February 14, 2016 4:31 pm

Extreme cold alert lifted for Toronto, GTA

Steam rises as people look out on Lake Ontario in front of the skyline during extreme cold weather in Toronto on Saturday, February 13, 2016


TORONTO – This weekend’s deep freeze may be coming to an end, as Environment Canada has ended an extreme cold alert warning for Toronto, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area.

With the mercury plunging to -26 C Saturday, with a wind chill effect of around -39, Toronto was actually colder than Yellowknife, the coldest city in Canada.

The frigid temperatures continued into Sunday morning, but are expected to rise after midnight to a relatively comfortable -11 C. For Monday, the weather agency is forecasting a high of 0 C and up to 5 C on Friday.

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The city of Toronto issued an extreme cold weather alert Saturday, just the seventh so far this winter.

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