Cold, windy weather greets Free State voters
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 09:50:45
It is cold and windy over the Free State Wednesday as thousands of voters cast their ballot in Wednesday’s local government elections.
Isolated showers and thundershowers can be expected in the extreme south.
In KwaZulu-Natal, the South African Weather Services has predicted fine weather conditions as millions of South Africans cast their votes in the local government election.
Forecaster Wiseman Dlamini says, “Today most of the day we will be having fine weather conditions. But from afternoon we will be having some partly cloudy conditions moving through and then they will be a frontal system passing by this afternoon and that will lead to strong winds especially areas along the coast. We’ll be having very strong winds reaching at least 40 kilometres per hour.”
Good rain has fallen overnight in the Cape Peninsula. Cold and windy conditions and more rain are expected to continue for most of the day over large parts of the Western Cape.
Political analyst, Professor Fanie Cloete says poor weather conditions could negatively affect some people who will be travelling to voting stations.