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December was 'coldest in a century' BBC News
Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 10:44 AM GMT
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A south of Scotland observatory has reported the coldest December since its records began 100 years ago.

The Eskdalemuir site in Dumfries and Galloway saw a mean temperature for the month of -2.3C, beating the previous lowest of -2.25C set in 1981.

The month played its part in making the whole of 2010 the coldest year at the observatory since 1986.

However, rainfall figures were down significantly on the near-record amounts recorded in 2009.

The mean temperature for 2010 was just 6.67C, the coldest in nearly a quarter of a century but significantly warmer than the record low of 5.95C in 1919.

"Main reasons for the cool year were the months of January and December," explained Ian Dawson of the Met Office.

"In fact December 2010 has proved to be the coldest December in the observatory's 100-year history."
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