BUDGET supermarket Aldi has started rationing popular heatwave items as the country battles scorching temperatures caused by the

The budget supermarket is limiting sweltering shoppers to one type of bottled water per person in one branch.

A sign warning shoppers was spotted at the Streatham store in South London over the weekend.

It read: “Maximum 1x type of water per person.”

Another shopper also complained that they were unable to buy more than two boxes of ice creams at their local Aldi stores.

The Twitter user thanked supermarket giant Tesco for letting them a trolley full of ice-cream there instead.

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He wrote: "Thank you @Tesco for accommodating our shopping to keep our 100+ staff cool on one of the hottest days,

"@AldiUK how do I make a complaint about a rude manager who made up his own rules limiting us to 2 packs when customers were leaving the store with over 5 in the trolley."

Supermarkets are able to introduce limits on items in stores at the mangers discretion.

It's unclear if the limits are part of a nationwide policy as rules could vary between branches.

The Sun has contacted Aldi for comment.

The move comes as schools and attractions close their doors and the mercury soars beyond 30C in some parts of the country.

Meanwhile, Iceland has invited customers to chill out in its freezer aisles amid the heatwave.

Brits have been urged to remain indoors as temperatures hit 32C in Writtle, Essex – making it hotter than Spanish holiday hotspot Ibiza.

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It is early in the year for temperatures to hit the 30C mark – with the Met Office warning another heatwave later in the summer cannot be ruled out.

Millions of Brits are working from home today amid fears rails could buckle in the heat.

Commuters have been warned that train times could more than double due to speed restrictions, Network Rail bosses warned.

And the chances of services returning to normal by midweek will depend on any "damage that the weather does to the infrastructure" on Monday and Tuesday, travellers have been told.

Some schools have also closed because the extreme weather.

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The Sun has but together a guide to the best ways to stay cool in the heatwave without turning on the fan or air conditioning.

You can also find out here if you can be kicked out of your local supermarket for showing too much flesh.

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