Today we are expecting a fine day with some morning cloud, light winds and sea breezes.
It’s a one-clothing layer day today with a high of 28 and an overnight low of 16 degrees. Humidity is 99 per cent.
High tide is at 7.30am, low tide is at 1.40pm and high tide again at 7.40pm. Sea temperature is 22 degrees, and there’s a sea swell of 1.5m. Sunset is at 8.11pm.
If you’re going fishing today the best fish bite time is between 11.50am and 1.50pm.
This day in NZ history in 1882 the first frozen meat shipment left New Zealand. New Zealand’s first successful shipment of frozen meat to Britain in 1882 had a huge impact on the colony, paving the way for the trade in frozen meat and dairy products that became the cornerstone of New Zealand’s 20th-century economy.
In 1978 New Zealand beat England in a cricket test for the first time. Chasing 137 for victory in the first test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, England was bowled out for 64, with Richard Hadlee taking 6 for 26.
In world history on this day in 1798 the US Congress had their first serious fist fight.In 1925 the London Zoo announced it would install lights to cheer up fogged-in animals. In 1946 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested 22 as Soviet spies. In 1965 Canada’s maple leaf flag was raised for the first time.
Today is the birthday of Italian astronomer and mathematician, Galileo Galilei, born in 1564. It is also the birthday of Henry Steinway, a piano maker who was born in 1797.
Galileo once wrote "Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe", and "The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."
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This morning’s video was filmed from Devonport Towers in downtown Tauranga. Have a great day!