Hot in the north!

It doesn’t feel tropical in northern Manitoba often but for the last couple of days Churchill on Hudson Bay has been one of the hottest places in Canada.

On Sunday, the thermometer climbed to 29.7 C which broke the old record high by 4 degrees.

It was even warmer on Monday when a new record of 32.2 C was set breaking the old high by almost 8 degrees.

The normal daytime high in Churchill for mid-June is 11 C.

A northerly surge in the jet stream and a high pressure system brought the tropical heat from the Gulf of Mexico.

The warmth will be short-lived with only single digit highs expected by Wednesday.

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