How can I replace the Dark Sky API?

Update: We’ve created an API conversion guide to help you switch from Dark Sky API to Visual Crossing Weather. Read more

You have already heard that Apple is buying Dark Sky, abandoning the users of their popular weather API. They have already stopped accepting new API users and will turn off existing API customers shortly.

Visual Crossing Weather is the perfect alternative to the Dark Sky API. We not only have a superior weather API solution, but we can help you migrate your application to our API before Dark Sky turns off its API.

Visual Crossing Weather makes the transition easy and seamless.

Here are some key reasons why Visual Crossing Weather is your ideal Dark Sky API replacement.

  • A full 15-day weather forecast at every plan level, including Free!
  • Worldwide historical weather data going back more than 100 years available at every plan level.
  • Full climate data and statistical weather forecast including annual, monthly summaries.
  • All weather data is available at both the daily and hourly level.
  • Lookup weather using an address, city, or ZIP code directly in a single API call.  No need for separate geocoding.
  • Get forecast or historical weather data for multiple locations in a single API call.
  • Examples and tutorials for most languages including JavaScript, Java, Python, HTML, and R.
  • Optimized for use in popular BI tools such as SAP, Microsoft Excel, Power BI, or any OData or CSV consumer.
  • Simple weather data query builder for testing and downloading data .
  • Plans include unlimited API calls and result data.
  • Easy, step-by-step migration path for Dark Sky users.

Drop us a note or send us an email today, and we’ll not only show you how to migrate from the Dark Sky API to the Visual Crossing Weather API quickly and easily, we’ll also give you a discount to help sooth the transition pain.

Get started immediately with a free trial or read our Step by Step Dark Sky API Conversion Guide.

2 Replies to “How can I replace the Dark Sky API?”

  1. Looking for a replacement for the Dark Sky API. I am mostly in need of cities and airports outside of the U.S. I currently use the for U.S. cities. Specifically looking for plain English weather forecasts such as “Partly cloudy throughout the day. The chance of precipitation is 34%.” This is currently provided by Dark Sky. Do you provide something like this.

    1. Denny,

      We’d be glad to help you replace Dark Sky either for your international queries only or for use in your entire project. (I know that managing multiple APIs and harmonizing the output among them can be a major pain.) We do have a simple plain text option right now in the Conditions field, and we are in the process of adding an enhanced version to be more friendly for those migrating from Dark Sky. If you have not already done so, please sign up for a free trial. ( This will allow you to see our functionality in action. Then, if you have any questions or need additional information, please let us know via We’ll be happy to help you get the weather data that you need.

      Visual Crossing

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