Southwest Saskatchewan residents are waking up to a second day of record breaking cold, as extreme wind chill values continue to grip the province.

Swift Current's temperature plummeted to -32.4 Celsius yesterday, breaking the previous record low of -30.6 which dated back to 1940.

Today, Swift Current has already eclipsed another long standing record, with morning temperatures of -33 Celsius dropping the mercury to -33, colder than the previous Dec. 13 record of -32.2 Celsius set in 1946.

Both dates are the coldest since Environment Canada began keeping Swift Current weather records in 1938.

Swift Current also experienced a wind chill value low of -49 at 9 p.m. on Saturday night, when the -32 Celsius conditions were further chilled by a 32 kilometer wind.

The bitterly cold Arctic ridge which has settled over the Prairies has also resulted in record cold weather in

Leader fell to a record setting -36.4 Celsius yesterday, and they began Sunday at -37 Celsius and wind chill values of between -45 and -49.

There is little relief in sight from the extreme cold, with Environment Canada forecasting their wind chill warning will continue all of Sunday and for most of Monday.

At these extreme wind chill values, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in less than 10 minutes.