Early drizzle clearing

Photos and Video: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

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In today's weather forecast we are expecting some early morning drizzle clearing, then a chance of an afternoon shower, with light winds and sea breezes.

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 23 and an overnight low of 17 degrees. 

High tide is at 11.10am and low tide at 5.20pm. Sea temperature is 20 degrees. There's an average sea swell of .2m. Sunset tonight is at 8.33pm.

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite times are between 4 and 6pm. 

This day in NZ history in 1953 Queen Elizabeth II arrived for a royal tour. For New Zealanders old enough to have experienced it, the visit of the young Queen and her dashing husband, Prince Philip, in the summer of 1953–4 was a never-to-be forgotten event.

In world history on this day in 1986 the Voyager completed the first nonstop flight around the globe on one load of fuel. The experimental aircraft, piloted by Americans Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California after nine days and four minutes in the sky.

Today is the birthday of Jean François Champollion, French founder of Egyptology who deciphered the Rosetta Stone. He was born in 1790. It's also the birthday of Bob Kahn, who was born in 1938. He is a computer scientist and engineer who co-developed the Transmission Control Protocol that web browsers use to connect to servers on the World Wide Web.

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Please take care on the roads, and have a great day!



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