Five things other than an umbrella you need on a rainy day

Five things other than an umbrella you need on a rainy day

Hope these rainy day tips can come in handy for the next few weeks.

For rainy days

It goes without saying that one of the most inconvenient things that could possibly happen is when your life is put on pause by of the weather. Fortunately, it does not have to be that way for you. Here are some additional items and things to have during those rainy days KZN will experience. 

1. Power bank

You might have to change plans or cut a trip because it's raining heavily. You might also have to stop at the side of the road because you cannot clearly see the road. The next best thing to do is send a message to your loved ones to let them know you are safe but the rain is making it hard for you to travel. 

Also, depending on how intense the weather is, it’s comforting to know that you can still use your phone for urgent purposes especially if thunderstorms affect electricity. 


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2. Rain jacket and trench coat

Raincoats come in the form of foldable rain jackets and belted trench coats that can be both useful and fashionable. If you can, find one that has a large hood to protect your head, and a relatively bigger size so you can still wear clothes underneath for added warmth.

These can help keep your stunning outfit dry for wherever you are going. You do not need to arrive anywhere dripping or even change your outfit. 


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3. Leather or vinyl footwear

This goes hand-in-hand (foot-in-foot?) with the above. You need to have appropriate footwear to avoid your high heels piercing through the wet sand and mud. Slippers are also not the best pick for this weather as they will only get dirty and wet. 

Invest in leather boots or rubber and vinyl shoes, or any other waterproof pairs you have at home. 

Leather boots

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4. Ziplock bags, dry sacks, and other waterproof covers

Now that you’ve covered yourself from head to toe, it’s time to think about the rest of your things. 

For your phone, be sure to have a waterproof pouch. This could be a bag for your laptop, it could also be a bag for some food that you have for your friends and family. You do not want to have any of those spoiled by the rain. 

Ziploc bag

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5. Mosquito repellent

Mosquitoes love the rainy season just as much as we hate it... or more. 

The most effective thing in this situation is to at least have a mosquito repellent on standby to help keep them away from your body, especially your ears.

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Together with all of these, it's best to be in the company of your loved ones to avoid feeling blue. 



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