Winnipeg Heat Breaks October Record

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It has been feeling nothing like fall in Winnipeg, which broke two heat records on Wednesday with temperatures above 30 C.

The mercury hit 31 C in the city around 3 p.m. CT, breaking the previous Oct. 5 heat record of 28.3 C that was set in 1943, said CBC Manitoba meteorologist John Sauder.

It also makes Wednesday the hottest October day in Winnipeg since weather records began 140 years ago, Sauder said.

"The old record for any day in October was 30.5 C, so this is pretty significant," he said. "Temperatures right now are a full 18 degrees above what is considered seasonal normal."

Sauder added that he believes several heat records will be broken across southern Manitoba on Wednesday afternoon.

His extended forecast calls for a hot end to the week, with daytimes high expected to reach 26 C and 24 C on Thursday and Friday, respectively. However, it's expected to be quite windy on both days, Sauder said.

Temperatures should cool off a little over the weekend, and Winnipeggers can expect scattered showers, he added.

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