Hot summer weather finally finds southern Manitoba

Manitoba was the hottest place in Canada on Sunday as the scorching summer sun finally arrived.
The sun beats down on the fountain by the Manitoba legislative building on Monday. (Lyzaville Sale/CBC)

Manitoba was the hottest place in Canada on Sunday as the scorching summer sun finally arrived.

After a long, cold winter and a wet, drawn out spring, Manitobans were starting to wonder if 2014 would be the year without a summer.

That question was answered on the weekend as many places in the province sizzles at 30 C or more. Gretna was the Canadian hot spot on Sunday at 32.8 C.

That same day, Victoria Beach set a record at 31.3 C, bettering the old mark of 29.7 C set in 2001.

In Winnipeg, the temperature on Sunday reached 30.8 C, just shy of the 31.5 C record from 2011. But it felt much hotter, closer to 39 with the humidity factored in.

The heat will linger this week, with the forecast calling for 28 C in Winnipeg on Monday and remain around 25 C to 27 C through to Sunday.

So enjoy, because the first day of winter is exactly five months away.