Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE AREA (HPA) AFFECTING NORTHERN LUZON.

Issued at: 8AM Saturday, March 23, 2019
Valid until: 8AM Sunday, March 24, 2019
FWFA: 19-81
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
BICOL REGION, BATANES AND BABUYAN GROUP OF ISLANDS, SAMAR PROVINCES, CARAGA AND DAVAO REGION PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG FROM NORTHEAST - BICOL REGION, BATANES AND BABUYAN GROUP OF ISLANDS;

LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST TO EAST SAMAR PROVINCES, CARAGA AND DAVAO REGION;
LOWLAND 21 - 34
UPLAND 20 - 32
50 -90% 0 - 4 HRS
METRO MANILA, CENTRAL LUZON AND REST OF THE COUNTRY PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG FROM NORTHEAST – EASTERN SECTION OF VISAYAS AND REST OF NORTHERN LUZON;
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM NORTHEAST TO EAST – REST OF THE COUNTRY
LOWLAND 22 - 34
UPLAND 14 - 29
45 - 85% 0 - 4 HRS

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

SURIGAO CITY

Moist

QUEZON PROVINCE, DAVAO CITY

Dry

MOST PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
  • FOR WET AND MOIST AREAS: REMOVAL OF WEEDS, LAND PREPARATION, PLANTING AND TRANSPLANTING OF VEGETABLE CROPS, HARVESTING OF MATURED CROPS, FERTILIZER APPLICATION, DELIVERY OF GOODS IN COVERED VANS
FOR DRY AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS AND OR AFFECTED WITH EL NINO: WATERING USING SPRINKLER, IRRIGATION, DRYING AND STORING OF GRAINS IN DRY AND SAFE BARNS. MULCH NEWLY PLANTED PLANTS/ GROWING PLANTS BY USING DRIED LEAVES, DRIED BARK CHIPS OF TREES, PLASTIC SHEETS OR BANANA LEAVES. FERTILIZER APPLICATION, DELIVERY OF GOODS IN COVERED VANS, FOR OCCURRENCE OF PEST AND DISEASES PLEASE CONSULT THE EXPERTISE OF YOUR AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN YOUR AREA.
Fishing Advisories

THE COASTAL WATERS OVER NORTHERN LUZON AND THE EASTERN SECTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON AND OF VISAYAS WILL HAVE MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY STRONG SEAS. ELSEWHERE WILL HAVE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. REMINDERS TO OUR FISHERFOLK TO BE ALWAYS CAREFUL SPECIALLY THE ONES 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. 05, Issued on 05 March 2019)

ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ACETES SP. 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 ARE STILL POSITIVE FOR PARALYTIC SHELLFISH ARE NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED NOT TO GATHER OVER THESE AREAS.

RMP

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

DEKAD NO. 19-09      March 21-31, 2019

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will affect the whole country are the northeasterly wind flow, ridge of high pressure area (HPA), tail-end of a cold front and easterlies.

Generally, fine weather condition will prevail over the whole country during the early days of the forecast period except for some isolated rainshowers over the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. However, the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela are expected to have cloudy skies with light rains during the end of the first half of the dekad. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies. Visayas and the eastern sections of Luzon and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers during the early days of the second part of the dekad while the remaining portions of the archipelago are expected to have fair weather. During the latter part of the forecast period, Northern Luzon will experience cloudy skies with rainshowers while the rest of the country will have good weather with some chances of isolated rainshowers.

During the start of the dekad, winds from the east to southeast will blow over the northern, central and eastern sections of Luzon. The rest of the country will have winds coming from the northeast to east. For a moment, northeasterly winds will prevail over Northern Luzon during the latter part of the first half of the dekad while the rest of the archipelago will experience winds from the east to northeast. During the second half of the forecast period, winds from the east to southeast will blow over northern, central and eastern sections of Luzon while the rest of the country will have winds from the northeast to east.

During the early days of the forecast period, the eastern seaboards of the country will have moderate to rough seas while the rest of the archipelago will have slight to moderate movement of coastal waters. However, the northern and eastern seaboards of the archipelago are expected to become moderate to rough during the end of the first half of the dekad. The rest of the country will have slight to moderate seas. During the second half of the forecast period, the eastern seaboards of the country will continue to have moderate seas while the rest of the archipelago will have slight to moderate seas. However, the northern and central portions of Luzon are expected to have moderate to rough seas at the latter part of the dekad while Visayas, Mindanao and the rest of Luzon will have slight to moderate seas.

Weak El Niño is present in the tropical Pacific.
Farm Advisories

The PAGASA ENSO Alert System issued El Niño Advisory with weak El Niño condition which is now present and expected to continue up to the second quarter of 2019. Water stress alters the physiological and metabolism of plants and reduces the quality and quantity of yield. Irrigation is essential to ensure successful crop production in water stressed farms or regions. Selection of drought resistant plants or drought tolerant cultivars reduces the effect of water stress to farmers during this time of the year.

The farmers are reminded also that dry and clean environment is necessary, since, aside from pneumonia, parasites rank second in causing heavy mortality in animals. In hot humid places, animal housing must be well ventilated.

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 (%):

40-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20-35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice, corn, upo, tomatoes, onions, patola, tabacco, garlic, ampalaya, eggplant and string beans is on-going. Sun drying of newly harvested rice and corn is also on-going. Irrigated and non-irrigated rice are in maturing and harvesting stages.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1-5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

35-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19-36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of corn, rice, garlic, squash, onions, tobacco, ampalaya, radish, eggplant, carrots and string beans is on-going. Irrigated rice and corn are in maturing and harvesting stages. Some late planted rice are in reproductive stage. Sun drying of newly harvested corn is also on-going.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

30-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

11-28

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, baguio beans, strawberry, sweet pepper, onions, radish, tomatoes, cucumber, cauliflower, pechay, lettuce, chayote, beets, sweet peas and carrots is being done.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

35-90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of sugarcane, citrus, pineapple, corn, string beans, eggplant, squash, mangoes, papaya, banana, carrots, tomatoes, soybeans, cabbage and rice is on-going. Watering activities are also on-going. Most of sugarcane crops are in ratooning and replanting stages. Most irrigated rice are in ripening and maturing stages.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

30-88

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of potatoes, lettuce, mustard, chayote, pechay, spinach, patola, mustard, okra and upo is on-going.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Quezon: 25 – 100; Rest: 0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Quezon; Dry – most of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40-90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice, mango, watermelon, melon, star apple, citrus, banana, pineapple, corn, tomato, papaya, eggplant, mustard, pechay, string beans, mongo, black pepper, squash, amapataya, cucumber, patola, mustard and okra is on-going. Coffee is in harvesting stage. Irrigated and rainfed rice are in ripening and maturing stages.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

35-88

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19-37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of corn, squash, cabbage, patola, melon, string beans, chayote, eggplant, upo, tomatoes and watermelon is on-going. Irrigated and some rainfed rice are in head development, flowering and ripening stages.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1-5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40-93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice, corn, camote, cassava, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, ampalaya, melon, patola, pechay and mustard is on-going. Irrigated and some rainfed rice are in ripening and maturing stages.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

35-93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice, corn, melon, pechay, cabbage, ginger, carrots and upo is on-going. Irrigated and some rainfed rice and corn are in flowering, maturing and harvesting stages. Irrigation in some fields is in progress.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

35-90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20-33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice, corn, cabbage, cucumber, mangoes, pomelo, banana, celery, carrots, sweet potatoes and eggplant is still on-going. Irrigated rice and corn are in maturing and ripening stages.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1-5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40-93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20-36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of corn, banana, pineapple, mango, celery, guyabano, pechay, mustard, spinach and potaoes is on-going. Irrigated and rainfed rice are in head development, flowering and maturing stages.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

30-90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

18-36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of sweet potatoes, cassava, potatoes, banana, papaya, pineapple and leafy vegetables is on-going. Watering activities are also on-going. Corn fields are short of moisture and are in yield formation and maturing stages.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25-150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

18-35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of durian, atis, lanzones, marang, pomelo, banana, papaya and guyabano is on-going. Rainfed rice and corn are in ripening and maturing stages.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Davao City; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of durian, marang, pomelo, guyabano, pineapple, squash, cucumber, potatoes, banana, papaya and leafy vegetables is on-going. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in ripening and maturing stages.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40-90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22-37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of corn, banana and pineapple is on-going. Non-irrigated rice and corn are short of moisture and are in ripening and maturing stages. Sun drying of newly harvested corn is also on-going.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Surigao Provinces; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40-95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice, pineapple, papaya, durian, pomelo, banana, ubi, sweet potatoes, cassava, tomatoes and leafy vegetables is in progress. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in ripening and maturing stages. Planting of lettuce, celery, mustard, sweet peas, upo, cucumber, pechay and sweet potatoes is on-going in wet areas.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0-50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0-4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

35-90

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21-37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of pomelo, banana, papaya, pineapple, marang, durian, leafy vegetables and rootcrops is underway. Corn are in ripening and maturing stages and are lacking in moisture.

Prepared By:

MA. FE. E. VILLAMORA
OIC, FWSS

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