The city of Toronto has issued an extreme cold weather warning, predicting bitterly cold weather throughout the weekend.
The advisory was issued today by the city’s Medical Officer of Health and will stay in effect until further notice.
Extreme cold weather alerts are issued when temperatures are expected to drop to -15 degrees Celsius or lower, or when the wind chill is expected to drop to -20 degrees Celsius or lower.
Other weather-related factors may also be considered when issuing these alerts.
In Toronto, the temperature is set to drop to -7 C this afternoon, but will feel like -12 with the wind chill. Today is expected to be partly cloudy with a chance of flurries.
In response to the alert, warming centres will open for vulnerable residents later today.
The city’s warming centres are located at:
- 129 Peter St.
- 5800 Yonge St.
- Exhibition Place, Better Living Centre, 195 Princes’ Blvd.
- Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Warming centres usually open at 7 p.m. on the day an alert is issued and remain open until noon on the day an alert is terminated.