Sandbags have been made available to homes in Stonehaven preparing for a red flood warning overnight.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has said flooding is “expected” in the Aberdeenshire town due to a combination of “high tides, wind and waves”.
Spray and water are expected to pour onto roads and land along the coast at around 3am on Saturday morning.
A Sepa spokesman said: “Areas currently expected to be mostly affected include The Links and promenade at Cowie, which will experience the largest waves within the area.”
Aberdeenshire Council has delivered pallets of sandbags to the caravan park at Cowie and Salmon Lane, with more available from its roads depot on Kirkton Road.
It looks like it'll be a wet weekend across Scotland. Sepa has issued a flood alert for Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire, and a flood warning for Stonehaven. Further details below. https://t.co/IfDcgMyiGe
— AberdeenshireCouncil (@Aberdeenshire) November 9, 2018
Other parts of the north-east have been urged to remain vigilant overnight.
The Sepa spokesman added: “Low lying communities on the Aberdeenshire coast may experience isolated flooding issues during periods of high tide early on Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.
“Moderate to high waves have the potential to cause some spray and wave overtopping in areas with an east or south-east exposure.
“Current forecasts indicate that waves will be slightly higher early on Saturday morning than during the afternoon in these areas.
“Small watercourses in the Dee and North Esk catchments are expected to respond to prolonged rainfall overnight into Saturday morning, with the potential to flood low lying agricultural land and roads in these areas.”