Spain has experienced its hottest ever temperature for April, with a temperature of 38.8C recorded on the 27th. A heatwave, driven by hot African air and a slow moving weather system, has hit the country, reaching temperatures 10-15C above average for April. Experts have described the heat as extreme, with some locations experiencing record temperatures that have never been seen before in April. Climate change is likely playing a role in the heatwave, with the likelihood of forest fires increasing. The ongoing drought in many parts of Spain is also affecting agriculture, with farmers experiencing difficulties due to the lack of rain. The heatwave is not an isolated event, with many countries across the world experiencing record-breaking temperatures in the first few months of this year.