First there was the snow, and now comes the cold. The frigid temperatures arrived in the GTA late Tuesday and has not loosened its grip on the region.
680 NEWS meteorologist Jill Taylor says it will feel like -20 C with the wind on Wednesday morning. The windchill will drop slightly to -14 by the afternoon, but will then dip again to -24 overnight.
On Tuesday, the City of Toronto issued an extreme cold weather alert for the city. Extreme cold weather alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 C Celsius or colder, or when the windchill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.
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During an extreme cold weather alert, extra services are made available for the homeless.
If you’re planning to go to the Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square, it will be closed Wednesday due to the cold. Officials say they plan to reopen on Thursday.
Meanwhile, problems persist at Pearson International Airport in the wake of the GTA’s first significant snowfall of the year. At one point, around 400 flights were cancelled. As of 5 a.m. on Wednesday, there were 60 cancelled flights in and out of the airport.