This day in history and today's weather

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Today's weather forecast is for a mostly cloudy day with a few light showers and northeasterlies. 

It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 18 and an overnight low of 14 degrees.

Low tide is at 11.50am and high tide is at 6pm. Sea temperature is 16 degrees. There's an average sea swell of about .6m and sunset tonight is at 7.46pm. 

If you're going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 10am and 12pm. 

This day in NZ history in 1942 the 2nd New Zealand Division led the breakthrough at El Alamein.

At El Alamein in Egypt, the 2nd New Zealand Division opened the way for British armour, allowing the Allies to make a breakthrough and push the Axis forces in North Africa into retreat. 

In world history on this day, in 1903 London's Daily Mirror newspaper was first published.

In 1936 the first high-definition public television transmissions began from Alexandra Palace in north London by the BBC. In 2000 the first resident crew arrived at the International Space Station. 

A quote today from T.S Eliot who said “Culture may even be described simply as that which makes life worth living.” 

For more of what's happening please check out our What's On page. 

Have a great day!



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