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Gabba Brisbane weather forecast for 2nd AUS vs WI Test

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Cricket News: Gabba Brisbane weather forecast for 2nd AUS vs WI Test | Will it rain at the Gabba for the day/night Test?

The 22nd day/night Test is about to kick off at the Gabba in Brisbane. Australia, who took a 1-0 series lead with a very comfortable ten-wicket win in Adelaide, will be aiming to seal another victory against West Indies to lock away more World Test Championship (WTC) points.

The match will be played across the Australia Day long weekend (25-29 January). However, the weather forecast at the Gabba doesn’t look too promising. Rain has lashed through Brisbane and parts of Queensland in recent weeks and months, and that is likely to continue in the coming week, which will likely result in disruptions.

Gabba weather forecast for AUS vs WI day/night Test

According to the Bureau of Meteorology (bom.gov.au), rain is forecast from day three onwards. Brisbane is renowned for its late afternoon thunderstorms, which puts any weekend play at risk. Of course, if Australia dominate the way they did in the first Test, the match may not even go past a third day.

On day one (Thursday 25 January), mostly sunny conditions are forecast with a top of 32 degrees. The humidity will surely test the players, especially the batsmen under lights where the pink ball typically hoops around. Conditions should also be good on Friday (Australia Day, day two) with a top of 31 degrees.

Cricket News: Gabba Brisbane weather forecast for 2nd AUS vs WI Test | Will it rain at the Gabba for the day/night Test?
Gabba Brisbane weather forecast for first two days of AUS vs WI 2nd Test

From thereon, up to 30mm is forecast on each of days three, four and five. There is a chance of a thunderstorm each day. Given this match will be played during the hours in which those thunderstorms typically take place in Brisbane, rain interruptions are likely.

Cricket News: Gabba Brisbane weather forecast for 2nd AUS vs WI Test | Will it rain at the Gabba for the day/night Test?

There has been some criticism from fans regarding the scheduling of this Test. This time of year is typically the wet season in Brisbane, with humidity and thunderstorms a regular feature. One can only hope the rain stays away long enough on days three, four and five to allow for a result.

This could happen with the nature of the pitch. Photos have emerged showing a very green surface, but more of the grass will be shaved off after a two-day Test between Australia and South Africa last season.

Charbel Coorey
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