It is similar to the Leveche. It blows from an easterly direction in autumn, winter and spring, rarely in summer, and is of intense dryness, sometimes reducing the relative humidity at Funchal to below 20%. The Leste is commonly accompanied by clouds of fine red sand.
- Chisholm 1911, p. 499.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Leste". Encyclopædia Britannica. 16 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 499.
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