Manitobans sizzle in intense heat, rainfall warnings

There will be a mixed bag of weather in Manitoba today, which comes with a few warnings. Some areas in the central part of the province are facing a deluge of rain while others will be under blazing heat once again.

10 to 25 mm of rain expected overnight in Winnipeg

Some parts of Manitoba, including many of the beach areas, are facing another blistering hot day. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

There will be a mixed bag of hot and wet weather in Manitoba today, along with a few warnings.

Some areas in the central part of the province are facing a deluge of rain while others will be under blazing heat once again.

Areas in the southeast corner of the province are under a heat warning, while those in the west central area are facing a rainfall warning. The southwest corner is under a severe thunderstorm watch as well. (Environment Canada)
The Red River Valley, including Winnipeg, and the southeast section of the province are under a heat warning from Environment Canada. Daytime temperatures over 30 C, combined with high humidity levels, will make it feel like 40 or slightly above.

Those conditions pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Environment Canada is urging people to drink plenty of liquids, especially water, to decrease the risk of dehydration.

Winnipeg forecast

  • High 32 C.
  • UV index 8 (very high).
  • Mix of sun and cloud.
  • Wind becomes southeast 20 km/h early in the afternoon.
  • TONIGHT increasing cloudiness.
  • Thunderstorms beginning overnight
  • 10 to 25 mm of rain overnight
  • Low 20 C.

Rainfall warning

Meanwhile, west-central Manitoba is under a rainfall warning with total rainfall amounts of 50-70 millimetres expected by Tuesday evening.

In the southwest corner, places like Melita, Boissevain, Turtle Mountain, Killarney, Pilot Mound, Manitou and the surrounding areas are under a severe thunderstorm watch and could see heavy winds and even hail.

A deepening low pressure system in eastern Montana is expected to move northward, according to Environment Canada. CBC meteorologist John Sauder also says a large area of rain has already developed in southern Saskatchewan and will move into Manitoba beginning this afternoon.

Heavy rain is expected to continue through the night and Tuesday before tapering off early Wednesday.

"Rainfall warnings in Manitoba may need to be expanded as the track of the low and the intensity of thunderstorms becomes clearer over the course of the day," states the warning from Environment Canada.


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