India vs Bangladesh Birmingham LIVE Weather Update: No rain forecast for Edgbaston on Tuesday

India vs Bangladesh World Cup 2019, Birmingham weather updates on Tuesday: As India and Bangladesh meet at Edgbaston, we bring you the latest rain updates.

Clear skies, game on in Birmingham.   -  K.C. Vijaya Kumar

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE updates and hourly weather predictions from Birmingham, where India and Bangladesh will lock horns in a Cricket World Cup 2019 match at Edgbaston.

K.C. Vijaya Kumar pings from Birmingham| Bright skies, sunlight streaking in, should be a warm day, ideal for cricket, the breeze is nippy though

Where do they stand| India will join Australia in the semifinals with a win. It has 11 points from seven games. Seventh-placed Bangladesh has seven points from as many games and faces Pakistan in its last group match. It needs to win both its matches to remain in contention for a semifinal berth.

India's match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge was the fourth match of World Cup 2019 to be abandoned, and the third to be called off without a ball being bowled.

This has already surpassed the previous highest number of washed-out matches in a World Cup - two in 1992 and 2003.

The 2013 Champions Trophy final between India and England, played at Edgbaston in overcast conditions, was notable for the amount of turn India gained in the second innings. And Bangladesh will be wary of India's spin duo Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The pitch will have a bearing on the playing 11 in today's India vs England match. What would be your dream XI for today's match?

Do you remember| Last year when India toured England, Kohli and Co. were scheduled to play an one-off practice match against Essex at Chelmsford. Originally, the match was meant to be a four-day game. However, India's think-tank opted to play the match as a warm-up and reduced it to a three-day game; the heat wave across England was one of the chief reasons to shorten the match. Temperatures in London then were a minimum 30C.

British Met Department: After a largely sunny start, some cloud will bubble up through the morning. However it should remain dry and there will still be plenty of relatively warm sunny spells. Maximum temperature in Birmingham will be 21 °C.

In the meantime, #MumbaiRainlive is trending on Twitter India. And here I am, sitting in the newsroom, anxiously waiting for the weather gods to relent. Tell you what, the folks in Chennai won't mind a share of those England showers. Send 'em over fellas.

The tournament does not feature reserve days for the group stage, although the semifinals and final are covered. Interestingly, morning showers have been predicted for the reserve day, too, although the skies are expected to clear up as the day progresses. As we said earlier, still 12 days to go before the organisers started fretting!

WEATHER WATCH TODAY| After a chilly start, Birmingham will see a fine and dry day, with sunny spells. It will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine, with lighter winds. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

 

This has been quite a world cup weather wise, hasn't it? Starting with incessant rains, across venues, playing spoilsport to experiencing near heat wave like conditions, the flippant English weather — much like the topsy turvy business end of World Cup 2019 — has caught many by surprise. Get this : Still early days, but showers are in the forecast for London on July 14; the day of the final.

Last week, West London experienced temperatures of 34 degrees, making it the hottest day of the year. However the record June temperature of 35.6 degrees, achieved in 1976, was not surpassed.

Birmingham hourly weather update: British Met Department

The World Meteorological Organization said 2019 was on track to be among the world’s hottest years, and that 2015-2019 would then be the hottest five-year period on record.