There are a large number of weather forecasting apps in the market that help travelers plan ahead in unfamiliar regions of the world in which they may find themselves.
Dark Sky weather forecasting app not only offers traditional weather forecasts but also has a number of other additional features. The app uses historical weather observations from thousands of ground stations for almost the past 100 years to generate text summaries that describe “normal” conditions for a given place at a time of the year. This leads to richer descriptions of weather conditions.
Dark Sky covers the US including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico as well as England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and surrounding areas.
Another powerful feature is local weather reports crowd-sourced from users around the world that help make the forecasts better.
The Dark Sky app is available for $3.99 at Apple iTunes.