Much of Manitoba is still in a deep-freeze, but a warm Christmas present is on the way.

Almost all of southern Manitoba, and parts of northern Manitoba, remain under an extreme cold warning as of 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Extreme wind chills of -40 are occurring in the south, while wind chills of -45 are present in the north.

A daytime high around -19 is expected for the City of Winnipeg, and wind chills will be around -26 in the afternoon.

However, a warm front will pass through the province on Christmas eve which will bring above normal temperatures for Christmas day.

Environment Canada is reminding residents that risks in the extreme cold are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia.

Current watches and warnings

Areas in red are currently under an extreme cold warning. This map is automatically updated by Environment Canada. For the latest details refresh the page.