High-tide alert for Pacific runs through Friday

The full moon may be beautiful particularly since it is at its closet point to the earth in 13 years, but weather officials are warning bathers, those who live near the Pacific and those operating small boats.

Tonight is supposed to the time with the closest proximity to the moon and the highest tides. The warning continues through Friday for all of the Pacific coast. The north Pacific coast is expected to get the highest tides.

Because there also is the possibility of stronger rip tides, bathers also are being warned. Some low-lying areas are likely to be inundated. That frequently happens in parts of Puntarenas Centro.

The national emergency commission issued a warning as well as the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional. The alert also covered the Isla del Coco in the Pacific.

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