Southern Manitoba Expecting a Bone-Chilling Next Few Days

Southern Manitoba Expecting a Bone-Chilling Next Few Days


Hopefully, your Christmas wishlist included a parka, because you’ll need one.

Winnipeg and southern Manitoba are about to be hit with a blast of Arctic air, which Environment Canada says is set to move into the Prairies this weekend.

The bitterly cold conditions are part of a polar vortex system arriving from Siberia. Fittingly, the first official day of winter was Thursday.

“Friday will bring one last day of relatively mild weather with daytime highs in the -10 to -16C range across much of Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba,” a special weather statement said.

However, by Christmas Eve on Sunday, daytime highs will be around -20C across much of the southern portion of the province, with highs colder than -30C across the northern Prairies.

The cold weather will linger into next week, with overnight lows near or colder than -30C and daytime highs colder than -20C are expected.

According to historical weather data, Winnipeg could see its coldest Christmas on record since 1996.

Wind chill values are said to be between -35 to -40 in the south and -40 to -50 in the northern Prairies.

To prevent your extremities from experiencing a truly “blue Christmas,” read these weather safety tips.


Pssst, while you're here... is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!

Support ?

Sports Highlights