Toronto has an Extremely Cold Weather Alert in effect and the wind will make matters worse

The City of Toronto has issued an extreme cold alert for the 6ix as it is expected to be very cold throughout the weekend and the wind will certainly make matters worse.

Extreme cold alerts are put in place for Toronto, according to city officials, when temperatures are expected to drop to -15 or below, or when the wind chill lowers temperatures to -20 or below.

According to Environment Canada forecasts, the wind chill will give a sensation of -17 C on Friday morning, as the winds will blow between 20 and 40 km / h until the afternoon. There is also a 60% chance of flurries this morning.

The Weather Network predicts that the wind gusts will be at their worst Friday night between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. as they blow over the city at about 36 km / h.

The winds will continue until Saturday morning at 15 km / h, which gives the impression of a freezing -14. On Sunday, temperatures should slightly exceed negative values ​​with a maximum of 2, but with a 30 to 60% chance of flurries throughout the day.

“[Extreme Cold Weather Alerts] are issued to ensure that residents of Toronto take the necessary precautions to stay safe from the cold, ”city officials wrote, noting that the warming centers will be open at 7 p.m.

Vulnerable residents can visit one of the city’s four warming centers at 129 Peter Street, 5800 Yonge Street, the Better Living Center at Exhibition Place, or the Scarborough Civic Center.

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