Up to 10,000 fully vaccinated people will be present at Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup day and the weather conditions are expected to be a treat.
The 2021 Melbourne Cup is currently set for perfect conditions, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting no rain and a high of 30 degrees.
It would be the first time he has felt such a high temperature since the beginning of April.
The forecast also calls for good weather on Monday, which means that a Good 4 surface looks the most likely for Tuesday’s race.
There are 15 to 25 millimeters of rain expected for Wednesday, which could cause problems if it arrives early.
As of Sunday, weak winds were announced but overall it will be fine in Flemington for the 161st edition of the Melbourne Cup.
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Conditions were perfect again at the last Melbourne Cup, with Twilight Payment taking the win.
Prior to that it had been cool and even rainy in Melbourne’s last three Cups, peaking at 19.6 degrees when Vow and Declare won last year.
The rain fell in 2018 when Cross Counter triumphed, likewise in 2017 when Rekindling defeated Johannes Vermeer.