Southampton weather update today India vs New Zealand WTC final: Day 1 called off due to rain

Southampton weather update today WTC IND vs NZ final Updates: Friday will be a cloudy day with long periods of heavy and thundery rain building in from the south from early morning.

Ravichandran Ashwin of India walks round the boundary as play is delayed on Day 1 of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand at The Hampshire Bowl.   -  GETTY IMAGES

DAY 2 WEATHER UPDATE:  Rain stays away, sunshine at Ageas Bowl

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UPDATE: DAY'S PLAY HAS BEEN CALLED OFF WITHOUT A BALL BEING BOWLED.

UPDATE: No more showers in Southampton for the time being. Another inspection at 7:30 pm IST.

UPDATE: Rain relents in Southampton. Covers coming off. The wet outfield is a big concern. A toss isn't imminent.

UPDATE: The toss has been delayed and there will be no play in the opening session on day one.

 

The day one of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand in Southampton could be affected by rain.

 

"Friday will be a cloudy day with long periods of heavy and thundery rain building in from the south from early morning. There’s a yellow weather warning in place for thunderstorms active for Southampton from 6am tomorrow to 6am Saturday morning," said a spokesperson for UK Met department.

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"Some areas could see up to 40mm of rain across the day, although predictability on precise locations is low due to the nature of the weather conditions. The rain should ease slightly in Southampton overnight on Friday in to Saturday morning, leaving a mostly dry Saturday for the area. Highs of 17C on Friday."

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Friday Southampton chances of rain - According to UK Met department

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