Rain is likely to play a menacing role in the 2nd Test between England and Pakistan which is due to begin on Thursday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
According to BBC’s Weather analysis, a warm yet wet week is expected in the region with temperatures as high as 25 degrees along with intermittent rain forecasts for each of the 5 days of the second Test.
The hourly percentage chance of precipitation is below 50 across the opening two days but thundery showers are forecast with a yellow weather warning in place for the first day of the second Test. This could result in delays that could impact the match to a great extent.
Light showers are expected through the weekend until Monday while Saturday is currently clear.
The weather report could throw shade for fans expecting a thrilling encounter similar to that of the first Test at Manchester which was won in spectacular fashion by the England side with three wickets to spare.
Pakistan were in the driving seat and looked like favorites for most part of the game only to be denied a certain win by an incredible second-innings partnership between all-rounder Chris Woakes and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler on day four. England won the game in incredible fashion by 3 wickets and currently lead the three-match Test series 1-0.
The home side will be looking for their first series win against Pakistan in 10 years with a win in the 2nd Test.