Montreal may be starting off the new year on the chilly side, but parts of Quebec are dealing with extremely low temperatures.
Environment Canada has issued an “Extreme Cold Warning” for various areas around the province as wind chill values are expected to make the temperature feel like -38°C.
“A period of very cold wind chills is expected,” says the weather website, a dangerous type of cold that “could put everyone at risk of frostbite.”
The alert is in effect for the following areas around Quebec:
- Falardeau – Mont-Valin area
- Rivière-Éternité – Petit-Saguenay area
- Sainte-Rose-du-Nord area
- Tadoussac – Baie-Sainte-Catherine area
- Ville de Saguenay area
As of 10:05 am Wednesday morning, Saint-David-de-Falardeau in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region had reached temperatures feeling like a bone-chilling -30°C.
As for Montreal, temperatures are expected to heat up to the “warmer” side as we trek into the last half of the first week of 2019.
Environment Canada urges citizens of the extremely cold areas of Quebec to cover up and reduce skin exposure to avoid frostbite.
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