The long weekend has come and gone and with it, the hottest day of 2023, (so far) which was Saturday. That day, the mercury rose to 35.8 celsius in Portage eclipsing the previous high of 33.2 which happened on July 26th.

While people were looking for ways to stay cool on Saturday and Sunday, things were a bit cooler on the holiday Monday as rain showers, which have been few and far between this year, passed through the area. There is still some light rain in southern Manitoba this morning but now smoke has moved into the region as well with a special air quality statement issued overnight. (click here for details)

For the rest of the week, temperatures are expected to be much closer to normal for this time of year which is a daytime high of 20 and the overnight low around 8.

Here are some rainfall amounts from around the region as of 7 a.m. (in mm)

Arborg - 24.4
Glenboro - 23.1
Riverton - 20.4
Carman 15.7
Plumas - 15.5
Eriksdale - 15.4
Winkler - 15.0
Elm Creek - 14.0
Brandon - 13.0
Holland - 12.9
Cartwright - 11.9
Austin - 11.4
Amaranth - 10.8
Morris - 10.6
Bagot - 10.0
Gladstone - 9.5
Portage la Prairie - 6.4

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