Rain delayed play on the third day of the fourth Test of the five-match Ashes series at Old Trafford on Friday, with England trailing Australia by 474 runs with nine wickets remaining in their first innings.
Lunch will be taken early at 12:30 pm local time with an umpire`s inspection at 13:00 if there is no further rain.
Opener Rory Burns and night-watchman Craig Overton will resume the innings for England from 23 for one after Joe Denly was removed in the final session on Thursday.
A magnificent 211 from Steve Smith had led Australia to 497-8 declared in the first innings. Marnus Labuschagne (67), skipper Tim Paine (58) and Mitchell Starc (54) also made notable contributions for the visitors.