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Cold, windy weather blowing into town

If you haven’t dusted off your winter jacket yet … now’s the time.

Environment Canada is forecasting a cold and blustery week ahead. A transition to colder conditions will begin today across northern and central British Columbia. The cold air will persist through the end of the week with temperatures in the -15 to -25 degrees Celsius range.

Blustery northerly winds will accompany the arrival of the arctic air with windchill becoming a factor tonight and Wednesday. However, the arctic air over the interior will deepen and temperatures will continue to drop Thursday and Friday.

People working and spending time outside are reminded to dress warmly and in layers, preferably with a wind-resistant outer layer. Travellers are encouraged to add winter emergency kits to their vehicles which include a blanket, extra clothes and boots.

For more cold weather preparedness tips, visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/seasonal-weather-hazards/be-prepared-for-winter.html#toc5

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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