For the second time this week, Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather advisory, with low temperatures forecast on Friday.
According to Environment Canada, the peak temperature in Toronto today will be -6 degrees Celsius, but it will feel like -18 degrees Celsius due to the wind chill.
The National Weather Service warns that today’s weather could result in frostbite.
Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health issued an Extreme Chilly Weather Alert Friday morning in anticipation of the cold weather anticipated for the next 24 hours. The warning will continue to be in effect until further notice.
Today’s caution follows one issued by the city on Monday, when the wind chill made the temperature feel like -20 C.
Extreme cold weather alerts are typically issued when temperatures are forecast to reach -15 C or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 C or colder. Other weather-related factors may also be considered.
The city says its warming centres will remain open at 129 Peter St., 5800 Yonge St. and at the Exhibition Place, Better Living Centre at 195 Princes’ Blvd.
Source_ The Canadian Press