A few showers on the horizon
In today’s weather forecast we are expecting an overcast day with a few showers and northeast breezes.
It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 19 degrees.
Low tide is at 11.10am and high tide at 5.20pm. There’s a sea swell of 0.4m, sea temperature is 22 degrees and sunset tonight is at 7.56pm.
If you’re going fishing today, the best fish bite time is between 9.30 and 11.30am.
This day in NZ history in 1951 troops were deployed in a waterfront dispute. The dispute was the biggest industrial confrontation in New Zealand’s history.
Although it was not as violent as the Great Strike of 1913, it lasted longer – for five months, from February to July – and involved more workers. At its peak, 22,000 waterside workers (‘wharfies’) and other unionists were off the job.
In world history on this day in 425 a university was founded in Constantinople. In 1700 the Pacific Island of New Britain was discovered. In 1827 the first Mardi-Gras celebration was held in New Orleans.
In 1920 the United States rejected a Soviet peace offer as propaganda. In 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Virginia pool club couldn’t bar customers because of colour.
In 1991 coalition forces liberated Kuwait after seven months of occupation by the Iraqi army.
Today is the birthday American novelist John Steinbeck who wrote Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and my favourite book of his Sweet Thursday. Born in 1902 he once said "Only mediocrity escapes criticism."
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Have a great day!