Temperatures in Manitoba are expected to rise this week but December is doing its best to fight off that warming feeling.

Seven cold weather records were set in Manitoba on Monday, including in Winnipeg where the mercury plummeted to -35.6 C. The old record of -32.4 C was set in 2000.

The other new records:

Location New record Old record (Year set)
Fisher Branch  -39.7 C   -36.1 C (2004)
Flin Flon  -38.9   -34.1 (2000)
Melita  -35.8  -34.2 (1996)
Oak Point Marine  -34.9   -33.1 (2004)
Shoal Lake  -37.6  -34.8 (2000)
Victoria Beach  -33 C  -32.3 C (2004)
Source: Environment Canada

The coldest place in the province on Monday was Thompson, which hit -40.5 C. But that wasn't a record, which is -44.8 C, set in 2004.

A couple of other locations brushed up against record territory but didn't quite get there. In Roblin, the temperature reached -35.8 C, nearing the old record of -36 C set in 2000.

And in Carberry, it was -35.1 C on Monday, nudging the record of -35.7 C, set in 2000. The Pas was -35.7 C and the record was -36.1 in 2004.

If in fact it does warm up in Winnipeg as the forecast suggests — -11 C on Thursday and -4 C on Friday — and you feel the need to get out and play, the city has some suggestions: Embrace winter at Winnipeg's parks, rinks, clubs and hills.