It’s expected to be a cool but clear day on Tuesday for the Melbourne Cup!

The mercury will only reach a top of 20 degrees in Flemington with a few clouds about but the good news is there’s only 10 per cent chance of rain.

The day will be its hottest at race time (3pm local) and winds are tipped to be clocking in at 20km/hr.

Rain will hit the track over the weekend in the lead-up to the big race, but it’ll be sunny and cool on Monday.