Authorities warn WC fans of cold weather

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:25 PM ET

DURBAN - It isn't just the goal scorers who have gone cold at South Africa 2010.

It's pretty much everyone.

South African authorities are cautioning fans about the freezing temperatures that have hit the country, just as the World Cup is to be heating up.

At the Brazil-North Korea game Sunday, the thermometer dipped below freezing, somewhat muzzling the rabid Brazilian fans.

On Wednesday night, fans braved plus-two C conditions to see South Africa-Uruguay in Pretoria, with the wind-chill plummeting it into the minuses.

Snow hit various parts of the country in the past 48 hours, closing roads and creating traffic nightmares. The cold actually killed about 600 African penguins, already an endangered species, at Algoa Bay in Eastern Cape province.

Durban was one of the few spots in the country where the temperatures were respectable, going up to 18 C Wednesday.


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