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Forecast: cold, followed by, well, more cold

The deep freeze continues for Southern Manitoba.

According to Environment Canada, an Arctic ridge of high pressure remains the story for today and the week ahead. Much of the region remains well below normal temperatures, with parts of Westman under a wind chill advisory this morning.

Cold winter temperatures hovering around -29 C create  a large frost pattern on a window pane  framed by a holiday wreath early Monday morning.

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Cold winter temperatures hovering around -29 C create a large frost pattern on a window pane framed by a holiday wreath early Monday morning. Photo Store

Wind chill in the Brandon, Carberry and Treherne areas is at or below the -40 C mark. Frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes.

For Winnipeg, today’s forecast is cold. Sunny skies will make up most of the day, with high reaching -23 C (wind chill -39 C). Tonight’s low is -28 C.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any relief in sight. Temperatures are expected to hover around these marks for most of the week.

The normal high for this time of year is -9 C; the normal low is -19 C.

Today's frigid temperatures make us long for beaches. And when you think of beaches, you think of Tahiti: sheltered turquoise lagoons surrounding lush, mountainous islands make French Polynesia a tropical dream destination.
Ilha Deserta, an island in Faro, off Portugal,s southern coast. The scenic island, which is reachable by ferry, has a white sand beach, nature trail and lighthouses.
Aloha! Tourists frolic on Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii.
A view of St. Kitts from a quiet beach on the leeward side of Nevis; Nevis is the smaller of the sister islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, former British colonies.
Something to Belize in: A couple enjoys the beach at the Blue Dolphin resort.
This rocks: Rock formations and quieter beaches are among the highlights in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas.
With the city skyline in background, two western tourists in their swimsuits pass local residents as they stroll on the beach in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Blame it on Rio: Relax at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Crikey! Who wouldn't want to celebrate Christmas Day at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia?
Only six more months before we can head to Grand Beach again!
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Updated on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM CST: adds photo

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