With the pressure falling away a little, I wondered what tropo conditions would be like. Just before bed last night, I tuned around the 2m beacons and - with the beam towards Holland, noticed that the French beacon near Lannion, FX3THF (IN88GS) was coming in.
This morning I turned the beam towards it, but the signal strength was lower - but certainly above average. Tried a few CQ calls in that direction, with no luck.
I did work F6BGR near Abbeville with good signals, but the impression was that the path to the east/south-east though improved - was not particularly good. Worth keeping an eye on, though, over the next 24 hours or so.