The Center for Marine and Limnology Science Research reported that a high pressure system in the North Atlantic is accelerating the wind in the Caribbean and in the North Pacific of Costa Rica, which causes choppy sea in these regions.
According to Omar Lizano, an oceanographer from that institution, there will be a very dangerous condition for navigation in the coming days and it will last until next Monday. Waves could reach 3.7 meters high on Sunday.
The specialist explained that in the North-North Pacific, the swell will also be high: the wind will generate turbulence offshore with outward direction of the coast.
He added that wind gusts up to 80 km/h are forecasted between Saturday and Monday, which puts small boats at risk.
In the North-Central Pacific, the swell will be from medium to high level. The maximum waves could be generated on Tuesday and would be of 2.1 m, increasing to 2.6 m on Sunday, but decreasing the following days.
Lizano pointed out that it is important for small and medium-sized vessels to take precautions, especially from Bahía Culebra to Bahía Salinas and Tamarindo to Sámara.