England will pit against Pakistan at home in a T20I series from Wednesday (May 22). However, rain looks likely to interrupt the series opener in Leeds – here are the full forecast details for ENG vs PAK 2024 1st T20I.

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With the 2024 T20 World Cup fast approaching, England and Pakistan will look to finetune their combinations with a four-match T20I series against each other. The first match of the series will be played at Headingley, Leeds.

The hosts haven’t played in the format recently, having last played a T20I series in December last year against the West Indies, in which they lost by 3-2. Pakistan, meanwhile, are entering the series on the back of a 2-1 win over Ireland as a part of their UK tour.

The series also marks the much-awaited return of Jofra Archer, who hasn’t played for England since March last year due to a stress fracture. The firebrand pacer featured for Sussex’s second XI recently and is in the squad for England’s T20 World Cup title defence.

ENG vs PAK 2024 1st T20I: What is the rain forecast during the game?

BBC Weather predicts the chance of precipitation for the match to be 80 per cent during playing hours. They predict temperature highs of 14 degrees Celsius, with “heavy rain and a gentle breeze”.

AccuWeather forecasts a gloomier picture as well. It issued a “Yellow Warning for Rain”, saying that there would be “periods of rains this evening”. There is a 99 per cent chance of precipitation. It also predicts that the temperature will be between 11 and 14 degrees Celsius.

Weather.com puts the chance of precipitation in Leeds during match hours at 78 per cent, with the temperature hovering between 13 and 14 degrees Celsius. The humidity is predicted to be 98 per cent, with winds between 10 and 12 miles per hour.