It probably exists as long as there are people on our blue planet earth.
Before industrialization, the weather forecast was supported by several observations of nature: Ants hole up in their construction before rain. Deers run away for safety if a storm is coming up. These and other observations, for example, that the cow-warm fresh milk becomes sour or rancid in a few minutes before a thunderstorm, belong to the external effects of weather in our living environment. In humans, however, the weather sensitivity rises with the age or if someone had an accident or a surgery and the scars are hurting, the weather sensitivity is in the focus of the sufferer.
In 1960, Dr. Reinhold Reiter summarized in a book that in certain weather conditions the number of underground accidents (s. mining) was increasing, from which he final deduced to "infra waves". Hans Baumer * and Walter Sönnung (meteorologist) studied this phenomenon practical in the seventies based on 4-color letterpress failures and protein-gelatin-effects, which were clearly related to weather conditions and certain sferics signal constellations. In modern times, beginning with the last decade, dedicated studies were made to get to the bottom of the phenomenon weather sensibility: According to a representative study (2002) of Prof. Dr. Peter Höppe 54 percent of all Germans are suffering from "weather sensibility". Nevertheless, it's still a largely unexplored phenomenon, although the medicine or epidemiological biometeorology is more and more interested in it; see, inter alia, dissertations from A. Henneberger (2004) or W. Wolter (2013). Finally, you can recognize that the "weather sensibility" can not be hold back by walls and the underground. A constant climate with e.g. constant humidity and temperature with possibly variable air pressure (s., inter alia, an elevator ride upwards in a radio tower or a cableway in the mountains), as is known, doesn't cause migraine, incision pain and so on! And this mood doesn't decrease if you leave the apartment or the office or if you go inside; the intensity of those annoying weather sensibility effects almost always remain. So, at least one cause has to be primary or shared responsible, which penetrates every material or walls, right? We think that we proved with higher significance by a study of 201-2014 that apparently longwave low-frequency magnetic field shares - as the above-mentioned sferics - are responsible! More on this subject and the said trial on the special page Meteorosensitivity (EN).