Match officials wipe water from the pitch as it rains ahead of the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2024 group D cricket match between Sri Lanka and Nepal at Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida on June 11, 2024.

USA and Ireland will play in an important Group A fixture of the 2024 T20 World Cup in Lauderhill, Florida on Friday, June 14 – here’s the latest weather forecast and update for the USA vs IRE match, including chances of rain.


Last updated at 1:00pm GMT (9:00am local time in Lauderhill)

With India already in the Super Eights from Group A, the match between co-hosts USA and Ireland, scheduled to start at 10:30 am local time at Central Broward Park in Lauderhill, will play a hand in determining the other team in the next round. However, there are reports of rain interrupting the fixture, with the potential for a reduced match and a washout.

T20 World Cup: Rain update for USA vs IRE

A flood emergency in several parts of Florida was issued due to excessive rainfall. Amid the hurricane season, further tropical thunderstorms and showers have been forecasted. 

90 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time of 10:30am local time, the Weather Channel predicts isolated thunderstorms with a 35 percent chance of precipitation just over an hour into the match, increasing to 77 percent by 1:00pm.

Accuweather paints a similar picture, forecasting the probability of rain as high as 50-60 percent by the start of play but 45 percent later on in the afternoon. However, the source does provide a warning of "flooding problems".

It has been raining incessantly for the first few days, and although the weather has improved, getting the pitch and the outfield ready will need some doing. For the moment though, the rain has stopped so the start of the match could go as planned. 

What happens if the USA vs IRE game is washed out?

So far, two matches at the 2024 men’s T20 World Cup have been called off due to rain – England vs Scotland on June 4 and Sri Lanka vs Nepal on June 11. However, there have been delays due to rain in other matches. In case of a washout, both USA and Ireland will be handed one point each. 

As a result, the USA will become the second team from Group A to qualify for the playoffs at the expense of Pakistan, Ireland and Canada, all of whom will be unable to match the co-hosts’ points tally of five. 

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