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
Location New record Old record (year set)
Gretna 32.1 C  28.6 C (2003)
Melita 32.5 C 32 C (2003)
Oak Point Marine 27.5 C 24.8 C (2003)
Pinawa 30.8 C  27.1 C (2002)
Portage Southport 32.9 C 28.9 C (1995)
Shoal Lake 31.3 C 28.5 C (1995)
Sprague 31.3 C 27.5 C (2002)
Carberry 32.4 C 28.3 C (1995)
Carman 33.4 C 29.2 C (2003)
Victoria Beach 25.4 C 24 C (2002)
Winnipeg 32.7 C 28.8 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.