Specifically, ten eastern Pacific coastal marine zones cover the area within 250 nautical miles (nm) of Mexico, with seven marine zones covering the area within 250nm of Central America and Colombia, and within 750nm of Ecuador to include the offshore Galapagos Islands.

The meteorologists will provide a five-day forecast, including 10-meter winds, significant wave heights, primary swell direction, dominant wave period and significant weather.

The information will be in both text (Pacific coast of Mexico and Pacific coast of Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador) and interactive map formats.


The information is important due to the fact that mariners sailing the offshore waters of Mexico to Ecuador need the exact information on the wind and waves in order to have a safe voyage.

Mariners in this area also include pleasure craft traversing from the United States west coast south along the Baja California peninsula and up through the Gulf of California, as well as commercial vessels travelling to and from the Panama Canal.