Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

SOUTHWEST MONSOON AFFECTING SOUTHERN LUZON

Issued at: 8AM Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Valid until: 8AM Thursday, July 25, 2019
FWFA: 19-204
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
MIMAROPA AND WESTERN VISAYAS CLOUDY SKIES WIITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM SOUTHWEST TO SOUTH – MIMAROPA
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM SOUTHWEST- WESTERN VISAYAS
LOWLAND 25 - 33

UPLAND 22 - 31
70 - 96 4 - 6 HRS
METRO MANILA AND REST OF THE COUNTRY PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES WIITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM SOUTHWEST - SOUTHERN LUZON, REST OF VISAYAS AND MINDANAO;
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM SOUTHWEST TO SOUTH – REST OF LUZON
24 - 34

16 - 30
66 - 91 4 - 6 HRS

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

REGION 1, CAGAYAN, BATANES, BABUYAN ISLANDS, CAR, NCR, REGION 3, RIZAL, LAGUNA, MINDORO, CUYO, CATANDUANES., CAPIZ, BORONGAN, BUKIDNON, DAVAO CITY

Moist

REST OF REGION 2, AND REGION 4A AND REST OF REGION 4B, SORSOGON, ALBAY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, CEBU, AKLAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, TAGUM, PCA, SURIGAO DEL SUR

Dry

REST OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
IN AREAS AFFECTED BY SOUTHWEST MONSOON: BE ALERT AND HAVE EXTRA CARE TO THOSE LIVING IN LOW LYING AREAS DUE TO POSSIBLE FLASH FLOODING AND LIVING NEAR MOUNTAINOUS OR SLOPING AREAS DUE TO POSSIBLE LANDSLIDES; CLEAN CREEKS, CANALS AND DITCHES; STORE HARVESTED CROPS IN ELEVATED AND COVERED PLACES. WATER IMPOUNDING IS ADVISABLE DURING HEAVY RAINS FOR FUTURE USE.

FOR WET (IRRIGATED) AND MOIST AREAS: FERTILIZER APPLICATION TO WHEN NEEDED WHEN NEEDED. LAND AND SEEDBED PREPARATION, PLANTING AND TRANSPLANTING OF RICE, CORN AND OTHER CROPS, 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 AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO AVOID POSSIBLE FLOODING.
FOR (RAINFED) DRY AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS: 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 THE WHOLE COUNTRY 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. 10, Issued on 28 June 2019

ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ACETES OR ALAMANG GATHERED AT SAN PEDRO BAY IN WESTERN SAMAR; LIANGA BAY IN SURIGAO DEL SUR; AND COASTAL WATERS OF DAUIS AND TAGBILARAN CITY IN BOHOL, BALITE BAY, MATI CITY IN DAVAO ORIENTAL ARE STILL POSITIVE FOR PARALYTIC SHELLFISH POISON ARE NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED NOT TO GATHER OVER THESE AREAS. THUS, ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ACETES SP. OR ALAMANG GATHERED FROM THE AREA SHOWN ABOVE ARE NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

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

DEKAD NO. 19-21      July 21-31, 2019

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

The whole country is expected to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers during the first half of the dekad up to the early days of the second half. However, during the latter part of the forecast period, the regions of Eastern Visayas, Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will have cloudiness with rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms while the remaining portions of the archipelago will have fair weather with chances of isolated rainshowers.

Winds coming from the southwest to west will prevail over Luzon and Visayas while Mindanao will have winds from the south to southwest.

The country will have slight to moderate seas throughout the forecast period.
Farm Advisories

Use homemade organic fertilizers, such as crop residues and animal manure. A 5-ton palay harvest produces 5 tons or more of rice straws and stubbles, which can be incorporated into the soil three weeks before transplanting for proper decomposition. Mixing the fertilizer with the soil is important to prevent nitrogen from evaporating, ant to put the fertilizer near the roots of the plants.
It is important to level the field properly to attain uniform water depth in the field. This helps suppress growth of weeds, and maximizes fertilizer availability in the field. Nutrient management recommendations from the experts like PhilRice, IRRI or SARAI can be considered.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75-250

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of rice in some irrigated and rainfed farm areas are still on-going. Planting of ampalaya, cucumber, sweet pepper and condol is in progress. Harvesting of onions, chayote, eggplant and potatoes is being done.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60-100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

18-35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in establishment, vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of irrigated and rainfed rice are in progress. Harvesting of tomatoes, carrots, radish eggplant, guyabano, onions, ampalaya, eggplant and potatoes is also in progress.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

75-100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

15-29

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in establishment and vegetative stages. Planting and tansplanting of upland rice, cucumber, sweet pepper mustard, celery, ampalaya, chayote, condol, arrowroot and sweet pepper are on-going. Harvesting of celery, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, pechay, carrots, peanuts, tomatoes, beets, potatoes and sweet peas is being done.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Aurora; Wet – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70-100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most of Irrigated rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of irrigated and rainfed rice continue. Planting of string beans, ampalaya patola, bountiful beans, eggplant, cucumber and leafy vegetables. Harvesting of eggplant, white potatoes, endive, beets, and calamansi is being done.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70-88

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

26-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Backyard plot preparation and planting of lettuce, pechay, mustard, potatoes, eggplant, cassava and sweet potatoes are on-going. Harvesting of mustard, lettuce, malunggay, spinach, pechay, ampalaya leaves, alugbati, and root crops is in progress.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Rizal, Laguna; Moist – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70-100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in vegetative, tillering and head development stages. Transplanting of late planted rice in irrigated areas continue. Harvesting of banana, avocado, jackfruit, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, string beans, eggplant, santol, lettuce, and tomatoes is still on-going.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – San Jose, Coron, Cuyo; Moist – Romblon; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in establishment, vegetative and flowering stages. Land and seedbed preparations are still on-going in some field areas. Planting of irrigated rice, corn, peanuts, ampalaya squash, sweet pepper, ginger, chayote, and cassava is in progress. Harvesting of pineapple, banana, melon, papaya, cashew, eggplant, upo, ubi and sweet potatoes is also on-going.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Sorsogon, Albay; Moist - Masbate; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23-35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in establishment, vegetative and flowering stages. Planting of irrigated rice, corn, mungo, ginger, gabi, sweet pepper, ampalaya, lettuce cassava, talinum squash and eggplant is on-going. Some land preparation is still in progress. Harvesting of okra, squash, ampalaya, tomatoes, pechay, upo, cassava sweet potatoes, ubi, eggplant, gabi, banana, jackfruit, guyabano and papaya is also on-going.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Capiz, Aklan; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

63-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice and corn, ampalaya, squash, cadios, patani, okra patola soybeans, and watermelon are being done. Land and seedbed preparations are in progress. Harvesting guyabano, chayote, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes of jackfruit, papaya, mangoes and leafy vegetables is on-going.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 - 175

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Negros Oriental; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

63-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 - 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in establishment, vegetative and flowering stages. Land and seedbed preparations in some irrigated farm areas are still on-going. Planting of irrigated rice and corn is in progress. Harvesting of guyabano, mangoes, banana, papaya, eggplant, tomatoes, onions and root crops is on-going.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50-200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet - Borongan; Moist - Catbalogan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

68-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22-37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in establishment, vegetative and flowering stages. Transplanting of irrigated rice is being done. Planting of cowpea, bountiful beans, string beans, patola, lettuce, cabbage, okra, squash, ampalaya, and mungo is on-going. Harvesting of banana, guyabano, mango, pineapple, leafy vegetables and root crops is on-going.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 - 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Zamboanga del Norte; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

73-100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting and transplanting of vegetable crops like eggplant, okra, patola, squash, ampalaya, cucumber celery and lettuce in the northern part of the region is on-going. Harvesting of fruit crops such as banana, marang papaya durian, pomelo, jackfruit, guyabano, and mangoes and some leafy vegetables is on-going. Watering activities for some vegetable standing crops are in progress.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 - 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Bukidnon; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70-100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon: 17 – 28; Rest: 20 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in establishment, vegetative, and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice and corn as well as cucumber, patola, peanuts, chayote squash, tomatoes, and ampalaya, are in progress. Some land and seedbed preparations are still on-going. Harvesting of pineapple, papaya, durian, banana, guyabano, lettuce upo, cabbage, pechay, cucumber, carrots and mustard is in progress.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 - 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Davao City, PCA; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 - 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 - 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice and corn, cabbage, soybeans, peanuts, chayote, pechay lettuce, and squash are being done. Harvesting of coconut, papaya, mangoes, chayote, banana, pineapple, eggplant, pomelo, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, pechay, ginger and onions is still on-going.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4-8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

78-98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

18 - 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some irrigated rice are in establishment and vegetative stages. Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice, corn, peanuts, soybeans, chayote, pechay, squash, and potatoes are on-going. Land and seedbed preparations in some irrigated field areas are still on-going. Harvesting of durian, marang, pomelo, sweet potatoes, pineapple, tomatoes, banana, corn, guyabano and root crops is also on-going. Watering activities continue.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist - Surigao del Sur; Dry - rest of the country

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60-100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19-37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some irrigated rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice and corn are on-going. Planting of lettuce, soybeans, pechay, eggplant, ampalaya, peanuts, chayote, and carrots is being done. Land and seedbed preparations for some irrigated and rainfed fields are still on-going. Harvesting of pomelo, papaya pineapple, tomatoes, star apple, and banana is also on-going.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 - 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3-7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

63-100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 - 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of irrigated rice, corn, cassava, potatoes, eggplant, chayote, peanuts, sweet potatoes, ampalaya, and squash is being done. Land and seedbed preparations in some selected irrigated areas are being done. Harvesting of pomelo, marang, durian, banana, papaya, pineapple, and root crops is also on-going.

Prepared By:

MA. FE. E. VILLAMORA
OIC, FWSS

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