Weather in Britain: New maps show exact date in Britain hotter than Menorca as temperature reaches 24 degrees in days

The current rainy conditions that drizzled across the country this weekend will soon be replaced by temperatures warmer than holiday island Menorca, according to new weather maps

Sunnier times are only a few days away, it is reported(Getty images)

Britain is set to buzz with temperatures that will be the envy of many Mediterranean holiday islands as the mercury soars above 20 degrees Celsius.

In the coming days, the current miserable weather, which drenched most of the country yesterday afternoon and well into the night, will be forgotten as the sun will finally appear. According to the weather maps, the temperature will rise to a balmy 24 degrees Celsius in a few days.

Several places in the country, including Manchester in England and Inverness, Fort William, Aberdeen and Edinburgh in Scotland, will enjoy glorious sunshine as temperatures will all be around 18-20 degrees Celsius during the period, maps suggest. And on May 3 it will be 24C, while in Menorca it is only 18C.

The current rain and cool temperatures will be replaced by sunshine on May 3(WXCHARTS)

For the period 2 to 11 May, the Met Office forecast reads: “In the early part of this period, many parts of Britain are expected to experience periods of rain or showers. Some of these showers will be heavy and thundery, with the greatest chance of thunderstorms in the southeast.

“In addition, there will be quite a bit of low cloud at times in the east, with periods of coastal fog, but also temperatures generally above average for the time of year. Overall, the northwestern parts of Britain are likely to be the driest and sunniest.

“In the second week, temperatures will return to closer to normal, perhaps below average again, but it will also gradually become drier and calmer, with variable conditions likely to persist longest in the south and southeast.”

The forecast for the future is a far cry from the miserable conditions expected today, with the thermometer unlikely to rise above 11 degrees Celsius anywhere in the country today. The mercury in the Lake District fell to an unusual -6.3 degrees Celsius on Friday evening. While the weather was noticeably warmer in the south, where a balmy 14.7 degrees Celsius was reached at Heathrow Airport in west London, things are more evenly brisk across Britain today and tomorrow.

However, heavy rain is expected to move north over many eastern and central parts today into Sunday. In the west it will be drier and clearer with sunny spells and scattered showers, although it will be quite cool for most.