The weather in Canada is always little bit crazy , and depending on where you live you’re either about to enjoy a nice warm winter thaw while other parts of the country are under an extreme cold warning.
These warnings are issued when the temperatures are so cold that people are at risk of frost bite and hypothermia.
Environment Canada is even issuing a list of symptoms people may be experiencing due to the extreme cold which includes: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.
Canada’s northern regions are going to face the wrath of a polar vortex that will cause wind chills to plummet to as low as -65 C. Yes, -65.
Such temperatures make those regions of Canada colder than Mars, which has an average annual temperature of around -62 C.
Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather alert for : Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and New Brunswick.
This means that more than half of the Canadian provinces are expected to experience extreme cold temperatures this winter.
People have been advised to stay indoors, especially younger children, older adults, individuals with chronic illnesses and outdoor workers due to high risks of hypothermia and freezing.
“The displacement of the polar vortex in more southern latitudes has meant some extreme cold for areas in northern Canada and even down to the south,” says meteorologist Erin Wenckstern.
In contrast, Atlantic Canada is going to be with warmer temperatures, with regions like Halifax showing highs of 9 C. Such represents a 60-degree temperature difference compared to parts of northern Canada.