Gautengers, brace yourselves! The highest post-winter temperatures are expected in the province this coming week.
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Tuesday will be the hottest day of the week, with temperatures in Johannesburg rising to 34°C Tuesday and up to 36°C in Pretoria.
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See your temperatures here:
- Tuesday☀️18| 36°C
Staying cool can be done by using some basic supplies and knowing how to manipulate your home to control its temperatures.
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Here are some ways to stay cool:
- Stay hydrated – When you’re hot and flushed, hydrating yourself is the first and foremost step to cooling down.
- Take a cold shower or bath– Taking a cold shower or bath helps cool your body by lowering your core temperature.
- Use cold washrags on your neck or wrists – Place a cold washrag or ice bags (packs) on your wrists or drape it around your neck to cool your body. These pulse points are areas where blood vessels are close to the skin, so you’ll cool down more quickly.
- Close your curtains or blinds – If you have windows that face the sun’s direction in the morning through afternoon, close the curtains or blinds over them to keep the sun from coming directly into the house and heating the inside.
- Enjoy frozen treats – Eating an ice pop or ice cream to cool down may help for a moment. But don’t go overboard on the sugar if you’re overheated or at risk of being overheated.
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