Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting southern section of Mindanao.

Issued at: 8AM Thursday, May 26, 2022
Valid until: 8AM Friday, May 27, 2022
FWFA: 22 – 136
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
Davao Region Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms Light to moderate from east to northeast LOWLAND
24 – 30

UPLAND
22 – 28
60 – 95 0 – 6
Metro Manila and the rest of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms Luzon and Visayas – Light to moderate from southeast to east
Rest of Mindanao – Light to moderate from east to northeast
LOWLAND
24 – 34

UPLAND
24 – 34
50 – 95 0 – 4

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Zamboanga Peninsula, Caraga, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Pangasinan, most areas in Quezon, Sorsogon, Albay, Negros Occidental, northern and western parts of Panay Island, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Bukidnon, and Davao del Norte

Moist

Batanes, Cagayan, Aurora, Zambales, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, Pagasa Island, Cuyo Island, Camarines Norte, Cebu, Samar, Guiuan, rest of Ilocos Region, and rest of Davao Region

Dry

Rest of the country

Farming Advisories
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 expected t weaken in MJJ season but may persist with a 50-55% chance of La Niña to continue thereafter.

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY LA NIÑA

La Niña may cause flooding in low-lying farm areas which increases crop pests and diseases. Wet weather promotes fungal development and can cause damage to stored farm products. Run-off water can be stored in ponds for future use when the weather becomes dry.

IN AREAS AFFECTED INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE, THUNDERSTORMS, AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS

Be alert and extra careful to those living in low lying areas and near mountain slopes due to possible flooding and landslides; During moderate to heavy rains, farmers are reminded to do cover cropping, land terracing and waterway de-clogging activities. This is to prevent soil erosion and provide humus, regulate water, reduce weed, increase biodiversity and improve farming as a whole. 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 to be in good, dry and well-ventilated condition. Clean creeks, canals and ditches; store harvested crops in elevated, well-ventilated and covered places. Water impounding is advisable during heavy rains for future use.
Fishing Advisories

GALE WARNING
No gale warning issued.

Coastal Water Condition
Slight to moderate seas will prevail over the whole archipelago. Still be reminded to be very careful in going out fishing especially those using small sea craft. Always bring emergency kit. Be updated for the latest weather update and farm advisories from DOST- PAGASA

Red Tide Alert
Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 09, Issued on 13 May 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

NRE / DPO / JOT VERIFIED BY: JAM