12 heat records broken in Saskatchewan

Hot weather records are being broken all over Saskatchewan this week, with 13 heat records broken on Monday and 12 broken on Tuesday.
A construction worker tries to stay cool on Monday in Regina, where it was about 30 C. (CBC)

Hot weather records are being broken all over Saskatchewan this week, with 13 heat records broken on Monday and 12 broken on Tuesday.

Not only is it hot, it's humid too — Environment Canada has issued humidex warnings for Saskatoon and other regions.

The hot spot in the province Tuesday is in the Town of Coronach, where the temperature hit 36.1 C. That wasn't quite hot enough to break the record for that day of 36.9 C set in 2006.

But it was a big contrast to the coldest recorded temperature in the province on Tuesday —12.7 C in Stony Rapids.

The hottest place in Canada was in Garden River, Alta., reaching a high of 36.7 C.

Twelve records fell in Saskatchewan Tuesday and three records were matched.

The highest temperature record broken was in Maple Creek at 34.9 C, up from 32.1 C in 2006.

Here are the communities where records fell on Tuesday, the high temperatures, previous record highs for that day and the year the old records were set:

Community

Tuesday's high (C.)

Old RecordYear Set
Buffalo Narrows32.4 30.01998
Collins Bay30.328.11998

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

28.728.71998

Eastend

31.331.02006
La Ronge33.131.41998
Leader33.633.61998
Lucky Lake32.132.11995
Maple Creek34.932.12006
Southend33.429.61999
Spiritwood31.430.31998
Stony Rapids32.229.62002
Uranium City33.428.61996
Waskesiu Lake31.531.0

1998

Weyburn34.632.01995
Wynyard31.130.31998

Source: Environment Canada