Manitoba

Frigid weather returns to Manitoba

Manitobans are well-advised to pack on the layers when they head outdoors on Tuesday.
Pedestrians make their way down Portage Avenue on a cold Tuesday morning. (Mychaylo Prystupa/CBC)

Manitobans are well-advised to pack on the layers when they head outdoors on Tuesday.

Frigid Arctic air has spread across the southern half of the province, making the unseasonably mild temperatures earlier this month a distant memory.

At 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the temperature in Winnipeg was -26 C but the windchill made it feel like -38 C.

By 9 a.m., the mercury had only warmed by one degree and the high is forecast to be a numbing -21 C.

And keep those layers nearby for the rest of the week. The high on Wednesday is only expected to reach -21 C with an overnight low of -25 C.

Thursday's forecast calls for a high of -25 C and low of -32 C, while Friday should be around -21 C and dip to -31 C.

Windchill warnings

It's even colder in northern Manitoba.

Windchill warnings have been issued from Lynn Lake to Leaf Rapids, Tadoule Lake, Gillam, Shamattawa and Churchill.

Extreme windchill values will make it feel like -45 C to minus -55 C through the week.

At those extreme windchill values, frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than five minutes.

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