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Low temperatures break records in Saskatchewan: Environment Canada

Low temperatures break records in Saskatchewan: Environment Canada

A few places in Saskatchewan set new record-low temperatures on Aug. 18, according to preliminary numbers from Environment Canada.

The Last Mountain Lake area reached -0.6 degrees Celsius to break its old record of 1.0 C, which was set in 1985.

A new record of -0.5 C was also set in North Battleford. The lowest temperature previously recorded in the city was 1.7 C in 1895.

A record of 2.2 C, set in 1940, was smashed in Saskatoon. The new figure to beat is 0.7 C.

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Lastly, Regina beat its old record of 2.8 C, which was set in 1901, with a 2.0 C on Aug. 18.

Environment Canada’s Sara Hoffman said the low temperatures were the result of clear skies between two systems.

-With files from The Canadian Press