Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

NORTHEAST MONSOON AFFECTING LUZON AND VISAYAS.

Issued at: 8AM Saturday, January 19, 2019
Valid until: 8AM Sunday, January 20, 2019
FWFA: 19-019
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
EASTERN VISAYAS, CARAGA AND DAVAO REGION CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS STRONG FROM NORTHEAST – EASTERN SECTION OF VISAYAS;
MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST – CARAGA AND DAVAO REGION
LOWLAND 22 – 300C
UPLAND 19
290C
60 – 98% 4 – 6 HOURS
CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION, ILOCOS REGION AND CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION CLOUDY WITH LIGHT RAINS STRONG FROM NORTHEAST LOWLAND 20 – 300C
UPLAND 14 – 220C
55 – 95% 4 - 6 HOURS
METRO MANILA AND THE REST OF LUZON AND OF VISAYAS
PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED LIGHT RAINS STRONG FROM NORTHEAST- EASTERN SECTION OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON;
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST – OVER THE REST
LOWLAND 21 – 310C
UPLAND 17 – 280C
40 - 90% 0 – 4 HOURS
REST OF MINDANAO PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST – REST OF EASTERN SECTION OF MINDANAO;
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST – OVER THE REST
LOWLAND 23 – 330C
UPLAND 21 – 290C
40-90% 0 – 4 HOURS

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

AURORA, REGIONS 4A, 5, 8, 13, ROMBLON, CAPIZ, DIPOLOG

Moist

CAGAYAN, BATANES, NCR, REGION 7, DAVAO

Dry

REST OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
STORE HARVESTED CROPS IN ELEVATED AND COVERED PLACES; USE COVERED VANS WHEN TRANSPORTING GOODS TO THE MARKETPLACE.
  • FOR WET AND MOIST AREAS: REMOVAL OF WEEDS, LAND PREPARATION, PLANTING AND TRANSPLANTING OF IRRIGATED RICE AND OTHER CROPS, HARVESTING OF MATURED CROPS, CLEANING AND CLEARING OF FIELDS.
  • FOR DRY AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS: WATERING USING SPRINKLER, IRRIGATION, DRYING AND STORING OF 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 LUZON, EASTERN SECTION OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON AND OF VISAYAS WILL BE ROUGH WHILE THE SEABOARDS OVER THE EASTERN SECTIONS OF MINDANAO WILL BE MODERATE TO ROUGH. ELSEWHERE, WILL HAVE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. 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
RED TIDE ALERT(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 1, Issued on 14 January 2019)

ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ALAMANG COLLECTED FROM COASTAL WATERS OF PAMPANGA; BATAAN; PUERTO PRINCESA BAY IN PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN; DAUIS AND TAGBILARAN CITY IN BOHOL; MATARINAO BAY IN EASTERN SAMAR; CANCEBATO BAY IN TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE; AND LIANGA BAY IN SURIGAO DEL SUR ARE NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED NOT TO GATHER OVER THESE AREAS.

PREPARED BY: RMP

VERIFIED BY: FEV
10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 02      January 11-20, 2019

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will affect the whole country are the northeast monsoon, tail-end of a cold front, low pressure area (LPA) and easterlies.

During the early days of the dekad, the regions of Central and Eastern Visayas, CARAGA, Davao and Northern Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms while the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will be cloudy with light rains. The rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers. After this, Luzon and Visayas will have cloudy skies with light rains while Mindanao will have good weather except for some isolated rainshowers. During the second half of the forecast period, Northern Luzon and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light rains. The regions of Central and Eastern Visayas, CARAGA, Davao and Northern Mindanao will have cloudiness with scattered rainshowers while the remaining portions of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers. During the latter part of the dekad, Visayas, CARAGA and MIMAROPA are expected to have bad weather due to the possible occurrence of a weather disturbance. On the other hand, Aurora province and the regions of Cagayan Valley, CALABARZON, Davao and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with light rains while the rest of the country will have good weather except for chances of isolated rainshowers.

During the first half of the dekad, winds coming from the northeast to east will blow over Northern Luzon while Visayas, the rest of Luzon and the eastern portions of Mindanao will have northeasterly wind flow. The rest of Mindanao will have winds from the northeast to north. However, during the second half of the forecast period, northeasterly winds will prevail over Luzon and Visayas while winds from the northeast to north will blow over Mindanao. During the latter part of the dekad, Northern Luzon will have winds from the northeast to east while Southern Luzon and Visayas will gradually experience winds coming from the northeast to north. The rest of Luzon will have northeasterly wind flow while Mindanao will have winds from the northeast to south.

The seaboards of the whole country will be moderate to rough during the duration of the forecast period.

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

Farmers lose an estimated average of 37% of their rice crop to pests and diseases every year. In addition to good crop management, timely and accurate diagnosis can significantly reduce losses. The best control for pests and disease problems is prevention.

Consequently, if there are pest or disease incidences in the crop, it is important to diagnose the problem accurately. For help with the diagnosis, seek advice from a professional. You may seek advice through Rice Doctor, a diagnostic app to assist in identifying pests and diseases. (http://ricedoctor.irri.org).

When deciding to use a chemical for pest and disease control, it is important to:
• Use well-maintained spray equipment that has been properly calibrated;
• Apply the dosage recommended by the manufacturer; and
• Follow the safety precautions for mixing and spray applications.

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 (%):

60-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20-31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of rice, lettuce, mustard, ampalaya, patola, tomato, upo, watermelon and melon is on-going. Harvesting of radish, squash, string beans, onions, ampalaya, upo, and carrots is in progress. Rice are in different stages.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2-6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Cagayan, Batanes; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20-30

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of third crop corn and peanuts, melon, bountiful beans, cucumber, eggplant and watermelon is on-going. Harvesting of onions, squash, carrots, string beans, ampalaya and radish is in progress. Rice are in vegetative and tillering stages. Corn are in tasseling and head development stages.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

12-24

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of tomato, upo, radish, sincamas, onion and beets is on-going. Harvesting of sweet pepper, sincamas, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, eggplant, carrots, melon, onions, radish and broccoli is in progress. Rice and corn in some small areas are in vegetative and tillering stages.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Aurora – 50 - 200; Rest: 0 - 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Aurora – 4 – 8; Rest: 1– 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Aurora, Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of indian mangoes, lanzones, papaya, banana, rootcrops, calamansi, carrots, squash, tomatoes, cabbage, string beans, pechay, radish, eggplant, watermelon and sweet pepper is still on-going. Rice are in vegetative and flowering stages.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20-31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of sweet potato, ampalaya, pechay, celery and patola is on-going. Harvesting of tomatoes, pechay, potatoes, onion, mustard and sweet potatoes is also on-going. Land or garden plot preparation in some backyard areas are in progress.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Quezon: 100 – 300; Rest: 0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Quezon – 4 – 8; Rest: 2– 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

18-31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting of rice is on-going. Harvesting of citrus, pineapple, chico, atis, sugarcane, rootcrops, papaya, and ampalaya is also on-going. Rice in small selected farm areas are in vegetative and flowering stages.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Romblon Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of lowland rice is still on-going as well as melon, watermelon, mungo, ampalaya, sitao and corn. Harvesting of upo, tomatoes, string beans, chayote, ginger, squash, cabbage, and patola is also on-going. Mangoes and cashew stem buds start to emerge/ or in flowering stage. Rice are in vegetative and tillering stages.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22-31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of corn, dry season peanut, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, mustard, eggplant, cowpea and soybeans is on-going. Harvesting of ginger, camote, cassava, tomatoes, squash, sweet pepper, melon, patola and upo is also on-going. Rice are in vegetative stage.

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 (%):

50-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of carrots, melon, upo, corn, ginger, pechay and cabbage is on-going. Planting of corn and peanuts, tomatoes, bountiful beans, melon, cucumber, onions, upo, eggplant, watermelon and beets is also on-going. Rice are in vegetative and tillering stages while corn are in tasseling and silking stages.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-30

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of camote, banana, celery, cabbage, cucumber, mango and carrots is still on-going. Planting of peanuts, tomatoes, bountiful beans, melon, cucumber, onions, upo, sweet potatoes and corn is also on-going. Rice and corn are in flowering and maturing stages.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22-31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of mango, camote, banana corn, cabbage, cucumber, celery carrots and upo are on-going. Planting and transplanting of rice and corn are on-going. Some rice are still in vegetative stage. Also, planting dry season peanut, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, mustard, eggplant, cowpea and soybeans is still in progress.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Dipolog; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of peanuts, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, upo, sweet potatoes, mustard, pechay and lettuce is on-going. Some land preparation for vegetable plants are on-going. Corn are in vegetative, head development, tasseling and silking stages.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2-6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Davao City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

18-32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of banana, marang, mangosteen, lanzones, papaya, and durian is still on-going. Planting of peanuts, tomatoes, bountiful beans, melon, cucumber, onions, upo, sweet potatoes is also on-going. Rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50-150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Davao City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24-33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of pomelo, pineapple, papaya, banana, marang and durian is still on-going. Planting of upo, sweet potatoes, squash, watermelon, string beans, eggplant, gabi, cucumber, peanuts and corn is still in progress. Rice are in vegetative, flowering and ripening stages.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-75

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 cabbage, carrots, ampalaya, mustard and pechay is still on-going. Planting of peas, onion, cassava, peanuts, squash, cucumber, ginger, upo, sweet pepper, potato and melon is on-going. Rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 300

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of papaya pomelo, banana, and pineapple is still on-going. Planting of patola, squash, melon, cucumber, onions, upo, sweet potatoes, sweet peas, carrots and talimun is on-going. Rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Corn are in tasseling and silking stages.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55-90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of banana, marang, mangosteen pomelo, lanzones, papaya and durian is still on-going. Planting of peanuts, beets, onions, tomatoes, bountiful beans, melon, cucumber, peas, chayote, melon, upo, sweet potatoes, radish and sincamas is also on-going. Rice and corn are in vegetative, tillering and flowering stages.

Prepared By:

SCF/ RAAM/ MAM/DPO/RMP/ACC


MA. FE E. VILLAMORA
OIC, FWSS