Sweltering Summer Heat Ahead

Winnipeg will see sweltering temperatures this weekend with temperatures set to climb above 30°C for several consecutive days.

A building upper ridge will send temperatures in Winnipeg soaring today. Under mainly sunny skies, the city will see a daytime high near 32°C. A weak ridge of high pressure should keep winds light and the humidity at comfortable levels. Light southerly winds will pick up tonight with a warm low near 20°C.

On Saturday, southerly winds near 20 to 30 km/h will bring a muggier air mass into the region. Temperatures will continue to be hot with a high near 33°C. The morning will be sunny, but partly cloudy skies will likely develop in the afternoon as a weak trough moves through. Temperatures will cool to a low near 19°C on Saturday night with mostly clear skies.

A cold front will push through the region early Sunday morning, bringing with it a chance of showers or thunderstorms. A breezy northwest wind up to 30 gusting 50 km/h will develop through the day, ushering in a slightly drier air mass. Behind the front, skies will clear as temperatures climb to a high near 30°C. Winnipeg will see a low near 15°C on Sunday night under mainly clear skies.

Long Range Outlook

Next week will bring a return of more seasonal temperatures with daytime highs in the mid-20s. Winnipeg will see partly cloudy conditions through the first half of the week with no significant storm threats through the first few days of the week.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 26°C while the seasonal overnight low is 13°C.



Brad lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two children and is the founder of A Weather Moment. He has loved weather from a very young age and has followed that passion through his life so far. He received a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences with Specialization in Atmospheric Sciences and is currently employed in the field of meteorology. You can find the author as @WeatherInThePeg on Twitter.