More record breaking heat could occur in the Southwest on Wednesday

For the second day in a row Saskatchewan baked in record setting high temperatures, and more hot weather is on the way for Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Environment Canada reported that 13 Saskatchewan communities set new record high temperatures, fresh off a record setting Monday where 10 new provincial high temperature records were established.

On August 18, Assiniboia reached 36.6 Celsius to break the former record of 35.0 set in 1986. Coronach climbed to 36.5 Celsius to easily surpass the previous mark of 34.0 set in 1986.

Last Mountain Lake set a new record of 36.9 Celsius to record Saskatchewan’s hottest temperature on Tuesday. Records were also set in Lucky Lake (36.2), Moose Jaw (36.5), Outlook (35.7), Regina (35.9), Rockglen (35.8), Rosetown (36.3), Saskatoon (35.3), Watrous (35.0), Weyburn (35.7) and Wynyard (33.8).

Environment Canada has continued a heat warning for almost all of Saskatchewan, with temperatures nearing 35 Celsius combined with overnight lows near 16 Celsius continuing through Wednesday.

“An upper ridge of high pressure over Saskatchewan is bringing very hot conditions to all areas. After a relatively cool start to the day, temperatures this afternoon peaked in the mid thirties under sunny skies and light winds,” the warning notes.

“Temperatures tonight will be a few degrees warmer than last night, offering less relief from the heat, followed by another hot day on Wednesday. It will continue hot on Thursday in regions south of the Yellowhead, however further north temperatures will moderate slightly.”