A small craft advisory, gale warning and wind advisory are now in effect along the Central Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
The first two primarily affect boaters from Piedras Blancas north of Cambria to Point Arguello in northern Santa Barbara County, and are set to expire at noon Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday, respectively.
A gale warning means that winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring, or are imminent, according to the Weather Service.
Forecasters expect west winds to increase to 20 to 30 knots Sunday night, with frequent gusts to 40 knots midway Monday through early Tuesday morning.
The wind advisory is set to expire at 9 p.m. Monday.
A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph or greater are expected.
Forecasters say that a weather system moving through the area Sunday night will generate gusty winds into Monday.
Though the highest winds are expected in mountain areas, gusty winds are also expected along the coast and some of the coastal valleys, according to the Weather Service.
Winds are expected to peak Monday afternoon and early evening, diminishing later in the night.