Weather and this day in history

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Welcome today to passengers from the Maasdam, which will be sailing out at 5.30pm and the Seabourn Encore which leaves port at 6pm.
 
In today's weather forecast we are expecting a cloudy day with a few morning showers, then fine. There's a chance of showers tonight. Also gusty westerlies, turning southeast in the evening.
 
It's a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 26 and an overnight low of 15 degrees.
 
High tide is at 10.50am, low tide is at 5.10pm. Sea temperature is a warm 21 degrees. There's an average sea swell of .5m. Sunset tonight is at 8.36pm.
 
If you're going fishing today the best fish bite times are between 4 and 6pm.
 
This day in NZ history in 1953 Godfrey Bowen set the world sheep-shearing record at Akers Station at Ōpiki, Manawatū, shearing 456 full-wool ewes in nine hours.
 
In world history on this day in 1987 astronomers reported sighting a new galaxy 12 billion light years away.
 
Today is the birthday of German engineer Heinz Nordhoff. Born in 1899, he was named managing director of the Volkswagen plant at Wolfsburg after World War II; under his leadership the Volkswagen Beetle became a worldwide phenomenon.
 
Today is also the birthday of Joan of Arc, French Saint and national heroine. She was born in 1412 and once said "I am not afraid... I was born to do this."
 
To get involved in activities across the Bay please check out our What's On page.
 
Have a great day!

Catherine Ma and Richard Hathorn, cruise ship passengers from San Francisco



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