Climate: Temperatures heading straight down, frostbite dangers as wind chill hits -28

The outlook is frosty: Preserve uncovered pores and skin to a minimal.

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Heads up, capital residents and prepare for winter’s first actual chew of 2020.

Forecasts are for a surprising in a single day low of -19, with average to brisk winds as much as 50 km/h making a “seems like” of -28. There are particular risks of frostbite in the event you’re outdoor, so attempt to not be.

We’ve already skilled the excessive for the day, about -1 C, and the temperature is predicted to fall via the day, reaching -7 C (wind chill of 17) by this afternoon.

The primary snowfall needs to be over, however there a 60 per cent likelihood of flurries via the day, and 30 per cent likelihood of flurries early this night earlier than skies clear.

Thursday’s forecast isn’t fairly so grim (thus far): Primarily sunny skies, with elevated cloudiness round midday and a excessive of -Eight C.

The morning wind chill seems like is predicted to be a bracing -28, moderating to -14, so there’s nonetheless a threat of frostbite.

There’s a 40 per cent likelihood of snow and a forecast low of -13 C.

Then put together for the Friday fluctuation with a forecast excessive of 5 C (no, there’s no minus signal there) and 60 per cent likelihood of rain or perhaps snow.

Intervals of precipitation ought to proceed via the evening and a low of three C (nonetheless no minus signal).

Extra flurries are within the Saturday outlook, with a excessive of three C.

However actual life returns Saturday evening with a low forecast of -9 C and freezing rain or snow.

Sunday’s wanting like extra snow and excessive of -9 C, a low of -16.

Again-to-work Monday a mixture of solar and cloud and a excessive of -Eight C.