Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms

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In today's weather forecast we are expecting a partly cloudy day with showers from the late morning and a chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds and sea breezes. 

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 22 and an overnight low of 15 degrees. 

Low tide is at 10.20am and high tide is at 4.30pm. Sea temperature is 18 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about 0.5m and sunset tonight is at 8.16pm.

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 9 and 11am. 

This day in NZ history in 1949 was the election of the first National government. The Labour government, led by Peter Fraser, was defeated by Sidney Holland's National Party after 14 years in office.

The result heralded a long period of National dominance, with the party holding power for 29 of the next 35 years.

In world history on this day in 1838 Mexico declared war on France. In 1919 women cast votes for the first time in the French legislative elections.

In 1935 non-belief in Nazism was proclaimed grounds for divorce in Germany.

In 1950 President Harry Truman declared that the United States will use the A-bomb to get peace in Korea.

In 1982 Thriller, Michael Jackson's second solo album, was released; the album, produced by Quincy Jones, became the best-selling album in history. 

People who share birthdays today are Jonathan Swift, the English satirist who wrote Gulliver's Travels. He was born in 1667. Also Mark Twain, who was born in 1835 and wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

And Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during and after World War II and born in 1874 on this day. 

Our quote for today is from Mark Twain who said "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." 

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