As I said, I don't know how typical my location is - we're very 'central', and thereby tend to get spared some of the worst of the either.Today's been about the same as Tuesday and Wednesday, so not exceptional. I don't think it's a small number of days per year.
However, as for 'here', the wind today definitely was exceptional, the likes of which we definitely don't see for more than a small number of days per year. As I said, it brought down a large bit of (in fact, most of) one of my trees, and I see that a lot of my neighbour's fence has also been blown down. We definitely don't see that sort of thing very often.
Kind Regards, John