At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression "PEPITO" was estimated based on all available data at 240 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 450 km East of Infanta, Quezon (15.1°N, 125.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 25 km/h. Northeasterly Surface Windflow affecting Northern Luzon.
|Forecast Area||Agri-Weather||Winds||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Leaf Wetness|
|Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Rizal, the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands, the extreme northern portion of Camarines Norte, and Catanduanes||Rains||Gusty winds||LOWLAND
24 – 30
15 – 27
|70 – 100||> 12|
|The rest of the country||Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms||Moderate to Strong Northeast to Northwest – the rest of northern and central Luzon;
Moderate to Strong from Northwest to Southwest- the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; Light to Moderate Northwest to Southwest- The rest of the country
23 - 31
17 - 29
|60 – 98||4 – 8 HRS|
Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, CAR, Central Luzon, Quezon City, Quezon Province, Laguna, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, Cuyo, Romblon, Pag-asa Island, Virac, Camarines Sur, Agusan del Norte; and most areas of Western and Eastern Visayas, and Northern Mindanao
Batac, Batangas, Bohol, Guiuan, Zamboanga Del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, most areas of CARAGA, Cagayan Valley, NCR and Bicol Region; and rest of MIMAROPA and Iloilo Province
REST OF THE COUNTRY
The seaboards of northern Luzon (Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur) will have rough to very rough sea conditions. Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. Meanwhile, the coastal waters over rest of northern Luzon, Central Luzon and the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, will have slight to moderate seas. 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.
All types of shellfish and acetes sp. or alamang gathered at Puerto Princesa Bay in Palawan; Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Lianga Bay and coastal waters of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur; Tambobo Bay and Siit Bay, Siaton and Bais Bay, Bais City in Negros Oriental; Cancabato Bay in Tacloban City in Leyte; Balite Bay, Mati City in Davao Oriental; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar and Coastal waters of Daram Island and San Pedro Bay in Western Samar are positive for paralytic shellfish poison and not safe for human consumption. Moreover, Coastal Waters of Milagros in Masbate; and Coastal waters of Zumarraga and Irong-Irong Bay in Western Samar are now positive for red tide toxin. 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.
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Farmers are reminded that La Niña event can result to continuous wet weather condition that may promote fungal development and produce damage to stored farm products. It can also reduce the quality, viability and market price of the grains. Thus, it is advised to keep barns and crop/grain storage rooms in good, dry and well-ventilated conditions.
The purpose of crop/grain storage facility is to provide safe storage condition for the grain in order to prevent grain loss caused by adverse weather, moisture, rodents, birds, insects and micro-organisms like fungi. In general, it is recommended that rice (for food purposes) should be stored in paddy form rather than milled rice as the husk provides some protection against insects and helps prevent quality deterioration.
Also, in the advent of La Niña, farmers should choose flood resistant rice varieties or ask for advice and expertise of the local agriculturist.
Prolonged rain causes soil erosion and landslide which may require the farmers to do cover cropping, land terracing and waterway declogging activities.
Northern: 0 – 30; Rest: 25 – 150
4 – 8
Wet –Pangasinan; Moist – Ilocos Norte; Dry – rest of the region
53 – 99
22 – 34
Most of irrigated rice and corn are in maturing, ripening and harvesting stages. Harvesting of rice, eggplant, papaya, banana, guyabano, garlic, pechay, malunggay, red onion, okra, chayote, santol, cucumber, melon, sitao and upo is in progress. Planting of sitao, munggo, cadios, patani, celery, sweet pepper, cauliflower, eggplant, ampalaya, mustard, lettuce and cucumber is ongoing. Land preparation in some farm areas has started
Northern: 0 – 75; Rest: 25 – 150
4 – 8
Moist – extreme northern and western sections of the region; Dry – rest of the region
53 – 99
Nueva Vizcaya: 17 – 30; Rest: 22 – 35
Late planted rice are in reproductive stage while some rice and corn are in ripening and harvesting stages. Harvesting of rice, cabbage, eggplant, carrots, rambutan, avocado, okra, sitao, cucumber, papaya, sugarcane, squash, guyabano and corn is ongoing. Planting of cauliflower, lettuce, cucumber, patola, pechay, tomato, sweet pepper, upo, squash, ginger and other rootcrops is in progress
25 - 100
5 – 9
60 – 100
14 – 27
Rice are in maturing and harvesting stages. Land preparation in vegetable plantation is ongoing. Harvesting of potatoes, carrots, celery, mustard, bell pepper, chayote, baguio beans, onion, wombok cabbage, leeks and rice is ongoing. Planting and transplanting the seedlings of sweet peas, cabbage, mustard, sweet pepper, lettuce cauliflower, cucumber, celery and melon are in progress
Aurora: 100 – 350; Rest: 25 – 175
4 – 9
53 – 100
21 – 35
Rice and corn are in ripening and harvesting stages. Harvesting of rice, corn, pechay, ampalaya, onion, eggplant, upo, guyabano, sitao, banana, papaya and rambutan continues. Sugarcane plants are in pre-flowering stage and underwent 3-part stalk productivity and quality analysis. Planting of carrots, squash, lettuce, eggplant, sweet pepper, onion, cassava, garlic, chayote, condol, and mustard is ongoing.
50 – 150
5 - 9
Wet – Quezon City; Moist – most areas of the region
50 – 98
23 – 35
Preparation of garden plots, cleaning and removal of weeds in backyard garden are ongoing. Harvesting of malunggay, eggplant, sitao, tomato, mustard, patola, alugbati, ampalaya, upo, pechay and lettuce continues. Planting of lettuce, pechay, spinach, mungo, lettuce, mustard, okra, ampalaya and cassava in backyard plots is being done.
Quezon: 120 – 300; Rest: 50 – 150
5 – 9
53 – 100
Upland and Rizal: 19 – 30; Rest: 22 – 35
Some late planted rice are still in maturing and ripening stages. Early planted rice are in harvesting stage. Harvesting of rice, corn, rambutan, papaya, lanzones, lettuce, string beans, cucumber, ampalaya, eggplant, patola, tomato, pechay, upo, squash, mustard, sweet potato and dragon fruit is still ongoing. Planting of cadios, ginger, lettuce, okra, potato, patola, sweet potato, sitao, mustard and cassava is being done
Southern portion of Palawan: 0 – 50; Rest: 50 – 300
PalawanExcept Cuyo: 0 – 5; Rest: 4 – 9
Wet – most of the region; Moist – Coron, Puerto Princesa
20 – 35
Some rice and corn are in maturing and harvesting stages. Harvesting of dragon fruit, rambutan, pineapple, pechay, guyabano, banana, papaya, tomato, santol, citrus, lettuce, eggplant, cassava, sweet potato, rice and corn is ongoing. Planting of lettuce, celery, pechay, patani, soybean, mustard, mungo, upo, cauliflower, sweet potato, cassava, ampalaya, cucumber, okra and corn is in progress. Land preparation in some farms is in progress.
75 – 200
4 – 9
Wet – most areas of the region; Moist – Masbate, Sorsogon
55 – 100
Most rice are in ripening and harvesting stages while some late planted rice are still in vegetative and flowering stages. Harvesting of leafy vegetables as well as cucumber, eggplant, avocado, guyabano, banana, gabi, papaya, ampalaya, upo, dragon fruit, cassava and rice is ongoing. Planting of rice, carrots, okra, cassava, ginger, squash, mustard, arrowroot, ubi, sincamas and pepper is ongoing.
50 – 175
4 – 8
22 – 34
Land preparation for rice and direct seeding are ongoing. Harvesting of upland rice, banana, lanzones, mango, rambutan, santol, guyabano, squash, chayote, eggplant, upo, sitao, corn and cucumber is in progress. Planting of cadios, munggo, ampalaya, mustard, cucumber, cabbage, sweet pepper and corn is being done. Harvesting and milling of sugarcane continue.
25 – 150
3 – 7
Wet – Cebu; Moist –Bohol; Dry– rest of the region
22 – 34
Corn are in flowering, maturing and harvesting stages while irrigated rice are in ripening and harvesting stages. Harvesting of rice, corn, pechay, patola, upo, ampalaya, sitao, tomato, papaya, mango, banana, jackfruit, lemon, carrots, pomelo and guyabano is ongoing. Planting of carrots, sweet potato, lettuce, okra, patola, mustard, celery, tomato, upo, cabbage, sweet pepper, chayote, pechay, eggplant and ginger continues.
50 – 250
4 - 9
Wet – most areas of the region; Moist – Guiuan;
53 - 100
23 – 36
Some irrigated lowland rice are still in ripening and maturing stages. Harvesting of upland rice in most farm areas is almost done. Meanwhile, harvesting of lanzones, banana, jackfruit, papaya, rambutan, guyabano, cabbage, pechay, ampalaya, gabi and sweet potato is in progress. Planting of cauliflower, onion, peanut, cabbage, cucumber, garlic, sweet pepper and bountiful beans is in progress. Drying and milling are ongoing.
0 – 100
3 – 7
Wet – Zamboanga del Sur and rest of the peninsula; Moist – Zamboanga del Norte
50 – 98
Corn are in different stages while some rice are in flowering and maturing stages. Harvesting of durian, marang, rambutan, lanzones, pomelo, jackfruit, mangosteen, pineapple, papaya, lemon, eggplant, carrots, squash, guyabano, tomato, cabbage and ampalaya is in progress. Planting of corn, peanuts, ubi, sincamas, ginger, okra, squash, sweet potato, gabi and cassava continues
3 – 7
Wet – most areas of the region; Moist – Misamis Oriental
Bukidnon and upland areas: 16 – 33; Rest: 23 – 34
Rice are in maturing and harvesting stages. Harvesting of corn, marang, durian, pineapple, pomelo, avocado, banana, papaya, rambutan, guyabano, mangosteen, potato, cabbage, cucumber, lettuce, pechay and cassava is in progress. Planting of mungo, squash, cadios, patani, upo, lettuce, cucumber, eggplant, ginger, gabi, okra, patola, watermelon, sweet potato, cabbage, peanut and corn is ongoing
50 – 150
2 – 6
Wet – Davao del Norte; Moist – rest of the region
50 – 98
Upland areas: 16 – 33; Rest: 22 – 34
Irrigated rice are in flowering, maturing and ripening stages. Harvesting of papaya, pineapple, durian, mangosteen, marang, tomatoes, guyabano, pomelo, avocado, lanzones, rambutan, banana, lemon, pechay, sweet corn, sitaw, eggplant and mango is in progress. Planting of peanut, corn, cowpea, cauliflower, cassava, sweet potato, tomato, sitao, potato, ampalaya, garlic, mustard, cabbage, patola, okra and sweet pepper is ongoing.
0 – 25
0 - 4
50 – 97
Upland areas: 18 – 29; Rest: 22– 34
Most rice and corn are in harvesting stage. Some late planted irrigated rice are in flowering and maturing stages. Harvesting of rice, corn, mangosteen, pomelo, durian, marang, lanzones, rambutan, papaya, pineapple, avocado, banana, eggplant, sitao, ampalaya, pechay, cabbage, celery and squash is ongoing. Planting of corn, celery, patola, chayote, pechay, upo, cabbage, ginger, sweet potato, radish, talinum, carrot, sweet pepper and mustard continue
25 – 150
4 – 8
Wet – Agusan del Norte; Moist – rest of the region
22 – 35
Early planted rice are in ripening and harvesting stages. Harvesting of rice, durian, eggplant, sitao, ampalaya, pechay, cabbage, celery, lettuce, pomelo, banana, jackfruit, marang, pineapple and papaya is still in progress. Planting of squash ubi, ginger, endive, onions, mustard, patola, corn, gabi, cabbage, peanut, lettuce, cauliflower, ampalaya and okra is ongoing
0 - 120
3 - 7
50 – 98
Upland: 18 – 30; Rest: 22 – 35
Planting of chayote, pechay, onion, cabbage, gabi, ampalaya, ginger, okra, condol, sweet pepper, peanuts and corn is ongoing. Harvesting of rice, mango, durian, mangosteen, banana, pineapple, lanzones, pomelo, papaya, marang, sweet potato, cucumber, ampalaya, cassava and cabbage is in progress. Late planted irrigated lowland rice are in flowering and maturing stages while some are in ripening stage