Residents in a north-east town were treated to a rare sight in the region.
A funnel cloud, dubbed the Turranado, was captured by residents in Turriff yesterday afternoon.
Made of droplets of condensed water and air, the funnel cloud is different from a tornado because the rotating air does not make it to the ground.
Katy Rewston, who sent images to the Evening Express said: “I saw it in the afternoon just behind the White Lodge Garden Centre outside of Turriff just before 4pm.
“I saw the clouds going in opposite directions before I got to the garden centre then the funnel cloud started forming just as I was in the car park.”
It comes after forecasters had warned of thunderstorms that were due to hit the region this week.
The Met Office had a yellow weather alert in place from noon yesterday with heavy rain expected.