All of Manitoba except a small southeast corner of the province is under an extreme cold warning Monday and relief is quite a few days away.

Environment Canada says that a bitterly cold arctic airmass has moved into southern Manitoba and will remain over the area for the next several days, resulting in an extended period of extreme wind chills.

Extreme wind chill values of -40 to -45 will persist over the region through the latter part of this week. There will be slight moderation during the day, however extreme wind chills will return overnight for the next several nights.

On Friday things will begin to moderate somewhat with a high of -16 and then a high of -11 on Saturday.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.

Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside.

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

Current warnings

Areas in red are under an extreme cold warning