An environmental body has warned of overnight flooding in Stonehaven.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has said that a combination of high waves and wind may result in “overtopping”, where waves break onto land, which could result in flooding.
The risk is expected to peak at 3am tomorrow.
A spokesman for SEPA said: “This is a coastal Flood Warning. A combination of high tides, wind and wave forecasts indicate that spray and wave overtopping is expected to impact land and roads along the coast in Stonehaven at around 3am on Saturday morning.
“Areas currently expected to be mostly affected include The Links and promenade at Cowie, which will experience the largest waves within the area.
“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.”
Aberdeenshire Council has made sandbags available from the town’s caravan park to combat the possible flooding.
Bags will also be available from the Stonehaven Roads Depot.
A coastal flood warning is in place for Stonehaven this weekend, with spray and wave overtopping expected to affect land and roads. Sandbags are being made available at the caravan park, at Salmon Lane and at the Stonehaven roads depot. https://t.co/gbdMZ2fSGU
— AberdeenshireCouncil (@Aberdeenshire) November 9, 2018
The news comes as a flood alert was issued by SEPA earlier today for coastal communities, set to take hold tomorrow.