The temperature stayed down about -8°C all day, but there was a strong easterly breeze that made the windchill considerably worse. I find I adjust the winter clothes to cope with the temperature and wind. Amy, from Australia, asked in yesterday's comments,how cold does it get here. Well, it will get a lot colder than this. With several years living here I've now become accustomed to the changes. Shorts and T-shirts are long gone, likewise the long sleeves of fall, and the light fall jackets. I bought a warmer fall jacket that will do to about freezing, but it's in the closet now too. With below freezing out comes the serious winter coat. I expect it will be about -10 or -15C (5 to 15F) most of the winter, but it typically gets down to below -30°C (- 22°F) for at least a week.
I've got a range of gloves and mitts (and hats) to use as the temperature goes down - from lightweight cloth gloves (now put away), through 'normal' gloves and then warm fluffy inside deer hide gloves (new this Christmas) which will do for most conditions. But then there are the big ski gloves, and if really necessary the moosehide mitts that come out on the really cold days. The pants change too, from ordinary to lined (several weeks ago), and then covered in outer wind breakers, and finally the longies underneath. My challenge is always keeping my face from freezing - since I wear glasses, covering my face at all means my glasses steam up and I can't see where I'm going! So at least a few square inches of bare skin stays out in the cold stoically, and I try to forget how cold it is!