Tornado Warning Issued for Melbourne

People in Melbourne have been warned to brace for possible tornadoes as a thunderstorm with damaging winds and large hailstones rolls across the city.

Funnel clouds, which may turn into a tornado, have been reported over Melbourne Airport, Cragieburn and St Albans although the airport says it is business as usual for now.

The Bureau of Meteorology radar is tracking the storm as it moves in a south-easterly direction towards the city.


Punters at the Oaks Day races at Flemington have soggy hats and floppy fascinators as the heavy rain hits them – leaving most drenched trackside.