'Summer of summers' not over yet, says forecaster
The weather outlook for next month is pretty much what Manitoba has had through July and August: hot and dry.
Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips said with July one of the hottest on record and August continuing on the same theme, Manitobans have weathered 19 days of temperatures over 30 C this summer.
Normally just nine days get that hot.
"I really think it was the summer of summers," he said.
And don't bring out the fall wardrobe just yet, he advised.
"We don't think you should write the final chapter on this summery weather," he said.
"We may be changing the calendar and the season, but we think the entire province in September is showing warmer than normal [temperatures]."
Phillips said it is harder to predict precipitation, but he believes it will continue to be dry.