An extreme cold weather alert has been issued in Toronto in advance of the frigid temperatures about to blanket the city this week.
On Monday, expect a 40 per cent chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon with a high of -1 C and a wind chill of -11 C. Temperatures will drop to -8 C in the evening and -17 C overnight.
On Tuesday, there will be a high of -4 C with a wind chill of -14 C in the morning, with a mix of sun and cloud.
Exposure to extreme cold weather can be harmful to your health, the city says in a release.
They advise residents to:
- Check on family, friends and neighbours during cold weather conditions, especially seniors living alone.
- Dress in layers and cover exposed skin as much as possible. Frostbite can develop over a relatively short period of time during periods of extreme cold.
- Warm up by taking regular breaks in heated buildings such as libraries and malls.
- Avoid wearing wet clothing, as you are more likely to develop hypothermia if you are cold and wet.
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