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Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts app review: predict your weather now!



Have you ever underestimated the skies and gone out in a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, then it starts to pour rain?  Or have you ever been frustrated after going out wearing a heavy outfit, only to be shocked by a hot blazing sun? Worry not, for Dark Sky app has come to your rescue! With its exhilarating features, it can help you tell from a mere glance when it will rain or snow up to an hour in advance, so that you can get prepared to brave the weather.

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This iOS app was developed by Jackadams to assist you to forecast the weather when you need it. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward and backward in time. This app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices. 

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How Dark Sky works

Using GPS, Dark Sky is able to create forecasts for your precise location, giving you minute-by-minute predictions for the next hour and also a comprehensive forecast coverage for the next day and week. This will assist you to keep abreast with the ever-dynamic weather conditions. The same technology that powers Dark Sky’s predictions also allows you to make the world’s first-ever smooth radar animation. This is unlike other apps which only show you a chunk of slideshows, which make it nearly impossible to tell how storms are moving. But Dark Sky’s radar animation lets you see the actual path of the storm i.e. how it moved in the past, and where it’s going in the future.

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The app can also send you an alert before it starts raining at your exact location. Even if you haven’t opened that app in days, Dark Sky will know when you are in the path of a storm.

Best Features of Dark Sky

This app provides you with very detailed breakdown of the current weather condition of where you are located, this includes aspects such as wind speed, direction, pressure, and visibility. Using GPS, it is able narrows down-to-the-minute coverage of Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecasts, and Storm Alerts. The app has several drawers like tabs that reveal more details; the top tab gives you a sliding Doppler radar of your location which is more aesthetic and reminiscent of the local weather.

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This features of Dark Sky helps you keep track of your location and if it sees rain or snow coming to your area, it will give you a push notification so that you don’t get caught unawares without an umbrella or jacket.

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Pros and Cons


  • Give you down to-the-minute weather coverage
  • Gives comprehensive weather forecast
  • Amazing graphics


  • Rarely, the app may give inaccurate timing of incoming weather

Final Thoughts

Dark Sky is completely worthy your money. Its weather forecasts are particularly marvelous.

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.