Weekend/Special Farm Weather Outlook

The prevailing southwesterly windflow will bring cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms over Luzon while Visayas and Mindanao wil have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with afternoon or evening rainshowers and thunderstorms
Issued at: 4PM, Friday, 20 May 2022
Valid until: 8AM, Monday, 23 May 2022

Forecast Area Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness (HRS)
Lowland Upland
Luzon 21 – 35 14 – 30 50 – 98 4 – 6
Visayas 24 – 33 21 – 30 40 – 96 0 – 4
Mindanao 24 – 34 20 – 29 40 – 95 0 – 4

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Benguet, Albay, Sorsogon, Capiz, Tacloban City, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Bukidnon, Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao del Norte, Caraga and BARMM

Moist

Pangasinan, Batanes, Aurora, Zambales, Quezon, southern part of Palawan, Camarines Norte, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte, and Davao del Sur

Dry

Rest of the country

Farm Advisory

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 has slightly strengthened and is likely to continue until the June-August 2022 season (59% chance), with a 50-55% of La Niña to continue thereafter.

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY LA NIÑA

Prolonged rainfall (during la Niña), destructive grain-sucking rice-bugs (liptocorisa) can be abundant and can attack any time, be vigilant and always inspect your rice fields and ask precautionary measures to your local agriculturist

IN AREAS AFFECTED BY FRONTAL SYSTEM, SOUTHWESTERLY WINDFLOW, THUNDERSTORMS, AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS

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. Mate sow preferably in the morning or late afternoon when the temperature is lower since it stimulates mating

Fishing Advisories
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

RAAM / DPO / ARL VERIFIED BY: JAM