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Weather forecast for SCG Sydney Test against South Africa

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The New Year’s Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) often brings rain with it. Unfortunately, it is the case again in 2023, as the Test between Australia and South Africa is likely to have some interruptions due to rain.

After some excellent weather in Sydney across the Christmas and New Year period, rain is set to return on Wednesday (day one) with a chance of up to 15mm according to bom.gov.au. There is also a chance of rain on day two, with anywhere between 0 and 10mm possible.

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Weather forecast for SCG Sydney Test against South Africa, according to bom.gov.au.

SCG weather forecast for South Africa Test

In some promising news, AccuWeather’s hourly forecast predicts the most rain to fall after 7pm on day one of the Test. However, there is the chance of rain throughout the afternoon from about 2pm onwards, with the chance of precipitation around the 50% mark.

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SCG weather: AccuWeather hourly forecast on Wednesday 4th January in Sydney

Day two is forecast to be very windy, with gusts up to 63km/h. According to AccuWeather, there is only a 13% chance of precipitation, so any play lost on day one can be recovered the next day.

There is also a chance of rain on Friday (0-4mm), Saturday (0-2mm) and Sunday (0-0.4mm). However, there is only expected to be a small amount of rain, if any, on days three to five.

All in all, we may see some rain interruptions, especially on day one. However, there should be enough play on the remaining four days. Also, given the way South Africa have been batting, a result before Sunday is very much possible.

Charbel Coorey
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