Extreme cold alert extended for Toronto

Monday, 01 Jan, 2018

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

According to the weather agency, very cold wind chills are expected as a fresh surge of Arctic air sweeps through the province.

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills continues.

The year will be coming to a bitterly cold end in the City of Toronto.

Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for most of New Brunswick for New Year's Day.

An extreme cold warning was issued early Sunday morning as temperatures reached -29C and with windchills making it feel like -40C.

Organizers of New Year's Eve events in the GTA and across Canada have scaled back the celebrations due to the weather.

These frigid conditions have prompted local organizations like the Salvation Army to initiate their community response and they say nobody will be turned away from their shelters.

"Extreme cold puts everyone at risk", advises the Environment Canada news release.

Environment Canada is urging New Brunswickers to cover up to prevent frostbite, which can develop in minutes in these temperatures. "Check on older family, friends and neighbours".

Extreme cold can pose dangers to people and pets.