At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 90 km East Southeast of Romblon, Romblon (12.2°N, 123.0°E) embedded in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao
Issued at: 8AM Friday, September 17, 2021
Valid until: 8AM Saturday, September 18, 2021
FWFA: 21 – 260
|Forecast Area||Agri-Weather||Winds||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Leaf Wetness|
|Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, SOCCSKSARGEN, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, Ifugao, La Union, Pangasinan, and Camarines Norte||Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms||Light to moderate from east to northeast – Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, Ifugao, La Union, Pangasinan, and Camarines Norte
24 – 31
13 – 29
|65 – 100||0 – 6|
|the rest of the country
||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms||Light to moderate from east to northeast – rest of Luzon
Light to moderate from northwest to southwest – rest of Visayas
Light to moderate from southeast to southwest – rest of Mindanao
24 – 34
16 – 30
|50 – 98||0 – 4|
Most areas of the country
Parts of Tuguegarao, Puerto Princesa, Casiguran, Bohol, Cebu, Misamis Oriental, Davao
Zamboanga del Sur, General Santos
Be alert and extra careful to those living in low lying areas and near mountain slopes due to possible flooding and landslides; During the rainy season, farmers are advised/ reminded to do cover cropping, land terracing and waterway declogging activities. This is to prevent soil erosion and provide humus, regulate water, reduce weed, increase biodiversity and improve farming as a whole. Continuous wet weather 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 and well -ventilated condition. 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.
FOR WET (IRRIGATED) AND MOIST AREAS
Livestock/domesticated animals are susceptible to contract diseases during the rainy period, always keep animal shelters and its surroundings clean, dry and well ventilated. A clean environment can minimize the possibility of covid-19 infection. 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. Sun drying of newly harvested rice and corn; watering activities or irrigation using pump in dry and rainfed areas. Spraying insecticides or fertilizer application in farm areas with light winds when needed.
Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 26, Issued on 10 September 2021
All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered at coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Carigara Bay in Leyte; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte; and Lianga Bay in Surigao 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.