Calgary is expected to be 21 degrees colder by this time next week

Jan 11 2019, 5:15 pm

Calgarians are no strangers to temperamental weather conditions.

Our winters can drop down to -30°C, and our blazing hot Stampede days can have us sweating straight through our cowboy hats.

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While the upcoming week doesn’t quite hit either of those two extremes, you’ll still be seeing that temperature gauge moving like you haven’t seen for some time.

According to a seven-day weather forecast from Environment Canada, YYC is expected to see highs of 11°C on Sunday — courtesy of a well-timed chinook — though the city will also be getting much colder as we head further into next week.

Sunday may mark the high as far as daytime temperatures are concerned, but it’s next Thursday that you really need to worry about.

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Calgary weather this week (Environment Canada)

Each day next week will steadily get colder and colder until we reach a daytime temperature of -10°C on Thursday, January 17.

Still, there are about four days of above freezing temperatures (and bright, sunny skies) to enjoy before hitting next week, so we’d suggest getting out there and doing something fun with the weekend before the real cold hits.

And yes, while -10°C may not be all that cold to many lifelong Calgarians, we’re sure that those -30°C days are still ahead this winter for those who truly want to prove their mettle.