The libeccio is the westerly or south-westerly wind which predominates in the northern part of the French island of Corsica (La Corse) 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 Tramontana (north-east or north). The word libeccio is Italian, coming from Greek through Latin, and originally means “Libyan”.