Shear Line affecting the eastern section of Visayas. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon and the rest of Visayas.
Issued at: 8AM Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Valid until: 8AM Thursday, January 20, 2022
|Forecast Area||Agri-Weather||Winds||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Leaf Wetness|
|Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms||
21 - 30
18 - 28
|70 - 100%||4 - 8 hours|
|Mindanao||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms||Moderate to strong from northeast||LOWLAND:
23 - 33
19 - 30
|60 - 90%||0 - 4 hours|
|Metro Manila and the rest of the country||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains||
18 - 32
9 - 28
|60 - 95%||0 - 4 hours|
Most areas of the country including Quezon City and Nueva Ecija
Itbayat, Baler, Subic, Albay, Laguna, Aborlan, Pag-asa Island, Borongan, Surigao Provinces, Zamboanga del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Bukidnon
Ilocos region, Rest of Cagayan Valley, CAR, rest of Central Luzon, rest of NCR, rest of Zamboanga Peninsula, Misamis Oriental, and General Santos
Liptocorisa (destructive grain-sucking rice-bugs) can be abundant and can attack any time during prolonged rainfall especially during La Niña, be vigilant and always inspect your rice fields and/or ask precautionary measures to your local agriculturist. In the event of the ongoing La Niña, one may choose flood resistant rice varieties that are suitable in your farm or ask the advice of the agricultural experts. Livestock/domesticated animals are susceptible to contract diseases during the rainy periods, also, continuing rains can form stagnating water/ponds that can serve as a good mosquito breeding ground, and constant cleaning of the surroundings may stop the disease to proliferate.
During La Niña, big trees near houses may have weak/dead branches that can fall and cause damage to houses and animal shelters and can hurt inhabitants during strong winds and heavy rains, as precautionary measure, cutting of excess leaves and branches of big trees is advisable. In addition, pruning leaves of banana that will likely be broken can be saved from total destruction.
IN AREAS AFFECTED BY SHEAR LINE, NORTHEAST MONSOON AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS
Be alert and extra careful to those living in low lying areas and near mountain slopes due to possible flooding and landslides; During northeast monsoon with moderate to heavy rains, farmers are advised/ reminded to do cover cropping, land terracing and waterway de-clogging 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 contact diseases during the rainy period especially if it is La Niña, always keep animal shelters and its surroundings clean, dry and well ventilated. A clean environment can minimize the possibility of covid-19 infection. Keep the goats/ruminants shut in the barn, well protected from draft and provided with clean solid floor. 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.