The north-east was battered by gale force winds and heavy rain this week as Storm Henry tore through Scotland.
Now, the region has been warned to brace itself for another hazard – ice.
The Met Office yesterday issued a yellow “be aware” weather alert for Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray, warning drivers to take care today as icy conditions take hold.
A yellow warning remained in place throughout yesterday for heavy rain as the effects of Henry lingered across Scotland.
Throughout last night, the downpours were expected to turn to showers with clear spells. However, the breaks in the wintry weather are predicted to cause widespread ice.
A forecaster said: “Wintry showers will continue on and off overnight. Clear skies between areas of showers will allow ice to form at times on untreated surfaces.
“In addition over high ground, above about 300m and especially across Scotland, some accumulations of snow are likely.
“Please be aware of the potential for difficult driving conditions and some disruption.”
The ice alert remains in place until 10am today.
Meanwhile, similar yellow warnings have been put in place for the Highlands and Islands – a reprieve from the storm force winds and torrential rain that has battered the north for days.
A rare red alert – the most severe warning – was issued by the Met Office for Orkney and Shetland as Storm Gertrude passed over the UK last week.
When Storm Henry followed in her wake, a weather buoy in the North Sea to the north-west of the mainland recorded waves reaching heights of 48ft (14.6m).
Meanwhile, incredible footage of waterfalls defying gravity on the Ardmeanach Peninsula on Mull emerged, showing the water flowing up instead of down in the face of 80mph winds.
No weather warnings are in place for the remainder of this week across the north and north-east.
A “bright start” is expected tomorrow morning, with some rain and hill snow later in the day.
Some rain is expected on Friday, while Saturday will be bright with a few showers.