December 20, 2017 4:21 pm
Updated: December 21, 2017 12:26 pm

Winnipeg bracing for one of the coldest Christmases on record

Even Winnipeg snowmen feel the cold.

Global News

Christmas Day in Winnipeg will be the coldest one Winnipeggers have experienced in over 20 years.

RELATED: Shaping up to be an extremely cold Christmas in southern Manitoba

On Dec. 25, 1996 temperatures reached a high of -27.8 degrees Celsius. While temperatures are expected to be slightly warmer than this, it will put Christmas 2017 around some of the coldest on record.

Here is a list of the coolest daily maximum temperatures (day time highs) on Christmas Day in Winnipeg:

  • 1892: -30.0°
  • 1933: -28.9°
  • 1883: -28.3°
  • 1996: -27.8°
  • 1990: -27.4°

RELATED: Winnipeg named one of the coldest cities on the planet

The forecast for Winnipeg as of Wednesday calls for a high of -26 C which, although not in the top 5 coldest, is very close.

Overnight temperatures will be a bit further from the records for coldest temperatures on Dec. 25.

Here are the coldest daily minimum temperatures on Christmas Day in Winnipeg:

  • 1879: -40.0°
  • 1933: -39.4°
  • 1880: -38.3°
  • 1892: -38.3°
  • 1883: -37.2°

Another notable Christmas Day in Winnipeg was in 1999 where Winnipeg reached the warmest temperature on record with a high of 5.4 C.

© 2017 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.