First day of fall brings frost advisory for Kawarthas region overnight Thursday

Temperatures expected to drop near freezing mark into early Friday morning

Frost in a farmer's field. (Stock photo)

If you live in the greater Kawarthas region, you may want to cover up your plants overnight on Thursday (September 22).

On the first day of fall, Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory for all of Peterborough County, Kawartha Lakes, Hastings County, and Haliburton County.

Temperatures are expected to drop near the freezing mark Thursday night into early Friday morning.

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Frost may damage frost-sensitive fruit trees and vegetable plants. Take preventative measures to protect frost-sensitive plants and trees, especially those in frost-prone areas.

Environment Canada issues frost advisories when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

On Friday, the first full day of fall, temperatures will remain in the low double digits.


This story has been updated to include the extension of the frost advisory to the southern Kawarthas region.