According to researchers, lightning may cause headaches and migraines. They found that people have 25% more chances to develop symptoms on a stormy day with lightning. Eight Lightning Bolts Striking San Francisco. Image © Phil Mcgrew
Electromagnetic waves from lightnings could be responsible for the increased frequency of headaches, affecting people living in a radius of 25 miles (40km).
For chronic sufferers headache increasing by 31 per cent and of migraine by 28 per cent.
Prof Vincent Martin of the University of Cincinnati and his son Geoffrey, asked volunteers to record daily headaches for six months, and then compared them with weather conditions.