Record-breaking temperatures continue across southern Manitoba

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The heatwave across Manitoba continued to break records on Sunday.

The temperature reached 37 degrees Celsius in Winnipeg, which topped the old record set back in 1972 of 35 degrees.

Brandon, Man. also hit the 37-degree mark Sunday, a new record for that city as well.

Environment Canada’s David Baggaley told 680 CJOB that Winnipeg was only one of 10 records across Manitoba that were busted open on Saturday.

“Pretty much the whole southern section of Manitoba hit major records, with temperatures in the mid-to-high thirties all across the board in Brandon, Dauphin, Fisher Branch, Gimli, Gretna, Island Lake, Melita, Pinewa, Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg,” said Baggaley.

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On Saturday, the old record set in 1978 of 34.9 degrees Celsius was crushed as the city of Winnipeg reached a high of 37.1.

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