Northern Luzon PRSD
FARM WEATHER FORECAST AND ADVISORIES
ISSUED             : 8AM, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
VALID UNTIL      : 8AM, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
FWFA:  N0. 17-053
SYNOPSIS:  EASTERLIES AFFECTING THE EASTERN SECTION OF THE COUNTRY.
FORECAST AREA WHOLE COUNTRY
AGRI-WEATHER


PARTLY   CLOUDY   TO CLOUDY  WITH ISOLATED  RAINSHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WINDS

LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM EAST TO SOUTHEAST – NORTHERN LUZON ;
LIGHT TO MODERATE FROM EAST TO NORTHEAST-  REST OF THE COUNTRY
TEMPERATURE

23-32°C-LOWLAND FARM
14 - 23°C-UPLAND FARM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY

65%  - 93%
LEAF WETNESS

 0- 4 HOURS
SOIL MOISTURE CONDITION

WET -  APARRI, CALAYAN , AURORA, QUEZON, ABORLAN, ROMBLON,CALAPAN, BICOL REGION, CEBU, AKLAN, EASTERN VISAYAS, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, BUKIDNON, DAVAO CITY, CARAGA, MAGUINDANAO, WESTERN VISAYAS, BUKIDNON 
MOIST – CAGAYAN VALLEY,  NCR,   REST OF REGION 3,  ROMBLON, BATANGAS,  ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, ARMM, SOCCSKSARGEN


DRY  -  REST OF THE COUNTRY
 
 
FARMING ADVISORIES :
1.       CONTINUE DAILY FARM ACTIVITIES LIKE LAND PREPARATION, HARVESTING, PLANTING, TRANSPLANTING,  WEEDING, 
2.       USE COVERED VANS OR VEHICLES IN  DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  THE MARKET.
3.       PARTICIPATE IN YOUR LOCALITY’S  AGRICULTURAL  PROGRAMS LIKE PRACTICE  OF ORGANIC FARMING  ACTIVITIES AND ATTENDANCE TO FARMER’S FIELD SCHOOL TO BE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE  AND HELP ALLEVIATE FARMER’S ECONOMIC STATUS
4.       CONTINUE TO CLEAN CANAL   EMBANKMENTS OR LEVEES AND STRENGHTEN FARM HOUSES 
 
FISHING ADVISORIES:
THE COASTAL WATERS  OVER THE WHOLE ARCHIPELAGO WILL HAVE SLIGHT TO MODERATE SEAS. REMINDER TO OUR  FISHERFOLKS,  ALWAYS  CAREFUL ESPECIALLY THOSE USING SMALL BOATS  AND ALWAYS  BE UPDATED FOR THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND FARM ADVISORIES.
 
RED TIDE ALERT (Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 06, Issued on 17 February 2017) 
ALL TYPES OF SHELLFISH AND ALAMANG COLLECTED FROM COASTAL WATERS OF DARAM ISLAND, IRONG-IRONG, CAMBATUTAY BAYS IN WESTERN SAMAR; MATARINAO BAY IN EASTERN SAMAR;  COASTAL WATERS OF LEYTE IN LEYTE; COASTAL WATERS OF BILIRAN  PROVINCE; COASTAL WATERS OF GIGANTES ISLANDS IN CARLES, ILOILO; COASTAL WATERS OF DAUIS AND TAGBILARAN CITY IN BOHOL, BALITE BAY IN DAVAO ORIENTAL AND PUERTO PRINCESA BAY IN PUERTO PRICESA CITY, PALAWAN ARE NOT SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED NOT TO GATHER OVER THESE AREAS.
 
 
 
 
 
PREPARED BY:  DTB / SCF / DPO/ RMP / MAM / ACC
 
DECADE NO. 5  FEBRUARY 11- 20, 2017
PHILIPPINE AGRI-WEATHER FORECAST
 
The weather systems that will affect the country are northeast monsoon, tail-end of a cold front, and low pressure area (LPA).
 
During the early days of the forecast period, the regions of Eastern Visayas, CARAGA and Davao will experience rains and isolated thunderstorms while the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and Bicol will have light rains. The LPA is expected to bring rains and isolated thunderstorms over Mindanao, Visayas and MIMAROPA at the midst of the decadal period. After that, the provinces of Aurora, Laguna and Quezon, and the regions of Cagayan Valley, Bicol, Eastern Visayas and CARAGA will experience rains and thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon will have light rains while the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains.
 
Moderate to strong northeasterly winds will blow over the whole country during the first half of the ten-day period. Afterwards, Luzon will gradually have moderate to strong winds coming from northeast to east while the rest of the country will have light to moderate winds coming from the east.
 
The seaboards of the whole country will be moderate to rough during the first half of the forecast period. After that, the coastal waters over Luzon will be moderate to rough while the rest of the country will have slight to moderate seas.
 
The eastern and central equatorial Pacific is in neutral condition.
 
FARM ADVISORIES
Farmers are reminded to inspect and maintain the good condition of farm houses and other structures to ensure the quality of harvested crops and the safety of animals. Participate, cooperate and support the local government’s projects and activities in the current trend in farming practices and techniques that can help in agricultural production.  Always use covered vans when transporting goods to the market. Furthermore, the upland farmers should take appropriate actions to protect their crops from the impacts of cold temperature.



 
 REGIONAL AGROMETEOROLOGICAL SITUATION AND PROGNOSIS
REGIONS Forecast
Rainfall
(mm)
Ave. Rainy Days (0.1mm or more) Actual Soil Moisture Condition Ave. Range
Of Relative Humidity
(%)

Ave.Min- Max Tempera-ture (0C) Crop Phenology, Situation and Farm Activities
REGION 1

Ilocos Region

0 - 50

0 - 3



Dry

60 – 98

19 – 30

Irrigated rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages. Planting of tobacco, eggplant, patola, watermelon, melon, tomatoes and sugarcane in some areas is on-going.

REGION 2 Cagayan Valley

0 - 75

1 – 4

Wet – Calayan;

Moist – rest of the region

60 – 98

18 – 28

Late planted irrigated rice and corn are in vegetative and flowering stages while corn is in ripening stage. Harvesting of tomatoes, eggplant, cucumber, lettuce, pechay and potatoes is on-going.

C A R (Cordillera Administra-tive Region)

0 – 50

1 – 4




Dry

60 – 95

10 – 21

Harvesting of baguio beans, pechay, strawberry, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower and bell pepper is on-going. Land preparations for vegetable garden as well as planting of leafy vegetables are on-going. Rice is in vegetative and flowering stages.

Prepared by:

 

 


SCF/ RAAM/ MAM/ DPO/ RMP/ ACC 
FWSS Staff


DELIA T. BASCO
Chief, FWSS

EDNA L. JUANILLO

(Officer-In-Charge)

Climatology and Agrometeorology Division (CAD)



Issued at: 7:00 PM 22 February 2017



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Bahagyang maulap hanggang sa maulap na kalangitan na may pulu-pulong mga pag-ulan o pagkidlat-pagkulog ang mararanasan sa mga lalawigan ng Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Apayao, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan at Aurora. Mahina hanggang sa katamtamang hangin mula sa silangan hanggang sa timog-silangan ang iiral sa Hilagang Luzon at sa lalawigan ng Aurora na may banayad hanggang sa katamtamang pag-alon ng karagatan.


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