10 - Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 33      21-30 NOVEMBER 2022

Philippine Agri-Weather Forecast
The weather systems that will likely affect the whole country are the northeast monsoon, shear line, easterlies, intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), and localized thunderstorms.

Luzon will be cloudy with light rains while Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudiness with rainshowers and thunderstorms. After this, the entire archipelago is expected to have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. During the second half of the dekad, the extreme Northern Luzon will be cloudy with light rains while Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The remaining areas of the country will generally have good weather except for some possible chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. During the rest of the forecast period, the entire archipelago will have good weather with chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

During the early days of the dekad, winds coming from northeast to east will blow over Northern Luzon and from the east to southeast over Visayas and the rest of Luzon. Mindanao will have winds coming from east to north. After this, winds coming from east to southeast will blow over extreme Northern Luzon while the remaining areas of the archipelago will have winds coming from east to northeast.

During the early days of the forecast period, moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon while the rest of the archipelago will have slight to moderate seas. After this, the entire seaboards of the country will have slight to moderate seas.
ENSO Alert System Status (Updated on 07 November 2022)
La Niña is likely to continue until Jan-Feb-Mar (JFM) 2023 and transition to ENSO-neutral conditions thereafter. This increases the likelihood of having above normal rainfall conditions that could lead to potential adverse impacts (such as heavy rainfall, floods, landslides) over highly vulnerable areas
Farm Advisories

Rice farmers nationwide to receive more fertilizer aid *
Author: DA-AFID | 11 November 2022

Following the directives of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the Department of Agriculture (DA) is gearing up for the efficient distribution of additional fertilizer assistance that will support rice farmers nationwide.
Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban convened the Regional Executive Directors and Rice Program coordinators of the DA-Regional Field Offices (RFOs) on November 10, 2022 to discuss the program updates, guidelines, concerns, and ways forward.
This is in line with the recent meeting of President Marcos with the top officials of DA, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) regarding the country’s fertilizer importation requirements to boost local production.
The PITC was tapped to import the required volume of fertilizer at a lower cost through government-to-government arrangement. With a P4.1 billion fund, the DA will be able to buy about 2.277 million bags of urea to be given in-kind to farmers.
The DA targets to start the distribution of fertilizer assistance for the Dry Season 2022–2023 by December 2022 after the ongoing distribution of fertilizer discount vouchers funded through FY 2021 and FY 2022 GAA is completed.
Undersecretary Panganiban directed the RFOs to ensure accurate, efficient, and immediate delivery of the fertilizers that will be dropped off at strategic locations nationwide in coordination with the PITC and concerned local government units.
President Marcos, who also serves as the DA Secretary, is set to sign next week a memorandum of agreement between PITC and DA as a basic requirement for the fertilizer importation plan.

Regional Agrometeorological Situation and Prognosis

Region 1 Ilocos Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 30

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

0 – 3

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

21 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice in upland and rainfed areas are in maturing and harvesting stages while some are still in flowering stage. In lowland and irrigated farm areas, some rice are in germination and transplanting stages. Corn are in vegetative and reproductive stages. Land preparation is still in progress. Watering and fertilizer application are being done. Harvesting of squash, string bean, papaya banana, patola, tomato, okra, eggplant, onion, garlic, ginger, pechay, and upo is being done. Drying, threshing and milling of rice are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce is taking place in the market

Region 2 Cagayan Valley


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Batanes: 2 – 5 Rest: 4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Extreme Northern Luzon Dry – rest the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 18 – 29; Lowland: 21 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land and seedbed preparations are ongoing. Rice are in different stages. Early planted corn are in vegetative stage while others are in reproductive and maturing stages. Planting of batao, cadios, patani, string bean, soybean, patola, tomato, okra, celery, cucumber, ginger, garlic, onion, chayote, melon, mustard, and pechay is also ongoing. Harvesting of sweet potato, eggplant, tomato, onion, cucumber, cabbage, broccoli, baguio beans, banana, and calamansi is being done. Delivery of fresh produce is taking place in the market. Watering activities, removal of weeds, and fertilizer application are also being done

CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

40 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

12 – 31

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

LLand preparation is still ongoing in some farm areas. Rice and corn are in maturing stage. Planting of potato, broccoli, coffee, lettuce, radish, eggplant, tomato, pechay, ampalaya, squash, onion, peanut, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, lettuce, mustard, pechay, chayote, carrot, potato, and cucumber is still ongoing. Harvesting of wombok cabbage, chayote, sweet potato, lettuce, onion leeks, pechay, radish, bell pepper, beets, potato, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, chayote and lemon is in progress.

Region 3 Central Luzon


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Aurora: 5 – 9 Rest: 2 – 6

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Aurora: 5 – 9 Rest: 2 – 6

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in vegetative stage. Applying of fertilizer and cleaning of irrigation canal are taking place. Planting of gabi, ginger, garlic, okra, patola, lettuce, mustard, pechay, chayote, cucumber, tomato, pepper, chili, green onion, eggplant, ampalaya and ubi is ongoing. Harvesting of coconut, string bean, pechay, lettuce, potato, eggplant, okra, chili, rambutan, pomelo, guyabano, guava, papaya, banana and rambutan is still being done.

NCR (National Capital Region)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 25

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Cultivation in backyard gardens is ongoing. Planting of alugbati, pechay, mustard, camote tops and other leafy vegetables is taking place. Harvesting of papaya, banana, calamansi, malunggay, mustard, camote tops and kangkong continues. Watering activities, cleaning, weeding, and pruning also continue

Region 4A CALABARZON


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

Quezon: 75 – 250; Rest: 0 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Quezon; Moist – Rizal; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

53 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 17 – 30; Lowland: 21 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation and transplanting are ongoing. In some farm areas, rice are in vegetative stage while corn are in vegetative and reproductive stages. Planting of pechay, mustard, tomato, banana, ampalaya, gabi, ginger, cassava, eggplant, okra, squash, sweet potato, talinum and tomato is ongoing. Harvesting of coconut, cucumber, upo, chayote, tomato, eggplant, string bean, ampalaya, pechay, squash, radish, watermelon, melon, mango, banana, rambutan, lanzones, citrus, sweet potato, patola, tamarind, and other seasonal fruits and vegetables is taking place. Copra making is also ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce is taking place in the market.

Region 4B MIMAROPA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 120

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Northern Palawan and Occidental Mindoro: 0 – 4 Rest: 4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Oriental Mindoro, southern part of Palawan; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

48 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 19 – 32; Lowland: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in vegetative stage while others are already in reproductive and maturing stages. Land preparation and seed sowing is being done in some parts of the region. Corn are in pre-maturing stage. Copra making is ongoing. Draining and removing of excess water on rice fields are taking place. Some farm areas were damage due to heavy rains. Harvesting of papaya, winged bean, pepper, banana, rambutan, eggplant, squash, tomato, chili, okra, cucumber, string bean, melon, onion, garlic, coconut, cacao, coffee, ubi, taro, cassava, and other leafy vegetables is ongoing.

Region 5 Bicol Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 250

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Sorsogon and Masbate: 3 – 7 Rest: 5 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – rest of the region Dry – Sorsogon and Masbate

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

58 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice are ongoing in some areas. Irrigated and rainfed rice and corn are in different stages. Planting of okra, squash, gabi, ginger, radish, sincamas, ubi, sweet potato, ampalaya, squash, upo, cucumber and cassava is ongoing. Harvesting of gabi, ginger, chili, cassava, ubi, sweet potato, banana, lettuce, string bean, eggplant, pechay, patola and tomato is ongoing. Drying, threshing and milling of rice are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce is taking place in the market.

Region 6 Western Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 130

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Moist – Capiz; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 96

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

24 – 33

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in vegetative stage. Land preparation, transplanting and direct seeding in some areas are ongoing. Harvesting and milling of sugarcane are still ongoing. Planting and fertilizer application for sugarcane are taking place. Macopa and guyabano are in flowering stage. Harvesting of string bean, chili, cabbage, eggplant, green onion, pepper, tomato, mango, squash, pechay, okra, banana and papaya is also ongoing. Watering activities, removal of weeds, and cleaning of canals and dikes are being done

Region 7 Central Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 75

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

60 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Rice are in ripening and harvesting stages. In some farm areas, land preparation is taking place. Most corn are in vegetative stage while some are in reproductive and maturing stages. Sugar cane are in grand growth stage. Planting of cadios, patola, patani, seguidillas, string bean, mungo, upo, cucumber, radish and garlic is taking place. Harvesting of tomato, coconut, eggplant, cacao, sweet potato, okra, and other leafy vegetables is being done. Drying, threshing and milling of rice are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce is also taking place in the market.

Region 8 Eastern Visayas


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 180

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

7 – 10

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte; Moist – Southern Leyte; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation and sowing of rice are ongoing in most irrigated and rainfed areas. Harvesting of rice is taking place. Most corn are in reproductive stage. Land preparation is being done in some farm areas in preparation for planting vegetables. Harvesting of papaya, banana, jackfruit, dalandan, okra, pechay, eggplant, string bean, cucurbits, ampalaya and other root crops is in progress. Watering activities, removal of weeds, and fertilizer application are being done.

Region 9 Zamboanga Peninsula


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 180

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

Northern portion: 5 – 9 Rest: 3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – northern part; Dry – rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

50 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

23 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation is still ongoing. Some corn are in harvesting stage. Some cacao and coffee farms are in growing stage. Lettuce are being grown using hydroponics. Planting of peanut, cabbage, pechay, cadios, eggplant, upo, chayote, carrot, mustard, cucumber, ampalaya and soybean is ongoing. Harvesting of coconut, peanut, squash, cucumber, string bean, okra, eggplant, tomato, ginger, sweet potato, cassava, bell pepper, ampalaya, lettuce, pomelo, mango, and banana is also ongoing.

Region 10 Northern Mindanao


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

20 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 15 – 31; Lowland: 24 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Harvesting of rice and corn is ongoing. Some rice are in vegetative and maturing stages. Planting of okra, patola, tomato, radish, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, beets, carrot, potato, and sweet pepper are ongoing. Harvesting of ampalaya, string bean, pechay, squash, eggplant, tomato, cabbage, carrot, baguio beans, onion, cassava, sweet potato, potato, chayote, chili, calamansi, banana, and mango is being done. Drying, threshing and milling of rice are also ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce is taking place in the market.
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Region 11 Davao Region


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

25 – 100

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

4 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 100

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 18 – 31; Lowland: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Melon, pineapple, banana, papaya, pomelo, mango, okra, chayote, squash, ampalaya, sweet potato, potato, cauliflower, eggplant, sitao, carrot, radish, pechay, lettuce, cucumber, cacao and coconut are being harvested. Cleaning of canals and drainage systems are taking place. Covered vans or vehicles are being used in transporting produce to the market. Care and maintenance of poultry and livestock is taking place. Inspection of farm houses, barns, poultry, piggery houses and light built material structures is being done. Flooding in some farm areas were observed.

Region 12 SOCCSKSARGEN


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 50

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

3 – 7

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 17 – 31; Lowland: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Land preparation and transplanting of rice are ongoing. Some rice are still in vegetative stage while others are in reproductive stage. Planting of cabbage, tomato, carrot, mustard, melon, eggplant, pechay, cucumber, ginger, ampalaya, radish, beets, white potato, banana, durian and garlic are being done Harvesting of coconut, cacao, coffee, peanut, papaya, durian, pomelo, rambutan, mango, pineapple, ampalaya, eggplant, ubi, taro, cassava, sweet potato and lettuce is being done. Watering activities, removal of weeds, and cleaning of canals and dikes are taking place

Region 13 CARAGA


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

50 – 200

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

5 – 8

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Wet – eastern part; Moist – northern portion; Dry – Rest of the region

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

55 – 99

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 19 – 32; Lowland: 22 – 35

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are in ripening stage. Fertilizer application, watering activities, cleaning of dikes and canals, and weeding are being done. Plowing and harrowing of farmlands are still ongoing. Harvesting of coconut, sweet potato, melon, pineapple, banana, papaya, mango, okra, chayote, ampalaya, potato, eggplant, string bean, radish, pechay, lettuce and cucumber is in progress.

BARMM(Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)


Forecast Rainfall (mm):

0 – 80

Rainy Days (0.1mm or more):

1 – 5

Actual Soil Moisture Condition:

Dry

Range of Relative Humidity (%):

45 – 98

Min - Max Temperature (°C):

Upland: 17 – 32; Lowland: 22 – 36

Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities:

Most rice are being harvested. Planting of corn in some farm areas is being done. Planting of upo, okra, patola, cabbage, carrot, chili, sweet pepper, cassava, gabi, taro, lettuce, chayote, peanut, munggo and cucumber is ongoing. Harvesting of eggplant, ampalaya, string bean, okra, tomato, onion, patola, peanut, cucumber, upo, ubi, sweet potato, cassava, coffee, lettuce, banana, pomelo, pineapple, pechay, mustard, durian, mangosteen, and sweet potato is ongoing. Drying, threshing and milling of rice are ongoing. Delivery of fresh produce is taking place in the market.

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