WTC Final: There’s little chance of rain in today’s play- UK Met department


Southampton weather to be ‘mostly sunny’ along with very little chance of rain in today’s clash between India and New Zealand in World Test Championship Final (WTC). It is a rare chance that we hear the weather to be sunny there. The two full days getting washed out because of rain in Southampton, the sixth day (Reserve day) had to come into play.

A surprise and happy news for both Indian and New Zealand teams and supporters is that the weather in Southampton today should allow cricket to be played. There is just about a five per cent or less chance of rain from 7 am to 5 pm UK time today. The climax of the rain-hit World Test Championship final will move into the last final day today. Although, the weather has been forecasted to offer ‘mostly sunny’ with less chance of rain.

As per the UK Met department, “It will be a fine and dry day with sunnier skies for many. Feeling warmer than on Tuesday, with light winds.” The maximum morning temperature is expected to be 19 degrees to 23 degrees in the afternoon. the cloud cover is expected to be around 25% which means well for the game with all three results still on the table. India was 64 runs with a loss of two wickets in their second innings, leading New Zealand by 32 runs, with Indian skipper Virat and Cheteswar Pujara at the crease at the end of the play on Day five. The blackcaps were all-out for 249 runs with leading 32 runs in their first innings.