that close, heavy, claustrophobic weather. What is it?
I love rain; Snow, hail, storms, even very sunny, clear, super-hot weather. The one state of weather I find horrible (impossible) is the heavy, "close" kind of weather than narrows my eyes and gives me a headache. (Yes, it might be psychosomatic). In snow I can dress up warm. In hot weather I can lie in front of a fan. "Close" weather cannot be mitigated.
Now, my question is this: What is it I'm responding to and bridling against? I check "humidity" levels as reported on weather sites and my feeling has no correspondance with those stats. "Air pressure" neither. The breeze doesn't change this state - it's not about wind speed). It's not a rural / urban pollution thing either. It's not a breathing thing, it's more to do with eyes/headache/like living under miles of water.
I don't know the details of how, or more to the point, where these measurements are taken (altitude) - I would assume at ground level locally. But what people describe as "humid weather" in London or Kingston, Jamaica, according to the weather stats, is not.
It bugs me not to understand it and how much this weather affects me above all others. Your insights are welcome. Thanks