Sunspots linked to weather

German scientists say they've confirmed something long suspected: that the weather in some regions of Earth is influenced by the sun's 11-year cycle of activity.

Solar cycle can influence winter weather

British scientists say they've established a link between the sun's 11-year cycle and cold winters in Northern Europe and parts of America.

Next solar cycle may be weakest for centuries

Sunspots could be set to disappear altogether after the next solar maximum, new studies indicate.