Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

EASTERLIES AFFECTING PALAWAN, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO.

Issued at: 8AM Saturday, May 30, 2020
Valid until: 8AM Sunday, May 31, 2020
FWFA: 20 – 151
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 OR THUNDERSTORMS PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES WITH ISOLATED RAINSHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS LOWLAND:
23 – 35

UPLAND:
16 – 32

50 – 95 0 – 4

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

AURORA, NUEVA ECIJA, QUEZON, CAMARINES NORTE, ALBAY, SORSOGON, NORTHERN SAMAR, EASTERN SAMAR, SURIGAO DEL SUR

Moist

ITBAYAT, CAR, CLARK, NCR, CAVITE, RIZAL, CAMARINES SUR, MASBATE, CATANDUANES, DUMANGAS, LEYTE, PCA, SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Dry

REST OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
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 NIPA AS ROOF MATERIALS ARE ADVISABLE. SUN DRYING OF NEWLY HARVESTED RICE AND CORN; WATERING ACTIVITIES OR IRRIGATION USING PUMP.
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.
Fishing Advisories

THE COASTAL WATERS OVER THE WHOLE ARCHIPELAGO WILL HAVE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. FISHERMEN ARE REMINDED TO BE VERY CAREFUL IN GOING OUT TO THE SEA SPECIALY THOSE USING SMALL SEACRAFT. ALWAYS BRING EMERGENCY KIT. BE UPDATED FOR THE LATEST WEATHER UPDATE AND FARM ADVISORIES.

Red Tide Alert
(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 11, Issued on 21 May 2020)

ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ACETES SP. OR ALAMANG GATHERED AT COASTAL WATERS OF DAUIS AND TAGBILARAN CITY IN BOHOL; LIANGA BAY IN SURIGAO DEL SUR; AND BALITE BAY, MATI CITY IN DAVAO ORIENTAL ARE STILL 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 : MTR
VERIFIED BY: JAM



10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 15      21 – 31 MAY 2020

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will likely affect the whole country are the frontal system, easterlies, localized thunderstorms, Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and low pressure area (LPA).

Generally, cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected over extreme northern Luzon and will progress over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley. Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.

During the first part of the dekad, southerly to southwesterly winds will prevail over Luzon while easterly to southeasterly winds will prevail over the rest of the country. During the second part of the dekad, winds coming from southwest will be experienced over Luzon while the rest of the country will have winds coming from east to southeast.

Generally, moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the extreme northern Luzon while the rest of the country will have slight to moderate seas.

ENSO-neutral condition still persists and will likely continue throughout the forecast period.
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.


*There are two ways to raise healthy and vigorous seedlings to have a bountiful rice production:

  1. Wetbed Method:
Soak seeds in the morning, then incubate the seeds the next morning, then sow seeds the following morning. It is best to choose seedbed site that is near a water source, disease-free, and far from streetlights. Apply or incorporate organic matter into the soil to make it light and porous and facilitate seedling pulling. After incubation, sow the pre-germinated seeds in seedbed at the rate of 1 kg per 10m2 or 1 bag (40kg) per 400 m2 seedbed. For commercial palay production, farmers may use from 40-80 kg of seeds per hectare, but must likewise use bigger seedbeds.Water the seedbed 2-3 days after sowing or when the soil begins to crack. Maintain a water depth of 2 cm, gradually increasing it to 5 cm, depending on the height of the seedlings.
  1. Dapog Method:
Use 1 kg seeds/1.5 m2 seedbed or 40 kg of seeds/60 m2 seedbed; water 4-5 times a day or as often as needed. Transplant 9 to14 day-old seedlings. For zinc deficient soils, dip seedlings in 2% zinc oxide (2g/100ml water) solution.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 –7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of beans such as patani, seguidillas, sitao, and soybean, ampalaya, cucumber, eggplant, okra, patola, squash, ginger, sweet pepper, condol, chayote, talinum, arrowroot, and jute is in progress. Land and seedbed preparations in irrigated rice farms are ongoing. Harvesting of onion, tomato, mango, patola, eggplant, watermelon, cassava, pechay, cabbage, ampalaya, squash, and upo is ongoing. Sun drying and milling of rice, watering and irrigation activities are underway.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Itbayat; Dry – Rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Batanes and upland areas: 17 – 30; Rest: 23 – 40

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice and corn have started. Continuous planting of peanuts, melon, sweet potato, ginger, sweet pepper, soybean, batao, cowpea, cadios, patani, sitao, peas, lettuce, okra, patola, mustard, celery, cabbage, pechay, spinach, seguidillas, bountiful beans, squash, cucumber, eggplant, chayote, arrowroot, sesame, and beets in selected different farms. Land preparations in some irrigated farms continue. Harvesting of mango, corn, turnips, mustard, watermelon, potato, cassava, patola, sweet potato string beans, ginger, eggplant, upo and pineapple is ongoing. Sun drying, milling, storing of rice are being done as well as watering and mulching activities of newly planted crops.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

14 – 27

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of upland rice, rainy season corn, third crop peanuts, and other high yielding crops such as sweet pepper, patani, arrowroot, seguidillas, sitao, soybean, sweet peas, spinach, ampalaya, cucumber, eggplant, okra, patola, squash, sweet potato, gabi, ginger, condol, chayote, and beets is in progress. Watering activities are ongoing. Upland farmers are harvesting cabbage, celery, Chinese pechay, lettuce, marble and white potato, bell pepper, broccoli, chayote, French beans, cherry tomato, and carrots. Delivery of goods in the market continues amidst the MECQ.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Aurora: 0 – 75; rest of the region 0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Aurora: 3 – 9; Rest of the region: 0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Aurora, Nueva Ecija; Moist – Clark; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 38

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of upland rice, gabi, ginger, tapilan, patani, seguidillas, sweet potato, sitao, soybean, patola, ampalaya, jute cucumber, eggplant, okra, squash, sweet pepper, condol, chayote, talinum, and arrowroot is taking place. Some irrigated rice are in flowering stage. Land and seedbed preparations in irrigated farms, cleaning of irrigation canals, pesticides applications, sun drying and milling of rice are being done in different farm fields.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Backyard plot preparations are ongoing while planting of vegetables such as tomato, lettuce, pechay, ampalaya, mustard, patola, spinach, okra, upo, squash and sitao continues. Harvesting of matured leafy vegetables and watering activities are underway.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of palagad rice, corn and rainy season peanuts, okra, patola, lettuce, bountiful beans, cowpea, melon, muskmelon, sweet potato, and ginger continues. Land and seedbed preparations in irrigated fields are being done. Harvesting of banana, pineapple, mangoes, papaya, eggplant, okra tomatoes, cucumber, upo chayote, string beans, squash, pechay, and ampalaya is in progress.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 39

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of upland rice, beans such as sitao, soybean, cadios, patani, and seguidillas, also vegetables like sweet pepper, okra, patola ampalaya, chayote, cucumber, eggplant, squash, and rootcrops is ongoing. Santol and avocado fruits are in ripening stage. Land and seedbed preparations in selected farms are being performed. Harvesting of sweet potato, cassava, ginger, banana, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple, eggplant, calamansi, pechay, and string beans continue. Watering activities are being done.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, Moist – Camarines Sur, Masbate, Catanduanes; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of palagad rice, corn, squash, jute, tomato, patani, patola, batao, seguidillas, peanuts, melon, peas, okra, sweet potato, ginger, carrots, sesame, ube, gabi, and bountiful beans, is ongoing. Land preparation for direct seeding is being done in irrigated selected rice farms. Harvesting of melon, guyabano, watermelon, eggplant, upo, patola, pechay, calamansi, string beans, pineapple, cassava, sweet potato and jackfruit is being done. Delivery of produce continues.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Dumangas, Iloilo; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of upland rice, cassava, cucumber, eggplant, jute, okra, patola, squash, patani, cadios, soybean, ampalaya, sweet potato, gabi, ginger, sweet pepper, condol, chayote, talinum, seguidillas, sitao, arrowroot, and tapilan is in progress. Land preparation for direct seeding and establishment stage for rice is ongoing in selected farms. Eggplants and pineapple are in flowering, fruit formation, maturing and harvesting stages. Harvesting of irrigated rice, corn, melon, watermelon, upo, sweet potato, ginger, patola, string beans, and radish is being done.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of upland and lowland irrigated rice, rainy season corn, peanuts, beets, ampalaya, cucumber, sweet pepper, patani, condol, chayote, sitao, soybean, gabi sweet peas, spinach, eggplant, okra, patola, squash, sweet potato, and ginger is in progress. Land and seedbed preparations in selected irrigated farms are being done. Harvesting of rice, corn, guyabano, calamansi, eggplant, mango, pomelo, tomato, carrot, cabbage, pechay, banana, string beans, patola, papaya, upo, and rootcrops continues. Watering of standing crops, mulching of new plants, sun drying and milling of newly harvested rice are being performed.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Northern Samar, Eastern Samar; Moist – Leyte; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

70 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of upland and lowland rice, seguidillas, sitao, soybean, peas. cauliflower, lettuce, pechay, spinach, patola, squash, ampalaya, upo, watermelon, sweet potato, ginger, radish, sincamas, jute, cassava, sweet pepper, chayote, carrot, arrowroot, and sesame is in progress. Irrigated and rainfed land and seedbed preparations are in operation. Rambutan are in flowering, fruit formation, and ripening stages.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of corn, peanuts, ampalaya, patani, sitao, arrowroot, seguidillas, condol, chayote, soybean, gabi, spinach, eggplant, ginger, okra, patola, squash, cassava, and sweet potato is underway. Land preparation for rainy season corn and other cash crops is ongoing. Harvesting of corn, squash, patola, pomelo, guyabano, jackfruit, star apple, tomato, papaya, upo, eggplant and string beans is also ongoing. Sun drying, milling of corn and watering activities are taking place.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon and upland areas: 17 – 32; Rest: 23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of upland rice, corn, peanuts, beans, sesame, cauliflower, sweet pepper, watermelon, chayote, lettuce, pechay, spinach, patola, squash, ampalaya, upo, ginger, radish, sincamas, sweet potatoes, jute, cassava, carrot, and arrowroot is taking place. Land and seedbed preparations are ongoing. Harvesting of rice, corn, bananas, leafy, fruit and root vegetables continues. Sun drying and milling of newly harvested rice are in progress. Delivery of fresh produce is ongoing.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

DryMoist – PCA; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 32; Rest: 24 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting and transplanting of lowland and upland rice, corn, beans, lettuce, cauliflower, pechay, spinach, patola, squash, ampalaya, upo, sweet potato, ginger, radish, sincamas, cassava, sweet pepper, chayote, carrot, and watermelon are in progress. Land and seedbed preparations in irrigated farms are being done. Harvesting of pineapple, mango, papaya, melon, watermelon, guyabano, patola, eggplant, tomato, chayote and corn is ongoing. Watering activity, sun drying and milling are being done.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 34; Rest: 22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of cauliflower, lettuce, pechay, spinach, seguidillas, sitao, soybean, peas. patola, squash, ampalaya, sesame, upo, watermelon, sweet potatoes, ginger, radish, jute, sincamas, cassava, sweet pepper, chayote, carrot, and arrowroo is in progress. Land preparations in irrigated farms continue. Harvesting of rice, pineapple, watermelon, banana, upo, mango, guyabano melon, corn and leafy and fruit vegetables is ongoing. Watering activities and irrigation, sun drying and milling of rice and corn are taking place.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Surigao del Sur; Moist – Surigao del Norte; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting and transplanting of irrigated rice, corn, peanuts, bountiful beans, patani, patola, carrots, cadios, ube, melon, okra, squash, tomato, sweet potato, ginger, and gabi, are ongoing. Land and seedbed preparations in irrigated farms are still in operation. Harvesting of mango, banana, melon, papaya, pomelo, watermelon, pineapple, marang, patola upo, squash, ampalaya, and eggplant continues.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 16 – 32; Rest: 23 – 37

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Planting of upland and lowland irrigated rice, corn, peanuts, beets, ampalaya, cucumber, sweet pepper, patani, arrowroot, seguidillas, condol, chayote, sitao, soybean, gabi, sweet peas, spinach, eggplant, okra, patola, squash, sweet potato, and ginger is in progress. Land preparations in irrigated farms continue. Harvesting of mango, watermelon, jackfruit cassava, ubi, sweet potato, marang, durian, and banana, is ongoing. Watering activities and irrigation using pump, sun drying, and milling of newly harvested rice are being done.

Prepared By:

JORYBELL A. MASALLO
OIC, FWSS


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








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