The sun has gone back behind the clouds and the UK is now back to its grey and usual self with rain forecast for the coming days.

Temperatures plummeted from the twenties to the teens and shoppers queuing outside a supermarket have more chance of being hit by rain than the hot sun.

Because of this, Tesco has decided to change its rules for shoppers who queue up outside in the bad weather, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Instead, the supermarket may now ask customers to wait in their cars for someone to tell them they can come in.

A statement on its website reads: “If it's raining or particularly cold, we may ask you to stay in your car to queue – we'll let you know when you can come in."

To avoid queuing up in the rain it may be a wise move to visit Tesco at its quietest time.

Stores are reasonably busy on Monday afternoons with 1pm on average being listed as the most popular time to shop, with waits of up to 20 minutes.

The best times to go are from Monday to Thursday before 11am and after 4pm.

Fridays are considered to be busier than the previous four days as shoppers stock up for the weekend, peaking at around 1pm.

Wednesday afternoons after 3pm are the quietest time to shop at Tesco with the waiting time dropping to under ten minutes.