Lebić - The Evil Witch

Lebić - The Evil Witch

This is a south-western wind, which blows on the Croatian coast after sirocco. It is very dangerous for boaters, as it can surprise them and reach speeds of a storm. Throughout the Adriatic, locals have different names for it: lebićadalebićoda (Hvar), lebicoada (Vrgada), libićadagarbingarbinadagarbinoda (Vis), uštrijada (Selca), japrkafrikdonjak...

 

Leveche also marks the south-western point of the cardinal directions. It forms when an area of low atmospheric pressure caused by sirocco moves from the east to the north-east. Sailing is not recommended during leveche because the waves moving from the south-west cross waves caused by sirocco from the south-east, which can be dangerous, especially when close to shore, because the sea is especially chaotic when waves cross each other. During leveche you should avoid ports and bays open to the south-west and west.