Storm Francis swept the north and north-east yesterday as the nation felt the effects of the wild weather.
Sepa issued a flood alert for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen, warning that heavy and persistent rain could cause flooding from surface water and small watercourses.
This was expected to continue overnight into today with the area most at risk being along the north-east coast.
Three Met Office yellow weather warnings of heavy rain or strong winds covered most of the UK on Tuesday, with stormy conditions expected to last until this morning.
The damp conditions affected Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of North Wales.
Aberdeen business, The Highlander Cafe Bus was forced to remain closed today after strong winds blew off their shed roof.
Power cuts also plagued the region as properties in Stonehaven and Ellon were left without electricity for a number of hours while SSE engineers worked to fix a fault.
People were warned to take care on the roads as the stormy weather affected driving conditions and the police had a “travel with caution” warning in place.
High winds also knocked down a number of trees across Aberdeen as drivers in the city urged others to be on the lookout for dangerous obstructions.
In the late afternoon, a fallen branch was blocking a lane at South Deeside Road and by the evening a large tree had fallen onto the road at Newburgh Drive, Bridge of Don.
Another blown down tree could also be seen blocking the road at Albyn Grove.
And a collapsed tree on the B9139 Portsoy to Inverboyndie stretch left part of the rural route near Portsoy impassable.
Elsewhere in the UK, the Met Office recorded record-breaking wind speeds in parts of England and Wales as many homes flooded.
Railway lines were blocked as trees fell and forecasters warned of disruption to transport, power cuts and potential flying debris that could lead to “injuries or danger to life”.
At Lake Vyrnwy in Powys, Wales, gusts of 74mph were recorded – the highest measure in August since 1994.
Gusts of 68mph were recorded at Pembrey Sands, 52mph was recorded at Shobdon in Herefordshire, and 49mph was recorded at Pershore in Worcestershire – all August highs for these locations.
South Wales Police said they were involved in two separate water searches from the swollen River Taff on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman said emergency services were searching the River Taff in Cardiff following reports of a person having entered the water near the Principality Stadium shortly before 8.40am, while a river search was under way in the river in Taff’s Well following reports of a canoeist having capsized.
A woman was also rescued at the River Ely in Leckwith following reports of a person in difficulty, the force said on Twitter