toronto weather

This might be the coldest week of the year in Toronto

It's time to bundle up, Toronto. While we've gotten off relatively lightly so far this winter, the city is about to enter one of the coldest stretches of the year, as is typical at the outset of February.

The temperature is currently -10C in Toronto, with a windchill factor of -14C, which is just shy of what would normally precipitate an extreme cold weather alert. It'll warm up on Tuesday and Wednesday before dropping back to -12C and -14C with the windchill on Thursday and Friday.

toronto cold

Nighttime temperatures will hover around the -10C mark without factoring in the windchill throughout most of the week.

We've only experienced one significant cold snap so far in January, when temperatures dipped below the -15C mark, but it was short lived, lasting for only a couple of days. Forecasters predict a longer cold spell this week.

But, before we complain too much, it's worth noting that the expected temperatures are actually just seasonal. It'll feel cold on account of the mild January, but these values are normal for this time of year.

Lead photo by

Empty Quarter


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Police bust men who just tried to smuggle 59 illegal guns into Ontario using a boat

Toronto cyclists complaining major intersection has been a death trap for months

Ontario police reveal how some thieves have been able to steal so many luxury cars

Toronto traffic near pre-pandemic levels despite people still working from home

Ontario offering single-dose vaccine to the unvaccinated but it may not be that effective

Someone painted a yellow brick road and it's creating havoc on a Toronto street

Job prospects for recent grads in Toronto starting to improve as employment rate shrinks

Police stop van with front window filled with beer cans on highway west of Toronto