A Lancashire supermarket has been forced to empty multiple shelves after high temperatures affected its refrigerators.

Tesco Extra in Eagle Street, Accrington, has displayed a sign saying it has to keep smaller fridges turned off to keep the rest operating in warm weather.

It comes as temperatures hit the high and mid-20s Celsius this week as summer finally arrived.

However, pictures show large parts of the cooked meats and seafood aisles were also empty, although staff were beginning to restock some areas.

One staff member reaffirmed the warm weather was disrupting the fridges.

The smaller fridges which are having to remain off in order to keep the rest operatingThe smaller fridges which are having to remain off in order to keep the rest operating (Image: NQ Staff)

The sign reads: "In order to keep the rest of the fridges on we have taken the decision to turn these fridges off during the warm weather.

"All stock is available in its usual location in [the] aisle. Sorry for any inconvenience."

Temperatures reached highs of 24 degrees Celsius in the town yesterday (June 26) according to the Met Office.

The Lancashire Telegraph reported in 2022 the same store was suffering from a lack of produce on shelves.

After much speculation, Tesco cited a ‘mechanical error’ as the reason food was removed.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “The recent warm weather caused some of the fridges to fail at our Accrington Extra store.

"The problem has now been fixed and the fridges are now operating as normal.

"We apologise for the inconvenience.”