Winds here Tuesday were in excess of 50 mph but in the Netherlands they are reported to have reached 160 kph (100 mph) and there have been at least one fatality.
Parts of the UK suffered damage such as uprooted trees but the storm winds appear to have increased in force as they hit other parts of Europe. Across parts of Europe there was travel disruption as flights were cancelled and public transport was running late.
Power lines to some homes in the UK were down and Germany also experienced some loss of power.
Wednesday winds in the UK are still strong but more like traditional March winds. Unless the weather improves though the coming Easter weekend could be a wash-out. It may not be rain this year that spoils the long weekend in the UK but it could be snow or bitterly cold temperatures.