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Dark Sky offers 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.) YOUR WEATHER, DOWN TO THE MINUTE Dark Sky delivers forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour forecasts for the next week. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ANIMATIONS The same technology that powers Dark Sky’s predictions also allows us to make beautifully smooth radar animations. These animations show you the path of the storm, including how it moved up to now and where it’s going next. NOTIFICATIONS Dark Sky comes with advanced notification options. Receive up-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of severe weather alerts (for events such as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes etc.) or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things such as temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Dark Sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it. WIDGET The Dark Sky widget tells you at a glance what’s going to happen in the next hour or the next week, so you don’t even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before going out. TIME MACHINE Explore weather in the past or future. Choose a date and see historical weather data or future predictions based on seasonal averages. APPLE WATCH Dark Sky looks great on your wrist. Get notifications and view the weather for the next week with the Dark Sky app built for Apple Watch. Dark Sky is available in the US, UK and Ireland.

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I don’t know what the issue is…
VT-Renegade on 2022-08-08
I see tons of great reviews and I have the full version of this app and latest iPhone 13Pro with up to date iOS but I only get notifications sometimes and usually they are wrong and there isn’t much happening where I live for severe weather. They seem to issue blanket warnings for areas that aren’t even being affected by the active weather. My other big concern is the radar screen is horrible and always for the next 30 minutes at best when it updates it doesn’t do a true future update for next few hours. I personally like Weather Mate app much better. With Weather Mate the Radar is way more accurate as well as showing out into the future by 4-6 hours, and it shows me current outside temperature on the outside of the app without opening it and it updates itself in the background about once every 30 minutes so I don’t have to mess with going into the app. This app between here and there notifications that are often false for my exact location and the lack of radar accuracy as well as the viewing window for the radar all leave me feeling like it’s lacking a great deal of things that it could be doing a much better job at performance wise.
Poor Accuracy and Disappointing
Jay112323 on 2022-08-08
The micro forecasting is poor. For the last two nights, I’ve been caught in the rain because the rain came much quicker than it predicted. Today it said heavy rain would start in 50 minutes. So I started for my run, which takes 30 minutes. Heavy rain started in 15 minutes. It’s misleading to give forecasting with that level of granularity, when it is not accurate. The Apple Watch complication is severely disappointing. It’s missing the temperature profile across the day or week (would like to be able to pick between these two, but neither is available). Expecting more from an Apple-owned company. Or maybe they are implementing planned innovation lag to stay behind here as on other Apple features. Is further development of this app dead?
Simply The Best
RoxyFan on 2022-08-08
Been using this app since first released. My go-to weather app on phone and watch. So well designed: simple, beautiful, intuitive, and accurate—just like Apple products. Just got back from two weeks touring in England where it performed superbly, allowing us to manage rain events and our car touring. Since I wrote this review years ago Apple has acquired it and plans to kill it at the end of the year. It is still the best app; Apple, if you read this, PLEASE don’t do this. If you must, then just clone it and put your name on it—don’t “improve” it. The Time Machine function alone is invaluable. When planning a trip it’s wonderful to check the weather history of a place during the time period of a proposed visit.
rodstrick on 2022-08-08
I purchased the app after reading the glowing reviews, particularly with regards to their radar. My experience: the radar is colorful and the graphics are great, but the accuracy of reporting activity for my area/location has been seriously lacking. Additionally, the map detail itself is dreadful. When I zoom in to view my immediate area the pin drop of the location is accurate but the names of the surrounding cities/ communities are names I’ve never heard of and I’ve lived in this location for 25 years. The notifications tell me it is or will be raining when there is none. Had I had this info prior to buying it I would have never made the purchase.
my favorite app
Dogpa on 2022-08-08
My favorite app for it's design and ease of use as well as the accuracy and granularity of it's reporting and forecasts. this app is just great, and works super well on both my phone and ipad. Apple, thanks for the year reprieve on the sunset of the app and it's API- but shame on you for dumping something that's pretty much perfect in order to replace it with complete crap. Unless I want to get lost in a flashflood or something, I won't use the mess of a native app (that's based on Weather Channel data- you know, the corp entity co-founded by a notorious climate change denier) even if you bolt-on a couple of things from this one.
My favorite weather app
Oh_That_MLE on 2022-08-08
I bought Dark Sky back in 2013 and it’s been my go-to weather app since. There are things I find annoying (like the radar not having much in the way of future/predictions but showing me radar for time I already lived through), but for temperature and precipitation notifications, it’s great. I am disappointed that it’s going to become unsupported soon because I feel when Apple integrates the technology I love with their native app, it just won’t be the same. I’d rather the Apple Weather app disappear and Dark Sky be the default iOS weather guessing app. This in no way needs to be “Apple-fied”. 🤞Here’s hoping for the best!
Love this app but it was a lot better it seems a couple years ago
Marchest on 2022-08-08
Loved this app but it was a lot better it seems a couple years ago. When I first got this app it seemed a lot more accurate in predicting rain. Not sure if it got worse when I heard it got possibly acquired by a different company. But I have seen a decline in accuracy which is a bummer. Hopefully it will get back to where it was originally. It seems to only work as far as close "accurate" in the United States as I've tried in some parts of Europe and Asia - there's a "no radar detected" that appears. Still using it tho as it's still useful to check with other weather apps.
This is why I’m dropping the app.
andLarry on 2022-08-08
When I lived in the mountains above Denver. This app was the best. Said it would snow in 2 minutes, it snowed in 2 minutes. Not so for Panama City Beach, Fl 1. Has been off > 10 degrees multiple time. 2. Says no rain for 2 days when it is currently raining 3. Today aug 2, 22. Said it would sprinkle at 10am. Went outside at 5:30 2 cumulonimbus clouds, 1 just East, 1 just west. Both with thunder and lightning. Heavy downpour at 7am. I’m currently trying to dump the app when it asked me how I liked it. Glad you asked!
I used to rely on this app
btyuvf on 2022-08-08
Now it’s often inaccurate. Right now it tells me it’s clear. Outside my window there are dark clouds, and it looks like heavy rain on the way. The opposite often happens — beautiful sunny skies when Dark Sky predicts rain in the next few minutes, or a miserable day is predicted, causing a change of plans, only to find the day is clear with moderate temperatures. I get that weather is changeable, but we don’t live in a particularly turbulent area, and it seems only recently that this has started to happen.
Not worth premium
GrouperKing on 2022-08-08
I love this app…. However, it is not much better than Apple Free Weather app…. Same data formatted in an easier to read format…. Not worth (even a few bucks) my hard earned $$ when there are many free choices. We boat and fish and need good forecasting data so I also “pay” for some other marine weather apps that are worth what they are charging (and perhaps more) …. ie I am not cheap but do not see the point in paying for this specific app that gives you nothing more that you get for free .

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