Southwest posted temperatures above 20 Celsius during record breaking November 3

Temperatures rising into the 20s helped establish a series of new warm temperature records across the province on Tuesday, November 3.

Environment Canada reported a total of 11 new maximum temperature records, with some communities reporting their warmest November 3 in a century.

Maple Creek posted a new daily record high of 23.6 Celsius to shatter the previous mark of 17.7 set in 2016. It is also the warmest November 3 on record in the Maple Creek area since records began being kept in 1915.

Swift Current climbed to 21.2 Celsius on Tuesday to eclipse the previous mark of 20.5 set in 1981 and become the warmest November 3 since records began being kept in 1885.

Additionally the Cypress Hills Provincial Park area set a new record of 19.4 Celsius to erase the former 1961 mark of 18.3 Celsius.

Other records set on November 3 were:
Buffalo Narrows, 12.9 Celsius (former record 10.6 set in 1969).
Coronach, 20.1 Celsius (former record 19.5 set in 2016).
Last Mountain Lake, 17.1 Celsius (former record 15.5 set in 1981).
Lucky Lake, 19.0 Celsius (former record 17.7 set in 2016).
Moose Jaw, 20.9 Celsius (former record 20.2 set in 1981).
Rockglen, 19.1 Celsius (former record 18.1 set in 2016).
Waskesiu Lake, 12.6 Celsius (former record 10.0 set in 1975).
Yorkton, 17.5 Celsius (former record 16.1 set in 1949).

Two Saskatchewan communities tied records on Tuesday, with Estevan reaching 21.1 to equal their record set in 1903, while Watrous rose to 16.1 to tie a record dating back to 1975.