Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

Frontal System affecting Extreme Northern Luzon

Issued at: 8AM Friday, May 20, 2022
Valid until: 8AM Friday, May 20, 2022
FWFA: 22 – 130
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and Ilocos Norte Cloudy skies with rains Batanes and Babuyan Islands – Moderate to strong from southeast to south
Ilocos Norte – Light to moderate from southeast to south

LOWLAND
22 – 32

UPLAND
19 – 30
60 – 98 4 – 8
Metro Manila and the rest of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms Light to moderate from east to southeast LOWLAND
24 – 33

UPLAND
14 – 32
55 – 95 0 – 4

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Benguet, Albay, Sorsogon, Capiz, Tacloban City, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Bukidnon, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao del Norte, Caraga and BARMM

Moist

Pangasinan, Batanes, Aurora, Zambales, Quezon, southern part of Palawan, Camarines Norte, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte, and Davao del Sur

Dry

Rest of the country

Farming Advisories
HEAT INDEX MONITORING AND FORECASTING (OBSERVED AND 5-DAY FORECAST)
The Heat Index is a human discomfort index that gives the apparent temperature on what humans perceive or feel as the temperature (from the surroundings) affecting the body. High air temperature and high relative humidity results to high apparent temperature.

From March to May, DOST-PAGASA will issue Heat Index monitoring and forecast information which can be accessed online thru: https://bagong.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/climate/climate-heat-index


ENSO ALERT SYSTEM STATUS
La Niña has slightly strengthened and is likely to continue until the June-August 2022 season (59% chance), with a 50-55% of La Niña to continue thereafter.

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY LA NIÑA

Prolonged rainfall (during la Niña), destructive grain-sucking rice-bugs (liptocorisa) can be abundant and can attack any time, be vigilant and always inspect your rice fields and ask precautionary measures to your local agriculturist.

IN AREAS AFFECTED FRONTAL SYSTEM, ITCZ, EASTERLIES, THUNDERSTORMS, AND LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINS

During insufficient moisture supply, drip irrigation is one economical way of maintaining the moisture required by the crops. Mulching must be done to prevent the rapid loss of soil moisture and to maintain the good growing condition of crops. Mate sow preferably in the morning or late afternoon when the temperature is lower since it stimulates mating.
Fishing Advisories

GALE WARNING
No gale warning issued.

Coastal Water Condition
The whole country will have slight to moderate seas. Still be reminded to be very careful in going out fishing especially those using small sea craft. Always bring emergency kit. Be updated for the latest weather update and farm advisories from DOST- PAGASA.

Red Tide Alert
Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 09, Issued on 13 May 2022

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas of coastal waters of Bolinao in Pangasinan; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; Litalit Bay, San Benito in Surigao del Norte; and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are still positive for Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) or toxic red tide and still NOT SAFE for human consumption. 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.

NRE / DPO / JOT VERIFIED BY: JAM