West Country heatwave

The Met Office has raised heatwave alerts in South West England as the sunshine and soaring temperatures continue. The South West has been elevated from level 2 to level 3, putting the region on a par with the South East and London

'Put your shirts on', Tesco tells Newquay customers

by Seth Conway

As the hot weather continues, one of the country's largest supermarket chains has been asking its customers to cover up before coming in.

While that's been accepted in towns and cities, Tesco's attention has now turned to the coast - to Newquay in Cornwall. It has been met with a fairly mixed reaction by customers shopping a stone's throw from the beach.

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Full report: heatwave upgrade in the South West

by David Woodland

A new hot weather warning has been issued for the South West. As temperatures show no sign of easing up, the Met Office has raised the heatwave alert in the region from a level 2 to a level 3.

Now there are warnings about the risk to people's health - particularly the elderly.

Heatwave alert upgraded for the South West

Sun seekers enjoy the beach in Cornwall Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Met Office has raised heatwave alerts in South West England as the sunshine and soaring temperatures show no sign of abating.

The South West and the West Midlands have been elevated from level 2 to level 3, putting the regions on a par with the South East and London.

The Met Office said in an update this morning that there is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 9am today and 9pm tomorrow in parts of England.

The country experienced the hottest day of the year so far yesterday, with the mercury hitting 32.2C (90F).

Temperatures are expected to hit 30C (86F) again today, according to MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association.