With under an hour until the start of play, millions of fans across the world are keeping their fingers crossed for the weather to remain stable so that the match between Pakistan and India can take place.
The UK’s Met Office predicted an 80% chance of rain at 1:00 pm local time but there has been no rain observed thus far but there are some grey clouds looming large over Manchester.
UK Met Weather Report:
The maximum chance of rain is at 1:00 pm local time but the weather has held on its own. With grey clouds and cold breeze, the rain is definitely predicted and expected.
BBC Weather Report:
Similarly, BBC Weather has also reported that weather won’t be sunny and that there is a chance of light rain showers and a gentle breeze, which means that the match will not be abandoned altogether.
Here’s the hourly report of the weather broken down: