Don’t let the sun fool you, it’s hella cold in Toronto today.
So much so that the City of Toronto has already officially issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert:
— Toronto PublicHealth (@TOPublicHealth) December 14, 2016
According to a release from the City, “Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15ºC or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.”
At the time of writing this article, The Weather Network says it currently ‘feels like’ -14°C in Toronto, while Environment Canada concludes that with the wind chill factor, outside temperatures in Toronto are already resting at -18°C.
And it’s 9 am.
As we told you on Monday, these temperatures aren’t a surprise. Well, until you walk outside and feel them hit you for the first time – then the word shock seems more appropriate.
Couple this with the fact that Toronto is also expected to receive up to 15 cm of snow in the next few days and it’s going to be a long winter week for many of us in Toronto.
During an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, the City of Toronto encourages members of the public to take the following precautions:
Stay safe and warm out there, Toronto.