Good Morning on Sunday 11th April, its 2°C in #Sefton
Today This morning will be largely dry with some sunny spells. However, some showers will develop in the afternoon, these potentially falling as sleet or snow. A chilly day with a brisk northerly wind.
Tonight Tonight will start dry and mostly clear, but cloud will push in from the west bringing outbreaks of rain, which will fall as snow over the higher ground. Another cold night with a local frost.
The shipwreck is The Star of Hope and is between Formby and Ainsdale beach. It can be easily seen on low tide.
The German barque Star of Hope was on a voyage from Wilmington, North Carolina to Liverpool, carrying a cargo of cotton. It was caught in a Force 10 gale in the Mersey approaches. The ship was reported to be in distress and it was later reported that her nine crew were safe on the Crosby lightship.
The Star of Hope was wrecked in January 1883. This wreck represents a typical sailing ship, 120ft long 25ft wide.