England and India will feature in the third Test of the five-match Test series starting August 25 at Headingley in Leeds. India claimed an emphatic win in the second Test to take an early 1-0 lead in the series. The hosts will have a lot to ponder coming into the third Test after their batting debacle at Lord's saw them face an embarrassing defeat. On the other hand, Team India will be keen to continue their winning momentum and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
The English weather has already played a huge part in the ongoing ENG vs IND Test series. The fifth day of the Nottingham Test was washed out which resulted in both the teams settling for a draw. However, the weather for the upcoming five days at Headingley in Leeds promises to be more suitable for cricket action to continue without much interruption.
Here's a detailed look at the Weather forecast for the ENG vs IND 3rd Test match at Headingley in Leeds:
Weather Forecast for ENG vs IND Leeds Test:
Day 1, August 25
The third Test begins on Wednesday, August 25. The weather on Day 1 of the third Test at Leeds is highly promising for cricket to proceed without any interruption for the course of six hours. As per BBC Weather, the maximum temperature will be around 23° Celsius while the minimum temperature will hover around 13 degrees. There is a minimal or chance of rain (5%) with a glowing sun expected for a major part of the day.
Day 2, August 26
The weather forecast on Day 2 of the Leeds Test is slightly cloudy. The maximum temperature is expected to drop down to as low as 17° Celsius. However, there are no major concerns as a constant cloud cover is predicted with no serious chances of rain. The conditions will be ideal for bowling and not so conducive for batting on Day 2 of the third ENG vs IND Test match.
Day 3, August 27
The weather forecast on Day 3 would please most cricket fans. Though the weather conditions will be cloudy for the entire course of the day, there's no forecast of rain. A gentle breeze is likely to inhibit any chances of rain. It could potentially be a hard grind day for the batters while the bowlers might continue to dominate the proceedings even on Day 3 at Headingley.
Day 4, August 28
The Leeds Weather forecast on Day 4 isn't too dissimilar from the first half of the third Test. A decent proportion of clouds and sunshine will be the order of the day. However, it is pleasing to see a very low probability of rain.
Day 5, August 29
The last day of the third Test is likely to have perfect weather conditions for Test match cricket. It will be a sunny day with moderate temperatures ranging from 17°to 20° Celsius. Batters might enjoy their time in the middle while the bowlers might require aid from the pitch to help their cause. With no rain forecast, the end of the ENG vs IND third Test could serve a riveting day of cricket.