As I type this it is 6am on one of the coldest mornings we, on the East Coast of South Africa, have experienced in years. It's about 14°C and there is thick snow on the Drakensburg mountains a little inland from us. I am lying in bed, with the electric blanket on. So now that I have set the scene, I would like to ask you all how weather and especially cold weather affects your asthma. I have found that I really struggle in cold weather, my breathing is not free flowing, I almost constantly have a nagging pain in the middle of my back and my chest is uncomfortable. It's not an exerberation just a constant nagging reminder that I have asthma.