Pakistan and Sri Lanka have one more match left in the Super Fours of the 2023 Asia Cup. After India’s victory over Sri Lanka on September 12, the Pakistan-Sri Lanka game has become a virtual semifinal with the winner to qualify for the final alongside India and the loser to be eliminated.
However, if rain plays spoilsport and washes the match out, Sri Lanka will qualify for the final ahead of Pakistan on the basis of having a superior Net Run Rate.
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka will come into this game on the back of defeats against India and victories against Bangladesh.
The weather forecast for the Sri Lanka-Pakistan game is not the brightest, but it is relatively better than what it has been for the last few games in Colombo.
Asia Cup 2023, SL vs PAK: What is the rain forecast?
AccuWeather predicts September 14 to be “cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm” during the day and “cloudy with a thunderstorm in spots” during the night. The probability of rain is high during the day – 93 per cent – but it reduces to 48 per cent during the night.
BBC Weather’s rain predictor varies between 30 to 40 per cent during the match hours, with temperatures supposed to range between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius.
Weather.com has fluctuating predictions for rainfall during match hours, with thunderstorms predicted towards the start of the game and towards the mid-innings interval. The other parts of the match are supposed to be cloudy, but dry.
Increasing humidity levels are also one of the main causes of showers after clouds build up in the sky over Khettarama. The humidity is likely to remain above 90% throughout the day in Colombo on Wednesday. The temperature is likely to remain a little higher than usual for the past few days. The maximum temperature can go up to 31° C, while the minimum stops at 25° C later in the evening. The wind is also likely to be there in Khettarama as the monsoon clouds build up over the capital city of Colombo.