PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

 

LAND AREA

The town has a total land area of 4,292 hectares, representing 2% of the total land area of the province. Almost 70% of the whole area consists of rolling narrow plains and the remaining portion situated in the western part has a few elevated parts.

CLIMATOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Types of Seasons

The rainfall regime of Cabuyao is characterized by two pronounced seasons, the wet and the dry seasons. The wet season which is from June to November and the relatively dry season that lasts from December to May. The average annual rainfall is about 2,000mm. Of rain falling in an average year, there are about 150 days which are rainy days.

Temperature and Humidity

The seasonal variations of the temperature field is uneventful. The coldest months start from November up to January and the warmest month on record is the month of May. On the average, a 12 Celsius centigrade temperature difference exists between the warmest and the coldest months. The mean annual temperature is a warm 27.5 Celsius centigrade.

The annual relative humidity is 76%. The most humid months are June, July, August and September with the normal relative humidity registered at 84% while April and May are the driest at 70%.

NATURAL RESOURCE

The only major natural resources which can be found in Cabuyao is the Laguna de Bay. This is where 304 families depend for their livelihood which is mainly fishing. The other minor sources are the river sand and filling materials which are abundant in Barangay Bunlic and other coastal areas.

A very important resource is the growth of algae and other halophytic plants, which are sources of foods for fish is found in Barangay Baclaran.

SURFACE RELIEF


The town is a rolling narrow plain in nature, with the exception of the eastern portion which is a little bit elevated. It is characterized as gently sloping to moderately rolling, moderate to severe limitations for agricultural or urban uses as shown in the succeeding table.



SLOPE CLASSIFICATION

SLOPE LAND AREA (Has.) % TOTAL
LAND AREA
SLOPE GROUPING
INTERPRETATION
0.0 - 02.5%
2.6 - 05.0%
5.1 - 10.0%
2,257.5814
1,718.9800
818.0024
58%
10%
1%
level to nearly level
very gently sloping
gently sloping
Total = 4,291.5648

 

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