Record breaking heat remains in Southwest

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Sheldon Fowler had a cool job at the Southside Co-op this morning, re-stocking the ice cooler after the Southwest baked in two days of record breaking heat.

Tuesday was a record breaking temperature day in five Southwest communities, with Environment Canada confirming five new temperature highs.

Maple Creek was the hottest spot in the Southwest on Tuesday at a high of 35.2 Celsius, eclipsing their former record of 32.1 Celsius set in 1995.

Cypress Hills Provincial Park also broke a record, reaching 30.1 Celsius to beat the former mark of 28.7 set in 1998.

Leader reached a new high of 33.9 Celsius to edge their former mark of 33.6 set in 1998.

Eastend reached a daytime high of 31.7 Celsius while beating the former mark of 31.0 from 2006.

In Lucky Lake the mercury rose to 32.9 Celsius, warmer than the previous high temperature of 32.1 from 1995.

Environment Canada is forecasting daytime highs of 28 Celsius across the Southwest today, with temperatures rising above the 30 degree mark for Thursday.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Maple Creek, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Lucky Lake Swift Current

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