Weekend/Special Farm Weather Outlook

Today until Monday (27 – 30 January), Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming frequent rains over Bicol region, Eastern visayas, Caraga, and Davao region. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated passing light rains.

Issued at: 4PM, Friday, 27 January 2023
Valid until: 8AM, Monday, 30 January 2023

Forecast Area Temperature Relative Humidity Leaf Wetness (HRS)
Lowland Upland
Luzon 17 – 32 13 – 27 50 – 100% 0 – 6 hours
Visayas 23 – 32 20 – 30 60 – 100% 4 – 8 hours
Mindanao 23 – 32 18 – 30 70 - 100% 4 – 8 hours

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

Farm Advisory

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

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, 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. 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: NRE / JOT / ARL VERIFIED BY: JAM