Weather Conditions and Reports

Manitoba's ag weather program measures and records data year round from over 100 weather stations across agro-Manitoba. The stations monitor air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, precipitation, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, soil temperature, and soil moisture. The latest weather conditions from each station are made available every 15 minutes throughout the growing season and every hour during the winter months. 

 

Weekly Crop Weather Report and Maps

The latest weather report and maps are made available every Monday year round. Subscribe to receive a weekly distribution of seasonal reports and maps by email.

 Higher resolution maps are available on request.

  • Seven Day Accumulated Precipitation Map (PDF 483 KB) from  April 08 - 14, 2019 shows the amount of precipitation received across agro-Manitoba last week. Most areas were dry and only Sprague, Prawda, Selkirk, Cartwright and the parkland area had 3-4 mm of precipitation. The dry weather continues to provide favorable conditions to reduce the flood risk in the Red River.
  • Total Accumulated Precipitation Map (PDF 490 KB) from November 01, 2018 – April 14, 2019 showed that many areas in the southern parts of the Central and Southwest regions have received less than 50 mm of precipitation since November 1, 2018. Areas around Sprague, Prawda, Pipe Lake, Ruthenia, Birch River, Shoal Lake, McCreary, Wasagaming, Morden and Selkirk have received between 80 and 106 mm.
  • Percent of Normal Accumulated Precipitation Map (PDF 490 KB) from November 01, 2019 – April 14, 2019 relates accumulated precipitation since November 1st to a 30-year historical record. The map shows that most areas south of Highway MB2 have received less than 40%; the eastern region is mostly at 40 – 50% and the Interlake ranged from 30 – 60%  of normal precipitation since November 01, 2018. Only the areas around Wasagaming (98%) and Selkirk (96%) have received close to normal amount of precipitation.
  • Mean Temperature Difference Map (PDF 484 KB) from November 01, 2018 – April 14, 2019 shows the difference in average air temperature between currently observed air temperature since November 1 and the historical average temperature. All locations showed that the average winter air temperature is below normal. The average air temperature deviation ranged from -3.7°C at Windygates to -0.3°C at The Pas.

        

Seasonal maps

Visit the Seasonal Reports page for information on progress in seeding and crop establishment, crop development, pest activity including weeds, insects and disease, harvest progress, crop yields and grades, fall field work progress, and status of winter cereal crop seeding and establishment. Information on haying progress and estimated yields, as well as pasture conditions is included.