These stunning images of lightning were captured by earlier this evening over Aberdeen.
Lynne Stewart took the pictures from her home in Mastrick.
And this video of the lightning was filmed by reader Corrinne Wright in Aberdeen.
The region is being battered by heavy rain, with the Met Office issuing a yellow alert for thunderstorms which is due to come into force at 2am.
SEPA have also issued an amber level flood warning for the region.