After a pretty mild January in the capital city, you’d be forgiven for thinking that winter was almost over. Sadly, this is not the case, as a new Ottawa frostbite advisory has been issued by the city's public health officials. In fact, conditions are expected to get so cold on Friday, you could actually get frostbite during the short walk to your car.\nAs the temperature continues to drop in Ontario, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a frostbite warning for the evening up ahead.\nThe overnight wind chill is expected to bring temperatures down to as low as -31 C by the early hours of Saturday morning.\nIt’s going to get so cold that there’s a frostbite risk for residents of the capital city. OPH is urging locals to be careful when venturing out in the bone-chilling conditions.\nIn a statement on their website, OPH experts explained that “Extremely cold weather can lead to serious complications, the worst being amputation.”\nThe cautionary message went on to add, “Injuries from frostbite are extremely common yet extremely preventable.”\nIf you’ve got plans to leave the house in the next 12 hours, make sure you’re prepared.\nEnvironment Canada warns that when the wind chill is colder than -28 C there's an "extremely high" risk of frostbite, and exposed skin can freeze in as little as 10 minutes. Yikes!\nWell, you knew this was coming. We are issuing a #FrostbiteAdvisory effective this evening & continuing until further notice. Windchill temps will drop quickly this evening & will hit -31C overnight/tomorrow morning.Tips to stay safe: https://t.co/RinXzlq7iC pic.twitter.com/ZmPvHWFWAB— Ottawa Public Health (@ottawahealth) February 7, 2020\nIn a post on their Twitter page, OPH confirmed that the advisory would remain in place until further notice.\nUnfortunately for Ottawans, it’s looking like a cold weekend ahead.\nThe Weather Network is predicting highs of only -14 degrees on Saturday, while overnight temperatures will drop back down to -25 C in the early hours of Sunday morning.\nConditions will improve again by Sunday afternoon, as highs will return to around -9 C.\nView this post on Instagram Enjoying the last days and hours of 2019... A post shared by Donna Keough (@ottawainfocus) on Dec 31, 2019 at 6:46am PST\nThis isn’t the first time in the last month or so that Ottawa Public Health has been forced to issue frostbite advisories.\nThe first week of January brought treacherous conditions of -28 C with 50 km/h wind speeds.\nThere was a similar warning in place back in December when the wind chill made temperatures feel colder than -29 C in the capital.\nView this post on Instagram Bate Island on a verry cold winter day.🥶 I took this photo on a similarly frigid day last year after a light dusting of snow.❄️ Current temperature in Ottawa is -18C, -25C with the windchill. Bate Island never fails to deliver!😊 A post shared by Donna Keough (@ottawainfocus) on Jan 9, 2020 at 4:57am PST\nIf you had plans to frolic in the seasonal snow at Winterlude this weekend, keep an eye on Ottawa’s weather forecast by clicking here.\nFor a list of tips to prevent frostbite, visit Ottawa Public Health's website.