Well, I had a spot of luck after all last night, despite the fact that we had snow showers and the sky was cloudy during the evening. I woke up at 03:30 am and found that the sky was cloudless, although it was a little misty. However, I was able to see Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades quite clearly through the window, so I settled down to watch for an hour. I chickened out of getting dressed and going outside – it was –5C.
I tallied 21 meteors and three planes during that time, so it wasn’t entirely wasted effort.