Easterlies affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Issued at: 8AM Friday, February 26, 2021
Valid until: 8AM Saturday, February 27, 2021
|Forecast Area||Agri-Weather||Winds||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Leaf Wetness|
|Metro Manila and the rest of the country||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers||
|LOWLAND 21 - 33 UPLAND 12 - 24||40 - 96%||0 - 4 HRS|
Calayan, Casiguran, Laguna, Quezon, Romblon, Bicol Region, Capiz, Aklan, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bukidnon, Davao Region, CARAGA
Aparri, Baler, Quezon City, Rizal, Mindoro, rest of Western Visayas
Rest of the country
Prolonged rainfall during La Niña, can proliferate destructive grain-sucking rice-bugs (liptocorisa) which can be abundant and can attack any time, be vigilant and always inspect your rice fields and ask local agriculturist for advice if there are any. Continuous wet weather condition brought by La Niña, promotes fungal development and can cause damage to stored farm products, reduce the quality, viability and market price of the grains. Thus, it is advised to keep barns and crop storage rooms to be in good, dry, well ventilated condition. During La Niña, choose flood resistant rice varieties which are suitable in your farm or ask the advice and expertise of your local agriculturist.
IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EASTERLIES AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS
Be alert and extra careful to those living in low lying areas and near mountain slopes due to possible flooding and landslides; inspect farm houses, barns and light-built structures and make repairs; Clean creeks, canals and ditches; store harvested crops in elevated, well ventilated and covered places. Water impounding is advisable during heavy rains for future use. Secure farm animals. Plan for emergency measures to protect lives and properties
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; planting of fruit trees to replace the old ones.
FOR DRY (RAINFED) AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS
Watering crops during early morning and evening periods will help alleviate stress on crops. Animal housing must be well ventilated; cogon and