Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting southern Mindanao. Easterlies affecting the rest of the country.

Issued at: 8AM Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Valid until: 8AM Thursday, April 25, 2024
FWFA: 24-093
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
Davao Region, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms Light to moderate from east to southeast LOWLAND:
24 - 33

UPLAND:
22 - 32
45 – 96% 0 - 6 hours
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 - 39

UPLAND:
15 - 33
35 - 95% 0 - 4 hours

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

n/a

Moist

Albay, Sorsogon, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte

Dry

rest of the country

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Farming Advisories

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

AREAS AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER SYSTEMS

ITCZ, EASTERLIES, THUNDERSTORMS AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS

Extreme heat causes internal water stress in crops, weakens and destroys standing crops. Watering crop during early morning and evening periods will help alleviate stress on crops.

HEAT INDEX MONITORING AND FORECASTING (OBSERVED AND 2-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
https://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/climate/climate-heat-index

Fishing Advisories

No Gale warning issued
Slight to moderate seas will be experienced over the whole archipelago. Still be reminded to be very careful in fishing, especially those using small seacraft. Always bring an emergency kit. Be updated for the latest weather updates and farm advisories from DOST- PAGASA.

Red Tide Alert
(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 07 Inilabas 12 April 2024)

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; San Pedro Bay in Samar and Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; and coastal waters of San Benito in Surigao del Norte are still not safe for human consumption. Moreover, coastal waters of San Benito in Surigao del Norte, coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate, coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, San Pedro Bay in Samar and Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar are now positive for red tide toxin. 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.
Source:https://www.bfar.da.gov.ph/shellfish-bulletin-no-02-2022/

PREPARED/UPLOADED BY: MTR / JOT VERIFIED BY: JAM