More bitter cold coming on Thursday

Cold snap of -30°C expected to last until Sunday

Thermometer on snow showing extreme cold temperature of 20 below zeroExtreme cold

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of southern Ontario, including the Kawarthas, forecasting another cold snap from late Thursday (January 4) through Saturday (January 6).

A bitterly cold northwesterly flow will develop over southern Ontario on Thursday, producing extreme cold of -30°C in many areas on Thursday night into Friday, and again on Friday night into Saturday.

Daytime temperatures on Friday and Saturday are expected to reach a high of -20°C in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland and -22°C in Haliburton and Hastings.

The cold snap will end by Sunday as a southwesterly flow develops.

Due to the extreme cold, the One Roof Community Centre at 99 Brock Street in Peterborough will extend its hours of service from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. until Saturday, January 6th.

Emergency shelters in Peterborough are open and available to those who require emergency overnight shelter:

  • Brock Mission Men’s Shelter (120 Murray Street 705-748-4766)
  • Cameron House Women’s Shelter (739 Chemong Road 705-748-4766)
  • YES Shelter Youth and Families (196 Brock Street 705-748-3851)
  • Warming Room Safe Overnight Space (175 Murray 705-868-9276)

Emergency After Hours Services related to emergency shelter are available through Social Services by calling 705-740-6222.