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Rain threat looms over Black Caps’ Eden Park T20 clash against Australia

Rain threat looms over Black Caps’ Eden Park T20 clash against Australia

The rain front is expected to sweep across the central North Island and Bay of Plenty, bringing showers and thunderstorms.

New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I Weather Report: The Black Caps‘ final chance to win a T20 match in the series against the dominant Australians might be washed out as rain looms over Eden Park in Auckland tomorrow.

Wet Weather Warning for Auckland

MetService has issued a rain warning for Auckland, forecasting showers developing in the morning and potentially turning heavy in the afternoon. The match commences at 1pm, meaning fans arriving early might be greeted by a downpour.

A Change in Plans:

The rain front, initially expected to arrive overnight, has been delayed by six hours, dashing hopes for a dry match. While the temperature remains pleasant at around 24°C, the rain could significantly impact the game, potentially leading to a washout or a rain-affected match.

Travel Tips:

Despite the weather woes, free public transport is available for ticket holders from 8am onwards. Auckland Transport has confirmed no planned rail closures for tomorrow.

Rest of New Zealand:

The rain front is expected to sweep across the central North Island and Bay of Plenty, bringing showers and thunderstorms. Gisborne, Napier, Rotorua, and even parts of the South Island might experience rain, while other areas like Nelson, Blenheim, and Christchurch might escape the worst of it.

Looking Ahead:

The rain might dampen the Black Caps’ spirits after their two consecutive losses, but the upcoming week promises sunshine for most of the country except Northland and Auckland, which might see another round of showers.

So, will the rain Gods allow the final T20 match to proceed? Only time and the weatherman will tell.

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