There is one bonus to the delayed spring — some good deals can now be found on stock that has been slow to sell.

Retailers in Winnipeg have a lot of merchandise to move in a short amount of time. The sales window for items such as sandals and shorts typically closes at the end of June.

"People are going to have to clear out the summer and spring stock in order to bring in the fall stock," said Chery Mazur, the manager of St. Vital Centre.

"And unfortunately, they may have to have some sales on it depending on how the weather runs in the next few days."