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‘Extreme’ Pacific winds create dangerous conditions for boaters, swimmers

Costa Rican authorities forecast gusts of more than 88 km/h on the northern Pacific coast, creating dangerous conditions for boating.

El Niño-related flooding causes snake invasion, beach closures in Argentina

Extreme flooding caused by El Niño washed poisonous snakes downriver in northern Argentina, forcing authorities to close beaches to summer holidaymakers.

High tides expected along Pacific coast this week

High tides are expected starting Tuesday along Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Experts say they'll come with big waves and, combined with rain, could cause flooding.

High tides flood hundreds of homes along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

The highest tides of the year along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast flooded hundreds of homes in the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly in Puntarenas province.

More rains expected over Costa Rica starting Tuesday evening

Tropical wave number 18 will bring cloudy mornings and will increase rains during the evenings, the National Meteorological Institute reported.

Increased rainfall expected over Costa Rica this week

Heavy rain is expected to hit Costa Rica again this week as tropical wave number 15 arrives in the country this season.

Hundreds left homeless by Costa Rica flooding

Reports from the National Emergency Commission said that 1,585 homes were lost to flooding. Currently 745 people are living in 12 emergency shelters with the majority in Matina, Limón, and Sarapiquí, Heredia, where 380 and 342 people are temporarily housed, respectively.

Oceanographers forecast strong waves, rip tides along Costa Rica’s Pacific shores starting Thursday

Experts are warning beachgoers to be aware of strong wave breaks and rip tides, mostly along Costa Rica's northern Pacific beaches.

Experts extend alert for strong waves in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific, Caribbean through Sunday

Conditions creating tall and powerful waves are expected to intensify again on Wednesday along the northwestern Pacific coast and in the Caribbean province of Limón, the University of Costa Rica's Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) reported.

Strong waves blamed in drowning of 2 Canadian tourists in Costa Rica, including 2-year-old girl

Two Canadian tourists identified by the Red Cross in Puntarenas as Andrea Bell, 70, and 2-year-old Jasmine Rodríguez Olching drowned on Monday afternoon at Playa Hermosa, a northern Pacific beach in Cóbano, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula.

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