Hot dry weather this week is expected to hasten the ripening process for many crops across Saskatchewan.
The senior climatologist for Environment Canada, David Phillips, says highs late this week will reach 35 degrees in southern Saskatchewan.
He says temperatures are 9 to 10 degrees warmer than normal.
He says the province is expected to have hot dry weather for the next week or more with no sign of rain in the forecast.
Phillips says the outlook through August into September is warmer and drier than normal.
He says rainfall has been down 40 to 45 percent this growing season for many areas of Saskatchewan.