Hold on to your toques! It's going to be the coldest winters in decades. Montreal, Quebec City hold steady and say the weather won't affect New Year's Eve plans.
This week, forecast shows to be in the low -20s. So far, we have been having bone chilling arctic winds and heavy snows. For the uninitiated, this could a rude awakening and may rethink living in Canada. Don't worry, the weekend will give you some small respite.
If this trend continues, our New Year's celebration is going to be extra icy.
"This extreme cold snap will will persist at least until Tuesday and should affect the Holidays' period of New Year's day." Environment Canada says.
Extreme cold weather is forcing cities around Canada to alter New Year's Eve celebrations.
With some places experiencing temperatures that feel like -30 C, many are shortening or reorganizing events in order to keep people warm while they ring in 2018.
This does not stop Montreal however. "Organizers in Montreal aren't giving in to the weather. The City of Montreal says planned New Year's Eve celebrations will go ahead on Dec. 31 at the Old Port." Alexandre Letendre/CBC says.
Environment Canada has extended the timeline of an extreme cold weather warning for the area, saying that it could feel as cold as -38 C with the windchill through the new year and into next week.
The free event on Sunday, which includes live music and a fireworks display, also coincides with the final 375th anniversary celebrations.
Don't let the bad weather fool you, the people here has that certain "je ne sais quoi" to cold. Festivities are still a go, question is, are you going?
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