Commuters have been warned to take care on the way home from work after flood warnings were issued across the north-east.
Police want drivers to beware of “adverse” weather conditions on the roads amid heavy rain and localised flooding.
Members of the public have also been told to avoid activities such as fishing, given the rising water levels on local rivers.
Aberdeen city centre has been badly hit by flooding in various places around the city – which has caused serious traffic delays during rush hour this evening.
Trains between Aberdeen and Inverurie have also been cancelled following a landslide.
High waves have battered seafronts in Grampian throughout the afternoon, including in Stonehaven, where some residents were evacuated from their homes.
Nine ground floor residents of the town’s Turner’s Court were moved by police and council staff as a precautionary measure.
All other residents in the town were warned to stay away from the seafront and harbour areas.
A rest centre was set up at Mackie Academy on Slug Road, while Aberdeenshire Council staff issued sandbags to locals around the beach area.
The local authority has staff from its roads, housing and area manager’s office teams pitching in to tackle flooding issues in the town.
Council officers are also standing by to help police with any further evacuations which may be required. A minibus is on standby to assist if necessary, the local authority said.
Some properties along the beach have already been taking in water and the council said it will be keeping a close eye on the situation, including the wind and surge forecast as high tide approaches at 3am.
Kincardine and Mearns area manager Willie Munro said: “We are keeping a close eye on the situation and although high tide is now past, we are conscious things can change very rapidly.
“The rest centre is set up and available should it be required and additional sandbags are currently being dropped off in the locality of coastal flooding for anyone who needs them.”
In Moray, sandbags were also issued to residents in some areas as a precuation against flooding.
Warnings have been issued by the Scottish Ennvironment Protection Agency (Sepa) for the Moray Firth from Findhorn to Lossiemouth and in the Kingston and Spey Bay areas.
A combination of high tides and wet weather has prompted the alerts.
The council confirmed just after 2pm that sandbags have been delivered to Stewart Street in Portgordon and the shore area of Portessie in Buckie.
Sepa said that low lying parts of Lossiemouth including the marina, Seatown Road and Seatown are at risk of flooding.
The harbour at Burghead may also be at risk.
The flooding impact expected around the time of high tide this evening around midnight, and again around midday on Wednesday.