May is technically still a part of spring, but you could have mistaken it for August because of how hot it was. 

May 2018 will be remembered for both its lack of precipitation and the extreme heat. According to data from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Winnipeg hit 30°C or higher on five separate days. 

"We've had a number of times that we've been in the warm sector of low-pressure systems," said Natalie Hasell, warning preparedness meteorologist at ECCC.

On average, May will see just one day where the temperature hits 30°C or higher. August, one of the warmest months, sees an average of five days with those temperatures.

Averaging out daytime highs and lows during the month, the daily mean sits at 14°C, higher than the 11.6°C average of prior years. Hasell says that is a significant difference.

"This is a bit unusual, but things are very variable in our weather," Hasell laughed.

In 2017, the first time Winnipeg hit a temperature of 30°C was in July. Over the past 20 May's, Winnipeg has only recorded a 30°C day six times (2016, 2014 (twice), 2007, 2000, 1999).

June will start off cooler than average before heading back to normal values next week.

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