Apple purchased the Dark Sky Weather app in March 2020 and recently announced that they will discontinue the app after 1 January 2023. This app was already removed from Apple Store in September 2022 by Apple. Also, dark sky weather users can use this app’s feature in the Apple weather app.
Most people use this app to check the real-time atmosphere and weather forecasts. Now, this app is integrated with the official apple weather app. Apple introduced this app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac after the launch of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.
What is Dark Sky Weather?
Dark Sky is the most popular and accurate weather forecasting technology of 2020. It is an ultra-local weather application used for 10-day weather forecasts, next-hour rainfall warnings, rain and snow indicators, and weather modules.
Dark Sky Weather app features
- Accurate rainfall warnings
- Air quality and temperature
- Currently visible overlay
- High-resolution weather maps
- Hourly forecasts for the next 10 days
- Precise precipitation forecast
- Snow and rain indicator
Apple Weather app Feature availability
Apple Weather app offers a lot of features to its customers. It provides location-based weather information and forecast. That’s why some features are not available in every country and region. Here you can see which feature is available in your region through this table.
A 10-day forecast is a type of weather data collection that gives you the weather forecast for 10 days from today. For this, they use all forward weather data.
This feature is available in all countries and regions and it is provided by Weather Channel.
Severe weather information
Severe weather is a dangerous environment caused by a natural (tornado, severe thunderstorm, or blizzard) condition. Often factors like heavy rain, high winds, hail, and lightning can cause destruction in a short period of time.
This information is issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Regional Special Meteorological Centers (RSMCs), and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centers (TCWCs).
This feature is available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, the United States, and most of the Europe region and it is provided by National Weather Services.
Next-hour precipitation is give all details about rain and offers minute-by-minute weather predictions based on a precise location for the next hour.
This feature is available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States and it is provided by the National Weather Service and QWeather.
Air quality refers to whether the air is suitable or clean for humans or the environment. Good air quality means that it is free from harmful substances or chemicals.
Air quality is important both indoors and outdoors. Ground-level ozone, particulate matter, and allergens are common outdoor air pollutants. Secondhand smoke, mold, and radon are common indoor air pollutants. Poor air quality harms people’s physical and mental activity.
This feature is available in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States and it is provided by BreezoMeter and QWeather.
Temperature and 12-hour precipitation Maps
This feature is available in Most Countries and regions and it is provided by Apple Weather.
Next-hour precipitation maps
This feature is available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States and it is provided by Weather Channel.
How to use Dark Sky Weather in the Apple Weather
If you want to use the dark sky weather features on your iPhone then update your iPhone to iOS 16. The weather app of iOS 16 includes all its features. You don’t need to download any other third-party apps for this.
How to Add a Country or region on the Apple Weather app
- Open the Weather app on your iPhone
- Click the search bar and enter the name of your country or region
- After entering the name you can see the list of names below and select your region from it
- Now, you can view the weather details of your region and tap on the Add button to add your city to the home screen
How to Remove Country or region on the Apple Weather app
- Open the Weather app on your iPhone
- Click on the three dots in the upper right corner
- Tap on the Edit List option from the list
- Click the minus (-) sign next to the country name you want to remove
- After clicking on this you can see the delete button, now tap on it and remove what you don’t want.
If you use dark sky weather on your iPhone and are thinking of downloading and using the Apple Weather app, this article will help you. If you have any questions related to this then comment in the comment section.