THE North-east was battered by winds as Storm Abigail moved across the country.
The strongest of the winds hit Inverbervie, which recorded 67mph gales last night.
And Portlethen, Peterhead and Aberdeen International Airport all reported gusts of between 50-60mph yesterday evening.
A yellow warning for severe gales – a grade below the amber warning issued for the north-west – has been in place since 6pm yesterday and now runs through to 11pm tonight.
Meanwhile, commuters felt the full force of the storm yesterday evening, when a band of heavy rain struck the region during rush hour, causing delays.
Police Scotland warned drivers to take extra care on the roads and watch for surface water, with flooding and poor visibility reported on the A90 Laurencekirk to Stonehaven route.
A spokesman for the Met Office said weather conditions were set to improve in time for the weekend.
He said: “There is no doubt Abigail has taken her toll on the country, but the North-east has and will avoid the worst of her, thankfully.!