The award-winning weather app that brings us hyper-local, super-accurate forecasts.

Whether it’s down to climate change or the peculiarity of the British Isles, do you ever feel as though the weather in Blighty is less predictable and more changeable now than ever?

The good news is that you should be able to get a bit more of a handle on it, thanks to the brilliant weather forecasting app, Dark Sky.


The creators of Dark Sky, Adam Grossman and Jay LaPorte, claim that users will know exactly when the rain is going to start or stop, right where they are standing. Back in 2011, it occurred to them that robots should be able to predict the weather with down-to-the-minute precision. A handful of generous strangers helped get the software start-up going – and the company hasn’t looked back.

The app allows you to look up the weather anywhere in the world (though at the moment their US and UK offerings are strongest). Dark Sky gives you current weather conditions, minute-by-minute forecasts as far as one hour ahead, hour-by-hour and day-by-day forecasts as far as seven days ahead and weather observations going back decades.

Its users rave about the times it has saved them from going on a bike ride and getting drenched or cancelling an event due to poor weather only to watch the clouds clear up.

Accuracy isn’t the only great thing about Dark Sky, either. The same technology that powers its predictions allows the app to show stunning radar animations – you can see the actual path of a storm, how it moved it the past and where it is going. Geeky – but clever.

Dark Sky can’t stop the rain coming – but it can stop you getting caught in the downpour.

To download the app, click here.

June 2017