Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

NORTHEAST MONSOON AFFECTING LUZON.

Issued at: 8AM Saturday, January 18, 2020
Valid until: 8AM Sunday, January 19, 2020
FWFA: 20-018
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
CAGAYAN VALLEY, BICOL REGION, APAYAO, KALINGA, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, IFUGAO, AURORA AND QUEZON CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED RAINS MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST - CAGAYAN VALLEY, APAYAO, KALINGA, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, IFUGAO;

LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST - BICOL REGION, , AURORA AND QUEZON
LOWLAND 21-30
UPLAND 15-25
65-99% 4-8 HOURS
PALAWAN, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST
LOWLAND 23-33
UPLAND 19-30
60-95% 0-4 HOURS
METRO MANILA AND THE REST OF LUZON PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED RAINS MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEASTREST OF NORTHERN LUZON;
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST - REST OF THE COUNTRY
LOWLAND 23-32
UPLAND 21-28
55-90% 0-4 HOURS

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

CASIGURAN, BALER, QUEZON PROVINCE, MINDORO, BICOL REGION, AKLAN, CAPIZ, MACTAN, MOST AREAS OF SAMAR

Moist

BASCO, CALAYAN, APARRI, CORON, ROMBLON, UEP, DAVAO CITY, HINATUAN, SURIGAO

Dry

REST OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
FOR AREAS AFFECTED BY ASHFALL DUE TO VOLCANIC ACTIVITY: STAY INDOORS, ALWAYS WEAR MASK, CLOSE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS INCLUSING BARNS. KEEP ANIMALS IN A SAFE, CLOSE STRUCTURE. IF ABLE, ENSURE THAT ALL PRODUCE ARE KEPT IN A CLOSE TIGHT DRY PLACE. EVACUATE IF NECESSARY.
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 AREAS OVER NORTHERN LUZON WILL BE MODERATE TO ROUGH WHILE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY WILL HAVE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. SEACRAFT ARE ADVISED TO ALWAYS BE VERY ALWAYS CAREFUL IN GOING OUT TO THE SEA, BRING EMERGENCY KIT, AND BE UPDATED FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATE AND FARM ADVISORIES.
Fishing Advisories

THE COASTAL AREAS OVER NORTHERN LUZON WILL BE MODERATE TO ROUGH WHILE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY WILL HAVE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. SEACRAFT ARE ADVISED TO ALWAYS BE VERY ALWAYS CAREFUL IN GOING OUT TO THE SEA, 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. 26, Issued on 27 December 2019)

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

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

DEKAD NO. 02      JANUARY 11 – 20, 2020

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

During the early days of the dekad, cloudy skies with light rains will be experienced over Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Aurora and Quezon while Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience partly to cloudy skies with isolated light rains brought by northeast monsoon. Likewise, a Low Pressure Area will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Quezon, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, and CARAGA. As the LPA dissipates, the tail-end of a cold front will continue to bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Cagayan Valley, Aurora, Quezon and Bicol Region. During the last part of the dekad, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will persist over Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and Quezon while the rest of the country will have better weather condition except for isolated light rains over the rest of Luzon and isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms over Visayas and Mindanao.

Northeasterly windflow will prevail over the country except for northeast to northwest winds over the eastern side of Visayas and Mindano as the LPA moves closer to Bicol Region- Eastern Visayas Area. Easterly to northeasterly winds will continue to blow over the whole country for the rest of the forecast period.

The eastern seaboards of the whole country will likely to have moderate to rough sea condition while the rest of the country will have slight to moderate seas.


ENSO-neutral condition still persists and will likely to continue throughout the forecast period.
Farm Advisories

Farmers are reminded that the most suitable rice variety is the one that best meet the farmer and consumer’s need. It may not always give the highest yield and will be influenced by availability of water (either from rain or irrigation), soil type, and field elevation, and whether the rice will be sold or consumed at home. Varieties should be selected based on good yield potential, resistance to disease, good eating qualities, high milling yield, and are suitable for the market.

During transplanting stage, water is critical during the first 10-days after transplanting, as this is the time weed seeds also begin to germinate. Maintaining enough water will suppress the weed growth.

Moreover, during the vegetative stage, when applying a fertilizer, reduce water level to field saturation point, just enough to dissolve the fertilizer. Do not, however, dry the field.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

17 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting of rice are still on-going. Some rice are in vegetative stage. Planting of corn, cucumber, eggplant, celery, lettuce, sitao, tomato, garlic and melon is also on-going. Harvesting of lettuce, mustard, pechay, ampalaya, bell pepper, onions and string beans is on going.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Basco Calayan, Aparri, Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

57 – 1 00

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 17 – 27; Rest: 20 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in vegetative stage. Early planted corn are on grain filling stage. Planting of tomatoes, lettuce, gabi, patola, eggplant and other leafy green vegetables is being done. Harvesting of ampalaya, onions, mustard, pechay, pepper, sweet potatoes, string beans, cassava, cabbage and ginger is still on-going.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

10 – 27

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are still in vegetative stage. Planting of carrots, bell pepper, sayote, chayote, onions, pechay and tomatoes is on-going. Harvesting of lettuce, mustard, pechay, pepper, string beans, broccoli, potatoes, wombok, cabbage, ampalaya, tomatoes, celery, cabbage and onions is also on-going.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 60

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Eastern section: 0 – 5; Western section: 3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Casiguran, Baler; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 29; Rest: 21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative, others are in milking stage. Transplanting of rice is on-going. Planting of mungo, patani, string beans, cauliflower, celery and eggplant is still in progress. Harvesting of potatoes, sugarcane, tomatoes, onions, squash, cucumber, melon, calamansi, carrots, watermelon, ampalaya and cabbage is still on-going.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of green vegetables in backyard garden plots such as pechay, upo, alugbati, cabbage, mustard, ampalaya, tomatoes, okra, camote and malunggay is on-going.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Eastern section: 0 – 5; Western section: 3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet –Quezon Province; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 30; Rest: 23 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting of irrigated rice is ongoing. Early planted rice is on flowering stage. Planting of corn, peanut, bountiful beans, cowpea, soybean, cabbage, celery, mustard and ampalaya is on-going. Harvesting of dalandan, watermelon, pineapple, cassava, melon, sweet potato, dalandan, banana, papaya, tomato, squash, upo eggplant, lettuce and cucumber is in progress.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 600 – 60

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting and transplanting activities of rice and corn are in progress. Planting of white potato, chayote, garlic, ginger, condol, carrot, cassava, sweet potatoes and arrowroot is on-going. Harvesting of melon, watermelon, cashew, cassava, pepper, upo, banana, lettuce, mustard, pechay, string beans, ampalaya, papaya and pineapple is also in progress.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

6 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Some rice field are still in land and seedbed preparations, and transplanting activities. Planting of cassava, gabi, ginger, radish, okra, squash, upo, sweet potato and ubi is also on-going. Harvesting of corn, guyabano, cabbage, squash, pechay, carrots, eggplant, banana, pineapple and root crops is still in progress.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 45

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Aklan, Capiz, Roxas; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:


Rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Some rice field are still in land preparation and transplanting activities. Planting of corn, bountiful beans, sweet potatoes, cassava, squash, tomatoes, papaya, carrots, ampalaya string beans and watermelon is being done. Harvesting of banana, guyabano sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, onions and sugarcane is still in progress.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Mactan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Other rice field are still in land preparations, planting and transplanting activities. Harvesting of guyabano, onions, melon, watermelon, carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, mangoes, papaya and banana is being done. Planting of corn, squash, upo, pechay, string beans, cabbage, mustard and peas is in progress.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Eastern portion: 25 – 100; Rest: 0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

6 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet –most of Samar provinces, Tacloban, Maasin; Moist – UEP Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Other rice field are in land and seedbed preparations, planting and transplanting activities. Harvesting of carrots, watermelon, sweet potato, radish, papaya, cassava, squash, corn and melon is still in progress. Planting of cowpea, soybean, celery, cauliflower, watermelon, eggplant, corn, cabbage, pechay, mustard and other leafy vegetables is also on-going.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of banana, papaya, pomelo, corn, guyabano, carrots, radish and squash is on-going. Planting of rice, patola, squash, monggo, patani, soybeans, cabbage, cauliflower, celery and eggplant is in progress.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon and upland areas: 17 – 30; Rest: 22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:


Rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Other rice field are in land and seedbed preparations, planting and transplanting activities. Planting of cassava, beets, sesame, patola, squash, monggo, patani, soybeans, mustard, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, and eggplant is in progress. Harvesting of pineapple, marang, onions, tomato, guyabano, cucumber, banana, durian, upo, cassava, potatoes, ginger, mustard, sweet potato, pechay and corn is on-going.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist –Davao City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 30; Rest: 21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in vegetative stage. Planting of corn, squash, ampalaya, sweet pepper, patani, soybeans, corn, monggo, cauliflower cabbage, celery, lettuce, mustard, eggplant, melon, muskmelon, cassava and garlic is being done. Harvesting of papaya, ginger, guyabano, pineapple, marang, banana, cabbage, pechay, sweet potatoes, melon, cassava watermelon and durian is still on-going.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 17 – 28; Rest: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice and corn are in vegetative stage. Other ricefield are in land and seedbed preparations. Planting of corn, cabbage, patola, celery, lettuce, cowpea, mustard, squash, tomato melon, okra, soybeans, muskmelon, cassava, upo, eggplant, and other leafy vegetables is also on-going. Harvesting of pomelo, ubi, banana, watermelon sweet potatoes, melon, durian, marang and guyabano is being done.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Hinatuan, Surigao City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Other ricefield are in land and seedbed preparations for next cropping season. Planting of ginger, cassava, radish and sweet potato is also on-going. Harvesting of pomelo, pineapple, banana, marang, pechay, pepper and tomatoes is being done.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Some ricefield are in land and seedbed preparations. Planting of soybeans, string beans, patani, monggo, cowpea, peas, celery, pechay, mustard and eggplant is also in progress. Harvesting of banana, mango, pineapple, papaya, durian, pomelo, marang, cassava, ubi and leafy vegetables is on-going.

Prepared By:


MA. FE. E. VILLAMORA
OIC, FWSS







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