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Temperatures across much of NWT heading below -30C this week


Many parts of the Northwest Territories will see overnight lows drop below -30C later this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts suggest.

In Yellowknife, temperatures are forecast to dip to around -30C on each of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with daytime highs only reaching -25C.

That cold weather is expected to last throughout the weekend.

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Fort Simpson is likely to be one of the territory's cold spots in the coming days. The Dehcho community is expected to dip to -33C overnight on Saturday into Sunday, with similarly cold nights on Thursday and Friday.

Fort Smith is also expected to hit -30C on Saturday night, though Hay River is forecast to be a few degrees warmer.

Norman Wells' Saturday night forecast is for -32C. Colder temperatures are expected to reach the Sahtu a little earlier than most other places, with the community facing -30C by Wednesday evening.

At the moment, the federal forecast – as issued at 11am on Tuesday – suggests many parts of the NWT could enjoy a little relief come Monday next week, when daytime highs could reach above -20C.

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Inuvik, where temperatures are already comparatively cold, is expected to remain in the mid -20C range throughout the week – though again, Saturday could be a little colder overnight, at an expected -28C.

Find your community's forecast to learn more.

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