Brace for a wintry World Cup

2010-06-18 15:13

South African

citizens and visitors alike should brace for a freezing World Cup


Over the next three

weeks, temperatures will drop to minimums of -4°C in Bloemfontein and

Johannesburg, with very slight chances of rainfall.

Expected maximum temperatures

will peak at 16°C.

Meteorologist Karl Loots from the South African Weather Service advises

spectators to dress warmly and avoid lingering in the cold.

Cape Town will be slightly warmer than Bloemfontein and

Johannesburg, with a minimum of 12°C and a maximum

of 21°C during the next three weeks. Expect lots of wet weather.

In Port Elizabeth, temperatures will remain steady between 14°C and


In Durban, there are chances of rain throughout the three-week period,

but on the upside, temperatures will range between 16°C and 28°C.

Despite the frosty weather prospects for the tournament, Mike

Lambert, sports scientist at UCT, says the weather will not affect the

performance of the players unless temperatures unexpectedly drop well below



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