Humid, windy days with low pressure intensify pain for people suffering from various diseases, CNN reported.
People with diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine and neuropathic pain are 20% more likely to suffer from pain in this weather, a study conducted by scientists from the University of Manchester shows.
Relatively high humidity is the most important factor in the level of pain. Low pressure and high wind speed are also associated with increased pain, but to a lesser extent.
Study participants recorded their symptoms in a smartphone application, and scientists used GPS data to record weather conditions on certain days.
Researchers also examined how weather affects mood and mood affects pain, but found that the relationship between weather and pain persists even when mood is taken into account.
Scientists believe that the results of the study mean that you can make a forecast of pain. This would allow people suffering from chronic pain to plan their activities.
The data set will also provide information to scientists interested in understanding the mechanisms of pain that may ultimately open the door to new treatments.