Glasgow may have borne the brunt of flooding, early-week downpours that have doused much of Scotland and northern Ireland.
Parts of the city's underground were closed as flooding hit roads and property, the BBC News said on Tuesday.
In light of road closures, motorists were warned of long delays.
In Greenock, a number of people were reported to be stranded in a hotel, where 3 feet of water flooded the first flow.
Flooding in central Scotland closed "many roads" and caused some trains not to run. Rescue of people stuck in cars was being undertaken by Central Scotland Fire and Rescue, the BBC said. Control room staff called conditions "absolutely horrendous."
Some of the highest observed rainfall targeted the populous center of Scotland, weather data accessed by AccuWeather.com showed at least 66 mm (2.6 inches) of rain at the Glasgow airport. Most of the rain fell within 24 hours.
The storm that dumped the rain also unleashed troublesome high winds. Bridge closures and restrictions were reported, as were instances of minor damage such as fallen trees, according to the BBC.
A powerful storm will bring disruptive weather from Spain to France and Italy for Christmas Day.
As California heads into its third consecutive dry winter with no relief in sight, firefighters continue to battle a late-fall blaze in Big Sur.
After several days of unseasonable warmth, bitter cold and rounds of snow will continue to spread across the Western and Central states into this weekend.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
Des Moines, IA (1990)
Freezing drizzle with a temperature of -2 degrees F.
Richmond, VA (1942)
-1 degree F earliest ever below zero.
Portland, OR (1892)
27.5" of snow (21st-24th).