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Offshore Waters Forecast (E Pacific Offshore of Central America/Colombia/Ecuador)



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FZPN28 KNHC 221635
OFFPZ8

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

Offshore Waters Forecast for the E Pacific within 250 nm of
Central America, Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average
height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be
more than twice the significant wave height.

PMZ101-230445-
Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 nm of Central America,
Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

.SYNOPSIS...Periods of heavy showers and strong thunderstorms
will persist near the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, El Salvador,
Guatemala through at least Mon night, then develop across the 
offshore waters of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia on Mon. E to SE 
gap winds off the Papagayo region will pulse to fresh late 
tonight through Mon morning and then again on Mon night. Moderate
southerly winds should develop offshore from Ecuador this 
afternoon, and then spread northwestward into the outer offshore 
waters of Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica on Tue. Light southerly
swell across the offshore waters from Guatemala to Colombia 
should rise to moderate by Tue. 

$$

PMZ111-230445-
Guatemala and El Salvador to 250 nm offshore-
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

.TODAY...SE winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated
tstms. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 14 seconds.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.MON...N to NE winds 10 kt, shifting to E in the afternoon.
Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 14 seconds. Scattered
showers and isolated tstms.
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.WED...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 18 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.THU...S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ113-230445-
El Salvador to North Costa Rica including the Gulfs of Fonseca
and Papagayo-
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

.TODAY...W winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated
tstms. 
.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt Papagayo and Offshore Nicaragua,
and SW to W 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.MON...NW to N winds 10 kt, shifting to SW to W in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 15 seconds.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt Papagayo and Offshore
Nicaragua, and SW 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt Papagayo and Offshore
Nicaragua, and SW to W 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.THU...Variable winds less than 5 kt Papagayo and Offshore
Nicaragua, and SW to W 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt Papagayo and Offshore
Nicaragua, and SW to W 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ115-230445-
North Costa Rica to West Panama to 250 nm offshore-
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

.TODAY...W winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.MON...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.MON NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 18 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.THU...W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ117-230445-
East Panama and Colombia including the Gulf of Panama-
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

.TODAY...W winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.MON...Gulf of Panama, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming
SW 10 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas
6 to 8 ft in SW swell. Period 17 seconds. Scattered showers and
isolated tstms. 
.MON NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.TUE...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 19 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 20 seconds. 
.WED...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SW swell. Period
19 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SW swell.
Period 18 seconds. 
.THU...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 

$$

PMZ119-230445-
Ecuador including the Gulf of Guayaquil to 250 nm offshore-
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

.TODAY...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to
7 ft in S to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. Isolated tstms. 
.TONIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.MON...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.WED...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.THU...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ121-230445-
Ecuador between 250 and 500 nm offshore-
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

.TODAY...S winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.MON...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.WED...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.THU...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
14 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 14 seconds. 

$$

PMZ123-230445-
Offshore Galapagos Islands-
935 AM PDT Sun May 22 2022

.TODAY...SE to S winds 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft in
S to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.MON...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.THU...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. 
.THU NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

$$

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