Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

TAIL-END OF A COLD FRONT AFFECTING BICOL REGION. NORTHEAST MONSOON AFFECTING THE REST OF LUZON

Issued at: 8AM Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Valid until: 8AM Wednesday, December 11, 2019
FWFA: 19-343
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
BICOL REGION , QUEZON AND SAMAR PROVINCE CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS STRONG FROM NORTHEAST LOWLAND 25 - 23
UPLAND 23 - 29
75 - 100 > 8 HOURS
CAGAYAN VALLEY, CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION , ILOCOS AND AURORA PROVINCE CLOUDY WITH LIGHT RAINS STRONG FROM NORTHEAST LOWLAND 20 - 27
UPLAND 12 - 23
65 - 98 0 - 6 HRS
MINDANAO, PALAWAN AND THE REST OF VISAYAS PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST – MINDANAO; STRONG FROM NORTHEAST EASTERN VISAYAS; MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST – REST OF VISAYAS LOWLAND 24 - 34
UPLAND 20 - 31
60 - 95 0 – 4 HRS
METRO MANILA AND THE REST OF LUZON PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED LIGHT RAINS MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST LOWLAND 22 - 30
UPLAND 21 - 30
53 - 87 0 – 4 HRS

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

CAGAYAN VALLEY, BICOL REGION, QUEZON CITY, AND THE PROVINCES OF CASIGURAN, ALABAT, TAYABAS, AKLAN, CAPIZ, BUKIDNON AND HINATUAN

Moist

ILOCOS REGION, REST OF CENTRAL LUZON, REST OF NCR, MIMAROPA, EASTERN VISAYAS, AND THE PROVINCES OF INFANTA, CEBU, DIPOLOG, DAVAO CITY AND SURIGAO

Dry

REST OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
  • 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; CLEAN CREEKS, CANALS AND DITCHES FROM IMPEDIMENTS TO PROVIDE NATURAL FLOW OF WATER SPECIALLY DURING THUNDERSTORMS TO AVOID POSSIBLE FLOODING, PLANTING OF FRUIT TREES TO REPLACE THE OLD ONES.
  • FOR (RAINFED) DRY AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS: SUN DRYING OF NEWLY HARVESTED RICE AND CORN; WATERING ACTIVITIES OR IRRIGATION USING PUMP; FUNGAL DEVELOPMENT CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO STORED FARM PRODUCTS, THUS, IT IS ADVISED TO KEEP BARNS AND CROP STORAGE ROOMS TO BE CLEAN, DRY, WELL VENTILATED AND IN SAFE CONDITION; DELIVERY OF GOODS IN COVERED VANS CAN BE DONE. BE VIGILANT AND ALWAYS INSPECT YOUR RICE FIELDS FOR OCCURRENCE OF PESTS AND DISEASES, ASK FOR PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES OR CONSULT THE EXPERTISE OF YOUR LOCAL AGRICULTURIST.
Fishing Advisories

THE COASTAL WATERS OVER NORTHERN LUZON, THE EASTERN SECTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON AND OF EASTERN VISAYAS WILL BE ROUGH WHILE THE REST OF LUZON AND VISAYAS WILL HAVE MODERATE TO ROUGH SEAS. ELSEWHERE, WILL HAVE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. REMINDERS TO OUR FISHERFOLKS TO BE ALWAYS CAREFUL SPECIALLY THOSE USING SMALL SEACRAFTS, BRING EMERGENCY KIT, AND BE UPDATED FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATE AND FARM ADVISORIES.

Red Tide Alert
(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 24, Issued on 04 December 2019)

ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ACETES SP. OR ALAMANG GATHERED AT PUERTO PRINCESA BAY, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY IN PALAWAN; THE COASTAL WATERS OF DAUIS AND TAGBILARAN CITY IN BOHOL; SAN PEDRO BAY, IRONG-IRONG BAY AND SILANGA BAY IN WESTERN SAMAR; CANCABATO BAY, TACLOBAN CITY IN LEYTE; LIANGA BAY IN SURIGAO DEL SUR; AND THE COASTAL WATERS OF BATAAN (MARIVELES, LIMAY, ORION, PILAR, BALANGA, HERMOSA, ORANI, ABUCAY, AND SAMAL) 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.

PREPARED BY: MAM/JOT VERIFIED BY: FEV
10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. DEKAD NO. 34      DECEMBER 1 – 10, 2019

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will likely to affect the whole country are the northeast monsoon, tropical cyclone and tail-end of a cold front.

During the early days of the dekad, Typhoon “Tisoy” will bring stormy weather over Metro Manila, Visayas and the regions of Bicol, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA while Central Luzon, Surigao del Norte, and the southern portions of Ilocos Region, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley will experience cloudy skies with rains and gusty winds. Northern Mindanao and the rest of Luzon will be cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Improved weather condition is expected over the rest of Mindanao. After this, as the tropical cyclone moves away from the landmass, gradual improvement of weather is expected over the areas affected by Typhoon “Tisoy”. However, Northern Luzon will continue to have cloudiness with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms while the rest of the archipelago will experience better weather condition except for some chances of isolated rainshowers. During the mid of the second half, Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms. Northern Luzon and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will be cloudy with light rains while the rest of Luzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers.

During the early days of the dekad, winds coming from northeast will be experienced in northern and central sections of Luzon while winds coming from the northeast to northwest will blow over the rest of the country. Metro Manila and the regions of Bicol, CALABARZON, Central Luzon and Eastern Visayas, and the provinces of Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Romblon, Marinduque, and the northern portions of Palawan, Central Visayas and Western Visayas are expected to experience gusty winds. Afterwards, winds from northeast to east will blow over the northern and eastern sections of Luzon while the rest of the country will have winds coming from the east to northeast. During the start of the second half, northeasterly windflow will progress over Luzon while the rest of the country will have winds coming from east to northeast.
During the early days of the dekad, rough to very rough seas are expected to occur over Luzon and eastern seaboards of Visayas while the rest of the country will have moderate to rough seas. As Typhoon “Tisoy” moves away from the country, during the mid of the forecast period, rough to very rough seas will continually prevail over the northern, western and the central sections of Luzon. The coastal waters of Visayas, Mindanao and the rest of Luzon will have moderate to rough seas. However, the eastern seaboards of Southern Luzon may start to experience rough to very rough seas at the middle of the second half of the dekad up to the end of the forecast period.

ENSO-neutral condition will likely to continue throughout the forecast period.

Farm Advisories

The frequency of tropical disturbances causes wet weather condition which promotes fungal development and damage stored farm products. It can also reduce the quality, viability and market price of the grains. Thus, it is advised to keep barns and crop storage rooms in good, dry, well ventilated condition. Big trees may have weak/dead branches that can fall and cause damages to houses, animal shelters and hurt inhabitants during strong winds and continuous heavy rains. As precautionary measure, cutting of excess leaves and branches of big trees is advised. Also, pruning of banana leaves that will likely be broken can be saved from total destruction. Continuous rain causes soil erosion and landslide which may require covercropping, land terracing and waterway declogging activities.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of cassava, sweet potato, bananas, citrus, tomatoes, ginger, squash, eggplant, calamansi, ampalaya, radish and potatoes is on-going. Late planted rice in selected areas are still in harvesting stage. Land preparation and transplanting of rice are on-going.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Cagayan: 5 – 9; Rest: 3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

63 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 30; Rest: 21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of potatoes, ampalaya, radish, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, cassava, pechay, spinach, cabbage, ginger and onions is on-going. Repair and cleaning of destroyed farm structures affected by past weather disturbances are still on-going. Drying, milling and cleaning of rice are still in progress. Land and seedbed preparation are also on-going.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

8 – 25

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of upo, lettuce, mustard, carrots, pepper, sayote, broccoli, wombok, cabbage, potatoes, chayote, onions, pechay, tomatoes and spinach is on-going. Upland rice is in transplanting and some are in vegetative stage. Potatoes, sweet peas, radish and cabbage are in vegetative stage. Land and seedbed preparation for upland rice are also on-going.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 175

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Casiguran; Moist – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 31; Rest: 21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of sugarcane, eggplant, calamansi, tomatoes, onions, squash, cucumber, carrots, ampalaya, potatoes and cabbage is still on-going. Some rice field are in seedbed preparation and transplanting stages. Drying, milling, cleaning and storing of rice are still in progress. Land and seedbed preparation are on-going.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 175

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Quezon City; Moist – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

57 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of backyard and garden plots of matured vegetables such as eggplant, okra, tomaoes, malunggay, mustard, pechay, upo, alugbati and cabbage is on-going. Land and garden plot preparation for vegetable planting are also on-going.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 250

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Rizal and Upland areas: 16 – 28; Rest: 21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of chico, sweet potato, cassava, tugue, dalandan, banana, papaya, pineapple, tomato, squash, eggplant, cucumber, upo and lettuce is in progress. Harvesting of late planted rice continuous while some fields are in land and seedbed preparations and transplanting stage for the next cropping season.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

58 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of sweet potatoes, corn, pepper, cashew, cassava, upo, banana, papaya and pineapple is still in progress. Land and seedbed preparations and transplanting stage are on-going for the second cropping. Late planted rice and corn are still in harvesting stage.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 300

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

63 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of ampalaya, okra, corn, gabi, cassava, squash, sweet potatoes, upo and papaya is on-going. Some rice field have started land and seedbed preparations for the next cropping season while late planted rice is still in harvesting stage.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Aklan, Capiz Dry – Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

63 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of potatoes, cabbage, squash, corn, sugarcane, guyabano, tomatoes, papaya, carrots, sweet potatoes and cassava is being done. Land and seedbed preparations for the next cropping season are on-going. Milling of sugarcane is in progress.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist –Cebu; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

63 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of carrots tomatoes, onions, corn, mangoes, papaya, banana, guyabano, sweet potatoes, pechay and cabbage is on-going. Some fields for vegetable planting have begun its preparation. Rice in some selected farm areas are in vegetative stage.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of cassava, carrots, radish, papaya, sweet potato, squash, corn and other leafy vegetables is on-going. Harvesting of lowland rice continuous. Some rice field are in land and seedbed preparations.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Dipolog; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of corn, banana, papaya, guyabano, radish, squash, carrots and pechay is still in progress. Land and seedbed preparations have started for the next cropping season. Some irrigated rice and corn are still in harvesting stages.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Bukidnon; Dry – Rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon and upland areas: 14 – 28; Rest: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of banana, durian, upo, pineapple, marang, guyabano, cucumber, eggplant, onions, tomato, cassava, sweet pepper, carrots, potatoes, ginger, corn and sweet potato is still on-going. Some late planted rice are in harvesting stage. Other rice field are in land and seedbed preparations.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Davao City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 30; Rest: 22 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of corn, marang, durian, pineapple, guyabano, rambutan, banana, eggplant, papaya, cabbage, pechay, sweet potatoes, cassava, ginger and mangosteen is still on-going. Land and seedbed preparations for the next planting season are on-going. Drying and milling activities of newly harvested rice are in progress.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 17 – 28; Rest: 22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of durian, guyabano, pomelo, sweet potatoes, ubi, cassava, mangosteen, marang and banana is still on-going. Some rice field have started land and seedbed preparations for the next cropping season. Drying and milling activities of newly harvested rice are in progress.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Hinatuan; Moist – Surigao; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of mangosteen, marang pomelo, papaya, banana, pineapple, dragon fruit, pechay, mustard, eggplant and tomatoes is on-going. Rice field for land and seedbed preparations are on-going. Drying and milling activities of newly harvested rice are in progress.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

63 – 93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of pineapple, papaya, rambutan, banana, mango, durian, pomelo, marang, cassava, ubi, mangosteen, and fruit and leafy vegetables is still in progress. Land and seedbed preparations in rice field are on-going. Drying and milling activities of newly harvested rice and corn are in progress.

Prepared By:

MA. FE. E. VILLAMORA
OIC, FWSS


EDNA L. JUANILLO
Chief
Climatology and Agrometeorology Division (CAD)