Heavy seas forecast for Pacific

A bathing and small boat warnings have been issued to the Pacific coast because strong waves are expected to arrive there Saturday and Sunday. The biggest waves will be in the south Pacific, but even in the central and north Pacific waves of 2.4 meters are expected, the forecast said.

The Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología warned of rip tides that threaten bathers and dangers for small boats. The University of Costa Rica agency also said that there might be coastal erosion.

The waves come from an intense storm in the distant South Pacific, the agency said.  The biggest threat is supposed to be between 2 and 5 p.m. into the early days of next week.

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