It is a wet and cold start to the morning in some parts of South Africa as thousands of citizens across the country head to their various voting stations to cast their votes.

The South African Weather Service has issued warnings of thundershowers in parts of the country and has urged people to be safe and warm when going to cast their votes.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Northern Cape says the morning showers in Kimberley will not affect their operations.

It says it has three tent structures in the province at Tsantsabane and Phokwane Municipalities.

IEC Provincial Head Bonolo Modise says they are hoping that the predicted thundershowers by the SA Weather Service (SAWS) in the province will not affect their operations.

Meanwhile, people waiting to cast their votes at the CBC College voting station at Parklands in Cape Town are standing in long queues and braving the wet and cold weather.