Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

Easterlies affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Issued at: 8AM Friday, February 26, 2021
Valid until: 8AM Saturday, February 27, 2021
FWFA: 21-057
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
Light to moderate from east – Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; Light to moderate from southeast to northeast – rest of the country
LOWLAND 21 - 33 UPLAND 12 - 24 40 - 96% 0 - 4 HRS

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Calayan, Casiguran, Laguna, Quezon, Romblon, Bicol Region, Capiz, Aklan, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bukidnon, Davao Region, CARAGA

Moist

Aparri, Baler, Quezon City, Rizal, Mindoro, rest of Western Visayas

Dry

Rest of the country

Farming Advisories
LA NIÑA ADVISORY
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
Fishing Advisories

Slight to moderate seas will be experienced over the whole archipelago. Be reminded to be very careful in going out fishing specially those using small sea craft. Always bring emergency kit. Be updated for the latest weather update and farm advisories.

Red Tide Alert
(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 03, Issued on 08 February 2021)

All types of shellfish and acetes sp. or alamang gathered at coastal waters of Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay in Palawan; Coastal Waters of Milagros in Masbate; Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon; Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, Siaton in Negros Oriental; Coastal waters of Daram island, Zumarraga, San Pedro and Cambatutay Bays in Western Samar; Coastal waters of Calubian, Leyte, and Carigara Bay, and Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City in Leyte; coastal waters of Biliran Islands; coastal waters of Guiuan and Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Balite Bay, Mati City in Davao Oriental; Lianga Bay and coastal waters of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur; and Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur are positive 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: RAAM / JOT / MCC Verified by: JAM
10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 06      FEBRUARY 21 - 28, 2021

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will likely affect the whole country are the northeast (NE) monsoon, tail-end of frontal system, easterlies, low pressure area (LPA), tropical cyclone and localized thunderstorms.

During the early days of the dekad, stormy weather will be experienced over MIMAROPA, Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Davao Region while cloudy skies with rains are expected over Bicol Region and CALABARZON. Northeast monsoon will continue to bring cloudiness with rains over Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) while areas in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and the rest of Mindanao will also be cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Ilocos Region will have good weather condition except for chances of isolated light rains. However, gradual improvement of weather is expected in most areas of the country as the tropical disturbance moves away from the landmass towards the West Philippine Sea. During the second half of the dekad, the whole archipelago will generally experience good weather with chances of rainshowers and localized thunderstorms.

Winds from the northeast to north will generally prevail over Luzon and Visayas while Mindanao will have winds coming from the northwest to southwest during the early days of the forecast period. Gusty winds may be felt in areas affected by the tropical disturbance. After this, as Northern Luzon continue experiencing northeasterly windflow, winds from the east to southeast will gradually blow over the remaining areas of the country. During the latter part of the dekad, winds from the northeast will blow over Ilocos Region while winds coming from the east to southeast will dominate over the rest of Northern Luzon. Easterly winds are expected to prevail over the remaining areas of the country.

During the early days of the dekad, rough to very rough seas will be experienced in areas affected by Tropical Storm Auring while moderate to rough seas are expected over the remaining areas of the northern and eastern seaboards of the country. After this, Northern Luzon will continue to experience moderate to rough seas up to the end of the first half of the dekad. The remaining coastal waters in the archipelago will have slight to moderate seas. During the second half of the forecast period, slight to moderate sea conditions are expected over the whole country.

La Niña is likely to continue across the tropical Pacific through January-February-March 2021 season.
Farm Advisories

(Please observe the Memorandum Order on Stringent Social Distancing Measures and Further Guidelines for the Management of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation)

Good water quality is necessary to maximize crop growth. Farmers are reminded that the rice plant is susceptible to salinity especially at the seedling stage and during the panicle development stage from panicle initiation to booting. Symptoms of salt toxicity include “firing” of leaves and reduced dry matter production. The effects of high salinity during panicle development are less obvious as there is little leaf effect, but florets and grain numbers per panicle are reduced greatly reducing yield.

For additional knowledge to attain potential crop production, farmers are encouraged to join government projects. These will enable them to learn and experience science-based crops and cropping system technologies and gain from such projects’ activities as sample advisories like planting dates, early warning for pest and disease infestation, water management strategies for specific areas, and daily weather condition notifications are also available (e.g., ACIAR, SARAI projects, etc.).

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

38 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

17 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most irrigated rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Early planted rice are in maturing and harvesting stages. Early planted corn are in vegetative stage while late planted are in silking and maturing stages. Planting of palagad rice, tomato, sweet potato, cucumber, upo, sitaw, beets, peanut, eggplant, celery, melon, cauliflower and munggo is ongoing. Harvesting of eggplant, okra, cucumber chayote, upo, papaya, red onion, guyabano, sitao, pechay and banana is also ongoing. Irrigation and watering activities are in progress.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Calayan; Moist – Aparri; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

15 – 32

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most irrigated rice and corn are in vegetative stage while some corn are in preparation stage. Planting of irrigated rice, corn, cowpea, seguidillas, cadios, patani, peanut, batao, bountiful beans, ampalaya, okra, cauliflower, eggplant, watermelon, garlic, squash and soybean is in progress. Harvesting of banana, white corn, sweet potato, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, sitaw, eggplant, beets, carrot, cassava, okra, cabbage, papaya and potato is being done.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

57 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

10 – 27

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated and rainfed rice are in transplanting and vegetative stages while some are in flowering stage. Planting of corn, cucumber, peanut, celery, upo, eggplant, sitaw, beets, munggo, cauliflower, tomato and sweet potato is ongoing. Harvesting of broccoli, celery, lettuce, potato, white onion, mustard, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, kutchai, radish, chayote, baguio beans, strawberry, onion leeks and bell pepper is also ongoing. Watering, cultivation and fertilizer application activities are taking place.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Aurora: 0 – 75; Rest: 0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

Aurora: 65 – 100; Rest: 48 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

18 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most of irrigated rice are in vegetative stage while some are in flowering stage. Transplanting and planting of corn and rice continue in different small farm areas. Planting of rice, corn, peanut, celery, garlic, eggplant, okra, patani, cauliflower, onion, munggo, sitaw, tomato, lettuce, soybeans and ampalaya is ongoing. Harvesting of mango, guyabano, upo, tomato, banana, cabbage, eggplant lettuce, pechay, patola, papaya, potato, squash and sweet potato is being done. Cultivation and fertilizer application for standing vegetable crops are ongoing in different farms. Harvesting and milling of sugarcane continue as well as field cultivation, replanting and fertilizer application.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Quezon City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Vegetable crops like okra, spinach, cabbage, lettuce, and eggplant are in vegetative, flowering and fruit formation stages. Planting and transplanting of vegetable seedlings continue. Harvesting of sitaw, pechay, moringa, sweet potato, gabi, alugbati, lettuce and camote tops is ongoing. Preparation of backyard garden plots, application of organic fertilizer, cleaning and removal of weeds in backyard garden are also ongoing.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Quezon: 25 – 150; Rest: 0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Tanay and other upland farms: 18 – 28; Rest: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rainfed and irrigated rice are in establishment, vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of rice, peanut, cauliflower, celery, okra, lettuce, pechay, cabbage, eggplant, mustard, chayote, ampalaya and gabi continue. Harvesting of banana, tomato, patola, upo, string beans, squash, eggplant, mustard, pechay, sweet potato, okra, ampalaya, papaya, banana, pineapple and cucumber is also ongoing. Milling and planting of sugarcane are being done.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Marinduque, Pagasa Island: 75 – 200; 0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Pagasa Island: 2 – 6; Rest: 0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

17 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice and corn in some selected small farm areas continue. Planting of corn, watermelon, lettuce, pechay, ampalaya, peanut, sweet potato, cauliflower, celery, cassava, okra, munggo, bountiful beans, eggplant and muskmelon is in progress. Harvesting of banana, pineapple, papaya, tomato, citrus, eggplant, cassava and sweet potato is being done.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

75 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

53 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in different stages. Land preparation for rice and corn continues in some selected farm areas. Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice, corn, sweet potato, eggplant, sweet pepper, squash, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, sweet peas, ginger, white potato, beets, gabi, ampalaya, patola, pechay, okra and watermelon are being done. Harvesting of gabi, okra, cucumber, sweet potato, white corn, potato, eggplant, sitaw, pechay, lettuce, cassava, papaya, carrot and banana is ongoing.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Capiz, Aklan; Moist – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation for direct seeding in some areas is still ongoing while some early planted rice are in ripening and harvesting stages. Planting and transplanting of rice, corn, squash, eggplant, tomato, okra, patola and celery are being done. Papaya, pineapple and banana are still in ripening and harvesting stages. Harvesting of corn, papaya, watermelon, okra, ampalaya, pineapple, sitaw, chayote, banana, cucumber, squash, guyabano and eggplant is in progress. Milling of sugarcane is still ongoing.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Early planted corn crops are in tasseling and silking stages. Planting eggplant, lettuce, peanut, pechay, okra, celery, tomato, soybean and corn continue. Harvesting of tomato, white corn, banana, papaya, sitaw, lettuce, eggplant, cabbage, carrot, white potato, cucumber, okra, sweet potato and cassava is being done. Land and seedbed preparations in some farm areas continue.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 250

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Northern and eastern portions: 3 – 7; Rest: 0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in establishment, vegetative and flowering stages. Planting of palagad rice, sweet peas, carrot, peanut, upo, watermelon, pechay, cucumber, ampalaya, cabbage, cowpea, beets, cauliflower, garlic, mustard, sweet potato, ginger, gabi, upo, squash, celery, sweet pepper and corn is being done in different areas. Harvesting of banana, guyabano, jackfruit, ampalaya, sweet potato, pechay, lettuce, papaya, cabbage, mustard, cassava, gabi and potato is ongoing. Land and seedbed preparations are still ongoing in some selected small farms.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Northern portion: 2 – 6; Rest: 1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rainfed rice and corn are in tillering and head development stages. Planting and transplanting of corn, sweet potato, cassava, lettuce, pechay, eggplant, okra, peanut, sitaw and gabi continue. Harvesting of papaya, pomelo, pineapple, cassava, ampalaya, sweet potato, tomato, guyabano, eggplant, squash, jackfruit, banana and durian is in progress. Land preparation is still ongoing.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Bukidnon; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

48 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon and upland areas: 15 – 33; Rest: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in establishment, tillering and head development stages while some are in flowering stage. Planting and transplanting of corn, celery, lettuce, bountiful beans, peanut, cucumber, patola, chayote, sweet pepper, ginger, sweet pea, patani, gabi, garlic, upo, radish and okra are ongoing. Harvesting of pineapple, upo, cabbage, okra, papaya, pomelo, marang, guyabano, mustard, pechay, corn, lettuce, banana and potato is in progress. Land and seedbed preparations in some farms continue.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

53 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 15– 33; Rest: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice and corn are in seeding, vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of rice, corn, pechay, gabi, garlic, sweet potato, cucumber, peanut, squash, soybean and mustard are ongoing. Harvesting of durian, corn, pineapple, mango, guyabano, papaya, cabbage, pomelo, banana, squash, mustard, sweet potato, carrot, eggplant, pechay and marang is in progress. Land and seedbed preparations in some rice and corn field areas continue.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

48 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 15 – 32; Rest: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some irrigated rice and corn are in establishment and vegetative stages while early planted corn are in flowering and maturing stages. Planting of corn, pechay, celery, potato, gabi, cowpea, okra, lettuce, sweet potato, upo, cassava and garlic is being done. Harvesting of banana, squash, pineapple, pomelo, eggplant, ampalaya, cabbage, pechay, marang and papaya is in progress. Watering and irrigation activities using pump are being done. Land preparation in some areas is ongoing.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

80 – 250

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 15 – 34; Rest: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting of munggo, upo, cabbage, chayote, pechay, watermelon, peanut, ubi, cucumber, ampalaya, carrot, patola, sweet peas, squash, gabi, beets, okra, mustard, chayote, sweet potato, radish, lettuce, melon, corn and rice is ongoing. Harvesting of pomelo, sitaw, marang, jackfruit, chayote, lettuce, durian, papaya, tomato, pineapple, banana, pechay, eggplant, ampalaya, cabbage, celery and corn is being done. Land and seedbed preparations in some farm areas are still ongoing in different areas of the region.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 16 – 34; Rest: 22 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting and transplanting of rice, corn, mustard, cabbage, chayote, lettuce, pechay and radish are ongoing. Harvesting of banana, white corn, papaya, mango, durian, marang, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, tomato, carrot, okra, ampalaya, cassava, potato, sweet potato and eggplant is taking place. Land and seedbed preparations are being done.

Prepared By:

Prepared by: RAAM / SCF

Uploaded by: MCC

Checked / Verified by: JAM

Approved by:
EDNA L. JUANILLO
Chief, CAD