Weekend/Special Farm Weather Outlook

Today until tomorrow (29-30 September): The trough of low-pressure system and the southwest monsoon may bring cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms over Visayas and some parts of Mindanao and southern Luzon. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. The low-pressure area may develop and enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today.
By Sunday until Monday (01-02 October): The slow movement of the tropical cyclone over northern Luzon and the enhanced southwest monsoon may bring occasional to frequent rains over the western sections of southern Luzon and Visayas that may cause flooding and landslides. While the rest of Luzon, Visayas, and most parts of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms.
Issued at: 4PM, Friday, 29 September 2023
Valid until: 8AM, Monday, 02 October 2023

Forecast Area Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness (HRS)
Lowland Upland
Luzon 23 – 35 14 – 32 60 – 98 4 – 8
Visayas 24 – 32 22 – 29 65 – 98 4 – 8
Mindanao 23 – 34 21 – 31 70 – 98 4 – 8

Soil Moisture Condition

Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, National Capital Region, Western Visayas, Davao Region, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, most parts of Cagayan Valley, most parts of Central Luzon, most parts of Eastern Visayas, Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, Occidental Mindoro, Coron, Cuyo, Masbate, Bukidnon, and Surigao del Sur


Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Batangas, southern Palawan, Cebu, southern part of Zamboanga Peninsula, rest of Caraga


Northern Samar, some parts of Leyte and the rest of the country

Farm Advisory

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://bagong.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/climate/climate-heat-index

ENSO ALERT SYSTEM STATUS: EL NIÑO ADVISORY NO. 3 (updated as of 27 September 2023)
Moderate El Niño is present in the tropical Pacific and will strengthen further later in the year and will 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 which may adversely impact the different climate-sensitive sectors which includes the water resources, agriculture, energy, health, public safety. However, over the western part of the country, above-normal rainfall conditions during the Southwest monsoon season (Habagat) may also be expected. Due to ongoing El Niño, enhanced Habagat is favored and may result in above normal rainfall conditions over the western part of 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.


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, Likewise extra caution in open areas for lightning strike.
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

Fishing Advisories
Red Tide Alert Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 22 Issued on 19 September 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 Panay; Pilar; President Roxas in Capiz; coastal waters of Gigantes Islands, Carles in Iloilo; coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; and Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur 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