It was a hot and humid Father's Day for 2022 and one for the record books for many communities across Manitoba.

For almost a week meteorologists had been warning of extreme heat coming our way and they weren't wrong. It got so hot, so quick, that organizers of the Manitoba Marathon decided to cancel the event after it had already started, citing concern for the health of participants.

James Colangelo, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says all-in-all, they had had 21 weather stations report heat records for June 19.

In Winnipeg, a 36-year-old heat record was broken as the mercury rose to 37.0 degrees. The previous highest temperature for June 19 was in 1986 at 32.6 degrees. However, it felt even hotter thanks to stifling humidity of around 90 per cent, which left much of the capital city with a humidex around 45 degrees.

In Steinbach, while thousands of people were taking in the final day of the city's Summer In The City festival, they were also sweating in the hottest June 19 since 2018. A high of 35.9 beat the previous record of 30.5 degrees.

Winkler also beat a 2018 record of 29.8 degrees, by hitting 36.7 degrees.

In western Manitoba many other communities beat heat records, but just barely. Brandon hit 35.2 degrees, squeaking by the record of 34.6 degrees which was set in 1988.  It was a long way off from the Westman city's lowest ever temperature recorded of -2.2 degrees recorded in 1969.

The Westman region also saw a number of large thunderstorms on Sunday, producing very high winds and lots of lightning.

Monday's forecast across the province shouldn't be setting records anywhere, though it will still be hot and humid. Environment Canada is forecasting a high of 27 for the City of Winnipeg, with a humidex of 32. There is also a 30 per cent chance of showers late this morning and throughout the afternoon with a risk of a thunderstorm.

Highs are expected to remain in the mid and high twenties for the remainder of the week.