A flood warning has been issued for parts of Moray.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said strong northerly winds combined with spring tides could result in coastal flooding.
The alert says: “Low lying parts of Findhorn, Burghead and Lossiemouth are at risk of flooding. Areas with most likelihood of problems in Lossiemouth are around the harbour, Seatown and Seatown Road.”
The worst conditions are expected for a few hours around high tide between 11pm tonight and 2am on Thursday morning.
A Sepa statement said: “Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.
“This flood warning is now in force until further notice.”
Moray Council are depositing sandbags for use by householders in Shore Street in Lossiemouth, and the Seatown area of Lossiemouth. These will be available by 5pm.
Conditions at Lossiemouth harbour, which is expected to be the worst affected area, will be closely monitored by a senior engineer and senior housing officer from Moray Council, who will be on site, and the council’s emergency response co-ordinator is available 24/7 to deal with any issues arising from potential flooding.
Members of the public are strongly advised to stay at a safe distance from harbour walls and coastal waters, where the risk to public safety from wave overtopping is at its greatest.