In this article from March 2000, snow in Britain is predicted to be a thing of the past.
“Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain's culture, as warmer winters - which scientists are attributing to global climate change - produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.”
But now, and for the next 5 to 10 years:
“The good news for British Winter devotees is that we seem to be seeing a strongly negative trend in recent years with associated colder winter conditions.
If the current oscillation follows previous trends we might be in the middle of a ten-year spell of colder than average winters.”