Keep an eye on the weather this winter

Over winter, birds can sometimes struggle for food and resources due to frozen conditions. It’s always a good idea to keep informed about fluctuations in temperature throughout January and February to inform you of those moments when birds are in most need of support.

To help, we’ve put together some of the most accurate weather prediction tools available (desktop websites and mobile phone apps) to help you understand the weather this winter.

Understanding the weather can be critical for understanding the behaviour and needs of your garden birds.

Top three online places for the weather

The BBC weather system is powered by MeteoGroup and offers one of the most accurate tools for learning about the weather. Available not only on the BBC website, but also via their dedicated BBC weather app on either Apple or Android phone.

The Met Office is one of the most trusted sources of accurate weather information, and provides clear and easy to view local and national predictions on all devices, including mobile, tablet and desktop. If you’ve got a smartphone, why not install their app for convenience.

Google offer a quick and easy way to discover information about local and national weather information. Simply visit Google and type in your location plus the word “weather” (i.e. “London weather”) and you’ll receive a result of up to 8 days. There’s no need for a dedicated app for this information, as the same can be done on smartphone devices.

Top wild bird winter foods

Ultiva® Autumn and Winter Seed Mix

Ultiva® Autumn & Winter seed mix is a specially-formulated mixture of high energy, oil-rich seeds and grains that feature black sunflower seeds, naked oats and white dari.

Premium Sunflower Hearts

These highly nutritious and oil-rich sunflower hearts for wild birds come without the husks of complete sunflower seeds.

Premium Wild Bird Suet Balls

Our premium suet balls each contain over 90g of high grade beef suet, wheat, peanuts and added dried mealworms too! We guarantee your garden visitors will love this new recipe!

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