Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Years ends with extreme cold in Halton

Years ends with extreme cold in Halton

New Year's Eve revellers may want to ring in 2018 under a warm blanket.

At 4:37 a.m. today, Environment Canada continued its extreme cold warning, advising people to expect a "multiday episode of very cold wind chills".

A fresh surge of Arctic air is encompassing the entire province in its icy grip, says Environment Canada, which issued an extreme cold warning for Halton on the last day of the year.

An extreme cold warning was issued early Sunday morning as temperatures reached -29C and with windchills making it feel like -40C. Environment Canada warns that anyone out to enjoy New Year's Eve should be cautious that windchill values will be near minus 30 late into the evening.

Wind chills Saturday night
Wind chills Saturday night

An extreme cold warning remains in place for most of Ontario, including Simcoe County. These wind chills will moderate somewhat during the day providing some temporary relief from the extreme cold.

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills continues.

The national weather agency says the city will likely see wind chill values of below -30 overnight on Saturday and Sunday.

People are urged to check on older family, friends and neighbours, and to be mindful of pets.

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