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10 Best Dark Sky Alternatives For Android in 2021

If you have been reading tech news for a while, then you might have read about Apple’s recent acquisition of Dark Sky. Recently, Apple acquired Dark sky, and that had saddened lots of Android users. Before the acquisition, Dark Sky was available for Android, and it used to be the most useful weather app.

Soon after the acquisition, the Dark Sky team announced that the app would no longer be available for Android users after August 1, 2020. As of now, the app is no longer available on the Google Play Store. Post-August 1, all the existing subscribers of Dark Sky’s Android app will receive a full refund.

List of Best Dark Sky Alternatives For Android

Now that the app is no longer available on the Google Play Store, we have decided to share a list of best Dark Sky alternatives for Android. These are the weather apps that offer real-time weather data of your location.

1. Weather Radar Free

Weather radar free

If you are searching for a Dark Sky alternatives for Android to know the current/upcoming weather condition, rain, storm, hurricane, etc., then you need to give Weather Radar Free a try. It provides real-time weather maps along with weather radar animations. You can set the app to show you weekly, daily, and hourly forecasts.

2. AccuWeather


If you are looking for an Android app to get the live weather forecast, accurate storm alerts, and weather news, then you need to give AccuWeather a try. The app shows precise weather forecasts, real-time alerts, and severe weather warnings, on-demand. The app uses the RealFeel temperature technology to show you a detailed overview of today’s temperature.

3. Weather and Widget

Weather and Widget

If you have ever used Dark Sky, you might know that it was known for its beautiful widgets. So, the Weather and Widget app for Android replicates the Dark Sky’s widget on Android. The app provides you with a wide range of weather widgets to choose from. After selecting a widget, the app offers you many options to customize it like interval, widget design, fonts, etc.

4. Weather


If you are searching for a lightweight and simple to use weather app for Android, then you need to give this one a try. The app is fairly simple to use, and it provides you with current weather info. It shows essential weather information like wind, humidity, high and low temperatures, etc. It also has a few simple to use widgets that look good on Android’s home screen.

5. Windy


Well, if you are searching for an advanced weather app for your Android device, then you need to give Windy a try. The app is suitable for pilots, paragliders, sailors, etc. The app could be beneficial to those living in areas prone to climatic disasters like tsunamis, cyclones, twisters, etc. It shows a world map with real-time data of Wind, rain, temperature, waves, clouds, and air quality. It has lots of features, and there are over 40 weather maps to explore.

6. Today Weather

Today Weather

If you are looking for something lightweight, providing you with local weather info on the current temperature, cloud level, and conditions, you will surely love Today Weather. The app is meant to be simple, much like Dark Sky. Once set up, the app sends out alerts for strong wind, heavy rain or other severe weather condition. Overall, it’s a tremendous Dark Sky alternative to use on Android.

7. Flowx


Flowx is one of the unique weather apps that one can use on Android. Regardless of wherever you live, you can rely upon Flowx to get weather information. The app is known for its intuitive swipe gestures that let you travel back and forth in time to get the forecast animation. Technically, Flowx offers 30+ different weather information, including, precipitation, wind, temperature, cloud, pressure, humidity, and more.

8. Appy Weather

Appy Weather

While other weather apps for Android fights to take the top spot in the Google Play Store, Appy Weather sets itself apart from all other apps. It’s a bit of a unique app that summarise the weather data in plain-spoken & user-friendly language. If you love to read the technical aspects of weather information, Appy Weather might disappoint you a little. Still, it lets you check hourly & daily forecasts, as well as weekly outlines.

9. Weather Underground

Weather Underground

Weather Underground is one of the top-rated weather app available on the Google Play Store. With Weather Underground, you can get your hyperlocal weather forecast, with precise current conditions. It also sends you weather alerts of any upcoming severe weather events.

10. Apex Weather

Apex Weather

Although not very popular, Apex Weather is still one of the best weather widget app one can have on Android. With this app, you can get daily and hourly forecasts, severe weather alerts, 7-day weather updates, etc. Apex Weather is not just about weather reports; it also shows you latest news covering entertainment, society and sports.

So, these are the best Dark Sky alternatives for Android. I hope this article helped you! Share it with your friends also. If you know any other weather apps, let us know in the comment box below.

This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral

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