Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

NORTHEAST MONSOON AFFECTING NORTHERN LUZON.

Issued at: 8AM Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Valid until: 8AM Wednesday, December 12, 2018
FWFA: 18-348
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
WHOLE COUNTRY PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED LIGHT RAINS – ILOCOS REGION, CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AND CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION;
PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS – METRO MANILA AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST – NORTHERN AND WESTERN SECTIONS OF LUZON;
MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG FROM EAST TO NORTHEAST– EASTERN SECTION OF THE COUNTRY;
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST– REST OF THE COUNTRY
22 – 340C - LOWLAND FARM
13 – 250C - UPLAND FARM
45 – 95% 0 – 4 HOURS

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

TAYABAS, ALABAT, ABORLAN, MOST PARTS OF REGION 5, 8, 13, CAPIZ, DIPOLOG, BUKIDNON

Moist

AURORA, INFANTA, MAGUINDANAO

Dry

REST OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
  • DAILY FARM ACTIVITIES FOR WET AND MOIST AREAS: CLEAN CREEKS, CANALS AND DITCHES FROM IMPEDIMENTS TO PROVIDE NATURAL FLOW OF WATER SPECIALLY DURING THUNDERSTORMS. LAND PREPARATION, PLANTING AND TRANSPLANTING OF RAINFED AND IRRIGATED RICE AND OTHER CROPS, REMOVAL OF WEEDS
  • FARM ACTIVITIES FOR DRY AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS: WATERING USING SPRINKLER, IRRIGATION, SPRAYING INSECTICIDES OR HERBICIDES, DRYING AND STORING GRAINS. MULCH NEWLY PLANTED PLANTS/ GROWING PLANTS BY USING DRIED LEAVES, DRIED BARK CHIPS OF TREES, PLASTIC SHEETS OR BANANA LEAVES.
Fishing Advisories

THE COASTAL WATERS OVER NORTHERN AND WESTERN SECTION OF NORTHERN LUZON WILL BE MODERATE TO ROUGH WHILE THE SEABOARDS OVER THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE COUNTRY WILL BE MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS WILL BE EXPERIENCED OVER THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. REMINDERS TO OUR FISHERFOLK TO BE ALWAYS CAREFUL, BRING EMERGENCY KIT, AND BE UPDATED FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATE AND FARM ADVISORIES.

Red Tide Alert
Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 29, Issued on 23 November 2018

ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ALAMANG COLLECTED FROM COASTAL WATERS OF MATARINAO BAY IN EASTERN SAMAR; LIANGA BAY IN SURIGAO DEL SUR; COASTAL WATERS OF DAUIS AND TAGBILARAN CITY IN BOHOL; COASTAL WATERS OF MILAGROS IN MASBATE; PUERTO PRINCESA BAY IN PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN; AND COASTAL WATERS OF PAMPANGA AND BATAAN (MARIVELES, LIMAY, ORION, PILAR, BALANGA, ORANI, ABUCAY AND SAMAL) ARE NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED NOT TO GATHER OVER THESE AREAS.

SCF / RAAM / MAM / DPO / RMP / ACC
VERIFIED BY: FEV
10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 34      December 1-10, 2018

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will affect the whole country are the northeast monsoon and easterlies.

On the first half of the dekad, Northeast monsoon will bring cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected over eastern Visayas, Bicol region, parts of Quezon province, Caraga and Davao region. Metro Manila and rest of country will be partly cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms. On the second half of the dekad, partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail throughout the country with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms mostly in the eastern section of the country.

During the forecast period, winds coming from the northeast will prevail over Northern Luzon while winds coming from the east will prevail over the rest of the country. The coastal waters over Northern Luzon will be moderate to rough while the eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas will be moderate to occasionally rough. After this, gradual improvement of sea condition is expected over the eastern sections of Luzon and Visayas. Mindanao will have slight to moderate seas throughout the forecast period.

ENSO neutral condition is present in the tropical Pacific.
Farm Advisories

Farmers are reminded that planting the crop on time will help produce a fast-growing, uniform crop that will have higher yields and will be better able to compete with weeds and pests. The best time to plant depends on the locality, variety, water availability, and the best harvest time. Rice can either be transplanted from a nursery or direct-seeded in the field. Transplanted crops will normally take less time in the production field but 10–15 days longer for the total crop duration. In both cases, a well prepared seedbed is needed.

For transplanted crops:

  • Select a nursery site that is 1/10 in size of the intended planting area.
  • Prepare the nursery by plowing at least twice and harrow at least once.
  • Level the soil surface and put in drainage lines across the field.
  • Pre-germination and sowing. Soak the seed for 24 hours and then drain for 24 hours in the shade. Broadcast seed in the nursery evenly, over the water-covered soil surface.
  • Apply seed: 30–40 kg seed/ha transplanted area.
  • Apply both chemical and organic fertilizer in the field before the last plowing.
  • Transplanting age: short-medium duration varieties need 20-30 days and long-duration varieties need 20-40 days in nursery after seeding.
  • Transplant in lines into puddled and water-covered fields.
  • Maintain water coverage in field
For direct seeding:
  • Prepare the field by plowing at least twice and harrowing once-compare seed size and clod size.
  • Level the soil surface.
  • Apply and incorporate basal fertilizer before the last plowing or at 10 days after establishment.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:


Rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Irrigation of rice and watering of vegetable plants in some farms are on-going. Harvesting of vegetables such as eggplant, carrots, squash, tomatoes, cabbage, radish, string beans, pechay, and calamansi is still on-going.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation in some farms is still in progress. Early planted corn and rice in some areas are in vegetative and tillering stages. While, planting and transplanting of rice for second cropping is still in progress.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

13 – 24

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation for vegetable crop is on-going. Planting of vegetables in some areas such as celery, beets spinach, sweet pepper, cabbage, cauliflower, and ampalaya is also on-going.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Aurora; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 –95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparation in some farms have started. Rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Transplanting of rice for second cropping is still in progress. Harvesting of eggplant, calamansi, carrots, squash, tomatoes, cabbage, string beans, pechay, and radish, is still on-going.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1-3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Garden plot preparation, watering of standing vegetable crops and harvesting of matured crops are on-going. Fertilizer application for standing crops is in progress. Planting in small plot areas of leafy vegetables like cabbage, pechay, alugbati, mustard, lemon grass and patola is on-going.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Quezon: 50 – 150; Rest: 0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2-6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Tayabas, Alabat; Moist - Infanta;; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation for vegetables is on-going. Rice in selected farm areas are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting of corn, peanut, eggplant, melon, patola and sweet pepper is on-going. Harvesting of banana, papaya, pineapple, squash, upo, ampalaya and cucumber is still in progress.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Palawan: 50 – 150; Rest: 0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2-6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Aborlan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

25-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Lowland rice in some areas is in reproductive and tillering stages. Planting of peanut, mungo, sitao and watermelon is on-going. Copra making and harvesting of squash, string beans, chayote, cowpea, upo, cabbage, patola and tomatoes are in progress.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – most of the region; Dry – Masbate

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation in some small farm areas is still on-going. Rice in most areas are in vegetative and flowering stages. Harvesting of ginger, gabi, camote, cassava, tomatoes, sweet pepper, melon, patola and upo is still on-going.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2-6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Capiz; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 - 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation for rice is on-going. Transplanting, direct seeding and germination stage of rice are still in progress. Harvesting and milling of sugarcane is on-going. Irrigation activities in some dry areas is also in progress.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 - 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 - 93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Land preparation for rice and vegetables in some farms is still in progress. Planting of lettuce, okra, patola, squash, tomatoes, ampalaya, mustard and pechay is on-going. Irrigation and watering activities, harvesting of mango, banana, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, sweet pepper, carrots and broccoli are still on-going.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Capiz; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 - 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative stage. Transplanting and seeding of rice for second cropping are still on-going. Planting of string beans, radish, cassava, lettuce, onions, upo, and garlic is still in progress. Harvesting of Indian mango, rambutan, lanzones and pomelo is also on-going.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 -75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Dipolog; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting of squash, okra, onions, mustard, pechay, cabbage, lettuce, garlic, ampalaya, and patola is in progress. Harvesting of fruits such as durian, rambutan, pineapple, banana, pomelo, guyabano and leafy vegetables is still on-going.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2-5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Bukidnon; Dry– rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 - 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation in some small pocket areas is on-going. Rice and corn are in vegetative stage. Transplanting of rice and planting of sweet pepper, lettuce, upo, cabbage cauliflower, sinkamas and chayote is still in progress. Harvesting of durian, guyabano, pineapple, banana, and pomelo is still on-going.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 - 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 - 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Transplanting and direct seeding of rice in some areas are still on-going. Planting of sweet potatoes, watermelon, gabi, upo, cabbage, string beans, eggplant, cucumber and squash is still in progress. Harvesting of papaya, banana, rambutan, marang, mangosteen, pomelo, lanzones and durian is still on-going.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 - 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 - 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice and corn are in different stages. Planting of cucumber, gabi, ginger white potato, squash, upo, sweet pepper melon, and cassava is still on-going. Harvesting of pineapple, banana, guyabano, durian, pomelo, pechay, lettuce, cabbage, and spinach is in progress.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2-6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 - 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative and tillering stages. Planting of ampalaya, cucumber, upo, okra, cowpea, cabbage, squash, ginger and cassava is still in progress. Harvesting of marang, papaya, banana, durian, pomelo, mangosteen, and pineapple is still on-going.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Maguindanao Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 - 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative and tillering stages. Land preparation, planting and transplanting for rice in some farm areas is still on-going. Planting of cassava, patani, peanut, mungo, and ampalaya is still on-going.

Prepared By:

SCF/ RAAM/ MAM/DPO/RMP/ACC
FWSS Staff

Verified by:

MA. FE E. VILLAMORA
OIC, FWSS