This week is expected to be cold for the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District, according to Environment Canada.
Temperatures are expected to be in the minus double digits with Monday (Dec 13) having the coldest low of the week at minus seventeen in the Valley.
Meanwhile, in the Lakes District it is expected to be cooler with tonight’s (Monday) low going down to minus twenty one.
According to Meteorologist Brian Proctor arctic air is moving into the Lake and Valley for at least the next four to five days.
He said normally for this time of year the region sees a low of minus eleven.
“The deeper arctic air is going to stay further northeast of us but in general terms we’re going to have arctic air over top, a little bit modified but not looking abysmally cold,” Proctor said.
He also said with the arctic air the region can expect some precipitation.
“Flurries are likely on and off through much of the week at this point, a better chance of flurries today (Monday) sort of easing as the day progresses and then again on Friday and Saturday,” he said.
Proctor also added for anyone who has to go out in the cold they should dress accordingly and carry an emergency vehicle kit.