If you've been watching any of the World Cup coverage you may wonder why some of the players have been wearing long sleeve shirts. Well there is a simple explanation -- it's winter in South Africa.
Because of its altitude, the country can be very warm in the summer but in winter night-time temperatures can reach the freezing point. According to SouthAfricainfo.com, South Africa's coastal regions are warmest in winter.
Winter in South Africa runs May to July, tends to be dry and sunny while the nights get cold. Which is why during the evening games (South Africa time) you see the players and fans bundled up.
In fact, in some parts of the country, it's been snowing. Snow has been predicted to be a factor in the England vs. Algeria game on Friday.
Published at 1:22 PM CDT on Jun 18, 2010 | Updated at 1:41 PM CDT on Jun 18, 2010
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