Heavy rain is causing bedlam in Scotland as shops were closed, concerts had to be cancelled and heavy flooding continues to cause a nightmare on the roads.

Earlier this week the Met Office issued a sever weather warning for torrential rain in the eastern parts of Scotland and cautioned several effects in the Central, Grampian and Tayside and Fife regions.

However, Aberdeen seem to have caught the worst of it and dramatic pictures show the extent of the chaos on the city’s streets.

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Various roads have been affected, causing cars to be stranded in water at several different locations.

A spokesperson for North East Police said: "Risk of surface water and flooding in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire due to heavy and persistent rain. North Deeside Road and A90 at Fraserburgh particularly affected.

"Please keep safe on the roads and drive to the conditions."

Aberdeen City Council have confirmed that they have sent teams out across the city to check hotpot points “including gullies and hakes”.

Shops and supermarkets have also been affected as staff members at Lidl on Hutcheon Street in Aberdeen were seen turning customers away.

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A spokesman for Lidl said: “Following heavy rainfall, our store is temporarily closed while our teams work hard to carry out remedial works.

“We hope to get the store reopened as soon as possible, and apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”

It wasn’t long before concerts and shows started following suit, with Broken Chanter’s gig at Lemon Tree was also cancelled.

The show, due to take place Friday night, could not go ahead after rain started making its way on to the stage.

Lead singer David MacGregor took to social media to apologise to fans.

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He said: “Tonight (Friday’s) show at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen has been cancelled.

“I’m really sorry to tell you so late but we’re here for load-in and the torrential rain is enthusiastically making its way through the roof and on to the stage.”

A Met Office spokesperson has said that the worst of the flooding should be over despite some showers over the weekend, especially in south Aberdeen, and torrential is not predicted to continue.