Libeccio

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Libeccio above Bastia

The libeccio (Catalan: Llebeig or Garbí, Greek: Γαρμπής) is the westerly or south-westerly wind which predominates in northern Corsica all year round; it frequently raises high seas and may give violent westerly squalls. In summer it is most persistent, but in winter it alternates with the Tramontane (north-east or north). The word libeccio is Italian, coming from Greek through Latin, and originally means "Libyan".

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The winds of the Mediterranean

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