Shoppers warned to keep their clothes on
It's a familiar – if unwelcome – sign that the summer has truly arrived.
But now some supermarkets in the UK are fighting back against the curse of half-naked, sweaty shoppers by demanding that customers cover up while browsing the aisles.
The fightback has been led by one Tesco store in the seaside town of Newquay in Cornwall, where staff have put up a sign asking patrons to keep their tops on, so not to put off other shoppers.
"In stores such as this one which are close to the beach, we ask that customers wear a T-shirt and shoes. Whilst we know that many people like to pop in quickly, we ask that people are considerate of others, as we want all of our customers to feel comfortable when shopping," a Tesco spokesman said.
The "cover up" sign was put up as temperatures hit a new high for the year, of 31.9C, at Heathrow Airport yesterday, while it is forecast to hit 31C there again today.