Ebre Connect Summer 2016 - Page 5

A long, hot summer Spanish state meteorological agency predicts above-average temperatures for July, August and September Protestors highlight dangers of N340 NEWS Summer 2016 will be hotter and drier than usual in Spain, according to the state meteorological agency Aemet. This follows a spring that was cooler and wetter than the average: during April the rainfall was 43 per cent higher than usual. The prediction was made at the end of June by Aemet spokesperson Ana Casals and refers to July, August and September. ‘It will be a long, hot summer,’ she said. But she added that it was too soon to predict whether 2016 will match last year’s heatwave. Spring 2016 was the third coldest of the millennium, after 2004 and 2013. Wondering how Brexit may affect you? Follow EbreConnect.cat for updates. A campaign to reduce accidents on the N340 has now been running for nearly a year. The N340 suffers from heavy traffic and 15 people were killed on the Terres de l’Ebre stretch last year. Campaigners want the AP7 toll road to be made free to take the pressure off the N340. Since autumn last year, campaigners have been holding weekly demonstrations on Thursday evenings at the L’Ametlla junction of the N340, closing the road and usually causing long tailbacks. Weekly updates about the road closures are on EbreConnect.cat. Ebre Connect, Summer 2016 5