Weekend/Special Farm Weather Outlook

The Frontal system will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Batanes and Calayan while the Intertropial Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowered and thunderstorms over Caraga and eastern Visayas. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience generally fair weather condition with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Issued at: 13 May 2022
Valid until: 16 May 2022

Forecast Area Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness (HRS)
Lowland Upland
Luzon 24 – 36 15 – 33 40 – 98% 4 - 6 hours
Visayas 25 – 33 22 – 31 40 – 95% 0 - 4 hours
Mindanao 24 – 32 19 – 30 60 – 98% 0 – 4 hours

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Benguet, Albay, Sorsogon, Capiz, Tacloban City, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Bukidnon, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao del Norte, Caraga and BARMM

Moist

Pangasinan, Batanes, Aurora, Zambales, Quezon, southern part of Palawan, Camarines Norte, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte, and Davao del Sur

Dry

Rest of the country

Farm Advisory

HEAT INDEX MONITORING AND FORECASTING (OBSERVED AND 5-DAY FORECAST)
The Heat Index is a human discomfort index that gives the apparent temperature on what humans perceive or feel as the temperature (from the surroundings) affecting the body. High air temperature and high relative humidity results to high apparent temperature.

From March to May, DOST-PAGASA will issue Heat Index monitoring and forecast information which can be accessed online thru: https://bagong.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/climate/climate-heat-index

ENSO ALERT SYSTEM STATUS

La Niña is restrengthening and is likely continue until the June-August 2022 season (59% chance), with a 50-55% of La Niña to continue thereafter.

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY LA NIÑA
Prolonged rainfall (during la Niña), destructive grain-sucking rice-bugs (liptocorisa) can be abundant and can attack any time, be vigilant and always inspect your rice fields and ask precautionary measures to your local agriculturist.

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY FRONTAL SYSTEM, ITCZ, EASTERLIES, THUNDERSTORMS, AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS

During insufficient moisture supply, drip irrigation is one economical way of maintaining the moisture required by the crops. Mulching must be done to prevent the rapid loss of soil moisture and to maintain the good growing condition of crops. Mate sow preferably in the morning or late afternoon when the temperature is lower since it stimulates mating.

Fishing Advisories
Red Tide Alert (Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 08, Issued on 29 April 2022)

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas of coastal waters of Bolinao in Pangasinan; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; Litalit Bay, San Benito in Surigao del Norte; and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are still 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.

PREPARED/UPLOADED BY: NRE / JOT / ARL VERIFIED BY: JAM