134-year-old record temperature wilts in weekend heat wave

Winnipeg –

A record high temperature set in Winnipeg in 1888 was among 21 previous records to fall Sunday across the province.

In Winnipeg, the mercury soared to 37 C, demolishing the previous record of 33.3 C set here 134 years ago, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

Other communities with long-standing records also saw new ones set on Sunday. Carman’s 36.9 eclipsed its old record of 32.8 C set in 1911. In Sprague, 34.8 recorded Sunday was just slightly above its old record of 34.4 set in 1933.

Other record-setters included Emerson at 38, breaking a 1995 record of 34.5 C. Altona also managed to hit 36.9 C Sunday, bettering its old record of 34.5 C set in 1988.

Winkler checked in with a high of 36.7 C, well above its old record of 34 C set in 1986 and Morden notched 36.7 C as well, which beat the old record of 34 C set in 1986.

Steinbach set a new record of 35.9. Its old record of 32 C was set in 1995.

Pilot Mound hit 35.1, toppling its old record of 31.3, set in 1986.


While heat warnings that ECCC had issued Sunday for most of southern Manitoba have now largely expired, the southeastern part of the province is still under a heat warning as of 7:10 a.m. Monday. ECCC advises the following regions to expect temperatures to hover near the 30-degree mark Monday:

  • The municipality of Emerson-Franklin incl. Roseau River;
  • R.M. of De Salaberry incl. St-Pierre-Jolys and St. Malo;
  • R.M. of Hanover incl. Steinbach Niverville and Grunthal;
  • R.M. of La Broquerie incl. Marchand;
  • R.M. of Ritchot incl. St. Adolphe and Ste. Agathe;
  • R.M. of Ste. Anne incl. Richer;
  • R.M. of Stuartburn incl. Zhoda Vita and Sundown; and
  • R.M. of Tache incl. Lorette Ste-Geneviève and Landmark.



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