India vs England World Cup 2019, Birmingham match day weather update: No rain forecast for Edgbaston on Sunday

The weather gods have been kind to India ever since its washout against New Zealand in the early half of the tournament and the trend is likely to continue as Kohli and Co. move to Birmingham for an all-important World Cup 2019 clash against host side England.

Birmingham is likely to experience sunny weather for the India-England World Cup 2019 match on Sunday.   -  AFP

The weather gods have been kind to India ever since its washout against New Zealand in the early half of the tournament and the trend is likely to continue as Kohli and Co. move to Birmingham for an all-important World Cup 2019 clash against host side England.

"The hot, dry spell is likely to continue through the weekend with peak temperatures in the West today (Friday) with mid to high 20C’s quite widely and a possibility of 30C or 31C in the Bristol, Somerset area and Birmingham seeing around 25C with plenty of sunshine," a British Met official said.

"Tomorrow the higher temperatures will move to central and eastern areas (Saturday) and Birmingham  temperatures are expected to reach 31C or 32C. We are expecting a chance of 34C or even 35C in very isolated spots in London or Cambridgeshire," the official added.

However, there is a marked change in weather heading into Sunday with heavy showers predicted for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern England early in the morning.

That said, the temperatures are expected to return nearer to normal dry with Birmingham experiencing sunny intervals and temperatures at 21C.

India's match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge was the fourth match of World Cup 2019 to be abandoned so far, 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.

India is placed second in the points table with 11 points from 6 matches. It needs to win one more game in order to progress. England, on the other hand, finds itself on a sticky wicket after a confident start to the tournament and has to win both its matches (v India, v New Zealand) or one match by a big margin to be guaranteed a spot in the last four.