With wild weather threatening coastal states across the country and globe, it’s a good idea to check the forecast or radar for upcoming conditions. You can do this whenever and wherever you want with a weather app.

Dark Sky is a weather app that is so qualitative that Apple purchased the company solely to keep it exclusive to iOS. Not only that, but it’s the only app on the list that doesn’t have a free version. Nonetheless, the app’s slick presentation and hyper-local accuracy make it clear what all the fuss is about.

Dark Sky provides hyperlocal weather data. You’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop — right where you are — thanks to up-to-the-minute forecasts.

Weather, Down To the Minute

Dark Sky app expediently forecasts your exact location and adeptly provides minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and hour-by-hour forecasts for the next week.

Beautiful Weather Animations

They had developed beautifully smooth radar animations using the same technology that powers Dark Sky’s predictions. These animations depict the storm’s path, including how it got here and where it’s going next.


Dark Sky includes advanced notification features. Receive up-to-the-minute alerts before it begins to rain at your exact location, be notified of severe weather alerts for events such as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, and so on, or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, wind, precipitation, and more. Dark Sky will tell you exactly what you need to know, exactly when you need to know it.


The Dark Sky widget tells you what’s going to happen in the next hour or week at a glance, so you don’t even need to unlock your phone to check the weather before heading out.

Time Machine

Investigate whether in the past or future. Select a date to view historical weather data or future forecasts based on seasonal averages.

Apple Watch

Dark Sky looks stunning on your wrist. The Dark Sky app for Apple Watch properly allows you to receive notifications and view the weather forecast for the next week.