Miss Dark Sky? Here Are 5 Top Weather Apps for iPhone

Dark Sky was one of the most popular weather apps for iPhone, but after being bought by Apple, the app has officially shut down. With Dark Sky now no longer working, it has left many of its loyal users wondering what weather app they should now use.

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Users loved Dark Sky thanks to its UI, rich and insightful weather information, and real-time alerts and notifications. Apple bought Dark Sky in 2020 and ported over many of its features into the stock weather app on ‌iPhone‌. Below, we've listed five popular weather apps for ‌iPhone‌, according to the App Store. All of the apps are free, but some of them have subscriptions to unlock additional in-app features.

1. Apple Weather

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The Apple Weather app comes pre-installed on every ‌iPhone‌. The app uses data from multiple sources and has seen a major facelift in the last year with richer weather information, thanks to Apple's purchase of Dark Sky. Apple Weather includes real-time alerts, notifications, and warnings for heavy rain, hurricanes, and more in select areas. Apple Weather is entirely free to use. [Direct Link]

2. CARROT Weather

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CARROT Weather is one of the most popular weather apps on ‌iPhone‌, thanks to its unique design and personality. Unlike most weather apps, CARROT Weather has a sense of personality with snarky and sometimes "overkill" comments and commentary about the weather. On top of its unique character, the app has insightful and rich weather information, with an in-app subscription unlocking additional features such as notifications, widgets, and more. [Direct Link]

3. AccuWeather

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AccuWeather is one of the oldest weather apps on ‌iPhone‌, built on the data provided by AccuWeather. AccuWeather has rich and advanced weather data, supported by satellite imagery and its trademarked "Superior Accuracy" approach to weather. AccuWeather is free on the ‌App Store‌ but does have an in-app subscription that unlocks additional features. [Direct Link]

4. Weather Channel

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The #1 ‌App Store‌ weather app for ‌iPhone‌, the Weather Channel is one of the most common and mainstream weather apps people use. With all the typical weather features, Weather Channel provides a free, ad-supported experience on ‌iPhone‌, with a subscription to enable an ad-free experience, up to 15-minute forecasts, 72-hour future-looking radar predictions, and more. [Direct Link]

5. NOAA Radar & Weather Forecast

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For users in the United States, an appealing app may be NOAA Radar & Weather Forecast. The app uses rich weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which helps the app provide timely and real-time information on storms, wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and more. The free app comes with a subscription that unlocks more detailed forecasts, an ad-free experience, customization features, and more. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

ScreenSavers Avatar
18 months ago
I tried Carrot because it has an option to configure it EXACTLY like Dark Sky. But it was just way too expensive. Sorry but $40 per year is just too much for a weather app.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TwoBytes Avatar
18 months ago
I just want the dark sky features to be FULLY integrated into apple weather so I can finally have one weather app.


To pick a day and hour and check

-Cloud cover which apple weather doesn't to see if you should have a picnic or if you are vitamin d deprived.

-Rain percentage PER HOUR

-Suhine per HOUR


It might not be totally accurate but it sure helps plans if you're going to walk/drive, have a picnic, meet someone outside, get some sunshine, plan a beach day, etc.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DocMultimedia Avatar
18 months ago
Carrot with a subscription let's you change themes and customize. Takes a bit of customization, but you can nearly duplicate the Dark Sky GUI. And it's much more fun you big pile of moose poop. (You need to know Carrot to know what I mean by that) ?

I had to go with that one.

I also got Weather Strip that is also great for a super quick look at weather in a nice graphical way. It has really nice widgets for lock and regular screens.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
18 months ago

I have been looking around and nothing is like Dark Sky. Carrot is probably the closest to it. I may just stick with that.
? App is too expensive tho.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chaos215bar2 Avatar
18 months ago
No mention of privacy and data collection?

Probably the single best feature of Dark Sky, aside from being a great weather app all around, is that it actually respected user privacy and avoided unnecessary data collection. Literally the only app on this list that meets that requirement is the built-in Weather app.

Where are the alternatives for people who find the built-in offering to be inadequate, but don’t want their data monetized just to access a simple weather report?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
18 months ago
I like the stock App, but sadly as with anything Apple these days, after some traveling & depending the location, it has gotten worse in terms of accurately telling the weather, as if the data isn't the right one. Like sometimes it's showing sunny weather when it's raining and sky completely gray, or it says 8 continued hours of 80-100% rain chance and not a single drop, & sky not even cloudy. ??‍♂️
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)