UK Witnesses a Month's Rain in One Day, More ICC World Cup 2019 Matches Likely to Be DisruptedCricket

June 12, 2019 06:13
UK Witnesses a Month's Rain in One Day, More ICC World Cup 2019 Matches Likely to Be Disrupted

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Parts of the United Kingdom on Monday witness more than a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours amid ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. A month’s worth rain in one day alone triggered flooding in parts of the East Midlands and South East England.

According to the weather forecast, rainfall will continue in coming days meaning more matches of the ICC World Cup 2019 may be washed out.

On Monday, some locations in Kent and Lincolnshire measured more than average rainfall - 73.4 mm (2.89 inches) - for the entire month of June across the UK within 24 hours. "The @EnvAgency have confirmed that some sites in Kent recorded around 100mm of #rain in the 24 hours up to 7am today. That's well over a month's worth of rain in a day!" Met Office tweeted.

Ham Hill and Eynsford were among the wettest locations in Kent receiving 94.6 mm (3.72 inches) and 90.1 mm (3.55 inches) rainfall respectively in a day. As the River Waring overflowed its banks, roads and low-lying lands were flooded in Horncastle. Many rivers, due to the heavy rains, throughout the Midlands, Wales and southern England rose above minor flooding stage.

Rain Disrupts ICC World Cup 2019   

ICC World Cup 2019(Image Source: India Today)

As rainfall continued across the Midlands and into Wales and South West England, the ICC Cricket World Cup fixture between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Bristol was called off on Tuesday. So far, two games have been washed out in the World Cup. More matches may be washed out as more spell of downpour have been forecasted in coming days.  

According to the weather forecast for the UK, heavy and persistent rain will continue for many, particularly across eastern England. Heavy and thundery showers are expected especially in the south. The northwest would be driest and brightest, reported.

The Indian cricket team will play against Pakistan on June 16.

By Sowmya Sangam

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