Dark storm clouds and icy temperatures could set to wreak calamity with Flemington's Derby Day - but you wouldn't apperceive it attractive at the brightly-dressed antagonism fans.
Men wore aggregate from acute apparel to superhero apparel on what is accepted to be the coldest Spring Carnival acclimate in 23 years, while the ladies are opting for bright umbrellas and rain ponchos to assure them from the rain.
The Bureau of Meteorology appear that Melbourne could acquaintance its coldest aboriginal anniversary of November back 1994 with the mercury currently sitting at 12 degrees.
Philmah Bocks and Art were acutely banned access into the Suncorp Covering (pictured)
Rain, rain, go away! A accumulation of ladies put up their bright umbrellas to abstain the melancholia cloudburst (pictured)
New approach of transport? One man was spotted blame an esky and bassinet forth the acreage (pictured)
Someone isn't impressed! The Derby Day is commonly a atramentous tie activity (pictured)
Despite the melancholia wet acclimate racegoers and celebrities are already absorption to Melbourne's Flemington approach in alertness for the festivities.
Among the aboriginal to access was actualization blogger and Flemington adept Nadia Bartel, cutting a white Dion Lee dress and advanced border Melissa Jackson hat, which blew off in the arctic wind.
'Theres no way I'd change my accouterments for the weather,' she told AAP. 'I'll aloof be cold!'
Despite their blush costumes, Philmah Bocks and Art were acutely banned access into the Suncorp Covering in the Birdcage.
While there are no all-embracing stars on the Derby Day bedfellow list, affluence of Australian exports accept aureate in, including accompanist Natalie Imbruglia, extra Melissa George and models Shanina Shaik and Robyn Lawley.
A cardinal of big names will actualization off their fashionable ability throughout the active day.
A cardinal of big names will actualization off their fashionable ability throughout the active day (pictured Philmah Bocks and Art)
Men accept been spotted in apparel and superhero apparel (pictured) on what is accepted to be the coldest Spring Carnival acclimate in 23 years
Punters accustomed aboriginal to pale their affirmation on the lawn... with some allotment some hardly alternating styles to dress in (pictured)
Suits and sneakers: A brace of punters grab a chaw to eat afore the antagonism day begins (pictured)
Natalie Imbruglia will accomplish her hit song Torn, which celebrates its 20th altogether this year, in the Sensis marquee.
Karl Stefanovic will accompany his girlfriend, shoe artist Jasmine Yarbrough, in the Emirates marquee, afterwards he was a no-show at the Caulfield Cup amidst ball on the Today Show.
His co-stars Sylvia Jeffreys and Richard Wilkins will be guests of the Lavazza marquee, forth with a sea of AFL footballers.
Gary Ablett will appear 'Palazzo Lavazza' in his aboriginal actualization back his Geelong accession was finalised, abutting Marcus Bontempelli, Nat Fyfe, Joel Selwood and young-gun Christian Petracca, who will be alive the coffee machine.
Ready and racing: Punters accomplish there way central the Flemington amphitheater (pictured)
Dark storm clouds and icy temperatures (pictured) are set to wreak calamity on Flemington's Derby Day but you wouldn't apperceive it attractive at the blithely dressed punters
The chase is on! People are already starting to alight on the amphitheater (pictured)
Brownlow champ Dustin Martin, whose Dusty Boys syndicate of a accumulation of Tigers players owns a pale in Victoria Derby adversary Main Stage, is on the bedfellow account at both Lavazza and Myer.
The notoriously-shy midfielder is not a abiding affair to about-face up at Flemington, but if he does, appear 3.50pm he will best acceptable be begin in the ascent backyard watching the $1.5 actor race.
Meanwhile, Myer charcoal the home of fashion, hosting Jennifer Hawkins, Rebecca Judd and Jodi Anasta, as able-bodied as designers Toni Maticevski, Yeojin Bae and Wayne Cooper.