Mississauga Issues Extreme Cold Warning


Published February 1, 2018 at 10:00 pm


If you’ve been outside today, you no doubt know that our lucky “winter-mission” has come to an abrupt halt (it was inevitable, we all know that a week of mild temperatures in January won’t persist into February).

For the first time in a liltte while, the city of Mississauga has issued an extreme cold weather alert.

Temperatures in Mississauga are set to drop below -20 with the wind chill this evening and will remain extremely low overnight.

Extreme cold weather alerts are issued when temperatures drop to -15 or colder (windchill factored in). Right now, temperatures sit at -3, but they feel like -11.

Tonight, it’ll feel more like -24.

The city is advising residents to stay indoors as much as possible, dress appropriately (wear multiple layers and cover as much exposed skin as you can), drink warm fluids (but avoid alcohol or caffeine ), reschedule any outdoor plans and bring all pets indoors if they are not inside already.

Community centres are available for people who need to get out of the cold and you can see a list of centres here.

Photo courtesy of @gualdjouma

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