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Melbourne Cup Weather: What is the weather forecast for the 2018 Melbourne Cup?

  • Latest weather forecasts for 2018 Melbourne Cup Day
  • Will it rain or will the sun shine at Flemington?
  • Up to the minute weather predictions
Melbourne Cup Day

The weather forecast for 2018 Melbourne Cup is important - not just for helping make the decision of what to wear, but also regarding which horses you should be backing.

The weather forecast is essential for deciding a wide array of things for Melbourne Cup Day.

Will Flemington Racecourse be basking in sunshine for the race that stops of nation? Or will an umbrella be as important a part of your attire as much as the outfit itself?

And will it be runners favouring quicker conditions on the track that are most likely to enjoy success? Or will softer-ground performers be the ones to put your hard-earned on?

2018 Melbourne Cup Weather Forecast

It is impossible to predict what the weather will be like on November 6, the day the 2018 Melbourne Cup will be staged, this far out.

But Racingbase.com.au will provide you will all the information about the likely forecast from the forecasters at the Bureau of Meteorology in the weeks and days building up the race so you can pick the right outfit for the day and the right runners to back on the track.

2018 Melbourne Cup Track Condition

The weather will affect just how the Flemington racetrack rides with anything from Fast to Heavy a possibility depending on how the weather plays out in late October and early November.

Australian Racing Track Rating System

Track RatingDescription
FAST 1Dry hard track
FAST 2Firm track
GOOD 3Track with good grass coverage and cushion
GOOD 4Track with some give in it
SOFT 5Track with a reasonable amount of give in it
SOFT 6Moist but not badly affected track
SOFT 7More rain-affected track that will chop out
HEAVY 8Rain affected track that horses will get into
HEAVY 9Wet track getting into a squelchy area
HEAVY 10Heaviest category track, very wet, towards saturation



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