I know the exact spot that first photo was taken from and I'm very jealous beause the last time I was there hoping for a great shot like that, all I got was cloud and mist!
Great photos! Which Fuji? The colours and details and sharpness are very good. Can't help wondering if you've edited them before posting them.
We didn't get the weather here in NW London either, no exceptional rain and no strong wind overnight that I'm aware of (and I'm not that deep a sleeper) and just a grey dampish day.