Dark Sky, is a really interesting weather app. Not only can it tell you the general forecast, but one of the more useful features is the precipitation predictor that tries to provide specific information for the next hour as well.
For example, you are at an outdoor sporting event for your kids and you look up and see dark clouds forming. You think its going to rain. Tap on Dark Sky.
The app, using your location, determines over the next 60 minutes when it is likely to start raining, how long and how hard. (Dark Sky is available in the US, UK and Ireland). A graphic is created which modifies itself over time. At a glance you can see it may not start raining for another 10 minutes and when it does, it will be light and over in about 30 minutes.
Of course, normal forecast information is provided in a graphically pleasing way as well.
The graphics interface is really stunning in this app. Even the way the radar information is presented is unique and engaging. The weather animation is also very nice.
The developer describes additional features as follows:
Dark Sky comes with notification options: Receive down-to-the-minute alerts before it starts raining at your exact location, get notified of government severe weather alerts (for such things as thunderstorms, flooding, hurricanes, etc), or even create your own custom notifications covering the next 24 hours for things like temperature, wind, precipitation and more. Even if you haven’t opened the app in days, Dark Sky will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it.
The Dark Sky Notification Center Widget tells you at a glance what’s going to happen in the next hour, so you don’t even have to unlock your phone to quickly check the weather before heading out.
There are many other cool features like the 3D earth you can spin to see weather in that location and zoom in and out to see the details.
The app offers Apple Watch app for the iPhone as well so you can pull up similar information on your Apple Watch.
If you are looking for an interesting weather app that provides useful information in a very visually interesting way, check out Dark Sky.