Sunday, November 13th 2011, 8:47 AM EST
Way back in July this year in an article from the BBC, Prof Mike Lockwood, professor of space environment physics at the University of Reading, pointed out that a correlation existed between low solar activity and harsh winters, and that the last few cold winters in the UK were in fact a result of this effect.
However a recent article in the K7RA Solar Update, indicates that there is now a return to an increase in sunspot activity, the question for Mike Lockwood is this:
Will there be another harsh winter in the UK or will he now state as a result of his theory, that due to increased solar activity, it will in fact be a relativity mild winter?
Extract from the BBC article:
Britain is set to face an increase in harsh winters, with up to one-in-seven gripping the UK with prolonged sub-zero temperatures, a study has suggested.
The projection was based on research that identified how low solar activity affected winter weather patterns.