Gap Winds Forecast



August 14, 2018, 8:30 pm (UTC: -07:00)
Subject: Gap Winds Forecast


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WARNINGS
.NONE.

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
MONSOON TROUGH AXIS EXTENDS FROM 09N79W TO DEVELOPING LOW
PRES CENTERED NEAR 11N119W. SCATTERED MODERATE NOTED WITHIN 90
NM S OF THE MONSOON TROUGH BETWEEN 105W AND 109W.

...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 09N79W TO DEVELOPING LOW
PRESSURE CENTERED NEAR 11N119W. SCATTERED MODERATE STRONG
CONVECTION IS NOTED WITHIN 90 NM SOUTH OF THE MONSOON TROUGH
BETWEEN 105W AND 109W.

GENTLE TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE E WINDS ARE FORECAST ELSEWHERE N
OF THE MONSOON TROUGH WHICH IS MEANDERING BETWEEN 09N AND 11N.
MODERATE TO LOCALLY FRESH SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE FORECAST S OF THE
MONSOON TROUGH THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. LONG PERIOD S TO SW SWELL
HAS SPREAD INTO THE REGIONAL WATERS OVERNIGHT AND HAS RAISED
OFFSHORE SEAS TO 6 TO 8 FT ON EITHER SIDE OF THE GALAPAGOS
ISLANDS. A STRONGER AND LARGER PULSE OF SW SWELL WILL MOVE INTO
THE REGIONAL WATERS TONIGHT. THIS NEXT PULSE OF CROSS EQUATORIAL
SWELL WILL RAISE SEAS TO 7-9 FT WED THROUGH EARLY THU BEFORE
SLOWLY SUBSIDING THROUGH FRI, AND PRODUCE LARGE AND DANGEROUS
SURF CONDITIONS ALONG THE COASTS AND OUTER REEFS.

LOOKING AHEAD, FRESH TO STRONG GAP WINDS ARE EXPECTED BY THU
NIGHT IN THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC.

GULF OF PAPAGAYO: FRESH GAPS WINDS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS THROUGH MID WEEK FOLLOWED BY FRESH NOCTURNAL
EASTERLY FLOW THROUGH FRI MORNING.

SHORT-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
TODAY - ENE 13-18, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 13sec
TONITE - ENE 8-11, Seas SW 4-6 feet @ 13sec
WEDNESDAY - ENE 15-20, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 15sec
WEDNESDAY NIGHT - ENE 9-12, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 15sec

LONG-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
THURSDAY - ENE 11-15, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY - ENE 13-17, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 14sec
SATURDAY - ENE 14-19, Seas SSW 4-6 feet @ 13sec
SUNDAY - ENE 14-20, Seas SW 3-5 feet @ 20sec
MONDAY - ENE 15-20, Seas SW 3-6 feet @ 13sec