As of three hours ago, Environment Canada released an extreme cold warning for Ottawa. Last night, in the wee hours of the morning, temperatures dropped between -27 C and -34 C with wind chills of -40 C.
Tonight, the wind chill is expected to bring temperatures to a shocking – 35 C. Similar to the polar cold we experienced last week, the “bitterly cold arctic air combined with light winds brought extremely cold wind chills to the region”. Even though the sun is shining, don’t start fantasizing about the heat quite yet…
Luckily, it looks like we’ve have some reprieve from the cold next week with temperatures warming to highs of 1 C during the day Wednesday. However, over the weekend the sunshine will bring some more cold nights with lows of -28 C not including windchill.
Stay safe this chilly weekend by wearing warm base layers, a hat and mittens. Ottawa Public Health has issued a Frostbite Advisory so check in to make sure your loved ones are being careful in this cold snap.