Audax rides take place in a range of weather conditions, and conditions can change over the course of a long ride.
Monitor the weather forecasts leading up to a ride, taking note of temperature maximums and minimums, winds, rain, etc.
Websites such as BOM and Windy are very useful.
There are also apps that marry weather forecasts with GPS data to predict conditions around your route, such as Epic Weather Ride App which is linked to RideWithGPS.
Tailor your clothing and sustenance choices to the conditions and, as always, err on the side of carrying more rather than less (see Clothing and Ride Safety/Sustenance).
Reference: Audax Australia Safety Rules
There are considerations for Audax rides when extreme weather conditions exist, including hot and cold weather, rain and flooding, wind, storms, or near bushfires.
All club members are urged to consider that extreme conditions have the potential to put the health and lives of both riders and ride support crews at risk. As well as considering the specific points below, the key is to know your own limits, to recognise your responsibility for your own safety, and to apply caution together with commonsense in these conditions.