Warmer temperatures across the province brought people outside, during a time of the year that is typically the coldest for Saskatchewan.

"It's a little strange this winter," Scott Kiefer said.

Kiefer was riding the streets of Regina in his fat-tired mountain bike, taking advantage of pleasant temperatures.

"I don't know how much has to do with global warming versus El Nino," he said.

Although born in Ontario, Larissa McWhinney said she prefers Saskatchewan's colder, crisper winters.

"I'm a big fan of the winters here. I'm happy it's been warm enough so the kids don't have to spend two weeks inside looking outside," she said, adding it's not as cold as she would like.

"I'm a bit worried about why it's so warm."

Historically, this is the coldest time of the year in Saskatchewan. Daytime highs are typically around – 10 C and overnight lows are, on average, around – 20 C.

'There's some El Nino mixed in with some warming that is human made. So, let's see where it goes.' - Jon Bablad

It's been another mild winter and the forecast calls for temperatures well above zero in many areas later this week.

Jon Bablad brought his family to the outdoor rink at Wascana Park on Sunday. He said he has mixed feelings about the warm winter.

"It's nice to have a little break. Is it worrisome a bit? Well, there's some El Nino mixed in with some warming that is human made. So, let's see where it goes. But I am enjoying the winter," he said.

Bablad said there have been a few downsides to the warmer weather. He bought cross-country skate skis this year but hasn't been able to use them because there is not enough snow.

There will be even less snow by the end of the week if the forecast holds up.

Winter cycling

Historically, this is the coldest time of the year in Saskatchewan. (Radio-Canada)