Record breaking cold temperatures are gripping Ottawa to wrap up the work week.

The temperature of -9.9C at 5 a.m. broke the record for coldest November 10 in Ottawa history. The previous record was -9C in 1995.

Ottawa was also the coldest world capital at 5 a.m.

A cold front moved into Ottawa Thursday night. Ottawa received 1.6 mm of rain and 1 cm of snow, before the temperatures started to drop.

The temperature dropped from 1C at 10 p.m. to 8.3C by 3 a.m.

By 9 a.m. the temperature was -11C in Ottawa.