Northeasterly windflow affecting Extreme Northern Luzon.
Issued at: 8AM Monday, October 18, 2021
Valid until: 8AM Tuesday, October 19, 2021
FWFA: 21 – 291
|Forecast Area||Agri-Weather||Winds||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Leaf Wetness|
|Batanes and Babuyan Islands||Cloudy skies with light rains||Moderate to strong from Northeast||LOWLAND
22 - 28
20 - 27
|70 - 98||0 - 4|
|Metro Manila and the rest of the country||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms||Moderate to strong from Northeast – rest of Northern Luzon;
Light to moderate from East to Northeast – the rest of the country
22 - 34
13 - 31
|60 - 95||0 - 4|
Most areas of the country
Batac, NCR, Cavite, Pag-asa island, Cuyo, Tagbilaran, Agusan del Norte, Davao del Sur, Tagum
Misamis Oriental, 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 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 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.
Gale Warning is raised over the northern seaboard of Luzon (Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, northern coast of Cagayan and northern coast of Ilocos Norte), the eastern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon (Isabela, eastern coast of Cagayan, Ilocos Sur and the western coast of Ilocos Norte). Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves. Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the rest of Northern Luzon while the seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao will be slight to moderate. Be reminded to be very careful in going out fishing specially those using small sea craft. Always bring emergency kit. Be updated for the latest weather update and farm advisories.
(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 27, Issued on 24 September 2021)
All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas of coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Dumanquilas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are 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.