Winnipeg matches record for chilly July day
Sunday’s day-time high hit 15.7 C, tying for the coldest July 13 ever
Winnipeg is continuing to reach cold-weather records this year, despite being well into July.
Sunday’s day-time high was 15.7 C, making it tied for the coldest day-time high on a July 13 ever.
The last time the day-time high was 15.7 C on July 13 was 1884.
Sunday’s cool weather was expected to continue into Monday, with a forecast high of 20 C, six degrees below seasonal temperatures.
“We could see a few hit or miss showers Monday afternoon with a cool high of 20 C, then sunshine and lollipops through the rest of this week,” said CBC Meteorologist John Sauder. “I'm expecting some showers on Saturday though.”
By mid-week, Sauder is predicting a mix of sun and cloud with temperatures hovering around 26 C.
The city is already coming off an exceptionally brutal winter – the coldest in 116 years. The winter was also one of the snowiest since 1898.
And Winnipeg's transition to summer wasn't as warm or dry as it normally is.
April’s temperatures were well below normal, with 33 per cent more rain than the area typically sees.