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



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FZPN28 KNHC 032100
OFFPZ8

Offshore Waters Forecast
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 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.

PMZ101-040900-
Synopsis for the E Pacific within 250 nm of Central America,
Colombia, and within 750 nm of Ecuador
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Rather marine quiet conditions will prevail over the
Central American and equatorial waters through Sat night. Early
next week, a western Caribbean high pressure ridge is forecast
to build southward, with the resultant pressure gradient leading
to fresh to strong NE to E gap winds across the Gulf of Papagayo
region. Long-period SW swell will reach the waters between
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on Sun. 

$$

PMZ111-040900-
Guatemala and El Salvador to 250 nm offshore-
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

.TONIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming NW to N 10 kt
late. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...N winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Period
16 seconds. 
.SUN...N winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 19 seconds. 
.MON...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 19 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...E winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.TUE...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...N winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.WED...N to NE winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NW to N winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ113-040900-
El Salvador to North Costa Rica including the Gulfs of Fonseca
and Papagayo-
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

.TONIGHT...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, S winds 10 kt, shifting to
NE to E 15 to 20 kt late. Elsewhere, variable winds
less than 5 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, NE to E winds 20 kt,
diminishing to 10 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, NE winds 10 to
15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, NW to N winds 10 kt,
shifting to NE 15 to 20 kt late. Elsewhere, NW to N
winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN...NE winds 15 to 20 kt, shifting to NE to E 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 16 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 to SW
swell. Period 18 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 in S to SW swell.
Period 18 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, NE to E winds 20 to
25 kt. Elsewhere, NE to E winds 10 kt, increasing to 15 to 20 kt
late. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.TUE...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 to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, NE to E winds 20 to
25 kt. Elsewhere, N to NE winds 10 kt, shifting to NE 15 to
20 kt late. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED...NE winds 20 to 25 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and NE
15 to 20 kt Elsewhere. Seas 6 to 9 ft in S swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...NE to E winds 20 kt Offshore Gulf of Papagayo, and
NE to E 10 to 15 kt Elsewhere. Seas 5 to 7 ft in SE to S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ115-040900-
North Costa Rica to West Panama to 250 nm offshore-
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

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

$$

PMZ117-040900-
East Panama and Colombia including the Gulf of Panama-
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

.TONIGHT...NE winds 10 to 15 kt Gulf of Panama, and variable
less than 5 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT...Gulf of Panama, N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Elsewhere,
variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...N to NE winds 10 to 15 kt Gulf of Panama, and
variable less than 5 kt Elsewhere. Seas 3 to 5 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.SUN...Gulf of Panama, N to NE winds 10 kt. Elsewhere, variable
winds less than 5 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas
4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 19 seconds. 
.MON...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 19 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt in the evening, becoming
variable less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.TUE...Gulf of Panama, NE to E winds 10 kt in the morning,
becoming variable less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, variable winds less
than 5 kt, becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft in
S to SW swell. Period 18 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S to SW
10 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
17 seconds. 
.WED...S winds 10 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...S to SW winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Period
15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ119-040900-
Ecuador including the Gulf of Guayaquil to 250 nm offshore-
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

.TONIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to
SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.SAT...Gulf of Guayaquil, W winds 10 kt in the afternoon.
Variable winds less than 5 kt in the morning. Elsewhere,
variable less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period
15 seconds. 
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.SUN...Gulf of Guayaquil, variable winds less than 5 kt,
becoming SW to W 10 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, S to SW
winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period 17 seconds.
.SUN NIGHT...Gulf of Guayaquil, SW winds 10 kt in the evening,
becoming variable less than 5 kt. Elsewhere, S winds 10 kt. Seas
5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period 19 seconds. 
.MON...Gulf of Guayaquil, variable winds less than 5 kt,
becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, S winds 10 kt in
the morning, becoming variable less than 5 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in
S to SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S to SW 10 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW swell. Period
16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...Gulf of Guayaquil, variable winds less than 5 kt.
Elsewhere, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming S 10 kt late.
Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.WED...Gulf of Guayaquil, variable winds less than 5 kt,
becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Elsewhere, S winds 10 kt.
Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt Gulf of Guayaquil,
and S to SW 10 kt Elsewhere. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S to SW swell.
Period 15 seconds. 

$$

PMZ121-040900-
Ecuador between 250 and 500 nm offshore-
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

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

$$

PMZ123-040900-
Offshore Galapagos Islands-
200 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

.TONIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming E 10 kt late.
Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.SAT...E winds 10 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.SAT NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S
swell. Period 15 seconds. Scattered showers. 
.SUN...NE to E winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.SUN NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.MON...E to SE winds 10 kt in the morning, becoming variable
less than 5 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft in S to SW swell. Period
18 seconds. 
.MON NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 17 seconds. 
.TUE...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S to SW
swell. Period 16 seconds. 
.TUE NIGHT...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S
to SW swell. Period 15 seconds. 
.WED...Variable winds less than 5 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft in S swell.
Period 15 seconds. 
.WED NIGHT...Elsewhere, variable winds less than 5 kt, becoming
S to SW 10 kt late. Lee of Galapagos Islands, variable
winds less than 5 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft in S swell. Period
15 seconds. 

$$

Forecaster Christensen