Deep Freeze To Slowly Ease This Week

Winnipeg will gradually come out of the grip of bone-chilling cold that’s been in place over the last 10 days.

The polar vortex will slowly shift eastwards this week, allowing warmer temperatures to return to the Prairies. The temperature climb, unfortunately, is relegated mainly to the second half of the week. In Winnipeg, highs will only climb from around -23 °C today to -20 °C on Wednesday with a bit of a southerly wind at times. Overnight lows will hover in the low minus thirties.

RDPS 2m Temperature Forecast valid 21Z Wednesday February 17, 2021
Wednesday will be a turning point for southern Manitoba where the bitter cold finally begins to break down.

Long Range Outlook

The rest of the week will bring partly cloudy skies to Winnipeg as temperatures climb back to seasonal values by Saturday. No notable snowfall is in the forecast between now and next week.

Temperatures will likely climb above seasonal values and close to the freezing mark by Sunday or Monday. Get the shorts ready!

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is -8 °C while the seasonal overnight low is -19 °C.


Brad lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two children and is the founder of A Weather Moment. He has loved weather from a very young age and has followed that passion through his life so far. He received a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences with Specialization in Atmospheric Sciences and is currently employed in the field of meteorology. You can find the author as @WeatherInThePeg on Twitter.