Science Questions

Sat, 1st Jul 2006

Part of the show Sex Chromosomes, Genetics and Food Webs


Roger in Mexico asked:

I tend to get awful headaches that fall under the migraine classification but I notice that they're weather related. Why is it that weather should have these effects?


I don't know whether there is a direct relationship between pressure and headaches. If anyone listening knows anything about a link between migraines and weather, I'd be very interested to hear about it. My email is One thing that does occur to me is that if you have high pressure, then usually that's associated with a warm day. When people get very hot, they get dehydrated and a fierce headache. That could be possible.


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