Embracing the Deep Freeze in Ontario’s Coldspot
Peawanuck, Ontario, currently holds the title of the province’s coldest spot, with a frigid morning temperature of -36°C. Despite these extreme conditions, there are no specific weather alerts or warnings in effect.
Today’s Outlook (January 17)
Residents can expect a mix of sun and cloud, with a 30% chance of flurries this morning. Light snow is anticipated to begin around noon. The wind will remain gentle at up to 15 km/h, with a high of -19°C. However, the wind chill could bring temperatures down to -32°C in the morning and -26°C in the afternoon, posing a risk of frostbite.
Tonight: Light snow continues with similar wind conditions. The temperature is expected to drop to -26°C, with the wind chill reaching -27°C in the evening and -37°C overnight, continuing the frostbite risk.
Forecast for January 18
A mix of sun and cloud will persist, with a 30% chance of flurries. Winds from the northwest at 20 km/h are expected to lighten by early afternoon. The high will be around -20°C, with a morning wind chill of -38°C, improving slightly to -27°C in the afternoon. Again, there’s a risk of frostbite.
In such extreme cold, full winter gear is a must. This includes a thermal base layer, a heavy insulated coat, snow pants, a warm hat, a scarf or face mask, insulated gloves, and winter boots.
Peawanuck is known for its extreme winter temperatures. While today’s -36°C is notably cold, it is still warmer than Ontario’s all-time low record of -58°C, set in Iroquois Falls in 1935.