UK Heatwave: This will be the hottest April in over 100 years

SUN-DRENCHED April is on track to be the hottest in more than 100 years.

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Brits have been soaking up the rays during what is a traditionally wet and windy month.

Scorching 25C temperatures were seen earlier this week and the mercury is set to hit 21C again next week.

It means the South-East and South-West’s 15.1C and 14.1C average maximum temperatures in the first two weeks of the month already make April the sixth hottest since records began in 1910.

Forecaster Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook said: “April looks like being one of the warmest ever, with warm air being pumped north again next week.”

But in south Wales fire crews were fighting grass blazes being deliberately lit.

In Cilfynydd Common in Rhondda Cynon Taf, the equivalent of 107 football pitches were destroyed in a day, according to South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

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