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Dark Sky - Weather Radar Hyperlocal Forecasts and Storm Alerts

Universal app (iPhone/iPod Touch & iPad)

Category: Weather | Release Date: April 16, 2012

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Price: $3.99

App Details

Developer: Jackadam

Genre: Weather

Current Version: 5.2.7

File Size: 19.87 MB

Age Rating: 4+

Ratings: 4.00 (5 votes)


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.)

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.

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.

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.

The Dark Sky Notification Center Widget tells you at a glance what's going to happen in the next hour, so you don't even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before heading out.

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.

What's new in version 5.2.7

- Made map loading smarter, reducing data usage and improving load times. - Fixed Apple Watch loading bug that would sometimes cause the display to be blank. - Fixed bug that was occasionally causing location names to display funkily (Am I allowed to adverb "funky"? Or should it be "...to display in a funky manner"?). - Lowered threshold for "Feels Like" temperature to appear.

Rank in top paid apps

Rankings - Weather (iPhone)

App Changes

  • Version 5.2.7 Dec 19, 2016
  • Version 5.2.6 Oct 13, 2016
  • Version 5.2.5 Oct 4, 2016
  • Version 5.2.3 Sep 24, 2016
  • Version 5.2.2 Sep 19, 2016
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iOS Compatibility & Supported Devices

Dark Sky - Weather Radar Hyperlocal Forecasts and Storm Alerts requires iOS 7.0 or later, and supported on the following devices: iPhone 6 ,iPhone 5 ,iPad 3 ,iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

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Our Verdict: Good!
  • Dark Sky is a good rated app with 3.5 stars.
  • Dark Sky is currently ranked #39 in the U.S. App Store.

Recent Reviews

5 out of 5

I drive a truck over the road which means my weather changes more rapidly than most.

This app...

By Cmhatem.
March 27, 2017
5 out of 5

As a long distance runner and a person who often commutes by bicycle, I find the excellent accuracy of the...

By Cal Grad Scotty.
March 26, 2017
5 out of 5
Used it For Years

I've been using & recommending Dark Sky for years. I find it's notifications very accurate. I have a dog that has...

By klpny.
March 26, 2017

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