With temperatures rising throughout the day on Friday, Southern Manitobans now find themselves in the midst of a heat wave that has brought back with a vengeance all of the summer past times that one partakes in to stay cool.
According to a Heat Warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada on Friday afternoon, that heat is about to transition into dangerous territory with potential record-setting temperatures expected on Saturday. Brandon as of the time of this posting is forecast to see a high of 35 degrees on the day or a humidex value of 38.
At temperatures that high, the heat warning references a number of precautions that should be taken including drinking plenty of water, keeping one’s house cool, watching for symptoms of heat illness and checking on the elderly, friends and neighbours.
The record for June 27 is 35.0 degrees, set in 1961 according to ECCC data going back to 1941. The average high for that nearly eight decade span for the day shows as 23.9.
Temperatures in Brandon are expected to moderate slightly on Sunday and Monday with current highs expected to be 26 and 25 degrees respectively.
Full details on watches and warnings in place in Manitoba can be learned at https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=mb