A hailstorm which caused a football training course to be abandoned is being heralded as signalling the end of summer.
Despite a record-breaking summer for much of the UK weather is now turning colder as we head into autumn.
Hailstones were pummelling parts of Lanarkshire last night with the Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld looking more like a winter wonderland, reports the Daily Record .
When the storm hit just before 4pm the Scottish Football Association (SFA) were putting coaches through their UEFA B licence.
Greig Paterson, head of Coach Education & Development at the SFA, tweeted that the coaching had to stop due to the foul weather.
He said: “Hail stops play on our @ScottishFA @UEFA B licence course!!”
Broadwood is the home of Clyde and Lowland League side Cumbernauld Colts.
In a tweet Cumbernauld Colts saw the funny side of the storm.
They tweeted: “This is NOT a #ThrowbackThursday… this is the Broadwood pitch right now after a crazy five-minute hail shower.”
The bad weather is set to stay for the foreseeable future as parts of the UK have been warned to brace for a wet and windy weekend.
Blustery conditions and deluges are forecast for the weekend, while Storm Florence has been upgraded to a hurricane and may yet whip its way across the Atlantic.
Met Office forecaster Richard Miles said: ‚ÄúFrom Friday it will be cloudy and showery with some prolonged outbreaks of rain as a low-pressure system moves into the UK from the North Sea.
‚ÄúThere will also be some strong winds particularly around western coasts and across northern Britain.
‚ÄúIt is a similar picture for Saturday and Sunday with the heaviest rain expected over high ground in the west although these showers will move eastwards.
‚ÄúMonday is looking like bringing more of the same as frontal systems push across central and southern areas.
‚ÄúHowever the southeast is likely to stay drier and and warmer as warm air moves in from the west driven by quite a strong jet from the Atlantic.‚ÄĚ
The weather is expected to be so unsettled, bookies have slashed the odds on September being the wettest on record from 4/1 to 2/1.
Coral‚Äôs Harry Aitkenhead said: ‚ÄúLow pressure only ever means one thing and the UK is braced for some heavy bursts of rain over the next week.
“It‚Äôs left us with no choice but to cut our odds on the wettest September on record, something which we can‚Äôt rule out at this early stage of the month.‚ÄĚ
Today (Friday): Early rain across southern Scotland and northern England will slip southwards today along the North Sea coast. It will be largely dry and fine elsewhere with sunny spells. A few showers will develop for northern Scotland and the north-west Midlands through the afternoon. A moderate to fresh breeze.
Tonight (Friday night): Sunny spells are expected this evening for many central and eastern areas. There will be more cloud in the west, albeit generally dry. Outbreaks of rain will push across Northern Ireland around midnight before affecting western parts of England, Wales and Scotland by dawn. A moderate breeze.
UK Outlook (Saturday and Sunday): Overcast for many areas tomorrow with periods of rain, heaviest for west Wales and north-west England. Scotland will have the best of the sunny spells in the afternoon and evening. Variable cloud with patchy rain for England on Sunday and showers for western Scotland. A gentle to moderate breeze.