We had a nasty storm in the early hours of yesterday morning, which crossed the south of England, then went on to Belgium and the Netherlands. It was accurately forecast a few days ahead of time, so everyone was prepared, and of course the media (being largely based in London) went into a bit of a frenzy.
It was roughly a once-in-five year event and caused quite a bit of disruption to air and rail travel, as well as power cuts in some areas. There were also four fatalities caused mainly by falling trees. There was concern that it would be as severe as the Great Storm of 1987, but in reality it was much less severe. I expect everthing will be back to normal by this afternoon.