Morning of the 6th there were tiny gaps in the cloud and drizzle.
Morning of the 7th a bank of cloud from N-NW with tiny gaps, but huge clear bits overhead. Stood and hoped for an hour but didnt see it with binoculars nor on the SLR. 🙂
Despite that, the stillness of the predawn was wonderful.
EDIT: Eventually saw it evening of 10th. Worth the wait. Alas I fell asleep in a chair waiting for it to clear some trees for the 2am observation.