The summer solstice has arrived in southeastern Saskatchewan.

Tuesday will be the longest day of the year as June 21 officially kicks off the start of the summer season.

According to Environment Canada, the sun won't set until 9:01 p.m. Tuesday night.

Despite a rainy start to the day, skies are expected to clear in Estevan Tuesday evening.

Estevan mayor Roy Ludwig said he hopes people in the community take advantage of the next couple months.

"Take advantage of our parks and open spaces, green spaces, walking paths, and have a great time," he said. "This is a really good opportunity to get some exercise and enjoy the sunshine."

The sun rose at 4:47 a.m. in Estevan Tuesday morning, meaning there will be 16 hours and 14 minutes of daylight on Tuesday, according to Environment Canada.