So, next week I will be leaving on a hiking trip, which was supposed to be in the middle of summer whilst it's at its hottest, but instead it will be raining all week. Luckily there are public use 'cottages' on the trail to spend the nights in, but as this is the first time that I will be backpacking for more than an afternoon in the rain I was wondering which different things I should take with me. Of course I get some of the obvious things, but I am especially interested in things you might not think about 'til it goes wrong or things that are relatively cheap to get beforehand and which will save me a great deal of worry later.
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Other things to consider than just what to bring are what the rest of the weather will be beyond just raining. Will it be cold or still quite warm, what is the wind doing (especially if you're going up any big hills), etc.
Depending on how severe the rain is flash flooding may be a risk, especially when it has been very dry before. Similarly if some paths may not be useable due to high rivers/flooding. Probably check with locals before walking if it looks like this might be an issue.
As for actual equipment:
Before, you leave treat your equipment with water-repellant spray, and consider taking a small bottle with you.
Some things that come to mind:
The temperatures you mention are pretty chilly, so it's going to be damp and cold. This means you need proper clothing: