Saskatchewan saw some record breaking heat across the province.
All-time August records were broken in several areas including Regina, Weyburn, Swift Current and Moose Jaw.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang said the hottest any area got over the weekend was Moose Jaw on Saturday at 42.3°C.
“That breaks the old record of 41.7°C set in 1949, and that’s also an all-time August record,” Lang said. “It doesn’t beat the warmest ever recorded in Saskatchewan, which is 45°C but some of these places got really close.”
Lang said she doesn’t anticipate weather getting the hot again this summer.
“The longer we get towards the end of summer, the harder it is just because of the sun angle, that sort of thing gets lower, the nights are longer, so the heat doesn’t have as much time to build up,” Lang said. “Plus, I don’t think any of us want to see (those temperatures) again actually.”
Lang added while the smoke may cause air quality issues, it actually helped when it came to the weekend heat, as it blocked some of the heat coming from the sun.