High waves predicted starting Thursday along Pacific coast

Ocean experts say that high seas will batter the Pacific coast starting Thursday. The situation is expected to continue through Sunday.

The prediction is for waves as high as two meters. The highest are expected Thursday at 2:21 p.m., Friday at 3:07 p.m. and Saturday at 3:52 p.m., said Omar G. Lizano Rodríguez of the Universidad de Costa Rica. He is coordinator of the Módulo de

Información Oceanográfica there. Waves during the morning high tide will be lower, he said.

The waves can be dangerous for bathers and small boats, he added.

He said the biggest problems might be at Caldera, Playa Azul  in Tárcoles and Palo Seco. He said that there were similar waves last week that battered Caldera, The waves are coming from the south southwest, he said.

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