Easterlies affecting the country.
Issued at: 8AM Tuesday, December 05, 2023
Valid until: 8AM Wednesday, December 06, 2023
FWFA: 23 – 279
|Forecast Area||Agri-Weather||Winds||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Leaf Wetness|
|Metro Manila and the rest of the country||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms||Eastern sections of the country – Moderate to strong from east;
Rest of the country –
Light to moderate from east to northeast
21 - 36;
14 - 31
|50 – 95||0 – 4|
Babuyan Islands, Cagayan, Aurora, Quezon, Laguna, Rizal, Romblon, Aborlan, Oriental Mindoro, most areas of Bicol Region, Capiz, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga del Norte, most areas of Davao Region, Caraga Region, and most areas of BARMM
Batanes, Isabel, Nueva Vizcaya, Bukidnon, most areas of National Capital, most areas of Western Visayas, Cebu, Davao City, and Cotabato City
Ilocos region, the rest of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, the rest of Central Luzon, Pasay City, Cavite, Batangas, Camarines Sur, SOCCSKSARGEN, and rest of the country
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.
DOST-PAGASA issues Heat Index monitoring and forecast information which can be accessed online thru: https://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/climate/climate-heat-index
ENSO ALERT SYSTEM STATUS: EL NIÑO ADVISORY NO. 5 (updated as of 08 November 2023)
A strong El Niño is present in the tropical Pacific, showing signs of further intensification in the coming months as sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTAs) reach more than 1.5⁰C. Recent analyses from global climate models suggest that El Niño will likely continue until the second 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 that will likely be manifested during the last quarter up to the first quarter of the year. This may adversely affect the different climate-sensitive sectors such as the water resources, agriculture, energy, health, public safety and other key sectors in the country.
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.
IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EASTERLIES, THUNDERSTORMS AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS
Continuous wet weather promotes fungal development and can cause damage to stored farm products, reducing the quality, viability, and market price of the grains. Livestock/domesticated animals are susceptible to contract diseases during rainy period. Thus, it is advised to keep barns and crop storage rooms in good, dry, and well-ventilated condition. In the rainfed areas where continuous rains experienced, land preparation and seedbed preparation can be initiated.
No Gale warning was raised.
Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the eastern seaboards of the country while the rest of the archipelago will have slight to moderate seas. Still be reminded to be very careful in fishing, especially those using small seacraft. Always bring an emergency kit. Be updated for the latest weather updates and farm advisories from DOST- PAGASA.
(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 28 Issued on 01 December 2023)
All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from Sapian Bay (Ivisan and Sapian in Capiz; Mambuquiao and Camanci, Batan in Aklan); coastal waters of Pilar; President Roxas; Roxas City in Capiz; coastal waters of Gigantes Islands, Carles in Iloilo; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur; and coastal waters of San Benito in Surigao del Norte are still not safe for human consumption. Moreover, Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur and coastal waters of San Benito in Surigao del Norte are now positive for red tide toxin. 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.