Levanter: East Wind of Gibraltar

In the realm where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, a powerful east wind known as the Levanter captures our attention. This wind is most likely to blow during the transitional seasons of spring and autumn. It arises from a delicate interplay between high-pressure systems over Europe and low-pressure systems over the Mediterranean.

While Gibraltar is a prominent location for encounters with the Levanter, neighboring territories also experience its influence. Cities like Tarifa, Algeciras, and Ceuta find themselves in the wind’s path.