Christmas cold in the Prairies

News 26 December, 2017
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    Monday, 25 December, 2017 19:39

    Monday, 25 December, 2017 19:39

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    The Prairie provinces and the north-west of Ontario have had arctic temperatures for Christmas.

    Environment Canada has issued a warning of extreme cold for the most part of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and western Ontario. The mercury has not climbed higher than – 20 degrees in Winnipeg with minimum temperatures up to 39 degrees. With the wind chill, the cold felt to about – 45 degrees.

    This air mass chilling will also Quebec, and a warning of extreme cold has been issued Monday afternoon from Environment Canada for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.

    “The arctic air will make its debut on the regions of James bay that night and down the hill to the south Tuesday and Wednesday. With the brisk winds, the wind chill will reach less than 38 to less than 42 on the regions mentioned from later that night,” wrote the federal agency of the regions of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Chibougamau.

    The mercury will descend on Wednesday in the south of the province. The maximum expected in Montreal to this day is only – 19 degrees according to Environment Canada.