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The Meteorological Department predicts that there will be thunderstorms in Karachi and other cities in Sindh from Thursday, September 23.

It warned that thunderstorms could cause damage to fragile structures.

However, changes in weather will also provide a respite from the hot and humid environment that has prevailed in Karachi for a week.

Karachi, Hyderabad, Milpurkas, Tal Park, Omar Kot, Sanhar, Tata, Badin, Dadu, Shahid Benazirabad, Sukkur, Lakana will be from Heavy rain and thunderstorms were encountered from Thursday, September 23 to Saturday, September 25, accompanied by isolated heavy rain. The meteorological department said in a statement.

“Monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in the country from 20th September Monday (evening/night) and likely to continue till 25th September (Saturday),” the statement said.

Met Department Director General (DG) Sardar Sarfaraz told SAMAA TV that Karachi is expected to receive moderate rain but eastern and north-eastern parts of the city could experience sudden spells of heavy downpour.

Between September 23 and 25, rain-wind-thunderstorms have also been predicted for Tank, Karak, Bannu, D.I. Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Bhakkar, Layyah, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Khanpur, Khanewal, Multan in south Punjab, and Kohlu, Loralai, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Quetta, Ziarat, Kalat in eastern Balochistan.

The Meteorological Department stated that central and northern Punjab, Kashmir, and the upper part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa may experience thunderstorms and rainfall from Monday, September 20 to Friday, September 24.

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