Millions of eyes are certain to be on Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday, August 14, with England hoping to bounce back against Australia. And the Ashes weather forecast for the second test is crucial.

The early Lord’s forecast is due to be warm but wet. Rain should be more of a factor than the first test.

Good for the bowlers when the Ashes weather forecast is cloud cover.
Ashes weather continues with rain on the Saturday.
It wouldn't be an Ashes weather forecast without rain on the final day.

It’s impossible to predict the Lord’s weather forecast, but the general consensus is for warm temperatures around the early 20s.

Regular cloud cover is expected during the second test, with a high chance of rain at Lord’s.

Taking control of the Lord’s weather

No matter what the Lord’s weather forecast, the toss will be a priority for England so they can dictate the game.

Australia batted first at Edgbaston in the opening Ashes test under cloudy skies. At 122-8, were in serious trouble as the overhead conditions slightly aided the bowlers.

After scrambling to 284 thanks to a mercurial 144 from captain Steve Smith, England eventually collapsed to 144 all out in their second innings on day five. A perfect start for Australia.

Rain, rain go away!

Unsurprisingly for the English Ashes weather forecast, rain failed to disrupt the first test. The full five days were not required, although England’s dreadful batting was another factor.

However, the Lord’s forecast isn’t so promising. There is a strong possibility of the Ashes weather turning against the players and forcing them off the field.

Selection problems

It was bad enough when James Anderson could only bowl four overs in the first Ashes test.

But his calf problem has also ruled him out of the Lord’s showdown – a massive blow for England.

Quick bowler Mark Wood is out for the series, with fellow paceman Ollie Stone laid low with a back injury.

One bright spark is the possible selection of Sussex player Jofra Archer. And right now, England will take any piece of good news.

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