India vs West Indies, Manchester weather update today: Bright sunshine headlines India's thumping win

India vs West Indies, Manchester weather update: As India and West Indies meet at Old Trafford, we bring you the latest rain updates.

Bright and sunny conditions have been forecast for Thursday's World Cup 2019 match between India and the West Indies.   -  reuters

Looks like the rains have moved on from England to Chennai. Respite for my colleagues and me and for cricket lovers in UK. The weather was bright and sunny throughout as India cantered to a massive 125-run win over West Indies. Holder and Co. have been knocked out, while India has one foot in the semifinals. Kohli's India next takes on England on June 30. Until then, this is Ayan Acharya signing off. Night!

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"Bright blue skies over Manchester, perfect day for cricket," pings KCV.

Perfect day for cricket.   -  K.C. Vijaya Kumar

 

 

Well, well. Chances of rain today are less than 5 per cent.

Courtesy: British Met Department

Good news for cricket lovers: According to the British Met Department, temperatures will rise across much of the UK this week and it’ll get hot and humid in places on Friday and Saturday, before turning cooler on Sunday.

India's win over arch-rival Pakistan in Manchester was also interrupted by rain.

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Overcast skies over Old Trafford in the lead up to the India v Pakistan match on June 16. Forecast looks promising for today's contest though.

India's match against New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Thursday 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. Will we have anymore in this edition? Let's hope not!

Rains seem to follow Team India wherever they go. Be it in Manchester or in Southampton, the venue for India's previous match against Afghanistan. Just as the squad settled into Southampton, the venue for its Saturday’s World Cup clash against Afghanistan, the weather remained cold and damp for large parts. The drizzle continued unabated, drenching everything in its wake reported K.C. Vijaya Kumar.

UPDATE: The North West including Manchester likely to experience brighter conditions over the next few days, although there is always the risk of isolated showers.

Wet ground conditions, on Tuesday, had forced Team India's training to be shifted to indoor nets. However, the weather forecast in the lead up to India's World Cup 2019 match against the West Indies at Old Trafford on Thursday looks promising.

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