12-20-2010 04:20 AM

'Part of the Merseyside coast has been experiencing its lowest temperature since records began. A Met Office weather observing station on the coast at Crosby, north of Liverpool, recorded a temperature of -17C on Saturday night. It was the lowest since operations began at the site in 1983.

The Met Office spokesman described the record low as a "truly exceptional figure given its maritime location".'

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