Why do you get sinus headaches when a hurricane is near?
For a long time, scientists have denied or ignored the
perception in the general population that weather has a direct
effect upon health and pain. For this reason, little research has
been done and the popular belief that dampness affects arthritic
joints or storms cause migraines has been branded "old wives'
However, there is a certain logic to weather having an effect on
health. In the case of hurricanes, the weather front they push
before them is at an extreme of atmospheric pressure. If the
individual is prone to sinus pain and pressure headaches, the rapid
and extreme change in air pressure is logically likely to cause
these pains to manifest themselves.
That being the case, it is impossible to avoid them when a
hurricane is approaching other than by leaving the area. But in the
case of hurricanes, leaving the area is generally a good idea
anyway, so the problem is self-correcting.