Melbourne Cup Weather: VIC set for a soaking while Queenslanders swelter

Racegoers in Melbourne are being urged to keep their umbrellas and gumboots at the ready, with rain and possible storms forecast for the region today.

The Bureau of Meteorology said Melbourne can expect a maximum temperature of 20 degrees on Tuesday, with consistent showers likely throughout the day.

Heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail are also possible as storms make their way to the north east of Victoria by night.


“Severe storms possible over much of Victoria on  day! Storms contracting to E Vic by late afternoon and to the NE at night. Heavy rain, damaging winds & large hail are all possible,” BOM warned.

It’s a much different story for people in Queensland however, with racegoers in the sunshine state being warned to brace for scorching hot temperatures.

On Monday, the Bureau of Meteorology updated its heatwave warning for SE Qld from severe to extreme.

Temperatures are tipped to soar above 30 degrees on the Gold Coast today, with 34C predicted for Nerang, 33C for Coomera, and 33C for Robina.

Queensland Ambulance paramedics are urging people to take extra care if out celebrating Cup Day in the sun.