Cold snap hits Toronto after the first snowstorm of the season


At the heels of Toronto's first significant snowstorm, the city is now struggling with a chill extended.

Canada's environment is calling for a -14 C high this afternoon, but for most of the day, the temperature will feel closer to -30 in the cold wind.

An extreme cold warning is currently in place for Toronto and other parts of the GTA.

"An arid arctic mass and strong winds will result in wind chill values ​​near minus 30 today until Friday morning," the national weather agency said in a statement.

"Bitterly cold Arctic air moved to southern Ontario overnight. Low overnight temperatures, close to 20 degrees Celsius, combined with strong south-west winds, resulted in wind-chill values ​​in the range of minus 30 to minus 35 ".

An extreme cold weather alert was also issued by the Toronto health doctor, triggering additional cold weather services for people suffering from homelessness.

"Frostbite can develop in a few minutes on exposed skin, especially in the cold wind," warned Environment Canada.

The hottest weather is expected on Friday with the arrival of milder air.

A high of -9 C is forecast on Friday and Saturday will see a high of -4 ° C. Sunday will reach a high of 4 ° C.


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