Extreme cold weather alert issued for Toronto

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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