We’ve got some unfortunate news for you. According to The Weather Network, the coldest place on earth will be Canada next week .
It’s no secret that Canadian winters can be brutal – but you’re about to find out just how harsh it can get. There are extreme cold weather warnings all across Canada right now, proving that Canadian winters are seriously brutal.
Given the weather over the past couple of weeks, it’s not exactly impossible to believe, but it’s still pretty shocking.
Earlier today, Environment Canada issued several winter storm and snowfall warnings in most parts of Canada.
According to The Weather Network, Canada is going to be even colder than Antarctica and the North Pole next week as temperatures will drop to -35C with windchill values.
Over the next several days, Canada will experience one of the most extreme temperature anomalies on the planet, TWN reports.
If you were planning on leaving the house at all this weekend, you may want to cancel. Unless you have your snowsuit and thermal gear on.
“Arctic air is forecast to barrel down from the North Pole and will settle east of the Rocky Mountains,” reports The Weather Network.
It is not just the temperatures that will be cooling things down, though. Powerful winds and up to 60 cm of snow are part of Environment Canada’s weather warnings for next week .
According to The Weather Network, when the snow starts falling, it will enhance the cold airmass and move temperatures into record territory by Wednesday and Friday morning.
Environment Canada has issued extreme cold weather warnings for a total of eight provinces today: 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.
“Extreme wind chill values of -30 to -35 are expected beginning overnight tonight”, warns Environment Canada.
The Weather Network was able to pull data that suggested the coldest it has ever gotten in Edmonton this time of year was -16 or -17 C. Their records date all the way back to 1959.
If you think this cold snap is only going to stick around for the week, think again. The Weather Network has stated that the arctic air will “move like molasses” and take over eastern Canada in the second week of November.
Environment Canada has shared some tips to help Canadians stay safe during the cold winter weather. They advise to layer and cover up and also to make sure you have emergency supplies nearby in your cars, such as extra blankets and jumper cables. People who are working outside should also take regular breaks and go inside to warm up.
“Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
“Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes”.