Frostbite advisory issued for Wednesday night

Ottawa Public Health has issued a frostbite advisory for the capital starting Wednesday evening.

The advisory comes with the temperature set to steadily drop throughout the afternoon, after a mild morning with a high of -1 C.

By Wednesday night, the temperature is forecast to plummet to -25 C, feeling more like -32 C with the wind chill.

Ottawa Public Health issues a frostbite advisory when a wind chill of -25 C or colder is forecast by Environment Canada for the Ottawa area.

Public Health says exposed skin can freeze in less than 10 minutes when the wind chill is below -25 C.

The cold weather is forecast to stick around. Thursday will be mostly sunny and -12C but the wind chill will continue, feeling more like -28C in the morning and feeling more like -15 in the afternoon. 

The cold temperatures are expected to continue throughout the weekend.