Manitoba

Heat wave breaks 22 records in Manitoba

On Friday, 22 locations in the province broke records. The hottest spot was McCreary, Man. which reached a temperature of 20.2 C, breaking a record in 1975 of 20 C.

Municipality of McCreary heats up to 20.2 C, hottest spot in province

More than 20 locations in Manitoba broke records Friday for warm temperatures. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

Manitoba is in the midst of a mini November heat wave.

On Friday, 22 locations in the province broke records for unseasonably warm temperatures. The hottest spot was McCreary, Man. which reached a temperature of 20.2 C, breaking a record held since 1975 of 20 C.

Gretna smashed the longest-held record reaching a high of 17.4 C more than a full degree Celsius than the hottest day Nov. 4 on record in 1963. 

The temperature at The Forks in Winnipeg reached a high of 14.5 degrees, falling just short of its record of 15.2 C in 2008.

After fog on Thursday disappeared, Friday's clear skies gave the sun full access to heat things up into the mid-teens, a trend that will continue through the weekend. In fact, there's a good chance we won't see single-digit highs until late next week.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are a daytime high of 2 C and an overnight low of –6 C.

John Sauder's Manitoba weather forecast for Nov. 4. 0:53

Friday hot spots in Manitoba, according to Environment Canada:

  • Berens River Airport 14.2 C (record: 9.9 C in 2001)
  • Carberry 17.6 C (record: 16 C in 1999)
  • Carman 17.6 C (record: 16 C in 1999)
  • Dauphin 18.1 C (record: 13 C in 2001)
  • Deerwood 19.9 C (record: 16.1 in 2008)
  • Fisher Branch 18.3 C (record: 11.8 C in 1999)
  • Flin Flon Airport 11.9 C (record: 7.1 in 2010)
  • George Island 10 C (record: 6.9 C in 2001)
  • Grand Rapids 13 C (record: 7.6 C in 2001)
  • Gretna 17.4 C (record: 16.1 C in 1963)
  • Kelsey Dam 8.8 C (record: 3.8 C in 2001)
  • McCreary 20.2 C (record: 20.0 C in 1975)
  • Mlita 14.2 C (record: 15.5 C in 1999)
  • Morden 17.9 C (record: 16.1 C in 2008)
  • Pinawa 14.9 C (record: 14.8 in 2008)
  • Portage Southport Airport 17 C (record: 15.2 C in 1999)
  • Roblin 13 C (record: 9.8 C in 2001)
  • Shoal Lake 15.7 C (record: 12.6 C in 1999)
  • Sprague 16.7 C (record: 15.5 C in 2008)
  • Swan River 11.1 C (record: 10.5 C in 2001)
  • Tadoule Lake 2.8 C (record: 1.8 C in 2001)
  • Victoria Beach 11.7 C (record 11.4 C in 2008)

Enjoy the late, late summer.