The Met Office has issued a weather warning for wind in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Gusts of up to 60mph are expected to hit the region between between 3am and 3pm on Thursday.
A post on the forecaster’s website said: “A very windy spell will develop during Wednesday night in association with a deep area of low pressure.
“The strongest winds will reach the west coast during the early hours of Thursday before spreading eastwards during the day.
“Westerly winds are likely to gust between 50 and 60 mph in many areas and possibly around 70 mph in some exposed locations.
“Winds should gradually ease from the west during Thursday afternoon. In addition, a spell of heavy rain will accompany the wind with the highest rainfall totals over parts of western Scotland.”