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Farmers should make plans to irrigate their crops keeping in view the changing weather, according to the Met Office. "Adopt better practices for weed management of cotton crop as it is in critical weed period. Plant protection measures for worm may be initiated. Accordingly farmers are advised to take adoptive measures, especially use of PB ropes in consultancy with plant protection department," it said, adding that cotton picking may be made after 10am to avoid dew impact.

Daytime temperature is likely to remain below normal whereas nighttime may be slightly above normal in the most of the agricultural plains of the country during the decade. "Generally, normal wind pattern may prevail in most of the agricultural plains of the country," it said.

Weather in Punjab is likely to remain mainly hot and humid weather is expected. However, rain-wind-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions during the current decade.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, mainly hot and humid weather is expected. However, rain-wind-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Kohat and Mardan divisions during the current decade.

Sindh may receive rains-wind-thunderstorm in the most of the province. Weather in Baluchistan is expected to remain mainly hot and humid. Gilgit-Baltistan is likely to witness rain-wind-thunderstorm. Rain and wind-thunderstorm is expected to occur in Kashmir until Sep 30, the Met said.

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