Weather Summary for Mexico and Central America



April 26, 2018, 8:30 pm (UTC: -07:00)
Subject: Weather Summary for Mexico and Central America

**OUTSIDE BAJA FORECAST**

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WARNINGS
.NONE.
SHORT-TERM ENSENADA - CEDROS
TODAY - NW 12-17, Seas WNW 6-10 feet @ 14sec
TONITE - NW 13-18, Seas WNW 6-10 feet @ 13sec
FRIDAY - NW 16-22, Seas WNW 6-10 feet @ 12sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - NW 16-22, Seas S 7-11 feet @ 14sec

SHORT-TERM CEDROS - SAN LAZAROS
TODAY - NNW 15-21, Seas WNW 7-11 feet @ 15sec
TONITE - NW 16-22, Seas WNW 7-12 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY - NW 17-24, Seas W 7-11 feet @ 13sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - NW 17-23, Seas WSW 7-11 feet @ 13sec

SHORT-TERM SAN LAZAROS - CABO FALSO
TODAY - WNW 10-14, Seas WSW 5-9 feet @ 15sec
TONITE - WNW 14-19, Seas WSW 6-10 feet @ 15sec
FRIDAY - NW 18-25, Seas WSW 7-12 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - NW 17-23, Seas WSW 7-11 feet @ 13sec

LONG-TERM OUTSIDE OF THE BAJA
SATURDAY - Northern 1/3 NW 17-24, Seas WNW 8-13 feet @ 15sec, Middle 2/3 NW 17-23, Seas WSW 7-11 feet @ 13sec, Southern 1/3 NW 17-23, Seas WSW 7-11 feet @ 13sec
SUNDAY - Northern 1/3 NW 16-22, Seas W 8-13 feet @ 14sec, Middle 2/3 NW 16-21, Seas W 7-11 feet @ 15sec, Southern 1/3 NW 16-22, Seas SW 6-10 feet @ 13sec
MONDAY - Northern 1/3 NW 14-19, Seas WNW 7-12 feet @ 13sec, Middle 2/3 NW 15-21, Seas WNW 6-10 feet @ 14sec, Southern 1/3 NW 15-21, Seas SW 6-9 feet @ 13sec
TUESDAY - Northern 1/3 WNW 13-18, Seas NW 6-10 feet @ 9sec, Middle 2/3 NW 14-20, Seas WNW 6-9 feet @ 12sec, Southern 1/3 WNW 14-19, Seas W 5-8 feet @ 13sec
WEDNESDAY - Northern 1/3 NW 14-19, Seas WNW 6-10 feet @ 11sec, Middle 2/3 NW 12-17, Seas WNW 5-8 feet @ 11sec, Southern 1/3 NW 16-22, Seas WNW 5-9 feet @ 12sec


**SEA OF CORTEZ FORECAST**

LIGHT TO GENTLE W TO NW WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE GULF OF
CALIFORNIA THROUGH SAT. PERIODIC FRESH TO POSSIBLY STRONG WINDS
MAY OCCUR OVER THE NORTHERN GULF SUN THROUGH TUE DUE TO
TROUGHING OVER THE AREA.
SHORT-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ NORTHERN HALF (north of 27N)
TODAY - SW 6-8, Seas WSW 1-2 feet @ 3sec
TONITE - WSW 13-18, Seas WSW 1-3 feet @ 3sec
FRIDAY - WSW 6-8, Seas WSW 1-2 feet @ 3sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - WSW 11-15, Seas WSW 1-2 feet @ 2sec

SHORT-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ SOUTHERN HALF (south of 27N)
TODAY - WSW 5-7, Seas S 4-7 feet @ 15sec
TONITE - WNW 4-5, Seas S 4-7 feet @ 15sec
FRIDAY - W 5-7, Seas S 4-7 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - SW 4-6, Seas S 4-6 feet @ 14sec

LONG-TERM SEA OF CORTEZ
SATURDAY - Northern Half WSW 11-15, Seas WSW 1-2 feet @ 2sec, Southern Half SW 4-6, Seas S 4-6 feet @ 14sec
SUNDAY - Northern Half WSW 12-17, Seas SW 1-3 feet @ 3sec, Southern Half ESE 7-10, Seas SSW 3-5 feet @ 15sec
MONDAY - Northern Half SW 16-21, Seas SW 3-5 feet @ 4sec, Southern Half SW 6-8, Seas S 2-4 feet @ 12sec
TUESDAY - Northern Half SW 19-26, Seas WSW 3-6 feet @ 4sec, Southern Half S 8-10, Seas S 2-4 feet @ 11sec
WEDNESDAY - Northern Half WSW 12-16, Seas WNW 3-6 feet @ 7sec, Southern Half NNW 11-14, Seas SSW 3-5 feet @ 14sec


**SEA OF CORTEZ SOUTHERN CROSSING FORECAST**
SHORT-TERM SOUTHERN CROSSING (along 23N)
TODAY - WSW 5-7, Seas S 4-7 feet @ 15sec
TONITE - WNW 4-5, Seas S 4-7 feet @ 15sec
FRIDAY - W 5-7, Seas S 4-7 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - SW 4-6, Seas S 4-6 feet @ 14sec

LONG-TERM SOUTHERN CROSSING
SATURDAY - SW 4-6, Seas S 4-6 feet @ 14sec
SUNDAY - ESE 7-10, Seas SSW 3-5 feet @ 15sec
MONDAY - SW 6-8, Seas S 2-4 feet @ 12sec
TUESDAY - S 8-10, Seas S 2-4 feet @ 11sec
WEDNESDAY - NNW 11-14, Seas SSW 3-5 feet @ 14sec


**MAZATLAN TO BANDERAS BAY FORECAST**
SHORT-TERM MAZATLAN TO BAHIA BANDERAS
TODAY - WNW 5-7, Seas S 3-6 feet @ 15sec
TONITE - E 2-3, Seas S 3-6 feet @ 15sec
FRIDAY - WNW 5-7, Seas S 3-6 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - NE 2-3, Seas S 3-6 feet @ 14sec

LONG-TERM MAZATLAN TO BAHIA BANDERAS
SATURDAY - SW 8-11, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 15sec
SUNDAY - SSW 7-10, Seas SSW 3-5 feet @ 14sec
MONDAY - W 7-10, Seas SSW 2-4 feet @ 12sec
TUESDAY - WNW 9-12, Seas SW 2-4 feet @ 16sec
WEDNESDAY - WNW 8-11, Seas SW 2-4 feet @ 14sec


**CABO CORRIENTES FORECAST**
SHORT-TERM CABO CORRIENTES TO MANZANILLO
TODAY - WNW 5-7, Seas S 4-7 feet @ 15sec
TONITE - NE 3-5, Seas SSW 4-7 feet @ 15sec
FRIDAY - WNW 5-7, Seas SSW 4-7 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - NNE 6-8, Seas SSW 4-7 feet @ 14sec

LONG-TERM CABO CORRIENTES TO MANZANILLO
SATURDAY - S 13-18, Seas SSW 4-7 feet @ 13sec
SUNDAY - SSW 9-12, Seas SSW 4-6 feet @ 14sec
MONDAY - WNW 6-8, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 12sec
TUESDAY - WNW 8-11, Seas SW 3-5 feet @ 16sec
WEDNESDAY - NW 9-12, Seas SW 3-6 feet @ 14sec


**MEXICAN RIVIERA FORECAST**
SHORT-TERM MEXICAN RIVIERA MANZANILLO TO BAHIAS DE HUATULCO
TODAY - WNW 8-11, Seas S 5-8 feet @ 14sec
TONITE - NW 5-7, Seas S 5-8 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY - W 7-10, Seas S 4-7 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - WNW 3-4, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 16sec

LONG-TERM MEXICAN RIVIERA MANZANILLO TO BAHIAS DE HUATULCO
SATURDAY - W 7-9, Seas SW 4-6 feet @ 15sec
SUNDAY - W 7-10, Seas SW 3-6 feet @ 13sec
MONDAY - WNW 10-13, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 12sec
TUESDAY - W 9-12, Seas SW 3-6 feet @ 15sec
WEDNESDAY - W 11-15, Seas SW 4-6 feet @ 14sec


**TEHUANTEPEC FORECAST**

.42 HOUR FORECAST N OF 15N BETWEEN 94W AND 96W...INCLUDING THE
GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC...N TO NE WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS TO 8 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.


FARTHER SOUTH, FRESH TO STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE IN
THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC THIS WEEKEND, PARTICULARLY DURING SAT
MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO.
SHORT-TERM TEHUANTEPEC
TODAY - SW 6-8, Seas SSW 5-8 feet @ 14sec
TONITE - W 6-8, Seas SSW 5-8 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY - NNW 10-14, Seas SSW 5-8 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - NW 11-15, Seas SSW 4-7 feet @ 15sec

LONG-TERM TEHUANTEPEC
SATURDAY - N 14-20, Seas SW 5-9 feet @ 16sec
SUNDAY - NNW 15-21, Seas SW 5-8 feet @ 15sec
MONDAY - NNW 15-20, Seas SW 5-8 feet @ 13sec
TUESDAY - SSW 7-10, Seas SSW 3-5 feet @ 13sec
WEDNESDAY - SW 9-13, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 15sec


**GAP WINDS FORECAST**

.INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
SURFACE TROUGH FROM 10N85W TO 08N100W. ITCZ FROM 08N100W TO
08N120W TO BEYOND 06N140W. SCATTERED MODERATE FROM 04N TO 10N
BETWEEN 80W AND 87W AND FROM 03N TO 11N BETWEEN 115W AND 129W.

A SURFACE TROUGH, THE REMNANTS OF A DISSIPATED COLD FRONT,
EXTENDS FROM 30N127W TO 25N136W. A RIDGE IS BUILDING BEHIND THIS
TROUGH AS THE TROUGH WEAKENS. THE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD
THROUGH THE WEEKEND WELL AFTER THE TROUGH DISSIPATES. MODERATE
TO FRESH NORTHEAST TRADE WINDS AND 7-9 FT SEAS ARE OBSERVED
ACROSS THE TROPICAL WATERS W OF 115W BETWEEN 07N AND 20N, SOUTH
OF THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE AND NORTH OF THE THE ITCZ. THESE WINDS
WILL INCREASE TO FRESH TO LOCALLY STRONG AS THE PRESSURE
INCREASES NORTH OF THIS REGION INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. THIS
WILL ALSO RESULT IN AN INCREASE OF THE AREAL COVERAGE OF SEAS OF
8-9 FT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DECREASE EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE HIGH
CENTER SHIFTS NORTHWARD.
...INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE/MONSOON TROUGH...
A SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS FROM 10N85W TO 08N100W. THE
INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE CONTINUES FROM 08N100W TO 08N120W
TO BEYOND 06N140W. SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 03N TO
11N BETWEEN 80W AND 90W AND FROM 03N TO 11N BETWEEN 115W AND
129W. ISOLATED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 03N TO 08N BETWEEN
103W AND 109W AND FROM 03N TO 07W BETWEEN 132W AND 138W.

FRESH NORTHEAST NOCTURNAL WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN AND DOWNSTREAM
OF THE GULF OF PAPAGAYO BEGINNING SUN NIGHT. GENTLE TO MODERATE
OFFSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL ELSEWHERE N OF 09N, AND LIGHT TO
GENTLE SW WINDS ARE EXPECTED S OF 09N WITH SEAS OF 4 TO 6 FT.
SHORT-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
TODAY - NE 13-18, Seas SSW 4-6 feet @ 14sec
TONITE - ENE 6-9, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY - ENE 12-17, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 14sec
FRIDAY NIGHT - S 1-2, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 14sec

LONG-TERM GAP WINDS (Near 11N 86W)
SATURDAY - ENE 12-17, Seas SSW 3-6 feet @ 13sec
SUNDAY - ENE 16-22, Seas SW 4-6 feet @ 14sec
MONDAY - ENE 17-23, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 13sec
TUESDAY - ENE 19-26, Seas SW 4-7 feet @ 13sec
WEDNESDAY - ENE 16-22, Seas SSW 4-7 feet @ 15sec