People took to social media to share pictures of wintry scenes as parts of Leeds and Bradford were covered in inches of hail.
The Met Office had warned last night of "heavy showers and thunderstorms" across parts of Yorkshire.
One Twitter user wrote "it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas" as she shared a picture of the hail in Bradford.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas ❄
Hail in Bradford, Yorkshire tonight pic.twitter.com/umscXYpcZD— Gwen Whiteman (@Guinevere55)September 24, 2020
Another person shared footage of the hailstones hitting his windscreen as he drove home in the north of Leeds.
He described the scenes of "sleet and snow 4 inches deep" in the area.
North of Leeds tonight. Sleet and snow 4 inches deep pic.twitter.com/ifWV1MXmCI— Richard Ford (@Le_Captain)September 24, 2020
One social media user shared a picture of what appeared to be snow but was really an "inch of hail" in Yorkshire.
4-15pm to 4-45pm in Yorkshire
Looks like snow but was an inch of hail. pic.twitter.com/CjIY0xfP66— Tubsturtle. (@tubsturtle)September 24, 2020
Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson has forecast "autumnal weather" for the UK this weekend.
Mr Wilson said "heavy rain and strong winds" were due in the east of the UK on Friday.
The Met Office has also issued a weather warning for heavy rain and strong winds for parts of East Anglia today.
"It's not going to be a particularly pleasant day in East Anglia," Mr Wilson told the Standard. "There's going to be some heavy rain, cold strong winds and we could see gusts on the coast up to 60mph".
He said: "Elsewhere in the UK it's not so bad. There will be more sunshine in the west but it will be on the cold side.
"As we look into Saturday, many parts of the west will be dry and bright after quite a cold start.
"Further east in the UK, there will be a bit more of a breeze, a bit more cloud across eastern parts and still a few showers coming in across East Anglia."
The meteorologist told Brits to expect "chilly days and cold nights" over the weekend as Sunday sees more strong winds and shows in the south east of England and some further outbreaks of rain.
"Elsewhere for the bulk of the UK it will be dry, bright with sunshine, but still on the chilly side. So feeling quite autumnal this coming weekend," he added.