The Worst Is Still To Come! Cold Front Expected to Hit Gauteng From Tuesday. If you thought today was cold, then you have another thing coming. Gauteng Weather has warned residents about an anticipated cold front. Starting from Tuesday temperatures are expected to reach a high of 18ºC while a maximum of 20ºC had been set for Pretoria.
Also, Johannesburg residents should brace themselves for a minimum of 1°C on Wednesday, while Tuesday, Thursday and Friday’s minimums are expected to sit at 2°C. These prolonged wintery conditions, might continue throughout the weekend.
Check out some ways to keep yourselves warm during the cold front.
1. Wear Warm
Dress in layers and wear a hat, gloves and scarf. Clothes made from wool, cotton or fleecy fabrics are warmest. When you’re indoors, wear warm socks and slippers to keep your feet cosy.
2. Keep The Cold Out
Close doors and use a keyhole cover to block draughts. Buy thermal linings for curtains to keep the heat in.
3. Avoid Alcohol
Avoid drinking alcohol before going, or when, outside. It makes you feel warm because blood vessels in the skin expand, but this draws heat away from your vital organs.
4. Keep The Heat Inside
Have your heating system serviced regularly to make sure it works well. Also check the most common places heat is escaping, and insulate them if you can. Run your ceiling fans clockwise to keep the heat circulating downward.
5. Have Warming Food and Drinks
Have regular hot drinks and food such as porridge, soups and stews. Check online recipes to get more ideas for warming, healthy dishes.
6. Stay Active
Keep as active as possible to boost your circulation. Move around at least once an hour and avoid sitting still for long periods. Even light exercise will help keep you warm. When you do sit down, put your feet up as it’s coldest nearest the ground.