Weekend/Special Farm Weather Outlook

Today (June 21), the southwest monsoon will bring mostly cloudy skies with scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms over Quezon province, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao. The rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, mostly occurring in the afternoon or evening.
From tomorrow until Sunday (June 22-23), as the southwest monsoon gradually weakens, cloudy skies with scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms are expected over MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced over the rest of the archipelago.

On Monday (June 24), MIMAROPA, Western Visayas and the provinces of Cavite and Batangas will be partly cloudy to cloudy with chances of isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to the weak southwest monsoon. On the other hand, easterlies will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Bicol Region while partly cloudy to cloudy skies apart from localized rainshowers or thunderstorms are expected over the rest of the country.
Issued at: 4:00 PM, Friday, 21 June 2024
Valid until: 8:00 AM, Monday, 24 June 2024

Forecast Area Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness (HRS)
Lowland Upland
LUZON 23 - 38 14 - 34 45 - 98% 0 – 6 hours
VISAYAS 25 - 34 24 - 32 60 - 98% 2 - 6 hours
MINDANAO 23 – 34 21 - 31 55 - 98% 2 - 6 hours

Soil Moisture Condition
Wet

Batac, Vigan, Laoag, Bacnotan, Baguio, Aurora, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Bulacan, Quezon City, Laguna, Ambulong, Tanay, Alabat, Tayabas, Catbalogan, Borongan, Marawi, Tagum

Moist

Batanes, Benguet, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Cavite, Pasay, Infanta, Mulanay, Camarines Norte, Romblon, Masbate, Capiz, Leyte, Dipolog, Bukidnon

Dry

rest of the country

Farm Advisory

EL NIÑO ADVISORY NO. 12 (FINAL)/ LA NIÑA WATCH
https://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/climate/el-nino-la-nina/monitoring
Mulching must be done to prevent the rapid loss of soil moisture and to maintain the good growing condition of crops. Prepare for wetter conditions. Enhance drainage to prevent waterlogging and monitor for pest and disease outbreaks. Use resistant crop varieties and consider staggered planting to avoid peak wet periods. Increased humidity or drought can influence pest and disease prevalence. Conduct of regular monitoring of farm fields and timely interventions are crucial.

AREAS AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER SYSTEMS
SOUTHWEST MONSOON, EASTERLIES, THUNDERSTORMS AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS

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.

HEAT INDEX MONITORING AND FORECASTING (OBSERVED AND 2-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
https://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/climate/climate-heat-index



Fishing Advisories
Red Tide Alert (Courtesy of BFAR, Shellfish Bulletin No. 11 Issued on 10 June 2024)

All types of shellfish and Acetes sp. or alamang gathered from coastal waters coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; and coastal waters of San Benito in Surigao del Norte are still not safe for human consumption and positive for red tide toxin. Fishermen are advised to avoid fishing, buying, selling, and eating any kind of shellfish and alamang in the said areas. 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. Source: https://www.bfar.da.gov.ph/shellfish-bulletin-no-02-2022/

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