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03 Mar 2019 | 05:48 PM UTC

Canada: Authorities issue extreme cold warning for Toronto March 3

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Health authorities issue extreme cold warning for Toronto (Ontario province) March 3; avoid prolonged outdoor exposure

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/5/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Toronto, Ontario

Event

Health authorities in Toronto (Ontario province) have issued an extreme cold warning for the city until further notice ahead of forecast frigid temperatures on Sunday night (local time), March 3, into Monday, March 4. Overnight temperatures are forecast to dip to -17°C (1.4°F) with wind chills as low as -24°C (-11.2°F). Authorities will open a warming center at Metro Hall by 19:00 on Sunday. Officials have cautioned individuals in Toronto to dress warmly, stay dry, and refrain from spending extended periods of time outside until weather conditions improve.

Advice

Individuals in the Toronto area are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid prolonged exposure to outdoor temperatures, and keep sufficient food, water, and warm clothing if driving in the region.

 

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