"Low Solar Activity Link To Cold UK Winters"
"The UK and continental Europe could be gripped by more frequent cold winters in the future as a result of low solar activity, say researchers.
They identified a link between fewer sunspots and atmospheric conditions that 'block' warm, westerly winds reaching Europe during winter months.
But they added that the phenomenon only affected a limited region and would not alter the overall global warming trend."
Mark Kinver reports for BBC News April 14, 2010.