Frostbite Advisory kicks off the new work week
Braving the cold temperatures in Ottawa's ByWard Market.
OTTAWA -- It’s a cold start to the new work week.
Ottawa Public Health has issued a Frostbite Advisory for this morning.
Environment Canada's forecast calls for sunshine today and a high of -10C. With the wind chill, it will feel like -29 this morning and -18 this afternoon. The weather will remain clear tonight, with a low of -22C.
Tuesday's forecast calls for increasing cloudiness with a 40% chance of flurries. The high will be -8C.
Temperatures will warm up above seasonal on Wednesday, with a high of -1C.
Ottawa Public Health is reminding people to protect themselves from the cold weather, warning you are at risk of frostbite due to the temperatures.
Tips to prevent frostbite include:
- Keep extra mittens and gloves in the car, house or school bag
- Wear larger sized mittens over your gloves
- Wear a hat
- Wear a neck warmer to protect the chin, lips and cheeks
- Wear waterproof winter boots with room for an extra layer of socks
- Avoid drinking alcohol.