A full house is expected but heavy rain threat looms on Vizag ODI | Cricket News

VISAKHAPATNAM: ‘Rain, rain, go. Come another day’, is the fervent prayer of City of Destiny fans. The city is hosting an ODI game after a three-year absence, and fans don’t want unseasonal rains to spoil the sports game. According to ACA officials, all the tickets of the match were sold out and that added to the misery for the officials.
The IMD has predicted rain for the weekend and Met officials say most of Andhra Pradesh’s coastal districts will see widespread rain or thunderstorms over the next 24 hours. During a thunderstorm, the southeast wind speed will also increase.
The temperature in the port city on Saturday morning was 30 degrees Celsius, the sky was clear but by evening it was cloudy. The humidity in the air is 89% and the wind speed is 14 km/h.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Coastal AP, consisting of 9 counties and 4 counties of Rayalaseema, will experience heavy rain in isolated places and thunderstorms with lightning and gusts of 30 km/h to 40 km/h.
After a relatively clear and sunny morning, things turned darker in the afternoon. There was a heavy downpour for several minutes at the stadium and ground staff were seen rushing to cover the ground. Thankfully, it only lasted a few minutes and the sun would soon come out.
However, in the evening the sky becomes darker and there is an 80% chance of rain during the night. Chances of rain on Sunday are between 31-51% and the weather can remain cloudy. As a result, fans and stadium officials are waiting with their arms crossed.
“IMD predicted rain tomorrow and that’s a worrying aspect. It was also expected to rain yesterday but it didn’t and it was really bad because of the possibility of rain hitting us. tonight or tomorrow is very high,” one person said. Visakhapatnam County Cricket Association (VDCA) members.
Officials are hoping that the rain, if it comes, will happen at night and clear up in the morning. “We have a great drainage system and the whole ground can be covered. So damage to the pier isn’t too much of a problem. The patio can also dry out quickly. We do. will only need 2-3 hours to get the ground level back into shape,” an official said.
The ACA is hoping that they will at least have a short game. “The least we can have is a 20-20 game,” said one official. So we’re standing with our arms crossed.”
In addition to ground staff, the ACA has about 30 other people to help with cover-ups, etc.


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