November 21, 2018 9:12 am
Updated: November 21, 2018 1:21 pm

Extreme cold weather alert issued for Toronto

Global News Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell gives his across Canada winter weather forecast for 2018-19.

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Toronto’s medical officer of health has issued an extreme cold weather alert as the temperature is expected to fall to -13 C Wednesday evening.

The advisory is issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 C or colder, or with a wind chill of -20 C or colder.

The conditions are expected to warm up on Thursday with temperatures reaching -5 C for the daytime high and -9 C for the evening low.

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The alert triggers cold weather services for homeless people, including TTC tokens for people to get to shelter, increased street outreach, and a direction to shelters to relax any service restrictions in place.

A warming centre is open at Metro Hall by 7 p.m. the day an alert is called, and remains open continuously until noon on the day an alert is terminated.

READ MORE: Global News Meteorologist Anthony Farnell gives his winter forecast 2018/19

The public is encouraged to check on vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are safe as the weather conditions change.

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