Ro­man ru­ins prove pop­u­lar

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By Nuria Pérez VIS­ITS to Carta­gena’s Ro­man theatre (see photo) were up by 14% on last year’s fig­ure dur­ing Au­gust, with 31,500 tourists en­ter­ing the his­toric site. The theatre’s mu­seum is the most vis­ited mu­seum in Mur­cia re­gion.

More than 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple have passed through since it was opened in July 2008.

City hall noted that more than 50% of these are for­eign vis­i­tors – mainly Bri­tish, Ger­man, French and Rus­sian na­tion­als. By Jo Pugh A NEW me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal sta­tion has been in­stalled at the top of the Cum­bre del Sol and linked to Ben­i­tachell town hall's web­site, so res­i­dents can now con­sult up to-the-minute data re­gard­ing lo­cal con­di­tions and check the short-term fore­cast.

The sta­tion lo­cated at Puig Llorença will mea­sure and reg­is­ter me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal vari­ables like tem­per­a­ture, hu­mid­ity, barom­e­ter, wind speed, wind di­rec­tion and rain every five min­utes. It will also re­port as­tro­nom­i­cal data such as sun­rise and sun­set times, and the lat­i­tude and lon­gi­tude for each day.

It will ac­cu­mu­late the data over the months and years, with the aim that pre­vi­ous con­di­tions for past years are eas­ily avail­able for con­sul­ta­tion, es­pe­cially in the area of cli­matic stud­ies.

The new sta­tion cost €600 and was paid for by Toni Bolufer, head of Me­teox­abia, who of­fered to pay for its cost and in­stal­la­tion. En­vi­ron­ment coun­cil­lor Manolo Se­garra said: "The new sta­tion will be very use­ful for ev­ery­day life, as well as for se­cu­rity. We are con­vinced that it will be­come a con­sul­ta­tion tool for Civil Pro­tec­tion and Lo­cal Po­lice for hy­po­thet­i­cal pre­ven­tive ac­tions."

The data and fore­cast can be found at www.me­teox­abia.com/ esta­cions/puig/puig.htm

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