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Extreme cold weather in Toronto breaks 57-year-old temperature record

Extreme cold weather in Toronto breaks 57-year-old temperature record

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Dec 2017, 07:27 am

Toronto, Dec 29 (IBNS): Toronto's extreme cold weather alert had been in effect since Christmas Day when Environment Canada -- Federal Government agency for protecting the environment and providing weather and meteorological information to keep Canadians informed and safe -- noted temperatures of -22 C on Thursday, breaking 57-year-old temperature record, media reports said.

Frigid cold temperatures had reportedly been felt Canada-wide, with extreme lows moving across every corner of the country.

According to the forecast of Environment Canada the cold weather is expected to continue until at least Jan. 1, 2018.

On Thursday, the air felt closer to -30 C  after the wind chill which beat the previous record for Dec. 28 with -18.9 C, set in 1960.

As of Thursday morning, extreme cold weather alerts and special weather statements were in effect in every province.

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health -- who promotes and protects the health and well-being of Toronto people -- had reportedly issued a warning to people heading outside to cover as much exposed skin as possible, as there is greater risk of frostbite in these frigid conditions.

This bone-chilling weather reportedly affects more vulnerable seniors, and other people having medical issues.

Warnings were issued to keep the pets inside as one Toronto dog had died due to exposure to extreme cold outside.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

 

Extreme cold weather in Toronto breaks 57-year-old temperature record

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