Recent cold weather in Manitoba has set new low-temperature records in several communities, Environment Canada announced on Monday.
The agency said the temperatures are a result of cold air from an Arctic high-pressure ridge in the province.
On Monday, the Brandon area recorded a temperature of -8.5 C, breaking the record of -6.7 C set in 1934.
Winnipeg also broke a long-standing temperature record. On Monday, a temperature of -10.3 C was recorded breaking the record of -9.4 C set in 1946.
The Carberry area also recorded a temperature of -8.5 C, breaking a record that was set in 1996, when the temperature was recorded as -6.5 C.
In the Dauphin area, the temperature was -9.6 C. The old record low was -8.4 degrees Celsius, set in 2005.
In the Deerwood area, Environment Canada said the temperature Monday morning was -5.3 C, beating the record of -4.4 C set in 1967.
Fisher Branch, which reported a temperature of -9.3 C, broke a record set in 2008, where the temperature was -7.4 C.
The Grand Rapids area broke a record set in 1983, with temperatures of -9.1 C reported Monday morning. The old record was -7.5 C.
Gretna temperatures Monday morning were -7.7 C, breaking the record of -5.6 C set in 2008.
Island Lake’s temperature Monday morning was -7.3 C. In 1995, the record was set at -5.5 C.
McCreary reported a temperature of -7.3 C, breaking the 2005 record of -5.5 C.
Oak Point also broke a record set in 2005, with a temperature of -7.2 C recorded. In 2005, the previous record temperature was -5.2 C.
Pilot Mound’s temperature of – 7.2 C narrowly beat a record sent in 1946, when a temperature of -7.2 C was reported.
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