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A cold front approaches – stay warm this weekend

A cold front approaches – stay warm this weekend

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) confirmed that a passing cold front is expected over the weekend. This will result in significant temperature drops across large parts of the country on Saturday, 17 April 2021.

Remember to bring your pets in or make sure they have a warm spot to cosy up. If you need some inspiration for staying warm, you’ve come to the right place.


Get the blankets and throws. Get the jackets and scarves or whichever item of clothing you associate with snuggles on a cold winter’s evening. The trick here is to either layer your clothing or just go all out and make a blanket nest.

Try to avoid going out, if you can. It shouldn’t be all that difficult considering we’ve been forced to stay indoors as much as possible due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.


Prepare a proper winter’s feast this weekend to keep the cold at bay. Warm dishes are a sure-fire way to stay warm and there is no better time than the present to use the cold front to cook up a storm.

Bake all day, if you are in a position to do so. Not just because winter-warmer dishes are essential, but because using your oven will heat up the whole house. As you bonus, your house will be filled with pleasant aromas.

There’s nothing quite like a hot drink on a cold night. Why not cosy up with a steaming hot chocolate? Remember to top with cream or marshmallows for extra luxury. But don’t forget to stay hydrated.

We tend to avoid drinking water when it’s cold outside but water helps protect our immune system from dehydration, which can weaken your immune system. Why not infuse your water with lemon, mint, garlic and ginger?


Close the doors and windows and get the family to huddle together in the living room. Bonus if you have a fireplace or gas heater. Turn the lounge floor into a haven of blankets and pillows.

Better yet, build a blanket fort! You don’t even need kids in the family for this, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a grown-up blankfort. Simply gather all the blankets, arrange the chairs strategically and start draping.


Make sure everything from the top of your head to your tippy toes are covered, and that means a cozy beanie or scarf and a fuzzy socks. Just do it, thank us later.

And if all else fails, stay in bed.





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