11 heat records set across Manitoba

It was a steamy afternoon across much of Manitoba on Thursday with 11 new temperature records set.
Winnipeggers enjoy the heat during a noon hour break along Broadway on Thursday. (CBC)

It was a steamy afternoon across much of Manitoba on Thursday with 11 new temperature records set.

In fact, the Canadian hot spots were Carman and Morden, both of which hit 33.4 C. In Winnipeg, the old record of 28.8 C was toppled by a new high of 32.7 C.

New temperature records in Manitoba
LocationNew recordOld record (year set)
Gretna32.1 C 28.6 C (2003)
Melita32.5 C32 C (2003)
Oak Point Marine27.5 C24.8 C (2003)
Pinawa30.8 C 27.1 C (2002)
Portage Southport32.9 C28.9 C (1995)
Shoal Lake31.3 C28.5 C (1995)
Sprague31.3 C27.5 C (2002)
Carberry32.4 C28.3 C (1995)
Carman33.4 C29.2 C (2003)
Victoria Beach25.4 C24 C (2002)
Winnipeg32.7 C28.8 C (2002)

In Wasagaming, the mercury rose to 30.5 C, matching the record high set in 1986.

It's hard to believe it was only 2 ½ weeks ago that it was snowing in Wasagaming, while Winnipeg struggled to reach 6 C as a cold spring dragged on.

Things are going to get a bit cooler again but not a whole lot. 

Temperatures over the next several days in Winnipeg are expected to be closer to the normal range for this time of year — daytime highs between 21 C and 24 C.