We’ve already woken up to the coldest January 5 on the record in Toronto.
And according to Environment Canada, the prolonged period of very cold wind chills expected to reach Toronto this morning, including northwestern winds of up to 50 km/hr that will sweep through the city, the resulting wind chill values will reach somewhere between -35°C and -40°C.
Thankfully temperatures and wind chill values will slightly decrease by Friday, however, the extreme cold will stick around through Saturday and potentially into Sunday morning.
Environment Canada has reminded Torontonians that extreme cold puts everyone at risk. When leaving the house, make sure to cover up and dress in layers that can be removed. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with the wind chill.
Finally, remember that if it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.