Forecast Updated Monday June 18. Please visit Buoyweather.com for latest forecasts.
Prepared by Meteorologist Mike Watson
Cloud free SST with ocean current overlay for the East Gulf as seen on Fishtrack.com.
• Weak high pressure over the East Gulf through event window
• Light winds, low seas East Gulf
• Stronger winds/higher seas West Gulf
Wind and Wave Analysis
The Gulf will be under the influence of high pressure extending in during the event window. This will set up generally light winds over the eastern half of the Gulf with seas running mostly around 1-2’ at most.
We’ll see stronger SSE/SE flow around 10-15kts for the central/west Gulf regions with some pockets of 20kt winds. Seas in this area will generally be around 2-3’ with some locally higher seas over the extreme western Gulf near the TX coast.
The low that has tracked through the western Gulf has moved inland over Texas. This will not be a factor for the fishing tournament. We are looking fairly quiet weather wise for large portions of the Gulf. Look for showers/storms near the FL Panhandle region Thursday afternoon. Also, areas of showers/storms over the Bay of Campeche will start to wind down there through the day Thursday. For Friday watch for possible showers/storms for the E Gulf region around 28N. Finally, being FL in the summer, one cannot rule out locally isolated showers/storms over the Gulf. Otherwise things are mostly quiet weather wise.
The tropics are quiet at this time.