Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ) AFFECTING VISAYAS AND MINDANAO.

Issued at: 8AM Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Valid until: 8AM Wednesday, September 19, 2018
FWFA: 262
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
EASTERN VISAYAS, CARAGA AND ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST TO NORTH– EASTERN VISAYAS; LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHWEST –CARAGA AND ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA 24 – 320C - LOWLAND FARM
20 – 300C - UPLAND FARM
60 – 93% 4 – 8 HOURS
METRO MANILA AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST TO NORTH – NORTHERN AND EASTERN LUZON
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST TO NORTH –REST OF LUZON AND OF VISAYAS
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHWEST – REST OF MINDANAO
22 – 340C - LOWLAND FARM
16 – 310C - UPLAND FARM
60 – 95% 0 – 6 HOURS

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

MOST PARTS OF LUZON, WESTERN VISAYAS, DIPOLOG, NORTHERN MINDANAO, HINATUAN, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, REGION 6, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE AND REGION 10

Moist

ROMBLON, ABORLAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL, BAYBAY LEYTE, REGION 11

Dry

REST OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
  1. CLOSE OR REGULATE THE GATES OF THE LATERAL CANALS OR DITCHES. REMOVE THE IMPEDIMENTS ON CANALS OR DITCHES THAT RETARDS THE FLOW OF WATER.
  2. REPAIR CANAL EMBANKMENTS OR LEVEES DESTROYED BY THE HEAVY RAINS OR FLOODS. RENOVATE FARM HOUSES DESTROYED BY THE STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS. REMOVE THE BRANCHES OF TREES THAT FALL OVER THE RICE FIELDS AND CANALS
  3. DRAIN THE FLOODED AREAS. HARVEST MATURED CROPS LODGED BY THE STRONG WINDS.
  4. LAND PREPARATION ON NON-FLOODED AREAS.DRYING OF WET GRAINS BY USING MECHANICAL DYERS OR SUNDRY TO AVOID DETERIORATION AND GERMINATION OF GRAINS.
DAILY FARM ACTIVITIES FOR WET AND MOIST AREAS NOT AFFECTED BY THE TYPHOON:
CLEAN CREEKS, CANALS AND DITCHES FROM IMPEDIMENTS TO PROVIDE NATURAL FLOW OF WATER SPECIALLY DURING THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO AVOID POSSIBLE FLOODING. LAND PREPARATION, PLANTING AND TRANSPLANTING OF RAINFED AND IRRIGATED RICE AND OTHER CROPS, REMOVAL OF WEEDS IN AREAS NOT AFFECTED BY FLOODS AND HEAVY RAINS.
Fishing Advisories

THE COASTAL WATERS OVER NORTHERN AND EASTERN LUZON AND THE EASTERN SECTION OF VISAYAS WILL BE MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. WHILE REST OF THE COUNTRY WILL HAVE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. REMINDERS TO OUR FISHERFOLKS, NOT TO GO FISHING ON MENTIONED AREAS ABOVE.ELSEWHERE, IT WILL BE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. ALWAYS BE CAREFUL, BRING EMERGENCY KIT, AND BE BE UPDATED FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATE AND FARM ADVISORIES.

Red Tide Alert
Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 23, Issued on 07 September 2018

ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ALAMANG COLLECTED FROM COASTAL WATERS OF MATARINAO BAY IN EASTERN SAMAR; COASTAL WATERS OF DAUIS AND TAGBILARAN CITY IN BOHOL; AND HONDA BAY AND PUERTO PRINCESA BAY, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY IN PALAWAN 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. 26      SEPTEMBER 11–20, 2018

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will affect the whole country are southwest monsoon, tropical cyclone, low pressure area (LPA) and monsoon trough.

During the start of the dekad, the regions of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera are expected to have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms while the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers. After this, Luzon, Visayas and the regions of Zamboanga and ARMM will have cloudiness with rainshowers and thunderstorms. During the middle of the forecast period, the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley will have stormy weather while Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA and Western Visayas will have cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will have good weather except for isolated rainshowers. During the early days of the second half of the dekad, the whole country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers. However, during the latter part of the dekad, Visayas, CARAGA and Davao will have cloudiness with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will have good weather except for isolated rainshowers.

During the early days of the dekad, winds from the southwest to south will blow over Northern and Central Luzon while the rest of the country will have winds from the southwest to west. The regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON and Bicol will have winds coming from the northeast to northwest during the latter part of the first half of the dekad while the remaining portion of the archipelago will have winds from the southwest to west. However, as the tropical cyclone traverse over the province of Cagayan, the regions of Cagayan Valley, Ilocos and Cordillera will experience gusty winds. During the early days of the second half of the dekad, winds coming from the southwest to south will blow over Luzon. Winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Visayas while Mindanao will have winds from the south. Afterwards, winds coming from the east to southeast will gradually prevail over Luzon while the rest of the country will have winds from the east to northeast. During the latter part of the dekad, easterly windflow will prevail over extreme portion of Luzon while Visayas and the remaining part of Luzon will have winds from the east to north. Winds from southwest will prevail over Mindanao.

During the early days of the forecast period, the northern seaboards of Luzon will be moderate to rough while the rest of the archipelago will have slight to moderate seas. However, the approaching tropical cyclone will bring rough to very rough seas over the northern and eastern portion of Luzon and the eastern part of Visayas. Mindanao and the rest of the country will have moderate to rough seas. The northern and central seaboards of Luzon will experience rough to very rough seas during the mid of the dekad while the remaining portion of the archipelago will have moderate to rough seas. During the early days of the second half of the dekad, Luzon will gradually have moderate to rough seas while the remaining seaboards of the country will have slight to moderate seas. The coastal waters over Northern Luzon will be moderate to rough while the rest of the country will have slight to moderate seas during the latter period of the forecast period.

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

Farmers especially those who will be affected by the approaching Typhoon Ompong (International Name: Typhoon Mangkhut) are reminded to:
1. Investigate the current water level in the rice farm and plan for possible drainage outlets.
2. Check storage harvested crops against entry of rainwater and weak structures that may endanger farm animals; repair if necessary.
3. Harvest matured crops, fruits and vegetables which are ready for market.
4. Plan for emergency measures to protect lives and properties.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

100 – 400

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 - 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet –Pangasinan, Ilocos; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23– 30

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Re-planting and transplanting of rice in some farm areas are still in progress. Lowland rice is in vegetative and flowering stages.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

100 – 500

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 - 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Batanes, Calayan; Moist - Tuguegarao, Isabela; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 332

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in reproductive or flowering stage. Corn is still in vegetative stage. Planting of lettuce, mustard, sweet pepper and cucumber is still on-going. Harvesting of banana, cacao, mungo, eggplant and leafy vegetables is also on-going.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

100 – 300

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 - 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

14– 22

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Upland rice is in flowering stage. Corn and some rice are in vegetative stage. Harvesting of mustard, celery, patola, sweet pepper and chayote is still on-going. Land preparation of corn is in progress.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 300

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4– 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Fertilizer and pesticides application in some rainfed areas are still on-going. Some rice are in harvesting stage for third cropping. Planting of peanut, beans, beets, cucumber and tomatoes has started. Harvesting of rambutan, calamansi, mungo and cassava is still on-going.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

100 –300

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 30

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Plot preparation and transplanting for small pocket farm are on-going. Planting of pechay, lettuce, eggplant, ginger, okra and cabbage is on-going. Harvesting of malunggay, spinach, alugbati, pechay, chayote and cassava is still on-going.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Batangas, Cavite, Quezon; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigating of early planted palay. Some palay are on flowering and booting stages. Harvesting of corn, dragon fruit, rambutan, santol, pineapple, banana, papaya, squash, okra, tomatoes, cucumber, upo, patola, string beans, squash and ampalaya is in progress. Some lanzones are in maturing stage and some are in harvesting stage.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Mindoro, Coron; Moist - Romblon, Aborlan; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rainfed rice is in booting and flowering stages. Irrigated rice is in maturing stage while others are in harvesting stage. Some corn are in harvesting stage. Harvesting of lanzones, rambutan, avocado, papaya, pineapple, banana and santol is on-going.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet –Albay; Moist - Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte; Catanduanes; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice and corn are in harvesting stage. Harvesting of patani, sitao, eggplant, ampalaya, melon, patola, tomatoes and ube is still on-going. Planting of camote, cassava, cucumber and onions is on-going.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 –8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Aklan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Lowland rice is in harvesting stages for first cropping. Some rice and corn are on seedbed preparation and transplanting for second cropping. Planting of batao, mungo, cabbage and spinach is still on-going.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist - Negros Oriental; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice and corn are in tillering and some are in flowering stage. Harvesting of mango, banana, papaya, cucumber, sweet pepper and patola is still on-going. Planting of leafy vegetables such as pechay, cabbage and mustard is on the process.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist- Baybay, Leyte; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated upland palay is in harvesting stage while rainfed palay growth is affected due to lack of rain. Harvesting of bananas, lanzones, dalandan, potatoes, sweet potatoes and cassava is on-going. Planting of mustard, okra, cauliflower, ampalaya, sweet potato, garlic, beets and onions is underway.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Dipolog; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Seedbed preparation and planting of corn is on-going. Planting of beans, peanuts and rootcrops is underway. Harvesting of banana, pomelo, potatoes, okra, stringbeans, pineapple and squash is still in progress.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice and corn are in harvesting stages. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn for second cropping are in head development stages. Harvesting of pineapple, banana, pomelo, cucumber, cabbage, carrots, ampalaya, corn, ginger, okra, calamansi, leafy vegetables and rootcrops is still on-going.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of pineapple, rambutan, lanzones, pomelo, papaya, banana, durian, corn, upo, patola, cucumber, string beans, mustard, pechay and carrots is still on-going. Irrigated and rainfed rice are in maturing and harvesting stages whereas, corn is in land and seedbed preparation for second cropping.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of jackfruit, rambutan, corn, pineapple, lanzones banana, guyabano, durian, pomelo and leafy vegetables is still in progress. Planting of chayote, upo, patola, cucumber, string beans and ginger is still on-going. Rice are in maturing and harvesting stages.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Hinatuan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rainfed and irrigated rice and corn are in vegetative stage and some are in maturing stage. Planting of sweet peas, upo, patola, okra, cucumber, string beans, soybean, cabbage, carrots, chayote, pechay and mustard is still on-going. Harvesting of banana, pomelo, pineapple, corn, papaya and rootcrops is on the process.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of upo, radish, cucumber, string beans, corn, carrots, cassava, eggplant and patola is still on-going. Irrigated and rainfed rice are in vegetative and maturing stages.

Prepared By:

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

MA. FE E. VILLAMORA
OIC, FWSS

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