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In an inversion of what might normally be expected, record highs were set in balmy northern Saskatchewan yesterday, while at least one record low was set in the chilly south. (iStock)

Saskatchewan was blowing hot and cold yesterday, with records set in the north and south.

In Collins Bay, in the northeast corner of the province, it hit 27.8 C, making it the warmest July 15 ever for that community.

That broke the old record set in 2005. The same record high, 27.8, was hit in the northern community of Southend.

Meanwhile, the opposite was happening in Saskatchewan's extreme south.

In Coronach, close to the U.S. border, the mercury dipped to 3.9, the chilliest July 15 on record.  That broke the old record set in 2009.