Much of northern Manitoba remains under an extreme cold warning Monday as arctic air continues to push through the region.

Places like Tadoule Lake have been under an extreme cold warning for a week now. Wind chill values of -45 to -50 are being experienced throughout the regions under the warning.

In southern Manitoba, temperatures will drop quickly throughout the day and bring along bitterly cold wind chills. At 5 a.m. it was -12 in downtown Winnipeg. By 10 a.m. it will be -19, and by this afternoon the temperature is expected to hit -22. The cold temperatures combined with the wind blowing from the north at 30 km/h will make for a wind chill of -30 throughout the afternoon.

Overnight the temperature is expected to drop further, to -27, with a wind chill of -36, in the capital city. Tuesday will bring more cold wind chills, around -26, and 2 to 4 cm of snow is also expected. 

Things may warm up in Winnipeg by the end of the week with highs of -5 and -8 currently forecast for Friday and Saturday respectively.

Extreme Cold Warnings for North From Environment Canada:

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues. The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 45 and minus 50.

The extreme wind chill values will moderate somewhat Monday afternoon, but will return Monday evening.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Current watches and warnings

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