Dark Sky: the website

I’ve long considered forecast.io to be the fully featured, grown up, desktop version of the Dark Sky iOS app. It’s always done more than notifications and short-term predictions but was just as accurate and easy to use.

That’s probably because they are made by the same people and use the same data. As of today they are sensibly going to operate under the same name: Dark Sky.

The new Dark Sky site has had a design refresh and looks great. The new interactive maps look (and feel) brilliant too:

A Dark Sky map of temperatures across the United States.

A Dark Sky map of Microclimate effects in the hills and valleys of the Himalayas

I’m currently reading The Weather Experiment by Peter Moore, a terrific account of human efforts to understand and predict the weather. Highly recommended.