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Extreme cold warning in effect: Montreal will feel like -30°C today

DH Montreal Staff Dec 28, 2017 7:14 am 206

Montreal is officially frozen.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for Montreal as temperatures this morning will feel like -38 °C with the wind chill.

The warning is in effect for the following regions:

  • Châteauguay – La Prairie area
  • Laval area
  • Longueuil – Varennes area
  • Montréal Island area

“Cold Arctic air, combined with brisk winds, is producing extreme wind chill values of minus 38 to minus 42 over Western and Central Quebec this morning,” said Environment Canada in a statement.

Environment Canada Montreal

Environment Canada Montreal temperatures will remain freezing all week long.

“Wind chills will moderate somewhat during the day. However, they will remain cold, from minus 30 to minus 35, until Friday morning,” said Environment Canada.

The weather agency also advises dressing warmly as the cold temperatures can result in frostbite.

“Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant. Watch for colour changes on fingers and toes, pain, numbness, a tingling sensation, or swelling. If present, move indoors and begin warming.”

The City of Montreal and STM have both stepped up to provide warming services and centres during the cold snap/

Stay safe and warm out there, Montreal!

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