Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

EASTERLIES AFFECTING THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE COUNTRY.NORTHEASTERLY SURFACE WINDFLOW AFFECTING EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON.

Issued at: 8AM Thursday, April 02, 2020
Valid until: 8AM Friday, April 03, 2020
FWFA: 20 – 093
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
BATANES AND BABUYAN GROUP OF ISLANDS,
METRO MANILA AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES WITH ISOLATED LIGHT RAINS/ RAINSHOWERS MODERATE TO STRONG FROM NORTHEAST TO EAST-NORTHERN SECTION OF NORTHERN LUZON;
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM EAST TO NORTHEAST – REST OF THE COUNTRY
LOWLAND:
23 – 36

UPLAND:
16 – 32
48 – 95 0 – 4

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

ALABAT, CAMARINES NORTE, ALBAY, SORSOGON, SAMAR, LEYTE, SURIGAO DEL SUR

Moist

CASIGURAN, REST OF QUEZON PROVINCE, CATANDUANES, MASBATE, CAPIZ, MACTAN, SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Dry

REST OF THE COUNTRY

Farming Advisories
FOR DRY(RAINFED) AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS: EXTREME HEAT CAUSES INTERNAL WATER STR
ESS IN CROPS. 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 NORTHERN SECTION OF NORTHERN LUZON MODERATE TO ROUGH SEAS. ELSEWHERE, WILL BE 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. 07, Issued on 27 March 2020)

ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ACETES SP. OR ALAMANG GATHERED AT COASTAL WATERS OF DAUIS AND TAGBILARAN CITY IN BOHOL; SAN PEDRO BAY IN WESTERN SAMAR; LIANGA BAY IN SURIGAO DEL SUR; AND BALITE BAY, MATI CITY IN DAVAO ORIENTAL; AND ORMOC BAY, ORMOC CITY IN LEYTE 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 : MAM/MTR
VERIFIED BY: JAM
10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. NO. 09      21 – 31 MARCH 2020

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


During the early days of the dekad, cloudy skies with chances of rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected over Davao and CARAGA. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms. Fair weather condition with chances of isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail throughout the forecast period except for a possible formation of LPA, southeast of Mindanao, which will bring cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms over CARAGA, Davao and Eastern Visayas.


Generally, winds coming from the east to northeast will blow over the whole country. During the last days of the forecast period easterly winds will gradually prevail over Visayas. Winds coming from east to southeast will be experienced over Luzon while winds from east to northeast will blow over Mindanao.

Slight to moderate seas will prevail over the whole archipelago. During the last days of the forecast period, coastal waters over the eastern section of the country will be moderate rough while the rest of the country will have slight to moderate seas.


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)

During late reproductive stage and up to ripening stage, rice bugs can attack so the crop must be checked and take precautionary measures. Moreover, harvesting of palay is maximize when 80 % of the grains are mature. Grains at the tip of the panicle must be hard and golden yellow, even while grains near the base of the panicle are less mature. Delay in harvesting will cause the grains at the tip to shatter. Newly harvested palay have a high moisture content of 20-26%, and must be dried immediately to 14% for safe storage, better grain quality, and higher commercial price.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Early planted rice and corn are on harvesting stage. While late planted rice is still in maturing stage. Harvesting of ampalaya, sweet potatoes, broccoli, eggplant and pechay is still on-going.

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 16 – 31; Rest: 18 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice is in reproductive stage. Planting of camote, mungo, cadios, patola, tomatoes and soybean continues. Harvesting of early planted rice and corn is in progress. Harvesting of sweet potatoes, luya, cassava, mustard, mango, pineapple and watermelon is on-going.

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

10 – 28

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Transplanting activities of vegetable seedlings in irrigated fields are being done. Harvesting of sugar beets, strawberry, oranges, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, chayote, carrots, bell pepper, white onions, white potatoes, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and cabbage is in progress.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Casiguran, Aurora; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 17 – 32; Rest: 19 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice are in flowering stage and some are in maturing stage. Upland rice is in harvesting stageHarvesting of sugarcane, melon, watermelon, onions, cabbage, calamansi, cucumber is in progress.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Alabat; Moist – rest of Quezon; Dry - rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Rizal and upland farms: 19 – 31; Rest: 21 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice is in maturing stage. Lanzones and mango are in flowering stage. Harvesting of pineapple, papaya, sweet potato, ampalaya, upo and cassava continues. Farming activities was terminated due to enhanced quarantine community.

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Quezon: 25 – 100; Rest: 0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Quezon: 4 – 9; Rest: 0 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist –Quezon province; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Rizal and upland farms: 17 – 31; Rest: 18 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice are in flowering and maturing stages. Lanzones and mango trees are in flowering and fruit ripeness stage. Harvesting of watermelon, coffee, banana, star apple, pineapple, papaya, squash, patola, okra, string beans, radish, sweet potato, eggplant, ampalaya, lettuce, upo and cassava continues. Land preparation, cleaning and clearing of fields are still on-going.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Lowland rice is in flowering stage while some are in reproductive stage. Early planted rice is in harvesting stage. Harvesting of cashew, , pineapple, papaya, star apple, Indian mangoes, pepper, and squash is in progress. Sun drying of newly harvested rice is on-going.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

57 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

19 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in vegetative and flowering stages. Harvesting of string beans, eggplant pechay, cabbage, lettuce, squash, potatoes, carrots, banana, guyabano, sweet potatoes, corn cassava and pineapple is on-going. Planting of beans such as batao, cadios, mungo and seguidillas, also corn, radish, squash, sweet peas, cowpea, chayote, peanuts, ubi, tomato, upo gabi, okra, ginger, and cassava is on-going.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Capiz; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

57 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice is in ripening stage while the early planted is in harvesting stage. Harvesting of papaya, pineapple, melon, watermelon, guyabano, ampalaya continues. Harvesting and milling of sugarcane is still on-going.

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Cebu; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Irrigated rice is in maturing stage. Early planted rice is in harvesting stage. harvesting of tomatoes, papaya, guyabano, pomelo, carrots and banana continues.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Samar, Leyte; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rainfed rice is in harvesting stage. Copra making is in progress. Harvesting of pineapple, melon, watermelon, citrus, pomelo, sweet potato, ginger and radish is in progress. Planting of patani, cowpea, seguidillas, cadios. Celery and mungo is still on-going.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

20 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Corn is in maturing stage while the early planted is in harvesting stage. Harvesting of pomelo, jackfruit, star apple, watermelon, melon, guyabano, papaya, pineapple and squash is on-going.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 97

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Bukidnon and upland areas: 16 – 32; Rest: 21 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice and corn is in maturing and ripening stages. Harvesting of fruits such as pineapple, pomelo, marang, lanzones, guyabano continues. Planting of vegetables like cabbage, mustard, chayote, patola and squash is still on-going.

Region 11 Davao Regio


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 95

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 30; Rest: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Some rice and corn are in maturing and harvesting stages. Harvesting of marang, mangosteen, melon, watermelon, pineapple, guyabano, papaya, and banana is on-going. Planting of eggplant, cabbage, garlic, and ampalaya is in progress.

Region 12 SOCCSK-SARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

10 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 4

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 93

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 18 – 30; Rest: 21 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of jackfruit, melon, watermelon, papaya, mangosteen, marang, pomelo, durian, pineapple, guyabanois in progress. Planting of patola, okra, upo and other leafy vegetable continues. Some rice and corn are in maturing and harvesting stages.

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 125

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

2 – 9

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

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

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

65 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland areas: 19 – 30; Rest: 21 – 34

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of banana, papaya, pineapple, mango, pomelo, watermelon, melon, and marang is in progress. Planting of cadios, mungo, batao, cabbage and cauliflower continues. Some rice and corn are in maturing and ripening stage. Early planted rice is in harvesting stage.

ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 150

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 94

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of mangosteen, marang, durian, banana, mango, watermelon, lanzone, jackfruit, ubi and beets is ongoing. Planting of spinach, cabbage, chayote, and other leafy vegetables is in progress.

Prepared By:

JORYBELL A. MASALLO
OIC, FWSS







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