Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao

Issued at: 8AM Sunday, May 09, 2021
Valid until: 8AM Monday, May 10, 2021
FWFA: 21 – 129
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
Palawan, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms Light to moderate from east to northeast lowland - 24-33
upland -19-31
50 - 98 0 - 6
Metro Manila and the rest of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers Light to moderate from southeast to northeast – Northern Luzon
Light to moderate from east to northeast - rest of the country
lowland - 26-36
upland - 17-32
53 - 90 0 - 4

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Baguio City, Aurora, Quezon, Laguna, Cavite, Romblon, most areas of Region 5, Capiz, Negros Occidental, Region 7, Region 8, Bukidnon, Davao Region, Caraga, ARMM

Moist

Batac, Calayan, Aparri, Zambales, Quezon City, Mindoro, Puerto Princesa, Pagasa Island, Aborlan, Ilolo City, Aklan, most areas of Region 9, SOCCSKSARGEN

Dry

Rest of the country

Farming Advisories
N AREAS AFFECTED BY ITCZ, EASTERLIES AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS Be alert and extra careful to those living in low lying areas and near mountain slopes due to possible flooding and landslides; inspect farm houses, barns and light-built structures and make repairs; Clean creeks, canals and ditches; store harvested crops in elevated, well ventilated and covered places. Water impounding is advisable during heavy rains for future use. LA NIÑA ADVISORY Continuous wet weather condition brought by La Niña, promotes fungal development and can cause damage to stored farm products, reduce the quality, viability and market price of the grains. Thus, it is advised to keep barns and crop storage rooms to be in good, dry, well ventilated condition. FOR WET (IRRIGATED) AND MOIST AREAS Land and seedbed preparation; planting and transplanting; removal of weeds and cultivation, harvesting of matured crops, use covered vans in delivery of goods in the market; planting of fruit trees to replace the old ones. FOR DRY (RAINFED) AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS Watering crops during early morning and evening periods will help alleviate stress on crops. Animal housing must be well ventilated; cogon and nipa as roof materials are advisable. Sun drying of newly harvested rice and corn; watering activities or irrigation using pump in rainfed areas.
Fishing Advisories

Slight to moderate seas will be experience over the whole archipelago. Be reminded to be very careful in going out fishing specially those using small sea craft. Always bring emergency kit. Be updated for the latest weather update and farm advisories

Red Tide Alert
(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 13, Issued on 01 May 2021)

All types of shellfish and acetes sp. or alamang gathered at coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, Siaton in Negros Oriental; coastal waters of Calubian in Leyte; Balite Bay, Mati City in Davao Oriental; Lianga Bay and coastal waters of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur; and Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison and not safe for human consumption. Fishermen are advised not to gather, not to sell, not to buy, and not to eat all types of shellfish and acetes sp. or alamang over these areas. Fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that They are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.

SCF/MAM

Verified by: JAM
10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 13      01 – 10 MAY 2021

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will likely affect the whole country are the low pressure area (LPA), inter-tropical convergence zone(ITCZ), easterlies, and localized thunderstorms.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms will likely prevail over the whole archipelago. During the last part of the dekad, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will likely experienced over southern portion of Mindanao.

Easterly to northeasterly winds will blow over the whole archipelago.

Slight to moderate seas will likely prevail over the whole archipelago throughout the forecast period.

La Niña continues to weaken. A transition to ENSO-neutral condition will be likely in May-June-July 2021 season.
Farm Advisories

Please observe the Memorandum Order on Stringent Social Distancing Measures and Further Guidelines for the Management of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Rice is best stored as paddy because the husk provides some protection against insects and helps prevent grain quality deterioration. A safe storage system will prevent the grain from getting wet after drying and also give protection from insects, rodents, and birds.

Rice can be stored for longer periods if:
• Moisture content is maintained at less than 14% for grain and 12% for seed;
• Grain is protected from insects, rodents, and birds; and
• Grain is protected from re-wetting by rain or from the surrounding air.

A rule of thumb for seed is that the life of the seed will be halved for every 1% increase in moisture content or a 5°C increase in storage temperature above recommended levels.

For additional knowledge to attain potential crop production, farmers are encouraged to join government projects. These will enable them to learn and experience science-based crops and cropping system technologies and gain from such projects’ activities as sample advisories like planting dates, early warning for pest and disease infestation, water management strategies for specific areas, and daily weather condition notifications are also available (e.g., ACIAR, SARAI projects, etc.).

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 20

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 - 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Batac; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations in some irrigated farm areas continue. Planting of beans, peanuts, corn, ampalaya, okra, ginger and squash is ongoing. Harvesting of rice, corn, sitaw, eggplant, red onion, banana, cucumber, upo, okra, chayote, pechay, guyabano and papaya is also ongoing. Irrigated late planted rice and corn are in maturing and harvesting stages. Sun drying of grains, milling and storing are being done

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 20

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Calayan; Moist- Aparri; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations in selected irrigated fields are ongoing. Planting of corn and rice in some areas begun. Harvesting of rice, corn, banana, sweet potato, lettuce, eggplant, tomato, onion, carrot, banana, okra, beets, potato, cassava, cucumber, cabbage, sitaw and papaya continues. Sun drying, milling, storing and delivery of goods in the market are being performed

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 –100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 –10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Baguio City; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

14 – 26

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation is ongoing. Planting of dry season corn, upland rice, peanut, cadios, mungo, soybean, cucumber, sweet pepper and condol is taking place. Harvesting of rice, cabbage, broccoli, mustard, chayote, lettuce, potato, radish, cauliflower, carrot, bell pepper, red onion, onion leeks, kutchai, celery and Baguio beans is being done. Most irrigated and rainfed rice are in maturing and ripening stages while some are in harvesting stage

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Aurora: 0 – 50; Rest of the region: 0 – 25;

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 -7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Aurora; Moist - Zambales Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations in selected irrigated fields are ongoing. Planting of eggplant, ampalaya, peanut, pechay, sitaw and lettuce is also ongoing. Sugarcane replanting activities, application of organic fertilizer, and irrigation activities in selected areas are taking place. Harvesting of early planted rice, corn, mango, sugarcane, sweet potato, tomato, papaya, chayote, guyabano, banana, eggplant, lettuce, potato, upo, cabbage, pechay, patola and squash is being done. Most irrigated rice are in ripening and harvesting stages. Milling of rice, corn and sugarcane continues.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 10

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist- Quezon City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Garden plot preparation, watering activities, and application of organic fertilizer in standing crops are ongoing. Planting of green leafy vegetables, okra, ampalaya, squash and eggplant is also in progress. Harvesting of eggplant, camote tops, gabi, sweet potato, alugbati, lettuce, pechay, sitaw, moringa and ampalaya is being done

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 –50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist- Quezon City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations in selected irrigated farm areas are ongoing. Planting and transplanting of rice, mustard, patani, bountiful beans, lettuce, chayote, eggplant, muskmelon, peanut and gabi are being done. Rainfed and irrigated rice are in ripening and harvesting stages. Harvesting of banana, papaya, cucumber, squash, tomato, ampalaya, pechay, string beans, okra, eggplant, upo and patola is also ongoing

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Palawan: 0 – 60; Rest of the region: 0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Romblon; Moist – Mindoro, Puerto Princesa City, Pagasa Island, Aborlan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 94

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation, planting and transplanting of irrigated rice, corn and some selected cash crops continue. Planting of dry season corn, upland rice, seguidillas, sitaw, peanut, cadios, mungo, soybean, cucumber, eggplant, sweet pepper, talinum, condol and arrowroot is being done. Harvesting of rice, corn, tomato, pechay, lettuce, eggplant, ampalaya, papaya, banana, cassava, peanut, citrus, pineapple, chayote and sweet potato is being done. Delivery of produce in the market is in progress

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most of the region; Dry –Bucaf, Albay

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations as well as cleaning of rice fields for rice and corn are ongoing. Planting and transplanting of rice, corn, eggplant, cowpea, sweet potato, patola, cadios, squash, okra, white potato, gabi, beets, ginger and mungo is in progress. Harvesting of gabi, banana, okra, sitaw, cucumber, pechay, lettuce and papaya is ongoing

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 40

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet –Capiz, Negros Occidental; Moist – Iloilo City, Aklan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

25– 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation and direct planting of upland rice continue. Planting of peas, soybean, batao, bountiful beans, lettuce, okra, patola and upo is in progress. Milling of rice and watering activities in dry areas are ongoing. Weeding and fertilizer application are still in progress as well as copra making and milling of sugarcane. Harvesting of sugarcane, guyabano, pineapple, banana, papaya, watermelon, mango, sitaw, chayote, eggplant, okra, cucumber, ampalaya and squash is in progress. Rice and corn are in vegetative, ripening and harvesting stages

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 20

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation is ongoing. Planting of corn, seguidillas, soybean, upo, peanut, eggplant, ampalaya, okra, pechay, cucumber and melon continues. Harvesting of watermelon, melon, pechay, tomato, sitaw, cabbage, lettuce, chayote, white potato, carrot, okra, eggplant, cassava, cucumber, papaya, banana and sweet corn continues. Irrigated rice are in ripening and harvesting stages. Land preparation for irrigated rice and corn in some small farm areas is also ongoing.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations as well as cleaning of rice and corn fields are ongoing. Planting and transplanting of rice, corn, cowpea, patola, eggplant, sweet potato, cadios, ginger, squash, gabi, okra, white potato, beets and mungo are in progress. Harvesting of pechay, lettuce, sitaw, gabi, banana, okra, cucumber and papaya is being done.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4– 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Zamboanga del Norte; Moist – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

48 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation for rice and corn is ongoing. Harvesting of banana, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, pomelo, squash, tomato, pechay, cabbage, chayote, ampalaya, guyabano, cassava, jackfruit and eggplant is in progress. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in maturing, ripening and harvesting stages.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 65

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Bukidnon; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

58 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon and upland areas: 16 -32 Rest: 22 -34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in maturing and harvesting stages. Some corn are in vegetative stage. Land preparation is taking place in some farm areas. Harvesting of peanut, lettuce, celery, sweet pepper, ginger, bountiful beans, garlic, radish, okra, sweet peas is ongoing

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet –Davao City, PCA; Moist – Tagum ; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

49 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 20 – 32; Rest: 23 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice and corn are in maturing and harvesting stages. Some corn are in reproductive stage. In other areas, sun drying and milling of rice are taking place. Land preparation in some farm areas continues. Harvesting of peanut, lettuce, celery, sweet pepper, ginger, bountiful beans, garlic, radish, okra and sweet peas is ongoing.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 -7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

47 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 32; Rest: 22 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice and corn are in maturing and harvesting stages. Sun drying and milling of rice are being done in some areas. Watering activities and land preparations are still ongoing.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 60

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

47 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 19– 33; Rest: 22– 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice farm areas are in harvesting stage. Most rice fields in the region are in different stages. Harvesting of sweet pepper, celery, okra, lettuce, chayote, radish, sweet peas, upo and garlic is being done. Weeding and fertilizer application are ongoing

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 18– 33; Rest: 23 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in different stages. Some rice farmers started harvesting. Watering activities, land and seedbed preparations are ongoing. Planting of eggplant, sweet corn, white corn, ampalaya, tomato, potato, carrots, sweet potato, papaya, mango, lettuce, banana, cabbage, cassava, cucumber, okra and durian is ongoing

Prepared By:


MTR / SCF/ RAAM

DPO/MAM

JAM

EDNA L. JUANILLO
Chief, CAD