A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for South Jersey waters through 6 p.m. Monday, according to a bulletin from the National Weather Service.
The advisory covers coastal waters out 20 nautical miles from Little Egg Inlet to Cape May.
Mariners should be prepared for northeast winds at 5 to 15 knots, with gusts up to 20 knots, and seas running at four to six feet.
“A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 25 to 33 knots and or seas of five feet or greater are anticipated,” the bulletin advises. “Winds and seas within these ranges are expected to produce hazardous conditions for small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in these conditions.”
Forecasters expect seas to slowly subside after the flow becomes more southerly then southwesterly and winds subside.
“We could begin to see long period swells associated with Tropical Cyclone Cristobal, which will stay well out to sea, as early as Wednesday. However, timing as well as wave heights associated with these swells is still very uncertain at this time,” according to the National Weather Service.