Bad weather plays a factor in the physical and emotional health of people. Hot dry winds may be, in part, responsible for increases in respiratory, cardio-vascular problems, road accidents and crimes. Approaching high pressure systems apparently trigger increased blood pressure, fatigue and edginess which when combined can cause road accidents. The approach of a warm, humid front and a swift drop in temperature or atmospheric pressure can bring on a coronary. Winds in conjunction with pollution increase respiratory problems. A rise in temperature above the normal seasonal average (not just high temperatures) is responsible for cases of assault and rape during summer heat waves. Theft increases during the winter.
2. An global increase in bad weather is expected and is arguably already underway due to global warming.