The new year is begining with some colder temperatures than we saw last year but it won't stay that way for long.

Environment and Climate Change Canada Meteorologist Kyle McAulay says a cold front has entered southern Manitoba causing a brisk start to January.

"It's a trend that we'll see for the next week or so," explains McAulay. "There's still a decent probability that we will have higher than average temperatures for the next few months, but we're getting into a bit of a pattern with some cool nights."

As McAulay mentions the return of warm weather, he clarifies that the El Nino weather system leading to the warmer winter hasn't gone anywhere and will most likely stick around until spring. Even though the numbers we're seeing look like they might be below average, McAulay says it would be a return to normal for this time of year.

Find current conditions, the long-range forecast and radar map here.

With files from Carter Kennington