Courier country was lashed by gusts of up to 90 miles per hour causing headaches for commuters as the Tay Road Bridge was closed for much of the afternoon.
Motorists travelling between Fife and Dundee were forced to go round by Perth until just before 5.30pm when the bridge was reopened to cars and single-decker buses only.
Double-decker buses, high-sided vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians were barred from the carriageway. The Friarton Bridge was also shut for half an hour at 6pm but the wind speed was reassessed and it was reopened.
Firefighters in Dundee were called to tackle falling masonry in Bank Street and aluminium hanging off a building in Step Row, but were unable to use their aerial platform because of the gusty conditions.
Police officers in Dundee were also alerted to cladding sheets coming of Ancrum Court multi-storey.
In Perth, chimney pots had fallen from a building in South Inch Terrace but again it was too windy for crew members to safely use their ladders.
Also in the Fair City, there was a loose sign at Inveralmond Industrial Estate. Trees were blown down near Glenalmond College and trees came down in Angus at Kingennie, near Marykirk and at Guthrie.
Metal covers were also blown from the Strathmore Cricket Club in Forfar.
In Fife, Harris Drive in Kirkcaldy was closed in the late afternoon after walkways from scaffolding blew down onto grass.
Fife Council workmen, police and scaffolders were in attendance as efforts were made to secure the site. Buses were being diverted and no one was injured.
According to the Met Office forecaster Fraser Ralson, winds at Leuchars peaked at 60mph. They were higher at 66mph at Dundee Airport and 63mph at Strathallen.
He said: “It was fairly wet once you got further west into Comrie and Callander with some minor flooding issues in the morning.”
He warned the area is in for a soaking on Wednesday and the wind will pick up again.