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Rock of Gibraltar

The iconic Rock of Gibraltar. Most days during the year this mountain is covered by a Levante cloud.

Levante clouds are caused by an easterly wind that blows in the western Mediterranean Sea. In the western Mediterranean, particularly when the wind blows through the Strait of Gibraltar, it is called the Viento de Levante or the Levanter. It is also known as the Solano.

When blowing moderately or strongly, the levant causes heavy swells on the Mediterannean. Usually gentle and damp, the levant frequently brings clouds and rain. When it brings good weather, it is known as the "levant blanc".

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