All schools in Iqaluit will be closed Monday afternoon due to a blizzard in the forecast.

Winds are expected to reach 60 to 80 km/h from the northwest with a windchill of -45C.

First Air has cancelled its flight from Ottawa to Iqaluit. Canadian North's flight left Ottawa Monday morning and is expected to land just before 1 p.m. depending on weather conditions.

Blizzard conditions are forecast to last until Tuesday afternoon.