Issued at: 8AM, Friday, 02 June 2023
Valid until: 8AM, Saturday, 05 June 2023
|Forecast Area||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Leaf Wetness (HRS)|
|LUZON||22 - 38||14 - 35||60 - 98%||0 - 6 hours|
|VISAYAS||25 - 35||22 - 33||60 - 98%||0 - 6 hours|
|MINDANAO||25 - 35||20 - 31||60 - 98%||0 - 6 hours|
Baguio, Baler, Laguna, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Negros Occidental, Iloilo City, Dumaguete, Northern Samar, Samar, Bukidnon, Davao Region, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and North Cotabato
Dagupan, extreme Northern Luzon, Tarlac, Pasay, Alabat, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, Coron, Cuyo, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, most areas in Western Visayas, Tacloban, Eastern Samar, and Southern Leyte
Rest of the country
ENSO ALERT SYSTEM STATUS: EL NIÑO ALERT
A transition from ENSO-neutral to El Niño is favored in the next couple of months, with higher chance of El Niño persisting up to the first quarter of 2024.
El Niño increases the likelihood of below-normal rainfall conditions, which could bring negative impacts (such as dry spells and droughts) in some areas of the country. However, over the western part of the country, above-normal rainfall conditions during the Southwest monsoon season (Habagat) may also be expected. https://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/climate/el-nino-la-nina/monitoring
With El Niño occurring in the Pacific basin every 2-9 years, PhilRice plant breeders reminded rice farmers to be prepared by planting drought-resistant varieties such as PSB Rc 10, NSIC Rc130, and NSIC Rc 134. These varieties can be harvested within 104-110 days. Farmers are also encouraged to avail of farm insurance to protect their crops from natural calamities.
IN AREAS AFFECTED BY SOUTHWEST MONSOON, THUNDERSTORMS, AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS
Moisture evaporating from the soil can be greatly reduced by mulching (covering the soil around the plants) with straw, hay, wood bark, or leaves. Mulching can be done only after seedlings are several inches high and after thinning the plants.
Red Tide Alert (Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 14, Issued on 02 June 2023)
All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; 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.