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



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FZPN28 KNHC 272126
OFFPZ8

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

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.

PMZ101-280930-
Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 nm of Central America,
Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

.SYNOPSIS...Surface ridging extending S to the Caribbean will
force strong to near gale force NE winds over the Gulf of
Papagayo region through the middle of next week. Seas to 11 ft
will continue through Sat night. Fresh to locally strong N to NE
winds will prevail in the Gulf of Panama through early Sun, with
seas building to 8 ft. Meanwhile, swell from the Gulf of 
Tehuantepec gap wind will continue to support seas to 11 ft in 
the Guatemala and El Salvador offshore waters into Sat night. 

$$

PMZ111-280930-
Guatemala and El Salvador to 250 nm offshore-
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

.TONIGHT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in NW swell.
Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT...E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NE swell. Period
14 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in E to
SE swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.SUN...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in E to SE swell.
Period 14 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in E to SE
swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.MON...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
14 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SE to S swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.WED...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE swell.
Period 19 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
18 seconds. 

$$

PMZ113-280930-
El Salvador to North Costa Rica including the Gulfs of Fonseca
and Papagayo-
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 25 to 30 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo,
and NE to E 20 to 25 kt Elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NE to E
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.SAT...NE to E winds 25 to 30 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 20 to 25 kt Elsewhere. Seas 7 to 10 ft in NE to E swell.
Period 18 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NE to
E swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.SUN...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Period
16 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Period 16 seconds. 
.MON...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period
15 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period
18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE to E 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft.
Period 18 seconds. 

$$

PMZ115-280930-
North Costa Rica to West Panama to 250 nm offshore-
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero Peninsula,
and E to SE 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period
20 seconds. 
.SAT...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in SW swell. Period
19 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.SUN...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...NW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.MON...NW to N winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt Near the Azuero
Peninsula, and variable less than 5 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Period 14 seconds. 
.TUE...NE winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero Peninsula, and N
10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero
Peninsula, and variable less than 5 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to
5 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED...NE winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero Peninsula, and N to
NE 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Near the Azuero
Peninsula, and NW to N 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 18 seconds. 

$$

PMZ117-280930-
East Panama and Colombia including the Gulf of Panama-
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

.TONIGHT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Panama, and N 10 to
15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SW swell. Period 24 seconds. 
.SAT...N to NE winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Panama, and N 15 to
20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft in SW to W swell. Period
21 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...N winds 20 to 25 kt Gulf of Panama, and N to NE
15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft in W swell. Period
20 seconds. 
.SUN...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft. Period 19 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Panama, and NE to
E 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft. Period 19 seconds. 
.MON...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Panama, and N to
NE 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Panama, and N to
NE 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 19 seconds. 
.WED...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...N to NE winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Panama, and NE to
E 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 18 seconds. 

$$

PMZ119-280930-
Ecuador including the Gulf of Guayaquil to 250 nm offshore-
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

.TONIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 23 seconds. 
.SAT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SW to W 10 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
21 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 20 seconds. 
.SUN...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 19 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SW swell. Period
19 seconds. 
.MON...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 19 seconds. 
.WED...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 19 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 18 seconds. 

$$

PMZ121-280930-
Ecuador between 250 and 500 nm offshore-
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

.TONIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 13 seconds. 
.SUN...SE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.MON...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
16 seconds. 

$$

PMZ123-280930-
Offshore Galapagos Islands-
126 PM PST Fri Jan 27 2023

.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt Elsewhere, and variable less than 5 kt
Lee of Galapagos Islands. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W swell. Period
21 seconds. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W swell. Period 19 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming SE 10 kt
late. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.SUN...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in NW swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W to NW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.MON...E to SE winds 10 kt Elsewhere, and variable less than
5 kt Lee of Galapagos Islands. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW
swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 

$$

Forecaster KONARIK