Farm Weather Forecast
Synopsis

Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon

Issued at: 8AM Friday, January 27, 2023
Valid until: 8AM Saturday, January 28, 2023
FWFA: 23 – 022
Forecast Area Agri-Weather Winds Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness
Eastern Visayas, Aklan, Capiz, Albay, Masbate, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Palawan, and Romblon Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms Moderate to strong from northeast LOWLAND
24 - 30
UPLAND
21 - 29
75 – 100 4 – 8
Cagayan valey, Cordillera Administrative Region,
the rest of Bicol Region,Aurora ,Quezon,Oriental Mindoro
and Marinduque
Cloudy skies with rains Moderate to strong from northeast LOWLAND
17 - 31
UPLAND
13 - 28
65 – 98 2 – 6
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains Moderate to strong from northeast LOWLAND
20 - 32
UPLAND
18 - 29
40 – 96 0 – 4
The rest of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms Northern and eastern section of Mindanao- moderate to strong from northeast;
Rest of Mindanao - light to moderate from east to northeast
LOWLAND
23 - 31
UPLAND
1 8 - 30
50 – 96 0 – 4

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Aparri, Basco, Aurora, Quezon, Laguna, Romblon, southern portion of Palawan, Panay Island and Bohol

Moist

Davao Region, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Calayan,Tuguegarao, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro and Negros Oriental

Dry

Rest of the country

Farming Advisories
ENSO ALERT SYSTEM STATUS
La Niña is expected to persist until Jan-Feb-Mar 2023 and then transition to ENSO-neutral afterwards.

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY LA NIÑA
Runoff water can be stored in ponds for future use. Water impounding is favorable during La Niña. Prolonged rainfall may cause abundant destructive grain-sucking rice-bugs (liptocorisa) that might attack any time, be vigilant and always inspect your rice fields, and ask precautionary measures to your local agriculturist.
IN AREAS AFFECTED BY NORTHEAST MONSOON, THUNDERSTORMS AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS
Due to low temperature, upland farms located in high elevation are prone to experience frost which can damage crops. The use of sprinkler may help to manage the risk of frost. On the other hand, 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 in good, dry, and well-ventilated condition
Fishing Advisories

Gale warning is raised over the northern, eastern, and southern seaboards of Luzon (Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Marinduque, and Oriental Mindoro), the seaboards of Southern Luzon and the eastern and western seaboards of Visayas (Palawan including Cuyo and Kalayaan Islands, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, eastern coast of Southern Leyte, Aklan, and Capiz), the eastern seaboard of Mindanao (Dinagat Islands, eastern coast of Surigao Del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Island, and Surigao Del Sur), the western seaboards of Luzon (Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro). Fishing boats and other small seacraft are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.

Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the rest of Luzon, Visayas, and the northern and eastern sections of Mindanao while the rest of Mindanao will have slight to moderate seas. 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. 03, Issued on 25 January 2023

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate; coastal waters of Panay, President Roxas, and Pilar in Capiz; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Cancabato Bay in Tacloban City in Leyte; San Pedro Bay in Samar; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; and Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur are 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: MTR / MAM/ ARL VERIFIED BY: JAM