The UK’s national weather service issued a warning affecting north east Scotland between 3am and 10am on Wednesday. The yellow thunderstorm alert even warned some areas may face “flooding and disruption” due to conditions.
It is thought there is a “small chance” of homes and businesses being affected.
There is also a “small chance” of a danger to life.
The Met Office said: “Further bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms are likely to affect parts of north and north-east Scotland on Wednesday morning.
“These may bring 15-25 mm in an hour and perhaps 40-50 mm in 3-4 hours in one or two places.
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“Lightning and hail may be additional hazards.”
Angus, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Highland are also expected to be affected by the adverse conditions.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency also issued a total of 11 flood alerts and warnings north of the border.
Alerts have been issued in Dundee & Angus, Tayside, Aberdeenshire & Aberdeen City, Caithness & Sutherland, Easter Ross & Great Glen and Findhorn Nairn Moray & Speyside.
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