Toronto snaps 59-year-old record as extreme cold continues
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Friday, January 5, 2018 6:47AM EST
Toronto has snapped a 59-year-old temperature record for this date as the deep freeze continues.
The temperature dropped to – 23 C at Pearson International Airport at 6 a.m., topping the previous record of – 20. 6 C that was set in 1959.
With the wind chill the temperatures felt as cold as – 34 overnight.
Conditions aren’t expected to improve anytime soon either.
Environment Canada says the daytime high today will top out at – 16 C with an overnight low of – 25 C, though the wind chill may make it feel like – 36. On Saturday, the weather agency is calling for a daytime high of – 17 C and an overnight low of – 23 C.
An extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada on Thursday remains in effect, as does an extreme cold weather alert issued by Toronto’s medical officer of health on Dec. 25.