    By butts505
    I got this because of the supposed warnings I’d get about rain in the area. I drive a Jeep without the top/doors so it seemed like a good idea. Now I just laugh when it warns me rain is looming and cringe when it starts to rain and the silly app gave no warning whatsoever.
  • Great weather app 5/5

    By Jbrewer99
    I really like using dark sky especially since it shows sunrise and sunset times. As a photographer those are extremely useful. One thing is like a an option would be the ability to display both US and metric measurements at the same time. Communicating with people in Canada and other countries I have to keep switching between the different measures to give information so it would be helpful to simply see both at the same time on the screen. I know not everyone would need this so perhaps just a toggle in the options would work. There looks to be plenty of space in the screen, I'm using an iphone xs max.
  • Weather information incorrect 1/5

    By monstercat
    So I got this for bike commuting. I was told it was great for precipitation. So I’m going hiking in the white mountains. This app says it’s not supposed rain until 1pm the next day. So my buddy uses the crappy weather app that comes on the iPhone. That app says it’s supposed to rain at 4am. I trusted the expensive flashy looking app. 4am on the nose I wake up due to rain drops on the tent with my stuff drying outside and the rain fly wide. Not the first time this app had got it wrong, I know it’s weather after all. But when the apple weather app predicts it and this app gets it wrong it’s just pathetic. I’d like a refund. Thanks.
  • Inaccurate! 1/5

    By Duckmysick21
    Had dark sky and carrot. Dark sky loads and updates way quicker than carrot, but shows the wrong temperature and condition every time. Carrot was just to slow to open and update. Why even pay for these apps when it gives you the wrong weather!? Yesterday dark sky said high temp would be 77 in Chicago and today the high says 84! It seems like it updates only every couple 4-5 hours making it unreliable when making outdoor plans! It said no rain for the first 5 hours of being awake this morning and all of a sudden there’s rain on the way! This is very frustrating especially during the summer! The FREE iPhone weather app has been more accurate than these two paid for apps. Where does our money go?! Because it’s apparent dark sky and carrot aren’t using the money to improve the accuracy of their weather apps! Maybe dark sky and carrot weather should take some notes from the apple weather developers!
  • No longer remotely accurate 1/5

    By Mas7877
    I’ve had it with this app. Do not waste your money. I paid $4.99 and for a while it was amazing at predicting rain by the minute. Now it doesn’t even work. It said no rain today until 6 and I just got soaked (it’s 11:30). Not the first time either. It is completely unreliable.
  • What the heck happened with accurate rain projections!??!??!! 1/5

    By Sad User in NJ
    This app used to the THE best. It feels like the data source they used for rain changed. Over the last few months the rain forecast on Dark Skies is horrible and that’s putting it nicely. For example, the weather man and two other weather apps (wnbc telecast, pre-loaded iPhone weather app, as well as weather.com app) are are all telling me 40-60% rain today all day and Dark Skies says no rain. Sometimes, when it’s raining on top of me, Dark Sky doesn’t even know. This app used to be the best by the minute. It has the best interface but the lack of consistent rain forecast is causing me to stop my usage. PLEASE HELP!!!
  • Not great 1/5

    By Seneca18!
    For $3.99 and great reviews I figured this would be a premium weather app, it’s not. It is no more useful than the stock weather app on the iPhone. I’ll be requesting a refund.
  • Not Raining!! 1/5

    By x.Disturbia
    It’s been like over 10 hours, this thing keeps sending me notification about lots of lots of rain in my area!! I looked outside every time - no rain!! Sunny and HOT!! No wonder they closed down their tweeter account!! LOL
  • Great App better than Weather Channel 4/5

    By Notonmywatch
    The app is great. I deleted the Weather Channel app because they weren’t getting the weather right. Dark Sky has been bery accurate. The only issue I have is the radar, I don’t need to know what happened three hours ago on the timeline. I want to know what the weather may look like three hours in advance.
  • Has Limitations 3/5

    By Lunn Lunn
    I love the live radar but it will only show you a future forecast up to one hour ahead. If you scale down the map - to see your entire section of the United States, then you can see a five day satellite/radar prediction but with no hourly detail. What they used to have, before this version, was the ability to see locally the next several hours predicted future forecast (rather than one hour). There needs to be a detailed predicted future radar forecast past the next hour and not as long as several days from now. I feel this is a huge limitation.
  • Great Layout - Horrible Radar 4/5

    By Mr. Extinct Dinosuar
    The app is laid out in a great way that gives you so much more in depth information about th weather than stock apps. Love the notification features. I never spend money on apps and this is the one exception I made and am not disappointed! Only thing I get annoyed with is the radar. It gives good readings of the last couple hours but once it gets to the present, it just freezes the rain areas and just moves them across the screen. If this is your best guess for the future radar, just don’t even give me the option to see the future because it’s so frustrating.
  • This is what I paid for? 1/5

    By Gdshjk
    I got this app because in Florida you need a reliable weather app. This one has great reviews so I thought it was a winner. I’m typing this review while there’s a thunder storm raining around me. Dark sky says there’s not a cloud in the sky so I don’t have a clue when it will pass. I’m trying to go out of town for the holiday. It looks like I wasted my money and will now need yet another weather app.
  • excellent app 4/5

    By Quinton Williams's
    I love this app so much. I constantly find myself recommending it. However, the custom alerts screen is still not viewable with voiceover for whatever reason. I reported this a while ago and it still has not been fixed. This will be a 5 star rating if this feature is made accessible.
  • Always incorrect 1/5

    By fedor2008
    I have three weather apps on my phone. This being the only one I paid for. This app is 99.9% wrong at all times. Deleted the app after 3 months.
  • It used to be so good what happened ? 3/5

    By gorgeous !
    The app used to be extremely precise, announcing the exact minute it would start raining. It was amazing. But now, all my forecasts are wrong - it doesn’t make any sense. The information within the app are contradictory - and often wrong. So disappointed.
  • Good, but could be better 5/5

    By buBbaSkeeNs1974
    I love the privacy-focused position the creator of this app takes. That being said, there is one thing that could be improved and should be as it makes the app much worse than it could be. I don't understand why the radar only shows about 2 hours out for the future. Most other weather apps go at least 6 hours in the future. This app is great otherwise and I love the notifications of rain! Keep up the great work.
  • next-hour-precipitation NOT WORKING!!! 4/5

    By DoooPing
    it stopped working recently. It would not notify me of any precipitations. I already turned on both in app and system notifications.

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