Bad weather can come out of no where when you are camping, but remember to be weary of it and most importantly — be prepared!
First, remember to check weather conditions before you begin to camp — preferably do not even choose a time to camp when there might be a storm lurking in the near future or, if you camp in the winter, a potential snow storm. If there is only a chance of rain, you might as well choose to camp because one night of rain is not too difficult to bare.
Secondly, have the supplies you need to protect yourself in poor weather conditions. Let us first discuss the need to protect your supplies, which are of utmost importance and may even be damageable. The camping gear that you have should be enclosed in a water proof package and then placed inside of a water proof backpack or duffel, or whatever you are using to carry you items. Electronics and valuables should be double bagged, if not triple bagged, in the same way. You should always be prepared with a plastic or re wearable poncho that is of water proof material and you may even be able to put your backpack on underneath it.
Third, your tent should be completely water proof. Ensure that you have the enclosed top cover on the tent securely and tightly fascend. When you enter and exit the tent, make sure that you zipper everything completely shut because you would be surprised how one little hole in the zipper can result in a flood while you sleep. Some tents and made cheaply and the corners end up getting small holes which in turn result in water damage — so make sure you buy a tent of high quality first and foremost — but you can always repair a tent with tarp tape or glue.
If you remember these provisions while camping, you should have a amazing, and dry, time!