Checking this out further, it seems that the rain could be light as opposed to a heavy downpour with the worst period between about 4pm and 5pm. Strong winds were also predicted for the area but that seems to have been moderated now.
Further up the coast, the risk is higher – currently rated at orange alert for rain and yellow for wind.
As night falls, the wind will ease of as will the rain. Tomorrow will be brighter but there will still be some heavy clouds about. What will be most noticeable though is the drop in daytime temperatures. Clearly I was wrong in assuming that spring had finally arrived!