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



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FZPN28 KNHC 042116
OFFPZ8

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

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.

PMZ101-050930-
Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 nm of Central America,
Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Mainly fresh NE to E winds are expected in the Gulf 
of Papagayo at night through Mon night. Then, winds are forecast 
to increase to a fresh to strong breeze beginning on Tue, with 
near gale conditions possible by Wed. Elsewhwere, light to gentle
winds are expected north of the monsoon trough, with gentle to 
moderate S to SW winds south of the monsoon trough, through the 
upcoming weekend. 

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PMZ111-050930-
Guatemala and El Salvador to 250 nm offshore-
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W swell.
Period 10 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SAT...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in SW swell. Period
19 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SAT NIGHT...E winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in SW to W swell.
Period 19 seconds. 
.SUN...NE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable less
than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period 20 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW swell. Period
19 seconds. 
.MON...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W swell. Period
19 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.TUE...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in NW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.WED...NE to E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft in NW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

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PMZ113-050930-
El Salvador to North Costa Rica including the Gulfs of Fonseca
and Papagayo-
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

.TONIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo,
and SE to S 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S swell.
Period 14 seconds. Numerous showers and scattered tstms. 
.SAT...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, NE to E winds 20 kt,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, E to SE
winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S swell. Period 14 seconds.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SAT NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE to E 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, NE to E winds 20 kt,
diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, NE winds
10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 21 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and N to NE 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
swell. Period 20 seconds. 
.MON...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 19 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...NE to E winds 15 to 20 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE to E 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.TUE...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 in S swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE 15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S
swell. Period 10 seconds. 
.WED...NE to E winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 7 to 11 ft in SW swell.
Period 10 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 25 to 30 kt Offshore Gulf of
Papagayo, and NE to E 20 to 25 kt Elsewhere. Seas 7 to 11 ft in
SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 

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PMZ115-050930-
North Costa Rica to West Panama to 250 nm offshore-
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

.TONIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
15 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SAT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
18 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SUN...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 22 seconds.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms.
.SUN NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
21 seconds. 
.MON...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 21 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.TUE...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.WED...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

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PMZ117-050930-
East Panama and Colombia including the Gulf of Panama-
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

.TONIGHT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SAT...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 14 seconds.
Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SAT NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
14 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SUN...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
19 seconds. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. 
.SUN NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
22 seconds. 
.MON...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
22 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
20 seconds. 
.TUE...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.WED...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 18 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NW to N winds 15 to 20 kt Gulf of Panama, and SW
10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 17 seconds. 

$$

PMZ119-050930-
Ecuador including the Gulf of Guayaquil to 250 nm offshore-
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

.TONIGHT...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
14 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
14 seconds. 
.SUN...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 24 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
24 seconds. 
.MON...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW swell. Period
22 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
20 seconds. 
.TUE...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
19 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period
18 seconds. 
.WED...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 

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PMZ121-050930-
Ecuador between 250 and 500 nm offshore-
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

.TONIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 14 seconds. 
.SAT...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 13 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 12 seconds. 
.SUN...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 14 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
22 seconds. 
.MON...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW swell. Period
20 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W to NW swell.
Period 20 seconds. 
.TUE...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Period 19 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in W to NW swell.
Period 18 seconds. 
.WED...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in SW swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. 

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PMZ123-050930-
Offshore Galapagos Islands-
116 PM PST Fri Dec 4 2020

.TONIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.SAT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell.
Period 23 seconds. 
.SUN...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 22 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SW to W
swell. Period 22 seconds. 
.MON...S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW swell. Period
20 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW
swell. Period 19 seconds. 
.TUE...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW
swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to
NW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.WED...SE to S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in W to NW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...SE to S winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

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Forecaster GR