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Heat wave melts 8 records in Manitoba

The weekend's hot weather melted a number of records in Manitoba. Victoria Beach hit 35.3 C Sunday, obliterating the record set two years ago of 28.1.

Mercury expected to stay high this week

Winnipeg children beat the heat as temperatures soared in Manitoba Sunday, breaking several records. (CBC)

The weekend's hot weather melted a number of records in Manitoba.

Victoria Beach hit 35.3 C Sunday, obliterating the record set two years ago of 28.1.

It was not only Manitoba's hot spot, but Canada's, too.

Carberry smashed its earlier record by more than 2 degrees, hitting 32.4. Carman was even warmer, at 32.9.

Fisher Branch was also up there, hitting 32.5.

Other communities breaking previous records Sunday include Melita at 32.0, Pinawa with 31.2, Portage/Southport with 31.7, and Shoal Lake at 31.2

In Winnipeg, the mercury hit 32.9, mercifully not breaking the record of 35.9 set back in 1989.

Keep your cool; the temperatures are expected to stay high for most of the week.