Weekend/Special Farm Weather Outlook

Throughout the outlook period (03 - 06 February 2023) Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas and eastern portion of Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with light rains while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with isolated passing light rains. No tropical cyclone development is expected within this outlook period.
Issued at: 4PM, Friday, 03 February 2023
Valid until: 8AM, Monday, 06 February 2023

Forecast Area Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness (HRS)
Lowland Upland
Luzon 18 – 33 10 – 29 45 – 98 0 – 6
Visayas 23 – 33 20 – 32 60 – 100 4 – 8
Mindanao 23 – 33 19 – 31 58 – 100 0 – 8

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Calayan, Basco, Aparri, Quezon, Romblon, southern portion of Palawan, Bicol Region, Panay Island, Bohol, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Caraga

Moist

Aurora, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, northern portion of Palawan, Negros Provinces, Misamis Oriental, Davao Region, and Lanao del Sur

Dry

Rest of the country

Farm Advisory

ENSO ALERT SYSTEM STATUS
La Niña is expected to persist until Jan-Feb-Mar 2023 and then transition to ENSO-neutral afterwards.

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY LA NIÑA
Runoff water can be stored in ponds for future use. Water impounding is favorable during La Niña. Prolonged rainfall may
cause abundant destructive grain-sucking rice-bugs (liptocorisa) that might attack any time, be vigilant and always inspect
your rice fields, and ask precautionary measures to your local agriculturist.

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY NORTHEAST MONSOON, THUNDERSTORMS AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS

Due to low temperature, upland farms located in high elevation are prone to experience frost which can damage crops. The use of sprinkler may help to manage the risk of frost. On the other hand, 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 in good, dry, and well-ventilated condition.

Fishing Advisories
Red Tide Alert Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 03, Issued on 25 January 2023

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Panay, President Roxas, and Pilar in Capiz; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Cancabato Bay in Tacloban City in Leyte; San Pedro Bay in Samar; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are 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.

RAAM / DPO / RVDD VERIFIED BY: NRE