Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Northeasterly Surface
Windflow affecting Northern Luzon.
Issued at: 8AM Monday, October 25, 2021
Valid until: 8AM Tuesday, October 26, 2021
FWFA: 21 – 298
|Forecast Area||Agri-Weather||Winds||Temperature||Relative Humidity||Leaf Wetness|
|Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas||Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms||Light to Moderate from Northeast to East – Metro Manila CALABARZON, Bicol Region Light to Moderate from south to southeast - Palawan Light to moderate from Northeast to Variable - Visayas||LOWLAND
23 - 31
20 - 29
|70 - 98||4 - 8|
|Cagayan Valley and Aurora||Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms||Moderate to Strong from Northeast – Cagayan Valley Light to Moderate from Northeast to East - Aurora||LOWLAND
23 - 30
20 - 28
|65 - 95||0 - 6|
|the rest of the country||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms||Light to Moderate from Northeast to East – rest of Luzon Light to Moderate from Northeast to Variable - Mindanao||LOWLAND
23 - 34
14 - 31
|60 - 95||4 - 6|
Most areas of the country
Batac, NCR, Cavite, Pag-asa Island, most of Central Visayas, Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Norte, Digos City
Zamboanga del Sur, General Santos
Be alert and extra careful to those living in low lying areas and near mountain slopes due to possible flooding and landslides; During the rainy season, farmers are advised/ 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.
FOR WET (IRRIGATED) AND MOIST AREAS
Livestock/domesticated animals are susceptible to contract diseases during the rainy period, always keep animal shelters and its surroundings clean, dry and well ventilated. A clean environment can minimize the possibility of covid-19 infection. Land and seedbed preparation; planting and transplanting; removal of weeds and cultivation, harvesting of matured crops, use covered vans in delivery of goods in the market; planting of fruit trees to replace the old ones.
FOR DRY (RAINFED) AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS
Watering crops during early morning and evening periods will help alleviate stress on crops. Sun drying of newly harvested rice and corn; watering activities or irrigation using pump in dry and rainfed areas. Spraying insecticides or fertilizer application in farm areas with light winds when needed.
Rough to very rough seas will be experienced over the seaboards of Northern and Western Luzon (Batanes, Babuyan Island and Ilocos Norte) while the rest of the archipelago will have slight to moderate seas. Be reminded to be very careful in going out fishing specially those using small sea craft. Always bring emergency kit. Be updated for the latest weather update and farm advisories.
(Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 28, Issued on 21 October 2021)
All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from the areas of coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol, Dumanquilas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur, Villareal, Cambatutay and San Pedro Bays in Western Samar, Carigara Bay and coastal waters of Leyte in Leyte; and Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar are 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.