Weather Service issues gale warning for Central Coast

The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for the waters off the Central Coast.

It remains in effect until 6 a.m. Monday from Point Piedras Blancas north of San Simeon to Point Arguello in northern Santa Barbara County, according to the Weather Service.

Forecasters expect northwest winds of 20 to 30 knots, with frequent gusts to 35 knots.

A gale warning means that winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or taking place.

The Weather Service warns that boating during these conditions requires equipment and a properly equipped vessel.

The agency suggests that inexperienced mariners seek safe harbor.