Chance of rain this afternoon

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In today’s weather we will see cloud increasing with a chance of late evening rain. Also northwesterly breezes.

It’s a two-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 12 degrees. 

High tide is at 1.40pm and low tide is at 7.50pm. Sea temperature is 15 degrees. There’s an average sea swell of about .3m and sunset tonight is at 7.26pm. 

If you’re going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 7 and 9pm. 

This day in NZ history, in 1975 Whina Cooper led a land march to Parliament. About 5000 marchers arrived at Parliament and presented a petition signed by 60,000 people to Prime Minister Bill Rowling.

The primary aim of the hīkoi (march) was to protest ongoing Māori land alienation. 

This day in world history in 1492 Christopher Columbus and his crew landed in the Bahamas. In 1609 the song "Three Blind Mice" was published in London, believed to be the earliest printed secular song.

In 1899 the Anglo-Boer War began. In 1970 President Richard Nixon announces the pullout of 40,000 more American troops in Vietnam by Christmas. And in 2002 terrorist bombers killed over 200 and wounded over 300 more at the Sari Club in Kuta, Bali. 

A quote for today from Kalu Ndukwe Kalu who said “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” 

To find out what’s happening around the Bay please check out our What’s On page. Have a great day!

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